Question #92: What do you think?

September 13, 2012

I saw the following segment when I was flicking channels. The sports part of the news came on and…well, you understand. Ellen was on and I saw Reece Witherspoon was coming up…and I like her and so I thought I’d stick around.

But it wasn’t an interview with Ellen, she was having ‘Tea with Sophia Grace and Rosie’.

I thought, on one level, it’s ‘cutish’ BUT for the most part I thought – This is sort of imagery and behaviour that is making our problem worse.

It’s cute, but ALL the compliments, from both the girls and (mainly) Reece, are about what they’re wearing and their attractiveness.

There is a moment where one of the girls breaks into singing a few lines of Adele’s song (Rolling in the Deep, I think it was)…and it’s wonderful. She’s amazing, actually.

So why the circus show?

Question #93: Why can’t we showcase every girl’s wonderfulness, without those narrow, fickle images where girls can only talk about how pretty they are?

I’d love you to watch it and tell me what you think…

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5 Responses to “Question #92: What do you think?”

  1. Leone said

    This YouTube Channel might make you feel a bit better. It’s called Smart Girls at the Party and stars Amy Poehler (parks & rec tv show) and lots of young girls being smart!!

    • questionsforwomen said

      Hey Leonie!
      I just clicked on the link and it didn’t work. Poo. I’m going to go on YouTube and check it out!
      Paula x

    • questionsforwomen said

      For some reason, this Comments Page converts the link into the YouTube ‘viewing box’ and it doesn’t work when you click on it because it’s not an actual video – it’s the playlist.
      I checked it out and it’s AWESOME!
      What a shame that it looks more ‘underground’ than mainstream. You’ll never hear about these wonderful girls, because they’re not ‘bankable’.
      That’s what bothers me about the girls on ‘Ellen’.
      Thanks Leonie!
      🙂 x

  2. Jacquie said

    Yes I agree that it was “cute” and when Sophia Grace burst into song was a stunning moment. However the over-the-top acting (albeit normal) from this wee lass was shocking to me. She seemed so theatrical in her manner, and some would say a natural actress. But has she been conditioned to be this way?

    • questionsforwomen said

      They seem to have become a ‘product’ now and it’s like the message to other little girls is you have to be over-the-top and “Super-Uber-Girly” to be noticed, regardless of your abilities or gifts. Her voice is wonderful.
      Yes – they’ve been conditioned now, I think.
      Thanks Jac. x

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