Super Bowl Halftime Show Thoughts w/ Steph Gaudreau
It seems that all anyone can talk about since last week’s Super Bowl is the halftime show performed by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. Everything from slut-shaming to diet culture has been brought up in conversation surrounding the event, and I am here today to lay down my two cents.
Accepting People As Multidimensional Beings
At the end of the day, there will be criticism no matter what. What truly matters is your ability to believe in yourself, think critically, and act in a way that empowers you. Instead of feeling shame surrounding what you do or do not do with your body, I want you to feel the confidence to create a space that feels right for you.
Before you place judgment on J.Lo and Shakira’s halftime show, I encourage you to get thinking and consider different angles other than your own before imposing your viewpoint on those who may be easily impressed. It is up to us to promote a culture of body acceptance without body discrimination, and that can only happen by accepting people as multidimensional beings.
Today I ask the questions necessary to help you navigate the space of having conversations with young women that empowers sexuality in a way that promotes respect from everyone, including yourself.
Are you ready to join in on the discussion? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section on the episode page.
In This Episode
- How to acknowledge that you are more than just a body as a woman (10:50 )
- Addressing the either-or paradigm of modesty to sluttiness in society (11:32 )
- Why you can be an autonomous woman while still being a sexualized being (17:05 )
- Comparing white male performance standards to that of this Superbowl (20:43 )
- Tips for sitting with the things that make you uncomfortable before judging (27:14 )
“There are all sorts of things about women and how they show up in the world and how we value women and their bodies, and the double standards that exist between different types of women and their bodies, between men and women in their bodies.” (5:55 )
“If they were completely covered in what is considered modest clothing, there would still be a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot of commentary about their bodies, how they showed up.” (9:29 )
“You can explore and express yourself through your clothes, how you actually show up in the world. But that is not the only thing that matters about you.” (15:53 )
“We want to teach them to have self-respect, but we also, I get the sense most people want to let their kids be who they are.” (23:27 )
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