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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Fun essay time!

I just read a really great essay by Twisty Faster of "I Blame the Patriarchy" fame.

It's called Sports, Corsetry, and the Empowerful Woman.

She may only earn 3/4 of what a man earns, but she damn well has the empower to look sexy doing it in her cheapcrap push-up bra from Victoria’s Secret. She has the empower to demand pink products from manufacturers. She has the empower to cry out ‘I did it for me!’ when she gets her boob job; maybe she even has the empower to believe it. The empowerful woman is saucy, yet feminine. Clever, yet feminine. In her early thirties, yet feminine. Heterosexual, yet feminine. Stays in shape eating Lean Cuisine and sweating blue Gatorade while kickboxing in slow motion, yet feminine. Yes, the empowerful woman is many things. Too bad powerful isn’t one of them. That’s because feminine is all of them.

I really liked this essay (even if I do, er, think that new Maria Sharapova commercial is cute. Remember: I am a simple person to entertain.) Anyway, go on and read. I didn't know Nike was trying to sell a ’sport corset.’ Sheesh. That is the MOST ridiculous thing I've read all day.


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