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
Inflected Form(s): plural bimbos
Etymology: perhaps from Italian bimbo baby
1 slang : man, woman
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!"
"# 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...