Luckily, I am worn out. So, rather than spend the whole day fuming that my car is looking more like an entrant in a demolition derby than the car I know and love, I spent it watching the Coyote Ugly show on CMT with the Professor.
I spent a lot of time just staring at my television in confusion. But finally, about half way through the second hour, I realized what bugged me.
I really don’t give a shit if women want to stand on a bar and flaunt their tits and shake their asses to make some money. It’s not going to win any of them Feminist of the Year, but, if that’s your thing, who gives a fuck?
No, what bothers me about Coyote Ugly is that everyone on the show seems to just unquestioningly believe that this is a job women should aspire to. Not just a job that a woman might get because it pays the bills and is somewhat amusing, but a job women should want so much that they’re willing to compete for it like it really matters.
I just find this ludicrous.
The job is to be an entertaining bartender. Fine, that’s a cool gig if you can get it. But it’s not something worth aspiring to. And yet, the whole premise of the show is that it is. That just blows my mind.