January 03, 2017

Can Millennials be saved from our over-sexualized pop culture?

Lauren SouthernArchive

Over-sexualized pop culture and its influence on Millennials is an issue that has faded out of the mainstream as people begin to paint it as a "stuffy old conservative" issue. 

I'm far from the pastor from "Footloose," but I can call b.s. when I see it.

Celebrities are on a binge of strip teases followed by feminist rants, and young people applaud them all the way, tricked into believing that female empowerment and Playboy bunny costumes can go hand in hand.

Sorry young ladies, they don't. You can't have your cake and eat it too.

I speak with author and patriot Brittany Pettibone about the over-sexualization of our culture and the lies sold to young women. I also have YouTuber Blaire White on to discuss the crumbling political discourse of millennials.

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commented 2017-01-07 21:29:05 -0500
Fine and dandy, but I have an issue with Brittany.

You see, I have followed her on Twitter and Gab. I have said hello to her, responded to things she has commented, and she has never responded. As in never. Not a hi, bye, f- you, drop dead, nothing. Not even a “I don’t want to talk to you.”

I would hate to think she is just being rude, but that is the impression I am getting. It’s as if she has gotten a little taste of fame with her book and Pizzagate and now this and she suddenly believes she is on a plateau that is above anyone else.
commented 2017-01-05 02:40:18 -0500
Jimmy Reece many of them do die from drugs and being too free with sex. It is hardly just rock stars.
commented 2017-01-04 13:34:56 -0500
Great show by Lauren as usual. I especially enjoyed Brittany. I’ve was unfamiliar with her before this, and I intend to get a copy of Hatred Day for my kindle.

Does anyone know if that Trump tattoo on Lauren’s arm is real. I love Trump but I really hope that’s a temporary tattoo. Lauren is so beautiful and tattoos look terrible on women.
commented 2017-01-04 13:25:49 -0500
Jimmy Reese
The Beatles also produced and sang a song about the FOOL ON THE HILL
commented 2017-01-04 12:06:11 -0500
Pop culture and media since the 70s has been hijacked by transnational corporate fascism and used to to both destabilize and demoralize western society – so seen nothing like the degrading monkey see-monkey do self depredation of our pop culture in places like China, Russia or the ME.

Like all generations there will be a portion of Millennials that waste their lives chasing the vaporous materialism and hedonism of pop culture and a portion who who mature and accept responsibility for cultural/social continuity – the only difference is there are far fewer each generation who mature and reject shallow peer group conformity for self actuated rational existence.
commented 2017-01-04 11:21:18 -0500
This sexualization is designed to appeal to the millennials, pure and simple, next step by the liberals is to let children vote, the liberals always target young, undeveloped, inexperienced minds, as they are easy targets for indoctrination.
commented 2017-01-04 10:46:14 -0500
Drew Wakariuk,

Sex, drugs and rock and roll – that’s nothing new. But even when it comes to the millions of regular people who use drugs – no one expects to die.
commented 2017-01-04 09:40:44 -0500
Sluts want our attention and our respect. Not possible.

Where a woman can get our attention by being respectable,the reverse is not true, she cannot garner the respect she wants while acting like a slut, but will certainly get our attention.
commented 2017-01-04 09:10:00 -0500
It was the same before the flood , as after the flood
It was the same in my day when I was younger
Sluts got our attention, but not our respect
commented 2017-01-04 03:01:44 -0500
Over sexualizing sounds like a rant by an older leftist.
commented 2017-01-04 01:56:09 -0500
Just remember that everything has consequences, the most dangerous part of this is that many people think that you can act irresponsible without there being consequences, how many rock stars have found that out the hard way? Not talking just about sexualizing things so much , but rather the gluttony of all things these days. No matter how famous and rich you are , drugs can kill you .
commented 2017-01-04 01:51:35 -0500
Jimmy Reece that is true , but they actually wrote about other things as well, many things become unsatisfying when they are on demand without limit.
commented 2017-01-04 01:41:59 -0500
Tony Benjamin,

Musicians have been writing about fucking as opposed to finding love or a soulmate since the invention of lyrics put to music. It’s not some new thing that have come along in the last few years.

I suspect you probably didn’t understand that certain lyrics were actually sexual and had nothing to do with love – like some songs by The Beatles for example.
commented 2017-01-04 00:49:52 -0500
When I was young a wise man told me “famous people are the same bunch of a**holes as the rest of us”, meaning nobody should be put on a pedestal in relation to yourself. They may have talent, or have a sexy curvature somewhere on their body, but that’s not to say you have a talent, or curvature, that is equal or greater to them. Idol worship is mostly the thing young people do to aspire to something as they awkwardly move through their young years when they have no formed opinions on things and sadly all they can do is parrot somebody who has only a slightly more cohesive argument, even if its wrong. I know this is an old gem, but its still a gem. “If you are not a liberal at 20, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative at 40 you have no brain.” I’m hoping this is a universal truth that simply occurs and that 40 year olds in 20 years are no longer screaming at the top of their lungs in the defense of Ariana Grande who I’m not hopeful, will be a conservative. (I think her brand wouldn’t survive that though). I hope Ariana can progress as a musician and drop the bunny ears and bum veils, but I’m not optimistic in light of Madonna’s bad example of milking a brand so far to death she will be trying to be sexy at 75. break to Breaking Bad scene where Skylar shows Walt the pile of money in the storage locker. Google it.
commented 2017-01-03 23:02:36 -0500
Tony Benjamin: I trust you are telling your daughters what real love is so they don’t waste half their lives looking for the kind of love kids think it is today. It is up to men to make sure they let their daughters know what men are like, what kind of men to consider as husbands, and that it is ok to be natural and normal and not try to live up to these artificial standards
Take for example, Mariah Carrey. On her NY Eve show, she may as well have worn nothing, because she was exploding from the second skin she was wearing.
Women in the news field are wearing summer dresses in the winter. Why? Because they are sexually more appealing than wearing a suit, sweater or a seasonally appropriate outfit. Or they’re wearing cocktail dresses to report the news or weather, while the men are wearing warm suits with full length sleeve shirts.
Thankfully, cleavage is now passé. I’ve heard it described as the female ‘butt crack’ (pardon me for being so crass).
Women are naïve and gullible to fall for this image, especially when two generations are still here to attest to the fact that women addressed these very issues 50 years ago. Obviously, no one remembers or learned.
commented 2017-01-03 22:23:16 -0500
Today, I was listening to a classic (song) “unchained melody” on the radio and it struck me how culture has shifted from finding love (your one true love) to build a life with (deeper connections) to just cold, lonely sex (and shallow, physical attraction/sexual attributes) in song lyrics. It’s sad how the culture has shifted from solid relationships, deeper connections and the promise of love to instant physical gratification and cynical, selfish behaviour that has no emotional connection . It’s empty, crude and just gross! These women in popular culture use their sexuality just to attract attention to themselves so they can scream “victim” when men view them as easy whores. This is the culture that my daughters are immersed in, not the promise of a meaningful loving relationship. How depressing!
commented 2017-01-03 22:10:23 -0500
- Just got the book in the mail today. The problem with millennials is that they’re among the first to be immersed in nanny state indoctrination. It’s the lets not keep score, everyone gets a trophy, you are whatever you identify yourself to be crap that makes them think they can do as they please without consequences. It’s been creeping into Western Civilization for decades, getting stronger & stronger over time.

- I joined Gab a while ago. Also joined Seen.Life as an alternative to Facebook & Vid.Me as an alternative to YouTube.

- Many millennials can’t argue at all. They’ve learned to plug into the hive mind & spew slogans & talking points. They’ve never been shown how to actually think (likely the same goes for most of their teachers.)
commented 2017-01-03 21:46:56 -0500
I really liked the choice of guests on this show – both were interesting and articulate (I especially like Blaire White.) The closing comments were right on as well.

Lauren touched on the issue of the effect of the (over?) sexualizing of society on people, and girls in particular, but didn’t really develop this: I hope that she might do this in a future show or video (or book!) I would be interested in hearing her perspective on the issue, on what is the practical (ethics and morals aside) impact of the seeming fixation of our society on sexuality and indeed, hedonistic pursuits in general.

(I wish I could have seen the reactions of people at the gym to the Trump tattoo – must have been a hoot!)