Alright so I had to go to the mall today. No big deal, right? Wrong. To get to the store I had to get to, I had to cut through the store Abercrombie and Fitch. They don’t make half bad clothes, but that’s not the problem. The problem is that there are things in there that are just terrible. For example, there was a cologne box, and on the box there was the picture of a girl cupping her breasts (covering them up). But she was (implied) naked. The picture didn’t even show her face. And then there was another poster on the wall of a guy and girl kissing. Not making out, but kissing. Not bad, except the mans forearm was covering the woman’s naked breast (again covered). But still.
I’m not done. I continued walking out of A&F and past Victoria’s Secret. I didn’t have to go in, but just the outside of it is bad enough. Every advertisment on the outside had a picture of a woman in a bra or panites or both! Obviously that’s attractive to men (like me) but it makes it impossible not to lust, especially when you’re making a conscious effort to avoid sexually charged material like that. I am anyway. I’m trying to avoid it for my sake and my girlfriend’s. She deserves respect and places like A&F and VS objectify women (and men. A&F does).
It brings me down to the dumps because I try not even to look at fully clothed women with lust or anything. Imagine how hard it is to look at half naked women with no lust. And these things are very hard to avoid in our culture. It saddens and sickens me. I’ve had just about enough. :mad: