It’s gratifying to see that feminism is back in vogue. You might not think Miley Cyrus – and the rest – are the best spokespeople for women’s equal rights and opportunities but at least the debates are out there and it feels like feminism is no longer a label young women are eschewing because of the perceived connotations of radical, ugly, bra-burning men-haters.
Yeah it’s hard for a bitch out there, but I would take issue with some of her whingeing actually. “If you’re not a size six and you’re not good looking, well you better be rich or be real good at cooking.”
Well yeah and what? To be attractive you have to have something going for you yes? Although I’d extend the potential list of sexy attributes a lot further than these, to cut it you need to have a good helping of what scientists call ‘mate value’. If you want a desirable partner, you need something good to offer – no point in moaning about it – and it’s true of men and women alike.
But the something doesn’t have to be gigantic boobs and a gravity-defying pair of buns.