Sexy Feminism

My friend Helaine runs a highly successful business. She has a terrific marriage in which she and her husband, Greg, share EVERYTHING 50/50 – childcare, housework, cooking. They even trade-off who runs home to walk the dog each day. Helaine also happens to be one of the nicest, most generous people I know.

She does all this so well, and she does it all with her boobs hanging out. Helaine has fantastic cleavage and great legs and everyone knows it, because she shows most of them pretty much all the time.

I’m not sure exactly how I feel about strong women baring their bodies publicly. Yes, it annoys me that Madonna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Cher et. al perform half (3/4s!) naked while Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Drake, Justin Timberlake, et. al perform fully clothed from head to toe.

Does it diminish the woman to be undressed? I say yes. Good Lord, I’ve seen more of Beyonce’s crotch than I see of my own most days. I don’t think that’s empowering in any way. She’s a singer. Sing.

As for Helaine…she’s happy, and confident and doing her own thing. So, good for her. I respect her and her choices. However, I suppose I prefer my women clothed.

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