I truly worry about the young women of the new generation. The little ones that I teach now who would grow up listening to their normally left-leaning parents and the left-controlled media when it comes to female role models.
This really came to me when I saw a post on Tumblr (I know, I know) about the best female role models currently and guess who I saw? Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Solange, Lady Gaga and Madonna. It had millions of reblogs/likes.
If you’re wanting to be in the fashion or music industry, I guess it can work? However when it comes to the fact that these are the only women in that post, all roughly the same type of woman, is worrying. Women with no modesty, sings about sl*ts and h*ing, waving their butts around on big screens while they have young children. Seriously? What’s new?
If there were one or two of them in the post and other types of women were added to the post, I wouldn’t mind, they’re showing a variety of women from many walks of life. Just to know that this is in general what the new generation thinks are great role models should be troubling parents. I know some of these women have done great things such as help charities and humanitarian causes, however that is not really highlighted at all in the post. It shows them in their skimpy costumes for concerts (which are fine for concerts but as for role model pictures for young girls? No) with basically nothing much left to cover with cloth.
Then you go on to their personal lives, which have become quite publicised. While the versions are always twisted for entertainment value, some of the scandals these women have been engaging in show an obvious lack in morals and do not teach anything good lessons to girls about not just family and love, but in general. They may have some good values in other areas, but nobody spends time shedding light on these, which is a shame.
It seems to be getting even more difficult finding good role models with sound values in today’s society. Media prioritises the liberal view of life, preferring to endorse women who are all about being ‘independent’ by being materialistic, being immodest in the general public and having no respect for their relationships. Then there’s stuff like crimes and drugs. If someone asked me if I idolised anybody in the showbiz world, I would honestly struggle to recall anyone. Maybe the Duchess of Cambridge? She isn’t really showbiz either, but she is a true lady who is always in the public eye.
There isn’t much of a point in asking for a good role model in the media, I realise it’s sort of pointless. These people don’t change and listen, they’re hungry for fame and money, the spotlight. The best thing anyone like me can do is endorse the more graceful, kind-hearted famous women out there myself, in my own little ways.
Maybe the more similar women do the same, we might be able to change the direction of the spotlight one day. Maybe.