A new restaurant opened in town shortly after one of my favorites closed in the same location. As I drove by, I thought, hmm, Twin Peaks, weird, those two snow covered mountain tops look just like...
I didn't want to be naive, so I went online as soon as I got home and found out more information. Yep, those mountain tops were indeed meant to look like female mountain tops. I just don't understand the whole concept. I mean, yes, I understand the concept, I just don't understand why this continues to be acceptable.
It seems like these new Breastaurants are popping out, uh, up everywhere.
I'm just not a fan.
I don't go on street corners and preach about the evil coming out of these places or beg patrons not to go in - it's their own life and own decision. Both for the girls working there and the guys going to ogle. I know the first comment I'll get from this post is, If you don't like it, then don't go in. Absolutely. I don't go in. But I do have to deal with driving by and my kids asking me about it. The more common place these things are, the more difficult it is to explain how objectifying women isn't right.
The next argument will be, I see worse than that at the mall. Understandable. That doesn't make it acceptable.
I'm not looking to single handedly change the world for my daughters. I just find the whole trend sad. Sad that these women only value their physical appearance and feel that it's the only way to make a living. Sad that lonely men think they're getting genuine attention from a pretty girl when really the girls wouldn't give a rat's ass about them if the guys weren't shelling out bills.
Some of the best things in life are the hardest to get, and I feel like this really minimizes the value of both parties. If you let it all out there for the world to take and see, is the challenge even part of the equation anymore?
I don't think I would consider myself a hard line feminist or anything, but I do like the idea of equal but different. Men and women are very different - I get that. I don't argue for any exploitation of either gender, but maybe I would feel better if there was an establishment that was just as suggestive in objectifying men. Maybe for lunch today I'll head on over to Long John Silvers.
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