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January 12, 2013

"... from the feminist point of view"

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The Irresistible Allure of the Nylon Slip - Neatorama "I’ve always had a strong interest in lingerie from the feminist point of view, when it comes to reconciling the desire to feel pretty with the concern that fashion is a way of controlling women." [Yeah. right. Oh, just shut up.]

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 12, 2013 10:55 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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It would serve them right if we banned the sale of anything that revealing. They would just love mandatory full time burkas.

Posted by: Fat Man at January 12, 2013 1:14 PM

Here is the oppression:

SATIN AND SILK
Silk Stockings
Music: Cole Porter
Lyrics: Cole Porter
Book: Abe Burrows + George S. Kaufman + Leueen MacGrath
Premiere: Thursday, February 24, 1955
Peggy Dayton:
Since my trips have been extensive ev'rywhere
I've become a much wiser gal,
For I've noticed that expensive underwear
Can improve a gal's morale.

It is strange how lovely lingerie
Can affect a gal's false modesty
If she's wearing silk and satin,
Satin and silk.

Though she knows that boys are evil imps
Yet she yearns to give those boys a glimpse
If she's wearing silk and satin,
Satin and silk.

You cannot expect a lady to exert that certain pull
If she's wearing cotton stockings
And her bloomers are made of wool,
But a woman's woes are at an end
And she's all prepared to make a friend
If she's wearing silk and satin,
She's for pettin' and for pattin'
If she's wearing silk and satin, satin and silk.

It is strange what undergarments do
To convert a maiden's point of view
If she's wearing silk and satin,
Satin and silk.
She will never say her pride was hurt
Should a breeze blow by and lift her skirt
If she's wearing silk and satin,
Satin and silk.

You cannot expect a debutante
To show she's full o' pep
If her slip is made of cotton
And her panties are made of rep,
But she feels much more self-confident
And will dine alone with any gent
If she's wearing silk and satin,
Give her broccoli au gratin,
If she's wearing silk and satin, satin and silk.

Though a gal may have been born a prude
She can quite reverse her attitude
If she's wearing silk and satin,
Satin and silk.

With attractive trimmin's 'neath her dress,
She can shake like hell and spell success
If she's wearing silk and satin,
Satin and silk.

You cannot expect a burlesque queen
To cherish further hope
If her bra is made of buckram
And her G-string is made of rope,
But she knows 'cause she has traveled miles
She can always lay 'em in the aisles
If she's wearing silk and satin,
She can flatten Lord Mountbatten,
If she's wearing silk and satin, satin and silk.

The movie version staring Fred Astaire & Cyd Charisse is available on Amazon.

Posted by: Fat Man at January 12, 2013 1:19 PM

Fools. It's how women control men!

Posted by: leelu at January 12, 2013 3:28 PM


..and how interesting, a bullet bra under a cashmere sweater.

Posted by: Rocky at January 12, 2013 7:53 PM