Thursday, November 19, 2009
Boobs in the News
The other day a friend sent me a link to a stupid video - from the site failblog.com - that documents instances of complete failure in our society.
After I watched the video, I was like, "Dude, really? I don't care. It's dumb."
And he was like, "Dude, you are the feminist. I thought you would care. It's f'ing hilarious."
So I watched it again and became a bit upset at when I noticed that today the video is featured on mainstream news.
Check it out here.
The violence on the soccer field is a tad bit jarring, but so is the news coverage. It's a classic case of yet another example of "look how silly girls in the news are...ha ha ha...how cute..." Some sites are calling this a sexy thriller. ESPN writes that the way these girls pull each others hair in this "funny video" makes the authors of the article want to party with them off the court.
Maybe these are just hardcore world-class athletes who got caught in the competive moment. No doubt they will get their red cards for unsportsmanlike behavior. Maybe Sarah Palin really is a runner. Maybe Marissa Mayer really can bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan while donning trend-setting fashion. Maybe mammograms should be available to any woman concerned about losing her life, let alone her breast. Maybe it's always been and always will be a battle between caring for statistics and caring for an individual person.
I guess what I am trying to say is that this world is filled with stupid boobs. Let's try and keep our attention on things that matter.