It is interesting for me to note the formation and progression of the Time’s up movement. It is about time that women were respected for being the creative and intelligent forces they are. However, the way actresses and singers portray themselves in the media is quite schizophrenic and very confusing.
I have been the recipient of sexual harassment in the past. There were times that I was propositioned by a boss. Yet I never allowed myself to be in a situation with them where they could satisfy their lust using my body for their pleasure.
As I have matured into menopause I still have some who remark on the beauty God created when he formed me. The delight in that is that most who remark on my looks are my dear sisters at Vibrant Church.
Men do not treat me in the same fashion as they used to. I have been so fortunate to have many men in my life whom I consider dear friends. The line into romance is never crossed. If they are married and they in any way disrespect their wife in a conversation with me, I set them straight without hesitation.
As my relationship with Christ has matured I have become more aware that my body is a holy temple where the Spirit of God seeks to reside.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
(19)Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20) you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.(NIV)
To allow my body to become an object of lust or sexual desire outside of marriage would clutter the holy temple with filth. It also rips the breastplate of righteousness from my chest which protects my heart from heartbreak.
In another verse the Word of God states, “Do not give what is holy to the dogs.”
So I understand the desire for sexual purity from a Godly point of view. Yet Hollywood women appear to be doing it from a source of arrogance.
One minute they are shouting out about not wanting to be touched. The next moment they are wearing sheer gowns on the red carpet.
I was horrified when I recently read the headline. “Ashanti proved that nipples make the best accessory on the red carpet.”
I could literally hear the dogs panting with lust.
I continue to find Hollywood and the narcissists who are contained, the most vile creatures on earth. I would suggest to those in the entertainment industry if you do not want to be the object of lust then you may want to dress in a more respectable fashion.