Another Piece Of Americana Lost

Another Piece Of Americana Lost

Reader Warning: For a variety of reasons, there is absolutely no way in Hell that I am going to be taken seriously with what I am about write. For starters, I am a man and I am not entitled to an opinion on this subject, says the narrative. Secondly, I am over 40 which, by definition, means I am desperately out of touch with the times, unless, of course, I agree with everything society tells me too, and then I am considered “cool and hip,” for my age. Finally, it is going to seem as though this is nothing more than a horny old man wanting to see young beautiful women and nothing more. I promise you that’s not the case. I have a young beautiful girlfriend and never tire of looking at her. I have online porn when I need to see something different. And in a real pinch, there’s always the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue or Victoria’s Secret catalog. I am deadly serious about what I am going to write below as it is yet another chipping away at our culture in the name of progress, when in fact it is in the name of making us all as same, fair, and equal as possible, which is never going to happen.

In America you are guaranteed equal access to the dream, not equal results.

News flash; we are different. Some men are tall dark and handsome, while others are short, dumpy and pale. The latter of that group must compete against the former and find ways to overcome the visual deficit of their appearance. The short dumpy guys need to be more intelligent, more funny, and more valuable than the piece of meat that appears to be the total package when he walks in the door. Human nature dictates that when an overly attractive man walks into an interview and flashes his million-dollar smile, the interviewer(s) immediately takes a shine to him. In such cases, it’s up to him to not blow it, not blow them away. When the dumpy guy walks in, it’s the opposite. Ugly people have to try harder and work their way UP to the job; it’s theirs’ to win, not lose. That’s life, deal with it or stay at home and collect your welfare check that I pay for. You’re welcome, by the way.

Women, too, come in different shapes and sizes and appearances. Additionally, some are intelligent while others are abject idiots.

Long ago, society found a place for moronic men who had great bodies. We call it sports.
What of stupid, attractive women, though? Along the way we figured out that they could point at maps and (barely) read weather forecasts. Some were able to hold giant cards in boxing rings while wearing bikinis, while still others could put on short shorts and work at a place called “Hooters.” We also realized that some of them could dance or pose naked and men (and some other women) would pay large amounts of money to look at them.

Truth be told, this isn’t about the stupid women, although all women matter. This is about the exceptionally smart AND beautiful women. And how some of them have used what we’re told today are demeaning avenues to become amazingly successful professionals.

Both the Miss Universe and Miss Teen USA pageants are eliminating the swimsuit competition effective immediately, because apparently, any woman who goes to the beach is demeaning herself and is the object of wolf whistles and eye rape. We all know what’s really going on here; we’re being told that women shouldn’t HAVE to wear skimpy clothing to matter in life. And truth be told, no, they shouldn’t HAVE to, but I direct you to my earlier paragraph on life being unfair. You can continue to try to control society, but you will never beat nature. If two equally beautiful and qualified women arrive for the same job interview, the one who presents herself better physically is getting that job, guaranteed. Regardless, by the way, if the interviewer is a man or a woman. (Women are so mean to each other about petty appearance issues it is mind blowing. Lucky mind).

And, quickly, what of the women who WANT to wear skimpy clothing in life and show off their amazing physique that they’re so proud of? Oh, that’s right…they don’t matter because they have a different opinion and were probably molested at some point says the narrative.

In an attempt to defend this latest round of political correctness, Miss Universe president Paula Shugart shared in a memo, that Miss Teen USA’s shift is meant to “celebrate women’s strength, confidence and beauty” in different, more constructive ways. “This decision reflects an important cultural shift we’re all celebrating that empowers women who lead active, purposeful lives and encourage those in their communities to do the same,” she wrote.  Our hope is that this decision will help all of Miss Teen USA’s fans recognize these young women for the strong, inspiring individuals they are.”

Garbage. Both Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, two successful, well known TV journalists took to the airwaves to immediately decry this decision for all of the reasons I have mentioned and more. Carlson, a former Miss America, went so far as to say that without the swimsuit competition, she would not have made it to where she is today. Certain aspects of certain bodies look better in swimsuits than athletic wear, mind you.

Of course their opinion as women doesn’t matter either, nor do those of the dozens of other former contestants who have said this is not progress, but rather a step backwards. Since they all have the “wrong” opinion, it is an invalid one.

See, I told you I wouldn’t be taken seriously.

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