Monday, January 5, 2009

Read My Bum... Why I Object!

We've all seen them. Young women walking around bearing slogans upon their posterior. I can't figure out for the life of me why someone would want to walk around with words written on their bums. Maybe there is something that I'm missing here, as they're generally advertised towards my age group (the early 20's crowd). Am I seriously the only person born after 1981 who doesn't own a pair of talkative pants? Talkative may not be the right word, but it sounded amusing. I shall dub them... ButtWord pants.

Some of these pants bear slogans from major clothing companies (Juicy Couture and Victoria's Secret PINK for example), and others simply have words - a way, I suppose to make a statement about yourself. That is okay, if you're "sexy", "Hot", "Baby Girl", a "Porn Star", a "Cheerleader" or a "Rock Star". I've yet to find a pair that says "Book Worm", "Bibliophile", "Librarian" or "Band Geek". So, it is fairly obvious to me that these ButtWord pants are marketed to shallow narcissists.

I've seen ButtWord pants bearing the Greek Letters that belong to a sorority (not a fraternity, because no self respecting frat boy would wear sweat pants or embroidered jeans!). As a sorority lady myself, I find this extremely disrespectful. In the handbooks of most Greek organizations it states that a member cannot put their letters on the ground. Given that most college kids flop onto any available surface to study, the letters are going to be on the ground. Besides, I don't think that wearing your letters on your butt are the best advertising technique.

This brings me to my next point... Why the HELL am I finding child sized ButtWords pants?!?! Seriously, who needs their eight year old to have creepy old men staring at their backside?


Moonrush said...

I am so with you on the ButtWord pants! As for having children wearing words on their rear ends - well that's just asking for trouble.

Kristi said...

Um, I have seen "Buttword" pants with Geek across them. Just saying. LOL

Smiling Gypsy said...

Really, Kristi?

Angelicious said... else will the world know just how sexy I really am??