My Girlfriend Can Totally Beat Up Your Girlfriend...Let's Watch!

by Sidra M. S. Vitale

It's the My Girlfriend can Totally Beat Up Your Girlfriend t-shirt!

Public displays of female machismo, on the other hand, are very now. What do Sydney Bristow, Buffy Summers, and even that itty bitty little spitfire Dana Scully have in common? They kick ass and chew bubble gum. And they are all out of bubble gum.

I like that. Funny, and true.

Ridiculous male catfight fantasy? Sexist hooey? Inappropriate celebration of mindless violence? Rubbish. We say the highest compliment you can pay your best girl is to let the world know she could fishhook some bar skank without breaking a sweat.

But this, I didn't like. Why?

Because female power isn't about fishhooking some bar skank who tries to give you the hairy eyeball, bucko. It's about taking down the dipshit in the parking lot who thinks feeling me up is "a good time" regardless of whether I agree. It's about the self-confidence to stand up for what I believe in. Even to my boyfriend who thinks it's "cool" that "his girl" can throw a punch.

Copyright © 2005 by Sidra M. S. Vitale

02/08/07 at 21:42