they pay to kiss your feet

since there's no one else around, we let our hair grow long and forget all we used to know. then our skin gets thicker from living out in the snow.

Monday, November 01, 2010

tying things together.

saturday night, over a couple of glasses of st supery sauvignon blanc, i attempted to tie slutty halloween costumes to the fact that women still get paid less than men for the same job.

something about women perpetuating the stereotype the we deserve less respect.

anyway, i'm not sure it's an argument i could wrap up in 100 words, but i bet if i spent time researching, interviewing, digging deep...i could close the loop on this thought.

in the meantime, i'll be basking in a self-righteous glow because i wore pants to a halloween party. and i also had on a shirt.

4 Comments:

  • At 7:32 PM, Blogger Darci said…

    I think it might also have something to do with the fact that we don't bargain when we're offered a job. Women rarely ask for more money when offered a job...it puts a person at a much lower wage for the rest of their time at a place...

    i'm also not a fan of the slutty costumes

     
  • At 1:48 PM, Blogger Kat said…

    I would buy into the argument that it's a power play of sorts. (Although, for the record, for every job I've taken, I've asked for more money. Haven't always received it, but I'm a big proponent of trying.)

    I also think it's intrinsically linked to our society's tendency to sexualize *everything,* even prepubescent girls. Some of the worst slutty costume offenders are moms, though. And I think that for one night of the year, they'd like to think they're still a catch, still alluring. This coming from the gal who last year was a Johnson County Housewife (in a tracksuit), but whatev.

     
  • At 2:40 PM, Anonymous flowerparts@yahoo.com said…

    ha! what were you two this year - we didn't have a sitter fri. night so didn't go :(

     
  • At 7:22 PM, Blogger Pensive Girl said…

    darci,
    i negotiate for higher pay, too. but i didn't always. it works now, but if only i had known back then...

    kat,
    i hate the sexualization of everything. but i get that desire to feel sexy one night. i just think you can feel sexy without looking slutty. which, i'm sure, you think too.

    flowerparts,

    b was unfrozen caveman lawyer and i was an angel. we missed you guys this year. i was hoping you'd be there.

     

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