Meet the award winning fashion designer who has a message your daughters need to hear

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Meet Norma Kamali, a New York based fashion designer responsible for some of the most innovative and iconic designs of the past few decades. She is perhaps known best for designing the swimsuit worn by Farrah Fawcett in a now famous photograph. (Don’t know it? Google it.) In addition to her creative work, Kamali is on a mission to end the objectification of women in society and find ways to inspire and empower young women.

She joined Glenn on tonight’s Glenn Beck Program to discuss how women can fight back against the objectification they face in society, including overcoming the belief that they can only find love by objectifying themselves.

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  • Draxx

    The problem with most people (female or male) is that we are not satisfied with who we are and try to become someone we’re not in order to feel like we fit in society wise… Or sometimes to even feel loved (whether it is real or not)!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for sharing Draxx. Being bi-curious is just who you are!

  • Laura Brandon Shaw

    I feel, as a 29-year-old woman myself, that the best way to end the objectification of women is for us as women to stop sexualizing ourselves by what we choose to wear. We blame men for objectifying and sexualizing women but the truth is we are also to blame. I don’t need to be “sexy” unless I’m about to have sex with my husband. lol Women of all ages confuse confidence and feeling “sexy” as one in the same. Confidence for me is feeling good enough about who am and what I am doing that I have no need to BE sexy to the general public.

  • Laura Brandon Shaw

    I feel, as a 29-year-old woman myself, that the best way to end the objectification of women is for us as women to stop sexualizing ourselves by what we choose to wear. We blame men for objectifying and sexualizing women but the truth is we are also to blame. I don’t need to be “sexy” unless I’m about to have sex with my husband. lol Women of all ages confuse confidence and feeling “sexy” as one in the same. Confidence for me is feeling good enough about who am and what I am doing that I have no need to BE sexy to the general public.

  • Anonymous

    OK, I’m about in half agreement with Glenn and Norma:

    1. I completely agree that promiscuity is becoming a substitute for charm, grace and natural feminine beauty. Those revolting images of Mily Cyrus are a perfect example of the kind of sleeze that has become acceptable. I also agree that the media pushes women to be so skinny that they don’t look like women at all, but 12 year old boys (because that’s what the Euro-fag pedophiles that run the business like to see). That is very unhealthy, and impairs a woman’s ability to produce female sex hormones, which, ironically, reduces their ability to enjoy relationships. Moreover, it’s just plain unattractive. Real men like real women, and the traditional full-figure like Marylin Monroe is what truly looks best

    2. I don’t go along with many of the contemporary complaints about “objectification.” I often hear that term used to criticize heterosexuality itself, from radical “feminists” whose message is that women don’t need men in their lives at all, and should instead seek lesbian lifestyles. I’m not saying Glenn or Norma are like that, but that’s the prevalent message in the mainstream media. There is also a strong sentiment against personal grooming among the hippy culture, in which women are discouraged from using make-up, shaving various parts of their body, wearing their hair long or donning traditionally female attire. This message. like the one discouraging heterosexual relationships, is part of a larger attempt to destroy the family, discourage traditional marriage and promote sin.

    Glad to see Glenn taking on this topic. I just pray that he doesn’t get sucked into the progressive propaganda.

  • Anonymous

    OK, I’m about in half agreement with Glenn and Norma:

    1. I completely agree that promiscuity is becoming a substitute for charm, grace and natural feminine beauty. Those revolting images of Mily Cyrus are a perfect example of the kind of sleeze that has become acceptable. I also agree that the media pushes women to be so skinny that they don’t look like women at all, but 12 year old boys (because that’s what the Euro-fag pedophiles that run the business like to see). That is very unhealthy, and impairs a woman’s ability to produce female sex hormones, which, ironically, reduces their ability to enjoy relationships. Moreover, it’s just plain unattractive. Real men like real women, and the traditional full-figure like Marylin Monroe is what truly looks best

    2. I don’t go along with many of the contemporary complaints about “objectification.” I often hear that term used to criticize heterosexuality itself, from radical “feminists” whose message is that women don’t need men in their lives at all, and should instead seek lesbian lifestyles. I’m not saying Glenn or Norma are like that, but that’s the prevalent message in the mainstream media. There is also a strong sentiment against personal grooming among the hippy culture, in which women are discouraged from using make-up, shaving various parts of their body, wearing their hair long or donning traditionally female attire. This message. like the one discouraging heterosexual relationships, is part of a larger attempt to destroy the family, discourage traditional marriage and promote sin.

    Glad to see Glenn taking on this topic. I just pray that he doesn’t get sucked into the progressive propaganda.

  • Anonymous

    Excellent! I am going to use this for discussion with the young girls group that I lead at church. Wonderful! Thanks, Glenn.

  • Anonymous

    Excellent! I am going to use this for discussion with the young girls group that I lead at church. Wonderful! Thanks, Glenn.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    Ladies and gentlemen forgive randypants he cannot help the fact he reads at the preschool level and is really slow in the head.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    Ladies and gentlemen forgive randypants he cannot help the fact he reads at the preschool level and is really slow in the head.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    Objectification was never right. Jesus warned us not to do it for a reason because we must show respect to others and judging them on looks instead of who they are is not respect.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91J4PAda3EA Sam Fisher

    Objectification was never right. Jesus warned us not to do it for a reason because we must show respect to others and judging them on looks instead of who they are is not respect.

  • Anonymous

    Laura you are so right. Years ago when dress down Friday’s became popular there was a young woman I worked with who came in looking like a low rent hooker, spiked shoes, spandex pants the whole thing. She was so upset with how the guys were oggling her. I said to her, isn’t that what you wanted? Why else would you dress that way? She ended up suing the company for sexual harrassment. It was ridiculous.

  • Anonymous

    Laura you are so right. Years ago when dress down Friday’s became popular there was a young woman I worked with who came in looking like a low rent hooker, spiked shoes, spandex pants the whole thing. She was so upset with how the guys were oggling her. I said to her, isn’t that what you wanted? Why else would you dress that way? She ended up suing the company for sexual harrassment. It was ridiculous.

  • http://www.nethosting.com/ Rebekah Perkins

    For me, doing my part to address this issue will be raising sons and daughters who will treat people of any gender well regardless of what they’re wearing or how they’re behaving, even/especially if the recipient doesn’t appreciate it or expects to be treated as an object.

    Objectifying anyone is a choice and if someone chooses to look at me as an object, whether I’m in a swimsuit or jumpsuit, it’s out of my hands anyway and I can only choose how I’m going to react to it and if I’m going to perpetuate it.

    Norma gives the example of a would-be employer telling her to turn in a circle for him, and I doubt she was dressed in a provocative way. People make this issue so much about WHAT we are wearing, the messages we’re sending, etc., but that’s not the real issue at all. The issue is what we’re choosing to see when we look at other human beings.

  • http://www.nethosting.com/ Rebekah Perkins

    For me, doing my part to address this issue will be raising sons and daughters who will treat people of any gender well regardless of what they’re wearing or how they’re behaving, even/especially if the recipient doesn’t appreciate it or expects to be treated as an object.

    Objectifying anyone is a choice and if someone chooses to look at me as an object, whether I’m in a swimsuit or jumpsuit, it’s out of my hands anyway and I can only choose how I’m going to react to it and if I’m going to perpetuate it.

    Norma gives the example of a would-be employer telling her to turn in a circle for him, and I doubt she was dressed in a provocative way. People make this issue so much about WHAT we are wearing, the messages we’re sending, etc., but that’s not the real issue at all. The issue is what we’re choosing to see when we look at other human beings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sue-Terry/1228328167 Sue Terry

    I find it amazing how women dress these days. High heels skin tight clothes, low rise pants (don’t need to see your whale tail…thanks )
    What happened to the liberal burn your bra movement? More young women wearing Victoria’s Secret than Levi’s…..but all will blame it on the men for looking at them when they are dressed like sluts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sue-Terry/1228328167 Sue Terry

    where is the strong sentiment against personal grooming? Where do you live? donning traditional “female” attire? are you serious? Most women I see are too made up, walking on stilleto heels wearing skin tight clothes. Dude there is no hippie culture anymore welcome to 2013!

  • Merry

    Why we, mostly women, do this is because we are looking for THAT LOVE that only the God Who created us, can give us. We so want to be loved and wanted, but until we come to the Creator, we go everywhere else for that deepest need for that deepest love to be met. It won’t be met anywhere else but by Him, who designed us to have His love and give His love. I am living proof. I lived my whole life looking to men for that love that, through no fault of their own, they can’t give. They, too, need the same love that only their Creator has. We women know we can use our sexuality to get something close to the REAL deal, but it will always and ultimately leave us unsatisfied. There’s a saying, “Men give love for sex, women give sex for love.” Often the man will tell a woman he’s interested in, things she wants to hear so she will give herself to him. She so wants to believe it to be true, that someone loves HER–THIS could be IT! Each time the “transaction” takes place and the guy walks, the dream of real love does, too. Sure, there seem to be exceptions. But truly, there is only 1 place where True Love is found. His name is Jesus Christ. Be washed clean by him like the past, present, and future mistakes never happened, be loved like no one could ever love you, be whole like no one can ever make you. Also, check out needgod dot com, or goodperson test dot com. See just how beautiful you really are!

  • E Van

    Would someone PLEASE create a transcript for this and share it? Because I’m hearing-impaired I don’t have the “right” to know what she said? I don’t understand that. Glenn Beck, get someone to type transcripts for your videos. You’re not being totally Christian here and are being unkind and thoughtless to 36 million American adults.

  • Anonymous

    “Dude there is no hippie culture anymore welcome to 2013!”

    This from a person who calls me “Dude.”

    I live in TX, but have lived in NJ, NC, PA and traveled extensively. I don’t know anywhere that most women where stilettos. Are you sure they aren’t just something called “high heels”? You hippies might want to learn something about fashion….

  • Anonymous

    “What happened to the liberal burn your bra movement?” They all got saggy boobs.

  • Cartman

    “I got lies to tell your children”

  • Anonymous

    its a mans world. how come women in business’ have to wear short skirts but men don’t. even when hired women have to be thin and pretty over an overweight women. and these children complain about school uniforms however they all have to dress the same anyway. but its the PTA doesn’t help because they want their girls to have the name brand labels.

  • Anonymous

    randypants is just another braindead liberal without a heart! and yes Draxx we need to realize we are all created by God and unique. as the saying goes “God does not make junk” (I guess in there was an exception in randypants)lol

  • Anonymous

    feminists are oxymorons. ERA had ruined it for women!ERA is an error! hey just like husseinO’s era is an error!

  • Anonymous

    those hippie culture of feminists are the women who became men. as marklevin says the NOW group are national organization for uglywomen.men.

  • Anonymous

    what an answer to my prayers on the very day i was struggling with

    this topic. as a mother of 8 four boys four girls i was really wrestling with who is their to teach my children not to objectify went

    it is so epidemic even in the church and it hurts more from the church.

    A women’s feeling do count and so do child en’s it isn’t even okay

    to ignore them when they say there are bored in sunday school.

    H0WEVER when women dress in provocative clothing they are objectify men–

    they do not take the mans feelings into consideration. nor do they

    recognize that part of a women’s mission is to help men get to heaven.

    i can’t remember where i read it but the Hebrew word so often translated ‘helpmeet’ is more akin in real meaning ‘helping savior.’

  • Anonymous

    “have to be thin and pretty” Make up your mind. Thin or pretty?