On 13 May 2011 at 9:09am Paul Newman wrote:
"Slut walks" are in the news .Germaine Greer has been dug up to explain that it is all about women reclaiming the word after some Policeman in Toronto opined that it might prevent rape if women stopped dressing like sluts.
Shocking. I would just like to register my support for the sisters. Should the wimmin of Lewes wish to reclaim their sexuality by parading down the high street in enticing lingerie ( which they could purchase from that nice shop by the car park), I will be there to cheer them on. What man could do less ?
On 13 May 2011 at 9:11am Mrs Twine wrote:
Well, as I said before, I shall be wearing my teacosy.
On 13 May 2011 at 10:38am bastian wrote:
women in Lewes don't need to express their feminism in lewes it's one of the more enlightened towns...and it's ok to be a bloke to amazing.I think that's equality.
On 13 May 2011 at 11:04am brixtonbelle wrote:
if you want to address the subject seriously Paul then do so. Otherwise let the adults debate it and you go back to fantasy land. Interesting conversation between Anne Atkins and Bea campbell on R5 live this morning about same subject. You would do well to listen to it.
On 13 May 2011 at 11:26am 'ere be monsters wrote:
I hope you were in the kitchen listening to it BB!!
On 13 May 2011 at 11:26am brixtonbelle wrote:
Yes, doing the washing !
On 13 May 2011 at 12:09pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
Phew!! I thought the world was going mad.
On 13 May 2011 at 12:16pm Clifford wrote:
I wonder what exactly it is about the idea of equality that gets some men so worried. A fear they won't measure up to it?
On 13 May 2011 at 12:18pm Victorian wrote:
Bring back the good old days when men dressed with style and women dressed with class. Far too much white flabby flesh on display these days. Doesn't make me think someone's a slut, makes me want to bring up my breakfast
On 13 May 2011 at 12:38pm jrsussex wrote:
Victorian - I'll go with that. I have been through the many styles over the years, teddy boys, the italian look, mods and so on. A great part of all those various fashions was to ensure you looked "clean and smart". Today I get the impression that many people, not just youngsters, look in the mirror prior to leaving the house and ask "Do I look really scuffy enough to go on the street."
Few people actually look stylish, too easy to slip on some denim and a t-shirt. Why for example do so many men nowadays feel it looks cool not to shave, some get away with it and it suits them but many look as if they have jumped out of bed late and not had time to wash.
On 13 May 2011 at 12:51pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
I think you've hit the nail on the head there Clifford.
On 13 May 2011 at 1:38pm Grrr wrote:
Careful BB - Mr Newman will be telling you to 'calm down dear' in a patronising way just like his Tory hero.
And jrsussex, for every 'style' you talk about during your long life, have you forgotten the fact that there were many other 'styles' that weren't (what you call) smart? For example, greasers, rockers, punks, hippies. Every generation has their 'smart' trends and 'scruffy' trends - just because you choose to focus on the styles from the 'good old days' that you liked doesn't mean everyone was a spiv or a dandy back then.
But then I strongly suspect you were someone who looked down on hippies in your day as vagabonds and vagrants.
I personally think that young people who walk around in tailored suits all day look like knob-ends, but I certainly wouldn't accuse them of being lesser individuals.
On 13 May 2011 at 3:33pm Old Cynic wrote:
Well said Clifford amd Grr!
On 13 May 2011 at 4:12pm Clifford wrote:
We've mentioned before, JR, that we may have been on the same demonstrations in the past. I know I was a scruff then (probably still am) but I'm willing to bet you weren't there in a three piece suit and a hankie sticking out of your top pocket.
On 13 May 2011 at 4:44pm Paul Newman wrote:
I have noticed a lot of very stylish women of all ages in Lewes ...there is one on the train....sigh.... I always think that 40s fitted look is a good one once you are past first bloom, so to speak .Elegant , flattering and sort of timeless ( Sexy as well in a not too obvious way)
I wish someone would stop women getting tatoos though , the appeal of a a tramp stamp on the small of your back escapes me entirely.
On 13 May 2011 at 5:58pm Vesbod wrote:
So what exactly have the last handful of posts got to do with feminism then ? In an attempt to get back on track, I was born and bred in Wales, and Mum was the boss, end of story. I have many happy memories of my Dad coming home on a Friday evening and handing every penny over to my Mum, and if he was lucky, she'd give him a couple of bob for a pint, or two !! Sadly they've both passed away.
Mind you, I was sort of looking forward to the scantally clad ladies of Lewes parading a la Paul Newman...could we have a rethink on that please !
On 13 May 2011 at 6:36pm Mr Forks wrote:
Have you seen the ladies of Lewes recently??!!
On 13 May 2011 at 6:37pm jrsussex wrote:
I did put an etc at the end of the examples I gave meaning "and so on and so forth". I actually think the punks in London took a tremendous amount of attention to the way in which they presented themselves, as did other styles, the one's I mentioned were, in my opinion, those that began the revolution of young people having more to say about their lives that eventually led to the so called 60's revolution.
Which of course, to bring the posts back to feminism, saw what was probably the greatest product with regard women obtaining improved rights, the pill.
On 13 May 2011 at 9:09pm Paul Newman wrote:
Mr. Forks is not very gallant is he !
On 13 May 2011 at 9:41pm TeeHee wrote:
The pill. A wondrous thing for men or women?
On 15 May 2011 at 3:37pm Roly Mo wrote:
I shall be coming to see you tomorrow, Forks (fully dressed as I am so repulsive).