Ah yes, it is that time of the year when statuses blow up with excitement for the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, when women strutting out wearing sexy lingerie decorated with elegant wings to showcase all that “Victoria” has to offer. Close-ups from the shoulders to the mid thigh help to show case what new styles Victoria Secret has to offer and more. All of these beautiful women own the catwalk with their coy smiles and confident esteem.
What people often fail to recognize is the impact these fashion shows have on society. Reaffirming the beauty ideal that people fight daily. Creating a standard women must live up to. It amazes me how easy it is for people to play into the agenda of this patriarchal society. How is it not obvious that women walking around in bras and underwear is objectifying and degrading? Sure these women do it with confidence, but the repercussion it has on other women goes unnoticed. Each year a standard is reaffirmed which many fight so hard to change.