Assed Out

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Thought For The Day:

“Girls want attention.  Women want respect.”

Question For The Day:

Do you respect yourself?

untitledLadies, are you tired of all those uncomfortable neck strains and off-centered rear end portraits taken in the bathroom mirror?  Are you fed up with the perfect butt shot being ruined by the toilet in the background or your kids bath toys cluttering up your set?  Now, getting the perfect angle of your plump posterior is easier than ever with the rearview selfie’s new best friend, the Belfie Stick!  Imagine having no limits to the amount of ass shots you can post on Instagram.  People will be amazed at just how up close and personal they can get with your assets.  All your friends will be jealous of just how many unsolicited friend requests and “pokes” you get from pervy strangers because your high quality booty pics will be as close to the real thing as one can get!  LOL!  This would be even funnier if it wasn’t actually a real product.

Despite the images on the box, I have a feeling the Belfie Stick creators aren’t trying to market to Greg and Marsha Brady as the package suggests.  No ma’am, such an item could only be for the true butt selfie connoisseur, the Kim Kardashians and Nick Minajs of the world.  The person the Belfie speaks to, lives for friend requests, and is thirsty for the kind of immediate attention that only a cold-blooded butt shot can achieve.  Now, if you are one of the women who is excited by this product and might pre-order your Belfie Stick while supplies last, then this post is for you.

I’ve previously written about the dangerous effects that an obsessive quest for the perfect donkey booty can have on a woman’s health.  It’s even potentially deadly for those willing to inject toxins into their body to achieve ultimate bootiliciousness. (See: “No Butts About It”)  https://getliftedgirl.org/2015/03/26/no-butts-about-it/

As I consider the apparent demand for the Belfie Stick, I have to wonder just how far down the rabbit hole female self-respect will go.  Personally, if someone is googling me or even searching for me on Facebook, what do I expect them to make of me if the first introduction I offer is a perfectly photographed ass?  It’s quite sad to think that despite all the uniquely beautiful qualities of  womanhood like quiet strength, love, nurturance, and intelligence, it is reasonable for some to push those characteristics aside and let a butt represent them instead.  Our society has become so overly-sexualized that many women no longer see the value in using the mind to achieve the good life.  We’re constantly reminded that “sex sells” and it would seem that if women want the world’s acknowledgement, they’d better back that thang up and show everyone what they’re working with because a woman with modesty is wasting everyone’s time.

Using your body or images of your body is an easy way to get attention but will never work for getting the respect I believe all women secretly desire, and frankly, deserve.  In fact, I’m not convinced that today’s female generation even knows how to recognize true respect.  They have learned by watching women get rich and famous for nothing more than getting naked on the internet or working the pole that a “good life” is possible for those who tailor their values around making sure men find them f…. “dateable.”  These women know nothing about being asked for their intellectual opinion, being wined and dined, or having a man work an honest living to ensure their needs are met, all signs of respectful appreciation.  Unfortunately, the only sort of respect many of today’s young women understand are likes on Facebook, offers to “smash” or possibly the promise of a date night if you’re willing to put truffle butter on your… you know the rest.  Just in case you are confused, here’s how to tell the difference between a thirst for attention and self-respect.

Team Thirsty

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  1. You have more than 1,000 selfies on social media and half of them are butt shots.
  2. When someone asks you to describe yourself, you start with your measurements.
  3. You spend more time updating your social media profiles than you do working or going to school.
  4. You wish you had been born into the Kardashian family.
  5. You wait for others to buy things for you rather than planning to get them on your own.
  6. You have no goals and are not actively working on developing any.
  7. You are on every possible social media site and you are NEVER logged off.
  8. You don’t read anything other than magazines or websites focusing on hair, make-up, or fashion.
  9. You’re looking for a man to save you and your kids.
  10. You feel too cute to work or go to school.
  11. You think someone telling you they want to “hit it” is a compliment.
  12. You are willing to have sex on a first date AND might post about it on Instagram.
  13. You have been known to brag about your skills in the bedroom even to your 2,000 plus Facebook friends that you don’t personally know.
  14. You think women who work or who suggest you tone it down are “haters.”
  15. You are miserable when your online posts don’t get an acceptable amount of “likes.”  Truth be told, you are miserable most of the time.

Team Self Respect

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  1. You use social media to keep in touch with family and friends and are conscious about how your posts reflect on you.
  2. You would never buy the Belfie Stick.
  3. You are too busy working, going to school, or taking care of your children to spend significant time on social media sites.
  4. You block people who send you inappropriate messages or make crude comments about your physique online.  You don’t return phone calls or offer second dates to people who do it in real life.
  5. You don’t believe in sleeping with people you don’t know well.
  6. You read actual books.
  7. You don’t accept unsolicited friend requests on Facebook and try to limit friends to people you actually know.
  8. You post pictures that reflect various aspects of your life other than your appearance.
  9. You are not threatened by other women’s beauty or success.  In fact, you have a “no hate” philosophy and believe in celebrating other women.
  10. You have goals, dreams, and aspirations that you are actively working towards.
  11. You anticipate owning a home, car, and other nice things whether you have a man or not.
  12. You are trusting God to send the right man your way.
  13. You have more to talk about than your looks.
  14. You believe in leaving something to the imagination.
  15. You like who you are and how you look, even if others don’t.

I’m sure that with this post, I run the risk of being called a “hater.”  After all, I don’t have the kind of butt that one would willingly capture with a Belfie Stick and post online.  But even if I did, I wouldn’t want people to appreciate my backside more than they appreciated my mind or my spirit. I don’t believe any female should be reduced down to a body part when we are incomprehensibly so much more.  If you are a woman who craves attention to the point of sacrificing your self-respect then let me remind you of something.  You are a child of the Most High God!  Until you can learn to appreciate the value in that, you’ll always be assed out.

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