I surprised myself by getting my granny-panties in a twist over yet ANOTHER front page article this morning. (I don't REALLY wear big old-lady underwear. I just thought that sounded funnier than admitting what I DO/or don't wear -- which is truly nobody's business).
The Kent Reporter (local newspaper) promoted the same sleazy venue this second week around; even after every opinion letter submitted to that paper openly complained about the upcoming event. (Nobody who wrote in wanted this venue to come to town).
I'm not so utterly opposed to adult entertainment. I don't even care that it's coming to my town. I'm just offended by the way local reporters and city officials keep trying to pass this thing off like it's some sort of legitimate daytime family event. What kind of message does that send to our elementary and junior high girls who are trying very hard to make it onto the various sports teams by working so very hard athletically? This women-in-lingerie-playing-football thing feels so demeaning to women athletes everywhere. I seriously feel sick about it.
Holy crap I campaigned so hard to be able to play sports as a kid. The female sports teams were never offered a budget (not like the boys teams were) and that made being aggressive on the soccer fields very painful. Meanwhile, we played hard anyway because we girls REALLY wanted to prove we could do it.
So now that we've finally made some ground in women's sports we have pole dancers dressing up like football players and prancing around publicly in pink frilly lingerie and nobody is calling it what it is: "Adult Entertainment." Do we really want to teach our sisters, daughters, nieces, etc. to run around virtually naked like that in broad daylight? That's how this town is now labeling such arena exposure: calling them "athletes" as cat calls are made to any man, woman, child or hungry infant willing to watch so many breasts heaving that football around inside the new facility. We wouldn't allow our young men to dress that way -- why is it socially acceptable for the girls?
What's more -- I wrote into the paper to dare the Kent Reporter to show me ONE local business they've ever promoted with this much FREE publicity (front page news, full color photos, way too much exposure on-line). I'm so bored with the ILLegitimate "news" lately. There's a real offensive odor about it all.
The City Mayor may as well start grunting like the hog-she-is (with the way she's sending this city down a huge mud-slide into the a time before the dark ages). She's seriously using her political office to promote the event; cuddling up to financiers merely to look "cool" when she's older than my mother and should know better.
Where's the decency? Thus I actively campaign against the event -- may have to carry my picket sign while I currently write letters -- for my future grand-daughters (who have yet to be born).
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