Just my thoughts about some
of the the negative "Conspiracy Chicks" response... (I hope this isn't too harsh)
The complainers act as if Ashley and Asala were total victims and had no say in the way they were presented or the name of the show. I can't help but
wonder why they think these ladies were helpless and being "used" as eye candy for the masses... Could it be that that's how the complainers view
women? As props without opinions, to be thrust onto the screen?
Can you imagine if someone said about Johnny Anonymous, "His hair was combed so neatly and his outfit seemed to show off his bulging biceps... At one
point he smiled and had a sexy look in his eyes. Clearly his maleness was the point of the show... Must we use sex to sell ATS?"
Can you imagine that complaint?
No! Why? Is it because A&A ARE women and the complainers see them as objects, so assume that everyone else will
see them that way? Please tell me I'm wrong.
To those of you who are thinking that the simple act of women having their own show is somehow automatically tied to sex, check yourselves! Ask
yourself what your response would be if it had been two guys and the name of the show was "Conspiracy Dudes" and they were referred to as Skeptic,
the "Brain" and Springer, the "Braun". Would you be having a fit? No! Why? Is it because they're men? I'm serious. Check your motives here.
As a woman, I watched the video and not ONCE was I offended. Not even close! I thought it was GREAT. I don't care if someone calls me a girl, a lady,
a woman, a chick, a female, a hottie or a babe. I am all of the above and proud to be so.
What DOES offend me, however, are a bunch of men thinking that they have to 'come to the rescue' of two perfectly intelligent, capable and
independent women, who happen to be beautiful. What makes you think that these women need you to point out that they should be offended or that
there's something wrong with ATS's decision to "market" the fact that there are women here, too?
So, I'd like to remind the male complainers out there that women are NOT victims or helpless. We don't need you to tell us when or whether we
should feel used or victimized. YOU do not determine how we feel. Please remember that. A&A are gorgeous, adult, INTELLIGENT women and don't need to
be saved or protected by you.
Bottom line: Ashley and Asala don't NEED you to come to their defense. As a woman, I'm THRILLED that conspiracy chicks are being highlighted. I
think it's a wonderful idea. If you're offended by this video and the show, you need to think long and hard about why.
[edit on 4/19/2010 by Benevolent Heretic]