Occasionally I feel the need to give a voice to some information that appears to have passed a significant proportion of the population by. Today, I am afraid, is one such day. Having watched the ‘delightful’ portrayal of neighbouring towns on the mini series ‘bouncers’ last night I had pretty much despaired of the human race. Now it is easy, very easy, to condemn some towns as offering nothing more than a good place to drop bombs but is that too simplistic?
I think there is an underlying current here, something more is at work. My train was delayed heavily today and it left me with little to do other than people watch, I use the term people loosely. There was a young woman and her partner in the seat bay opposite me, they travel on this service regularly. By way of a description the man looks physically incapable of any work that he is mentally equipped for, you know the sort whose hands are perfectly formed to fit a can of cheap lager and has a body that reflects that ‘mum went to Iceland’. This is a man who gives no indication that he would be able to extricate himself from his hoody for the purposes of actual employment. His partner has all the femininity of Mr Ed, genes have not been kind to her but she has compounded their cruelty. The baggy clothes are not baggy, the plastered makeup does nothing to hide the square lines and marked skin. Her spoken words indicate that she only learnt her signature in order to file her welfare claim.
This couple argue and snipe incessantly, well that is to say she does. For his part the man ignores her for extended periods broken only be hurled profanity. What I noticed today was that in order to get his attention or to direct him his partner would lift her chest and offer it as a reward “you want some of this”. In this we see the underlying current that I mentioned. They are forever telling us that air brushed pictures of models cause women to have low self esteem. Apparently this sets aspirations for looks and body shape that cannot readily attain and this is indeed a sad thing. But what is worse, as seen on the TV last night and in pubs and clubs every night, is those that give up and don’t care.
Not for these girls the yo-yo diets, crazy workouts and expensive makeup. Oh no, they de-construct the concept to basic biology. These are the girls with no shame, that offend the eye and consider it sexy, you all know that you have seen them. They have lazily interpreted the word ‘sexy’ as ‘female’ as if it is simply a matter of what sex you are born. Overweight? Mouth like a sewer? Intellect of an uneducated mouse? It doesn’t matter, have breasts am sexy just chug ten pints and expose yourself you will be claiming joint welfare by Wednesday!
These women are supported by men that play this game, that accept it and nurture it, like some sort of zombie race they feed off each other. Theses people don’t care and are welcome to each other, I feel sorry for those that still persevere. The friends that I have who believe that they are ‘lanky’ not ‘leggy’ the pretty, confident women who feel that they must have some issue because they are not in a relationshit*
Don’t worry girls it’s definitely not you it’s the rest of them!
* correct spelling