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The Blue & Gray Press | August 17, 2019

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LETTER: Stop Objectifying the Female Body

Dear Editor,

After reading Calvin Sherwood’s article “Warm Weather Brings Short Skirts and ‘Ogling’ Eyes” in The Bullet, I have to say that I was extremely shocked and a little disappointed that this article was printed.

First off, it’s completely normal and natural to wear less clothing when it gets warmer outside. Everyone does it, especially if they don’t want to suffer a heat stroke.

Secondly, it’s obvious and universally known that straight men will look at women and vice versa. And, since I am a woman, I can assure you that not once have a heard another woman say “Oh my God! That guy was just looking at me. What a pervert!” It’s more along the lines of “Hell yeah! I just got checked out!”

Believe me, we find it flattering. It’s nice to know when someone thinks you’re attractive.

Third, stop objectifying the female body. Our bodies do not consist of “delicious pieces.” And last of all, every man out there should take offense to this article.

We all know that you are not “weak creatures” that cannot control yourselves, because you can control yourself, you just don’t want to.  So, the next time you want to talk about women try talking to them. Or just use common sense. We know most guys are smarter than they look.

Courtney Turner is a


  1. Anonymous

    Dearest Courtney,

    Why should men take offense? I, as a male, do not take any offense. Please tell me what I am doing wrong.

    I believe this phrase to be sexist: “We know most guys are smarter than they look.”

    Your grammar and sentence structure is quite atrocious.

    The use of objectifying the female body in this SATIRE is to bring attention and joke about these situations. Do not assume that all men do this behind your back. Many of them will say it to your face or in earshot. We call them bros.

    You say that you like compliments, and you make valid some points that Calvin writes about. Women do wear less clothing. Women do know they will be ogled at. Women do like knowing they’re being ogled at. If not, they shouldn’t try to dress like that, because if they are living in this world, they will be the recipient of this “Ogling Experience.”

    Is that smart enough for you? I’m going to now head out and ogle at some girls trying to run in this nice weather.

    We are Anonymous.
    We are Legion.
    Blah, blah, blah.
    You know the rest.

  2. Anonymous

    You start by commanding us to stop objectifying the female body but then you say you find it flattering. Which exactly is it? Do you like it or not?

    Maybe next time you want to talk about men, trying talking to one of them. We all know most women are smarter than they look.

  3. Anon. E. Mouse

    what are you even arguing?

    that when you let your boobs hang out of your clothes, you want dudes to stare at them, but when someone calls you out on it, you get butthurt and go on a “strength and independence of women” rant?

    you’re not so smart, doll. this makes no sense.