23 July 2010

Spanx: No, It's Not Okay

Is it because the wearer feels like she's getting spanked? Or wearing them might encourage someone to want to spank her?

I saw them for sale last time I strayed into Filene's, and I've heard people talk about them, and I think they're approximately the same thing as what my mother's generation called a girdle.

My first reaction, and the one that sticks: I can't sign on for a line of clothing that suggests physical violence, when I live in a society in which violence against women is so pervasive.

But hey, I checked out the website, and there's a category of "Spanx for Men." Does that somehow make it okay?