The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards honors the best in television and films and this past weekend marked their annual award ceremony. As with any major award show, the next few days are spent calling attention to what someone wore. This seems to overshadow accomplishments. Those red carpet photos cause a flurry of comments on online forums with the photo galleries that depict the “best” and the “worst.” And comments are cruel. People end up being bullied simply because of what they wear.
This tradition seems archaic at best.
Being judged for what we wear? Perhaps it’s time to put this tradition to rest. Although the “best” and “worst” dressed lists includes men, there are more women who are called out than men.
In a time where women are marching to be heard, is it really crucial to be viewed for what we wear?
I’ll admit it. I love fashion just as much as the next person. But, fashion is unique and individualized. We like what we like and shouldn’t be degraded because of our fashion choices.
When the focus moves to what we wear rather than what we’ve accomplished, we’re diminished. Our craft is diminished.
This seems to be a rather antiquated view of women in society. As a woman – a human being – one should feel comfortable enough in their own skin to wear what you want. Others may not like it but this thing called “personal freedom” means we don’t have to wear it.
OVER TO YOU?
Agree? Do you find this tradition to be archaic or am I being too harsh?
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Johnston Osburn is a Career and Life Coach who helps people turn dreams into realities. After years as a Global Talent Acquisition Professional, she realized how frequently people limit themselves because they lack belief in their abilities. They are afraid to dream, let alone dream big. [...]