Friday, September 07, 2007

Girl Stupidity

In case you missed it yesterday, "High School Musical” star Vanessa Hudgens has a nude photo making it's way around the net. (the link is the story, not the photo, so don't bother) If you don't have a "tween" then you might not be familiar with the phenomenon that is "High School Musical." The musical really is good and it was nice to have something on TV that my 10 yr could watch. In the first one the two leading romantic characters don't even kiss.

The story is that Vanessa took these photos privately on her cell phone for her boyfriend, the actor that plays her boyfriend in the musical. She is 18. WHAT THE HECK IS SHE THINKING??? Is this generation so sexualized that they think that taking nude photos of themselves is just normal behavior?? And this isn't just a Hollywood thing. Sadly, this is common.

I saw the picture and it occurred to me that it is quite easy to see this kind of photo at the click of your mouse. So why all the buzz? Because I think people (uhh... men) want to see nude photos of young women that they aren't suppose to. In other words, those women who freely take off their clothes for the camera aren't nearly as tantalizing as the ones who don't.