Friday, July 31, 2009

Misogony: just add water

I realise it's a stupid thing to do but yes, I read an article from today's Daily Star. It's safe to say it made me cross-eyed with anger.

The story? Well it's a light-hearted little piece on how a company in Germany is selling rather special bikinis. It seems that "after 3 minutes contact with water it will fall to pieces!" How hilarious because that makes them "the perfect present for dumped boyfriends who want to get their own back after a break-up."

Ho, ho, fucking ho.

However, all is not rosy in the garden of joy that is German joke swimwear manufacturing because "the sexy swim-wear has outraged killjoy women's rights campaigners" who don't think tricking women into becoming naked in a public place is just a bit of fun.

Damn those killjoys. I'd have thought it was a criminal act akin to tearing off a non-meltable bikini, so it should be the police stepping in surely? Isn't this item making women more vulnerable to sexual assault whilst they sell it as some sort of harmless prank - well, no, hateful revenge on your ex-girlfriend.

For just 9.99 you too can be a vile prick. Rush to your local stockist now.


Simon13 said...

In what situation do men buy their exes bikinis anyway?

Dougie Kinnear said...

Typical of a tabloid. Reminds why I never buy or read them.

Matt M said...

What kind of woman would accept, let alone wear, a bikini given to her by an embittered ex?

I think the fact that comments are turned off for that story means they know it's spectacularly idiotic. At least, I hope that's the reason.

weggis said...

I think the idea is to buy your girlfriend one when you don't quite know how to bring the relationship to an end.

Tom said...

This reminds me of the Monty Python joke of a dodgy trader selling a "naughty nightie" that melts when put on.. Of course they were joking not actually doing it!