Courtney Stodden: Why We Should Care/ Teenage Girls, Too Sexy Too Soon

23 Apr

The story of Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison’s marriage might be old news for some of you, but I just came across it today and must agree that it was disturbing, to say the least. After watching their Good Morning America interview, I decided that I needed to write a post about it. I read most of the comments on the interview and it seems to me that everyone was outraged because a 16 year old girl married a 51 year old man. To me, that part of the story is not as important as Courtney Stodden being half naked in all of the videos of her on the internet, and moaning while touching herself during all of her songs.

I had trouble watching the interview but not as much trouble as I had watching her music videos. Many people were comparing her to Rebecca Black. “Just another teenage girl that wants to be a start putting out a silly video”, some said. I don’t see the comparison.

At least Rebecca Black did a song that was appropriate for her age…Courtney Stodden is a wanna-be Ke$ha, minus all of the great things about Ke$ha. Watch for yourself.

Now, I don’t really want to hate on Courtney. She’s sixteen, and probably doesn’t know any better. In fact, I’m sure a lot of sixteen your old girls would find absolutely nothing wrong with this video. Which brings me to my point…Teenage girls are starting to express their desire to be sexy at younger and younger ages- and it’s becoming so normal that no one sees anything wrong with it. Between the ads on TV, porn everywhere, it’s almost like the media is leaving these young teens with no choice but to think they HAVE to be sexy.

But there is a huge difference between being sexy& taking control of your sexuality, and being told & responding to “let me see” or “give it to me” by guys. And unfortunately, I don’t think a lot of girls know the difference.

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3 Responses to “Courtney Stodden: Why We Should Care/ Teenage Girls, Too Sexy Too Soon”

  1. ashleykervabon92 April 25, 2012 at 5:47 PM #

    Reblogged this on Investigating Media 007 and commented:

    this is what I was talking about in class today haha

  2. kellyspivey April 28, 2012 at 10:40 AM #

    I agree with your thoughts on the what’s most disturbing about this story! I found her music video very odd. She covers up half way through with a nike windbreaker when her tone changes and she sadly says that “in another life we could have been friends”. I felt bad for her in a way. She’s chosen to present herself in a highly sexualized manner, one that affirms the stereotype of women valued as sexualized objects, and yet that look is what divides her from all the women out there who could never fit that mould, even if they tried. The “divide and conquer” narrative continues..

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