Lenticular clouds over Mount Fuji, Japan. These are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, usually perpendicular to the direction of the wind.
When a woman poses seductively, she is instantly considered a slut, an attention-seeker, or labelled with other degrading terms. All because she has confidence in her body, and of her sexual nature. (Perhaps this happens with men too, but I haven’t seen it.)
Let me get this straight. She has a right to be proud of her body, of her sensuality: qualities that every human has.
The problem, therefore, lies in the eyes of the viewer, who assume she deserves disrespect for her healthy exhibition, who assume her best quality is between her legs rather than between her ears.
Many viewers need to be reprogrammed. I can speak from experience because I am one of them. I’ve been programmed to think that sexy people are objects.
And I know how wrong that is.
Everyday I remind myself that every single human alive, whether they’re a model or cabbie, an actor or a janitor, a CEO or university student or child or retiree, or they’re homeless or ill or unemployed, every single person has dreams, intelligence, personality and a soul. To look at anyone and not remember this is to be part of the problem. To look at anyone without Knowing this is selling them so far short… and you sell yourself short too, for that matter.