Wednesday, August 16, 2006

For this I leave the cottage?

Here's the most offensive thing you'll read this week, if you're a woman. Or an enlightened man (tread verrrry carefully, menfolk).

I am supposed to be at the cottage with Husband and Dog right now, but had to come back because there's no such thing as a week off if you work for yourself. And as I was flipping through my various, uh, news sources and reports, I found this article from that deeply feminist, woman-loving magazine, Details.

Reading this particular Pulitzer prospect, I was especially impressed with the 'pig's ass' image they use to graphically represent curvy women. They're praising women with curves, see? But they don't want those curvy ladies to rise too far above their station as man-meat, see? Don't want them to think they deserve stuff like self-respect or they may stop wanting to be oggle-bots and bristle at the thought of being compared to farm chattel, see? So Details wisely portrays these women through the cute image of a pig in glittery heels, see?

When you click on the slide show--and you absolutely MUST click on it to see who Details rates as a pig (pig in the good sense, silly!)--note the little bar at the bottom of your browser screen. The one that tells you what data you're looking at? This lovely little presentation of some of the century's most beautiful women--and Miss Piggy (no, that's not a joke)--is entitled 072006FATTIES.

Fat: it's the new hot. And that's how Details likes its man-meat.


Blogger Run Around Paris said...

"Details" sucks...beyond offensive. This was an interesting post.

11:09 PM  
Blogger Malnurtured Snay said...

Speaking as a man -- please, don't hit me -- I am more attracted to curvy women than stick-figures.

The pig photo was offensive. They should've taken a twig and put a bra on it and waited for Nicole Richie to throw a fit.

3:13 PM  
Blogger angrycandy said...

"Food and sex are appetites inextricably linked in the human psyche. One could speculate that for those obsessed with not eating, even the boyfriend’s salami goes the way of the bread basket." wuhaat? whoa, yeah...uh...don't know what to say to's just's pretty bad writing for one...

12:05 PM  
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8:24 AM  
Blogger jackp said...

more curve...less bone

8:25 AM  
Blogger Molecular Turtle said...

That photo was definitely miss placed. I can't believe they'd put that in an article that was suppose to be praising "curvy" women

12:24 AM  
Blogger Demara said...

Wow! I'd like to see the slide show, how do I get to it?

4:07 PM  
Blogger whyioughtta said...

At the time, you just had to click on it. Now you might have to search around a little for it. Or maybe they've had enough shame heaped on them by the blogosphere that they have disabled it and are now quivering in that small pink room hidden in the basement behind the furnace--the one filled with cabbage patch kids and John Stamos posters.

2:34 PM  

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