Gone are the days of comparing our bikini-bodies to men's magazines and coming to terms with the fact that we're simply not "airbrushed to Hollywood perfection."
Instead, we're now bombarded with a social networking-world where the girl-next-door (and no, not Hef's girlfiend's) decides to put up her own racy photos via Myspace or Facebook.
In spite of all the talk of future employers checking up on our college escapades and drunken nights at the bar, some women are still using their profiles as their platform for a future in Hollywood, or at least at the local hooters.
But what I can't understand is why these girls can't see that they are propagating the ideas that women are just sexual objects and that skinnier, blonder, and tanner is better. Their "About Me" sections are laced with sexual innuendo and their 9 million friends all know what they look like naked.
It's one thing to tell your 8 year old daughter or younger sister that those "photos are just Hollywood and they don't represent real women."
And it's quite another to have to tell her that neighbor-Cindy-Lou just poses in that way "for fun."
Because what's fun for Cindy now, might come back to bite her in a few years when her body begins to sag and her face just isn't quite as pretty as it once was.
When she realizes that the only thing she has remaining from from her early 20's... is a reputation.