Freedom: Jessica K Photography x Moofy
A topic in the media this week that really has me a bit wound-up, is the un-educated opinions of Australia Zoo's little girl, Bindi Irwin.
*Please note, I am not blaming Bindi herself, I am blaming her upbringing and agency's expectations and influences.
Quote: "“I mean, for me, I look around at a lot of young girls that are my age and they’re always trying to dress older. Whether it’s wearing revealing clothes or hardly wearing any clothes at all, I feel really bad for them."
It is absolutely fine to have your own opinions, but in Bindi's case, her opinion is actually harmful to the mindset's of her target audience, young girls. It goes for both genders, if we grow up thinking that a woman is less of a person for wearing less clothing, it is only going to result in sexual harassment and violence, as we have seen... The sad truth is that most people have been brought up with these pre-conceived ideas and that is why the world is having so many occurrences of these crimes.
We need to be teaching and preaching to our future generation, that the respect of women doesn't come down to their clothing, their make-up or their physical features. Having this mindset will result in a more equal society, and that's what we all right? Equality.
Feminism- Less about thinking women are better than men, more about challenging the perceptions of woman being less than men and therefore pursuing equality for a better world to live in.