Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bimbo?!?! Oh. No. You. Didn't.

This has me E-N-R-A-G-E-D-!

In a recent letter in New Moon Magazine, A girl was ranting about a website where girls, aka "Bimbos" play games and be part of an online "community". (Un-ladylike snort here) Some community. Girls can set a goal for their "Bimbo". That sounds great until you see the goals. You can purchase, using "Bimbo Dollars" (with real money sent through PayPal) an eating disorder, or a implant (whether your butt or your boobs is up to you), plastic surgery and, well, you get the picture.Whats really sad? That there are over 2237293 registered users and counting.:(

Now I wonder, WHY would you want to play a game like this?

Here is the definition of "Bimbo" as given by (The Ever Helpful) Merriam- Webster:

Main Entry: bim·bo
Pronunciation: \ˈbim-(ˌ)bō\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural bimbos
Etymology: perhaps from Italian bimbo baby
Date: 1918

1 slang : man, woman Jay Stuller> —used as a generalized term of disapproval especially for an attractive but vacuous person

You get my point?
Now if younger girls are playing this, they are growing up thinking that eating disorders are a good thing, all it takes to get a guy is HUGE boobs, and that being stupid rules.

And who is the GENIUS who came up with this??

3 university students.

The opening statement on their website?
"Become the hottest, coolest most intelligent and talented bimbo the world has ever known!"

followed by...

"# To progress in the game you have to get her a hot boyfriend, a cool place to live, and find her a great job.
# You can also style your Bimbo and show her off to other players.
# You can compete with other Bimbos to see who's the best dressed and most popular."

this gets better and better.. THREE FOURTHS of their management are women.....


Anyway, if you want to heck ( erm..check) out this pillar of stereotyping and sexism, here you go :

I need to go drink some tea...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Housewife? I DON'T think so...

I am sitting in the living room watching that ever informative show, Wife Swap. This week, one mom is convinced that the world is ending in 2012, due to a Mayan prophecy and the other one just announced that she spends 40,000 dollars a year on her daughters golf lessons.

40,000 dollar mom's husband is, to quote the Mayan mom, "a male chauvinistic pig." This so-called "pig" just informed the new wife that if, "god forbid, anything were to happen to his wife, he would just find someone else to clean the bathroom." In the beginning, they kept showing shots of this man sitting on the couch while his wife cleans, cooks, and chauffeurs. He just informed the Mayan mother, that he believes that housework is gender orientated, and that women are better cleaners, cooks, etc.

Is this guy for real?

How many other men and boys think like this?

How many women and girls go through the stuff that $40,000 mom is going through?

Who came up with this theory that all women and girls are good for is house work??? Obviously someone EXTREMELY under-educated and ignorant of our many talents. (Haughty sniff here)

So what do YOU think?

I mean, come ON people! This is the 21st century, not the DARK AGES!!

Now I want to know, WHY would you put up with this kind of treatment? Why not say something? Like, oh, I don't know.."Why don't YOU get YOUR butt off the couch and help me wash YOUR dirty socks, sweetie?" That sounds about right....

I think women just gradually are grown into the idea that men and boys can do things we can't. It is a subconscious message that society presses on us.


Now we are at the end of this episode, and the moms are going at it..Mayan mom is telling $40,000 mom that her husband is "rude, arrogant, and I have NEVER been that disrespected."

Hmph.. Could have told her THAT myself... :)