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Published: Tuesday, July 9 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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From Ted's Head
Orem, UT

Oooh, I feel all warm and fuzzy about the idea that enough people will change cultural values via their pocketbooks! Fat chance. It's a good idea for someone who is seeking a higher personal road in life, but society is not going to change easily at the fundamental level because "sex does sell." The naked human body has been eroticized to the point that modesty is almost fully connected with how much skin is being shown. Even LDS garment tops for women are designed with a low neckline. How scandalous! It used to ankles or knees that could excite a male when viewing what wasn't being covered by a woman's clothing. Head to the pool or the beach if you want to see a lot of skin and then realize that it's attitude that defines modesty more than just the amount of skin that is shown. In the competitive world that embraces personal adornment and physical enhancement, where better looking women get better offers of jobs, husbands, etc., there are few who have the confidence not to play the game to one degree or another. As long as men desire women this will be an issue.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

The exploitation of women as sex objects and the unhealthy body images society wants to project on them is coming from our inability to have adult conversations about sex, and womens' role in it. Empowering women, including giving them ownership of their sexuality in our society, would take away the incentive and capability of those who seek to control them and those who seek to objectify them.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

EVERYTHING is sexualized from the TV we watch to the movies we see to the music we listen to to the clothes we buy to the sporting events we watch.... Everything is soaked in sexuality - very heavy sexuality. The only way to fight this is to just stop partaking. This might mean you cut your TV time by 80% or you limit the channels you get or both. You have to just stop partaking and be committed to avoiding even the temptation.

BrightM
Roseville, CA

It seems that it's getting more and more pervasive. PayPal used to refuse to do payments for pornography websites out of fear of family's and the investors outrage, but now they are back in the pornography business and where is the outrage?
http://goo.gl/maaPq

Neanderthal
Pheonix, AZ

"...But the problem isn't just pornography — it's an entire culture that sells everything from cleaning supplies to hair products using women's bodies and sexist messages."

The wrong 'thing' is being targeted for blame. 'Culture' is not the problem. The problem is not businesses who want to sell cars, cleaning supplies, and hair products. It's the female. She's the basis of real problem. If she would refuse to be used and exploited to sell stuff the problem of porn etc., would mostly go away.

But no... females have a god-given right and responsibility to be attractive and attract. That right cannot be diminished and taken away. So, who ends up getting the blame? Us Neanderthals.

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