In an article entitled: Girls flock to trampy prom dresses Annie Karni of the New York Post used the words “stripper” “slutty” “shocking” to describe the current fashions. These slurs came to my attention reading an article by Erin Donnely in SyleList entitled
Prom Dress Trend for 2010 is ‘Slutty Chic’ citing the New York Post article. I responded irately with the following comment:
“Since when do we follow Newscorp’s slurs, i.e.: “slutty” to denigrate womens’ desires to be in style a la Lady Gaga? The New York Post is owned by Newscorp, headed by the same right wingers who would have all women be back in the kitchen baking cookies, covered up head to foot and acting as servants to their male masters.”
Shortly thereafter I noted that Jezebel had run an article entitled: Trashy Prom Dresses Remain Flash Point In Ongoing Intergenerational War With my emotions still inflamed from the other two articles and having barely gotten past the headline, I fired this email off to the articles author, firstname.lastname@example.org
AN OPEN LETTER TO JENNA of Jezebel.com
It irks me that anyone would follow the lead of the New York Post in calling women or their attire “slutty”. The New York Post is owned by Newscorp, well known for its right wing promulgation of the sexist anti-woman mindset which would have all women be barefoot, pregnant, in the kitchen, covered head to toe when in public, and subservient to their male masters. It is no surprise that the prudish right wing would be aghast at the idea of women following the latest fashion trends a la Lady Gaga.
Yours, Panty Buns
Maybe I overreacted and maybe not. What do you think?