That's right my son.
For those of you who didn't watch the group date was a photo shoot for a dog charity. Two girls were asked to pose nude for the shoot. The teacher was smart and traded "costumes" with the free spirit who prances around naked all the time. The problem was solved for her. But for Andi the lawyer, she still had to decide if she was going to pose nude.
Now please know that I'm not judging Andi for going through with the shoot. I can understand the pressure she felt to pose and perhaps in the end she decided that she wanted to pose. Only she knows and that isn't my point anyway.
When Andi told Juan Pablo that posing nude made her feel uncomfortable, it all went wrong for me. Instead of saying "I understand" or "that's fine we'll find a costume for you to wear" he pressured her into posing nude. I was so disappointed by his reaction. I wasn't surprised but it still ticked me off. A woman tells you that she feels uncomfortable and you pressure her to do it anyway? Wrong!
I don't want my son to grow up to be the guy that talks a girl into taking her clothes off for a photo shoot. I want him to recognize that there are boundaries and it's OK to say no. I want my son to support that woman and stand up for her. Simply put I want my son to grow up and be a man.
I'm so tired of the double standard we have in society. We've all heard the expression boys will be boys.
Only if you let them!!!
I'm sick and tired of all the pressure being put on girls to act a certain way and be "good" while society gives boys a slide. Don't believe me? Look at the sexting scandal at schools. Who is the blame is placed on, the girl or the boy? Who gets bullied? That's right the girl! What about the boy who asked for the sext? Usually nothing happens to him.
I can't change society, but I can try my hardest to raise my son to respect women and him too much to ever pressure a woman into posing nude.