In a fit of peek

Robert Stacy McCain, Voice of Fashion Moderation:

No one can responsibly disagree with Melissa’s argument against the super-short and super-tight party dresses which some Republican coeds seem to consider de rigueur for a night on the town. Also, the bare cleavage — c’mon, guys, testify for me here — makes it quite difficult to concentrate on anything else except the bare cleavage.

Nevertheless, while emphasizing my responsible agreement with Melissa’s argument, I also understand that not every girl who goes out clubbing in high heels and a skintight dress with a daring display of décolletage is a hussy, a floozy or a tramp.

Certainly Ann Coulter isn’t, and she’s dressed to kill, or at least maim, even to go to the post office.

Although (which I just typed “althigh,” which shows you where my mind is) it must be noted that Melissa Clouthier, in said argument, does refer to the process as “Jersey Shore-ification,” which is scary enough. And I can’t really argue with her closing premise:

If a woman is looking for a man, don’t act like a little girl, don’t dress provocatively and then be appalled when you’re propositioned, and have a couple standards for behavior — your own and his.

These sorts of things used to be taught. Now the rules and expectations are so blurred and confusing, there’s a certain amount of blithering hysteria involved in the Western mating ritual. Girls really have no concept of their own value and are shocked at being treated as a commodity.

And by “a certain amount,” I suspect she means “more than you ever thought possible.”

1 comment

  1. McGehee »

    15 February 2012 · 7:47 pm

    Also, the bare cleavage — c’mon, guys, testify for me here — makes it quite difficult to concentrate on anything else except the bare cleavage.

    Is he saying that’s a bad thing?

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