Mostly harmless (corto) wrote,
Mostly harmless
corto

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//rant - like - but - not - so - much

I'm standing in the change room at "marks world world" the other day trying on a stack of clothes...
and from over the wall I can hear this girl;
"mom?"
"yes..."
"So I can spend 60?"
"yes... sixty dollars"
"can I add the 40 I have in my pocket..."
"is it yours?"
"Yes... "
"ok... sure... but I'm only giving you 60 in here..."
(pause)
"Melissa?"
"Yes..."
"is she still there..."
"No... yer moms across the store now..."
"Ok.... " (click) "look... d'ya like this? I love it..."
"Oh... yeah ... You have the first day of school locked girl."
"Cool..."

Ok... so how much freaking trouble do you have to go through for the first day of school... I mean, the smart money dresses down to avoid the competition on day one, and dresses drop dead gorgeous on day two! and yeah, I know it doesn't work that way...
Why?
Because the girls are dressing for each other... guys? Look... walk into the school with your beams on and you win the fashion show...

Dude to Miss Fancy Pants: "Oh you're wearing a new shirt, new pants, new shoes, new sox, yea, like I care..."
Dude to the beamer: "Oh... gee... you look great today." (old jeans, and a tshirt)
I mean, we're talking High School here...

And last night? I sat down to watch the BB3 show we taped and when I flicked on the tube... the Miss Teen USA pageant was on... Evening gown followed by the Swim Suit. Ok. I can dig that a Miss Whatever pageant is a beauty contest and power to the women that go in for that... ignoring the idea that the girls in those shows compete with each other like they all have horns and forked tongues... pretty women, on yer tv... cool. But the Miss Teen USA show was fucking pathetic. Let me repeat that... Fucking Pathetic. It should be renamed to the Miss. I Wanna Screw Up My Life and While I'm At It Screw Up the Lives of Young Girls Everywhere Pageant. Essentially we got 50 little girls in their underwear marching across the stage. No, I'm not complaining, but then I'm not a young impressionable girl that is going to spend a tonne of my parents money trying to make my normal body look like some freakshow body from the miss teen usa pageant.

Talk about re-enforcing the problematic steriotypes that screw up a generation at a time...

// mini-kinda-rant over... :)
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