Free Range Titties to Lead Assault on the Patriarchy

According to a recent article in USA Today the new plot by millenial women to stick it to the patriarchy is to go braless.

“Going braless is as old as feminism but it seems to be bubbling to the surface more recently as a direct response to Third Wave moments like #freethenipple, increased trans-visibility like Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover … and Lena Dunham’s show Girls (which features young girls often without bras),”

I love how historically illiterate these people are.  Yeah, no one ever went braless  before feminism — or the invention of bras!  And yes, there is nothing that will hurt a man as severely as seeing a woman’s nipple.  I am sure the patriarchy will crumble any day now under this onslaught of unfettered areolas.  What “trans-visibility” has to do with anything is anyone’s guess.  I was not aware there was a variety of tranny which was invisible — but then how would I know if they were invisible?  Hmm, I guess they got me there with their stealth tranny technology.  The very thought of such a thing will certainly make reaching for the soap more interesting.  Still, isn’t the point of a man pretending to be the other sex that he gets to wear all of the nice things women do?  Can you imagine the disappointment of going through reassignment surgery and not getting to buy a new wardrobe?

Going natural and “not wearing a bra is a choice I find empowering and fun, but I think there’s less passion behind it (than when burning bras was done out of political protest),” says poet Savannah Brown, 19 from London, whose popular YouTube video “sav’s guide to going braless” has over half a million views.

I am wondering just how it is empowering to go with, or for that matter, without a bra? I could see it giving a woman more power over men in the aggregate by enticing them.  But if enough women do it then that power is diminished since it doesn’t change the nature of it all being a competition for the best mate.  So you really only have that power as long as others don’t emulate you.  The other way to have power is to deny viewing of the goods to the public at large and only display them to certain, well vetted candidates who have earned the right to see them.  We used to call these people husbands or boyfriends.  But either way it is true that if one sort of power is gained by waving the girls at every Tom, Dick and Harry who comes down the pike then another type of power is certainly lost.

“But Thatch,” my fine, furry feminist interlocutor might say “why must you couch a woman’s decision to go braless in terms of what men like, you (insert tiresome cis-ad hominem here)?”  To which I reply, “because those are the terms you set when you told me your clothing choice was a political statement. You implied that the patriarchal force which emanates from the very pores of the universe was conspiring to cause you to wear something not of your choosing.  Therefore you linked the issue of what men think to what you wear and I humored you by examining the issue from that perspective even though the whole thing is crazypants.”

I hate how everything has to be stated in political terms these days.  If Obama will be damned to hell for any one thing it is making it impossible to discuss a single topic of any sort without someone trying to wedge their politics into it.  Fashions, like the climate (see what I wedged in there) change.  The causes are never due to one obvious factor.  We could as easily ascribe this change towards free range titties as a part of the tiny house trend as we could a misguided attempt to change the power differential between genders.

As we have become poorer under a more socialist order we have seen attempts at trying to promote the new normal as superior to what we had before.  Socialists always do this.  Their results are never superior so the standards of success have to be redefined.  If you can’t afford a decent size house then smaller houses must be made to seem superior or more virtuous in some manner because otherwise we must admit the failure of the new order.  It is like Venezuela justifying the lack of steaks at the market by saying people are choosing to eat healthier (I don’t know if Venezuela made this exact excuse, but I am sure their propaganda machine made some substantially similar).  If you lose your health insurance under the ACA and it is replaced by some overpriced crap where you pay for both your insurance and that of Duncan “Donut” McFatass  of the clan McFatass down the road then we must all pretend that you have improved your situation because now your plan will pay to have your dick cut off should you take such a notion.  If you watch for these excuses you will see lots of them in our present day economy.  Even candy bars are smaller these days because we must lead smaller, shorter, meaner, less ambitious lives.

So if young feminists are trying to punish men by letting loose the Kracken sweater kittens of war then, like everything else this generation does, they are doing it all wrong.

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