My finger hovered hesitantly over the computer mouse. Do I buy the demure princess costume or the cheeky cheerleader outfit? I waited for a response but my virtual shopping cart did not provide any answers. This seemingly easy decision represented one that I, like most females, must make frequently when deciding what to wear.
Women are expected to find the perfect balance between the “good” girl and the “bad” girl. If we consider the Madonna-whore complex experienced by men, women are placed into two mutually exclusive categories. A female is either the sexless prude who you take home to momma or the super slut who you bed. Although we would like to think of our society as a forward thinking one these categories are still present and women are still placed in them by men… and other women!