Originally Posted by SIG
When Randy Orton is crawling across the ring-side area in his speedo-like attire, and every female in the arena starts screaming and whistling at him, is that demeaning? When John Cena rips off his shirt in the ring and every female in the arena starts screaming and going crazy, is that demeaning?
Of course not. Randy chose to go out there in his underwear in front of all of those women, and John chose to go out there and rip off his shirt in front of them. So how is it demeaning when a woman chooses the career path that ultimately puts her in front of thousands of attendees and millions of viewers in a skimpy outfit? Women aren't forced into that line of work, it's chosen, worked for, and fought for.
Now, say a woman is walking down the street and bends over to pick something up and a construction crew starts whistling and yelling obsene sexual things at her.......THAT is demeaning. There's a big difference.
Yup, that's why I used " " to put demeaning around, because the argument against it is that it has nothing to do with wrestling and is unfair on the women involved, yet they know what they are getting in for and do it, and when you watch the shows, they actually look like they enjoy themselves quite a lot, which adds to audience enjoyment and all.
As you mentioned, its all about ENTERTAINMENT, and therefore you can not just expect two straight hours of pure wrestling, as this would bore most fans, there needs to be a mix, and bikini stuff sells.
So just to clarify, cause I don't know if its a British thing, but the quotation marks were to show ridicule to the context of that term, and as the rest of my post shows, I think there is no problem with the WWE's use of its divas.