Posturing like a peacock – An XY Rant

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At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old (not) woman, I cannot help but put my pet-peeve of the week out on display. After all, if I am going to practice what I preach about women’s lib, I have no choice but to put my thoughts out there, dare to share the workings of my mind without fear of recrimination, being shot down in proverbial flames – here goes nothing! Number one-número uno, peeve of the week is… wait for it, drum roll please- Feminism gone wrong! Had your head buried in the sand for a little while? Never mind, I will give you just a couple of examples of reverse feminism doing its best to undermine decades of hard found woman’s rights and freedom: #@!!Being honored with photos of bikini ‘camel toe’ (oh,yes – proud moment for us women) in the name of equality? Not seen this photo? Not been on Twitter much? This is not the only example of obscene justification of equality with my favourite love-to-hate being the photo of a woman’s ample, tanned, breasts sat alongside a photo of a man’s solid pectoral muscle (AKA Pecs), accompanied by a range of captions like: ‘If a man can do it, why can’t a woman!’ Really, are we still there? And I hesitate to point out the obvious, but MOST WOMEN AND MEN DON’T LOOK LIKE THIS! #@!Fifty Shades of Screwed Up- Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the book as much as all the rest, but the difference is I will take a frying pan to my husband’s head (figuratively) if he dares to think that play is anything more than play and assumes to think I need more protection, or care, than he. #@!ElleUK’s cover statement ‘Miley Cyrus, Sexuality, The New Frontier’ – oh please! I am insulted by Elle’s blatant disregard for the progress women have made over the years. What is with the media coverage of women ‘owning’ their sexuality? Just do it. I will make one last point before I get to a toned down piece of advice for my readers- Some men still walk around with their hands down the front of their trousers or in hot weather or they hike their shirts above their waists. At the end of the day when we gawk at the plumage of a peacock, we know that the creature is beautiful, but otherwise useless. Is this what you want onlookers to think of you? Just because men do it, doesn’t mean we should. Have some pride, man! (Used liberally to refer to both X&Y of our species). Toned down advice moment: Holy smoke, mother of all things bra-burning, just own equality. Just be! Own what you are, who you are and put that on display for the world to appreciate. You know why it is Okee-dokee to do this? Because intelligence, being unique, homely, patient and kind with a hint of cleavage is seXXy.


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At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old (not) woman, I cannot help but put my pet-peeve of the week out on display. After all, if I am going to practice what I preach about women’s lib, I have no choice but to put my thoughts out there, dare to share the workings of my mind without fear of recrimination, being shot down in proverbial flames – here goes nothing!

Number one-número uno, peeve of the week is… wait for it, drum roll please- Feminism gone wrong!

Had your head buried in the sand for a little while? Never mind, I will give you just a couple of examples of reverse feminism doing its best to undermine decades of hard found woman’s rights and freedom:

#@!!Being honored with photos of bikini ‘camel toe’ (oh,yes – proud moment for us women) in the name of equality? Not seen this photo? Not been on Twitter much? This is not the only example of obscene justification of equality with my favourite love-to-hate being the photo of a woman’s ample, tanned, breasts sat alongside a photo of a man’s solid pectoral muscle (AKA Pecs), accompanied by a range of captions like: ‘If a man can do it, why can’t a woman!’  Really, are we still there? And I hesitate to point out the obvious, but MOST WOMEN AND MEN DON’T LOOK LIKE THIS!

#@!Fifty Shades of Screwed Up- Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the book as much as all the rest, but the difference is I will take a frying pan to my husband’s head (figuratively) if he dares to think that play is anything more than play and assumes to think I need more protection or care than he.

#@!ElleUK’s cover statement ‘Miley Cyrus, Sexuality, The New Frontier’ – oh please! I am insulted by Elle’s blatant disregard for the progress women have made over the years. What is with the media coverage of women ‘owning’ their sexuality? Just do it.

I will make one last point before I get to a toned down piece of advice for my readers- Some men still walk around with their hands down the front of their trousers or in hot weather or they hike their shirts above their waists. At the end of the day when we gawk at the plumage of a peacock, we know that the creature is beautiful, but otherwise useless. Is this what you want onlookers to think of you? Just because men do it, doesn’t mean we should. Have some pride, man! (Used liberally to refer to both X&Y of our species).

Toned down advice moment: Holy smoke, mother of all things bra-burning, just own equality. Just be! Own what you are, who you are and put that on display for the world to appreciate. You know why it is Okee-dokee to do this? Because intelligence, being unique, homely, patient and kind with a hint of cleavage is seXXy.

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