Some of the biggest lies our culture tells are about beauty and sex.
“This is beauty!” (scantily clad women at that link) And then we wonder why almost no woman believes she is beautiful, why body issues are rampant. Anorexia, bulimia, and injecting various chemicals and viruses in our faces. What the hell, ladies? They’re lying to you, it’s not real, and nothing you will do will make you look like a photoshopped version or a woman who already spends more time and energy on her looks than any normal woman can afford. It’s a lie. Stop believing it.
And gentlemen. Oh, boy, have you been fooled. Everyone– male and female– should watch this.
“Why do you hate sex, prude?” Porn is not sex. Porn is a lie, and a destructive lie at that. We keep talking about a war on boys, about the fact that boys suffer more from maladies like attention-deficit disorder. As the mother of boys, it seems like this is a really important battle in the war on boys–perhaps more so than any other.
And it’s not just men who believe this lie, more and more women are becoming addicted to internet porn. Women who will believe the lie that porn is “normal sex” just as they’ve bought the lie that the photoshopped magazine cover is “real beauty.”
We buy counterfeit beauty and counterfeit sex and we assume that it has no consequences? When we believe lies about who we are and how we engage with one another, it’s going to effect who we are and how we engage with one another. It’s not harmless, it’s insidious. Lies have consequences, always. What are the consequence in your life?