Knit bikini top

Found this video by Threadbanger posted on another blog. I have some bamboo yarn that I think would be perfect to use to try out this project. It’s pretty, but looks small and wondering about the coverage. Hoping the adaptations I’d have to make to accomodate larger breasts work ’cause I’m *ahem*, a bit more endowed than the woman knitting in this video.  We shall see. 

We run this mutha…..NOT!!

So while folks are waxing poetic about Beyonce’s latest video “Run the World (girls)” I came across this cartoon while viewing another blog. It’s simple, yet says so much.

Which woman is more oppressed?

The irony that two women from completely different walks of life can pass each other on the street and come to the same conclusion about one another. The woman in the bikini, who appears to be from a western background views the woman in the burka as being oppressed and dominated by a patriarchal society based on religion. In her eyes, the woman in the burka envies her sense of freedom and wishes she could be more liberated.

Flip the script and the woman in the burka is thinking the complete opposite. She views the woman wearing the bikini as a loose individual, perhaps lacking in a moral foundation, who is dominated by the pressure to conform to the norms of what is also a patriarchal society. Is that woman wearing a bikini because that’s what she likes to wear? Or is she appealing to the desires of men who want to see tits and ass?

The cartoon speaks to the irony of patriarchy, and I guess to an extent a hypocrisy that exists in feminism. What does it say about our current state of affairs as women?

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