It’s no mystery to my family and close friends that one of my favorite movies of all time is “Easy A”. In this movie Olive (played by Emma Stone, who is also one of my favorite actresses) is a clean-cut high school student, she isn’t a nerd by she isn’t popular either. her best friend invites her to go camping with her weird hippie family, so to get out of it she says she has a date. When the weekend is over and her fiend comes after her for lying she tells her that she had sex with the boy she went out with. This rumor spreads around the school and soon everyone knows and either likes her or hates her. One day she calls another girl in her class a t***
Which leads me to one of my favorite scenes in the movie
not that, that really had anything to do with what I’m actually saying it’s just funny. For those of you who haven’t seen it you definitely should. I am constantly fascinated by the way our society functions. When a man has sex with hundreds of women, he becomes a “Playa” which is a good thing and his societal status doesn’t change much. One the other hand if a woman has sex with even five or six different men she is instantly a slut and is looked down upon untill her geographical location changes and erases her past.
I was talking about this with a friend of mine who said that it was unfair that we thought of women this way (although she admitted to thinking this way herself). But I have a different opinion. First of all I think there always has to be a double standard with males and females, because, well, we’re different (Before all of my feminist readers burn me at the stake listen to the rest of my argument). Second, I find it flattering that women are held to a higher standard than men.
People assume that women should act more lady like and they are more respected when they do so. Most people would say “Why should we have to work harder than men do, to gain respect” I believe that women are seen as a higher power in this world so when they make mistakes it is more obvious and so people jump on that more, where as we simply expect bad results from men.
So for my closing argument I think it is a good thing that we, as women need to work harder to gain and keep respect because then we will deserve all that we do get.
And for a little bit of closing funny, I recently discovered nicepeter on youtube and thought I would share….. cause it’s funny.