Sunday, January 4, 2009

According to nip /tuck, all I want is to be cut up...

I caught the new promo for season 6 of nip/tuck. I never watched the show because frankly, it's too painful to watch. Women prostrating themselves to men with scalpels who are revered as Gods. And the trailers were always disturbingly/horribly violent.

Well the season 6 promo doesn't dissapoint. Complete with maimed, corpse like dancers who are alluringly sexy and dancing with bloody scalpels, eager to be put on the block. Some disembodied body part art that mimicks ManRay and the Black Dahlia murder completes the lovely display, all to the tune of "flashing Lights" by KanYe West. My favorite part is at the very end, where the beautiful blonde's face changes into what I assume it was before surgery, and her stitched up eye reacts in terror.




At the Beverly Center, they had the corpse dancers in little boxes. You could chat with them online and then watch them do a sexy dance. I love sexy dance, but what bothered me was the little dresses that are hospital gowns with parts cut out and lined with red. This gives the impression that they are slabs of meat on an operating table. And that they are in little glass boxes like toys or something.



I have a problem with mainstream media promoting violence or domination on women as sexy or sensual. I have a problem with violence being equated with sex period. And we wonder why sex assault is so prevalent in our society. Because we encourage it. Now the usual spiel I get back on this sentiment is that I shouldn't have the audacity to censor what a man can get off on. Well, we don't let men get off on child-porn, they go to jail for that. But women are so devalued that we can be depicted as getting off on getting cut up. How nice for us.

2 comments:

LadySilverOak said...

"Well, we don't let men get off on child-porn, they go to jail for that. But women are so devalued that we can be depicted as getting off on getting cut up. How nice for us."

This comment struck at my heart strings. This is so well put. I am a new reader to your blog and so very glad I found it!

Much love to you!

Sloth Womyn said...

thank you so much, LadySilverOak, I really appreciate you reading and commenting. Took a look at yours, we read a lot of the same blogs! Can't wait until you're off hiatus so that I can read your particular point of view.