Apparently, it’s International Women’s Day, which means I should be posting pre-packaged sentiments on Facebook that urge the world to treat dames better.
I get that. Let me assure you I am made legitimately irate by the ongoing, centuries-old maltreatment of women. See how I made a sign, even?
Feel free to make that viral on Facebook by midnight. Use your powerful, capable typing hands to copy and post it into the zeitgeist!
My powerful, capable typing hands would like to take a moment to assert this thesis, however:
The best way to elevate the respect and esteem accorded to women is to stop wearing excruciatingly awful trash like this–
Certainly, it’s a First World problem, this trend of embellishing one’s buttocks with rhinestones and metallic crap. I understand that the truly-sobering barriers women face are more heartbreaking and deep than this.
If you are a woman, and if you are fortunate enough to have the ability and economic power to choose what you put on your body,
don’t be ridiculous.
Treat yourself with the dignity and regard that you wish the world would afford to women.
It starts at home, and you are your own home.
Consider this: as you move through your life every day, in millions of mundane ways, you are teaching the world how you expect it to treat you–how you expect it to treat all of us.
Be a meaningful lesson.
Keep the zirconium off your ass already.