" Hey hottie, I want to tap that." It's a problem that just hasn't gone away and it's because of the objectification of women and its continuation through the media. Women more so than men are treated as objects, easy sex toys on television and because many women actresses sell themselves in that way on their shows young men are taking this to mean that women are easy. When a young man believes this and continues to believe it because of the media what happens when he becomes grown? He doesn't respect women and why should he? All his life he's seen them as slutty whores selling themselves short. Decades of womens' rights are going down the drain because of bands like Girlicious which just by its name claims to represent women. The band was formed on a tv show that eliminated members for ridiculous reasons. One girl was eliminated because she told the audience that she wanted a higher education, the judges decided this meant she wouldn't be a good band member. The band's songs such as Stupid Shit and Like Me all show the women in little to no clothing, they sing vulgar lyrics and once again support the idea that women are easy. In "Stupid Shit" the women wear what could be seen as a pathetic excuse for a school uniform ( a micro mini skirt that is purposely flapped up. and a boob hugging, mid driff showing blouse), if they're wearing school uniforms it sure doesn't look like they're going to school... In addition, they later take off these clothes in the middle of an ally with about 100 other women. Other countries already have an idea of what western women are like, and it seems that we keep proving them right. Why don't we prove them wrong? Why don't we allow women to be respected, allow men to be respectable and allow both to stop the degredation of an entire gender. Yes I am aware that there are so many other ways that genders are being degredated but this is the first step. There's always a way to get your foot in the door and this is our way to get there.