You’d have to have your head buried in the sand not to have seen the calendar pic of Amy Schumer having almost taken it all off in the 2016 Pirelli Calendar.
The Calendar traditionally featured pin-up models, but this year, the change in shape and degree of, shall we say, modesty has changed significantly.
I’m still not convinced that having iconic women and pop-culture cuties being coyly half-naked is a giant leap forward for women. I’m not an automotive buff, but I’m pretty sure Pirelli doesn’t offer escorts with the option of coffee breath.
The reality is that when it comes to the real world women continue to be measured against male standards and values. It’s like being upset that your cat doesn’t bark like a dog. Insane, and a complete construct of the human mind. Balderdash to it all I say.
What I don’t understand is why women feel they still must bare all to prove their strength, femininity and ultimately their worth?
Can you imagine how absurd it would be to have Jimmy Fallon clad in a banana-hammock , wearing dress shoes, teetering with his bare bum-cheeks on a stool while sipping a latte and looking into the camera?
Or perhaps let your mind wander to a full rear nude of Robert DeNiro with is hair blowing in the synthetic wind.
Alas, you may have questioned Donald Sutherland’s value as an artist until you saw him suggestively posed on a stool in a top hat, tails and a pair of hosed legs stretched awkwardly toward the camera.
For the love of all that’s right in the world ladies, please, stop taking your damn clothes off in an effort to prove your equality.
No one has the power to strip you bare and shine the spotlight on your beauty and your flaws except yourself.
Love yourself; body, mind and spirit, and to hell with trying to prove a point to the people who simply don’t get it.