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Viewpoint-Industry devalues women for money

By Danilynn Welniak/ne news editor

Across the globe, business entrepreneurs continue to adopt the motto “sex sells” with male-focused restaurants, and they’re hitting close to home.

Hooters owns more than 450 restaurants in 43 states, yet Texas is apparently the most predominant market for these types of food chains since it houses 43.

Plus, Texas boasts another seven Twin Peaks and four Bone Daddy’s restaurants and bars.

Men supporting this endeavor and women boastfully accepting these jobs should be ashamed of what they represent. Such restaurants are why women are not as valued in society.

In January, just down the road from NE Campus, Bedford opened Texas’ seventh Twin Peaks, a new male-oriented restaurant and bar modeled after Hooters and Bone Daddy’s. The waitresses, dressed like sexy lumberjacks, wear a bare minimum of clothing consisting of a tiny top and extremely revealing jean shorts.

This trend is appalling. Women put their bodies on the line for themselves and for their bosses. The growth of this industry disgusts people for a time, but eventually they sit back and accept it. We cannot ignore the decline of our values.

My mother taught me to be strong-willed, independent, virtuous and true to myself. Women cannot be entirely true to themselves in this industry.

It seems with every new building, the waitresses lower their moral standards to reveal more skin — all in the name of money. How can society respect these restaurants and look down upon strip clubs? The goal in both cases: be as sexy as you can to empty the male customers’ pockets.

Everything we women strive for in America is becoming black and white. Women are either too independent or content to be objects in the eyes of men.

Male-oriented restaurants and bars may be a dominating success, but, for women, they enforce every negative stereotype in society.

Women become assets to use and abuse for the restaurant chains to bring in money. This is not the vision women’s right activists from the past promoted, and society should not accept where this industry is heading.

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