Monday, August 17, 2009

Dare You to Try This!

I'm a little behind on my reading, "reading" meaning free magazines that I pick up as I leave the supermarket with my Tuesday sub special.

I finally finished last month's issue of Skirt magazine. Now, I do love me some Skirt!, but I almost laughed out loud when I read a suggestion in the Feminist themed issue:

"Wear Skirt! to the Supermarket

Do critical readings of women's magazine covers - out loud- while you're in line at the grocery store. 'Wow, look how much they've airbrushed her! She doesn't even look like a human being anymore. They put pictures like that on magazines to make the rest of us feel terrible about ourselves.' This helps to decolonize your own mind and also can serve as consciousness-raising for people in line with you."

I'll admit that this is the first time I have heard the word "decolonize." If I hadn't read it in context, I would have surmised it to be one of those colonics!

I'm not sure about you, but I doubt the people in line with me at the grocery store want me raising their consciousness - just a guess!

24 comments:

Aleta said...

LMAO. Greg would do it in a heartbeat. He'd read something out loud just to get a reaction from people. Not me...

Sassy Chica said...

Hilarious....I am going to try that next time I am at the store!

Smooches,
Sassy Chica

thank you for the awsome welcome!
I heart being a SITS'a

Amanda said...

Uh, yeah. Not sure this would be as effective coming from a Conservative Christian. Since I am *all for* the whole barefoot and pregnant movement.

But I will admit, the thought of YOU doing this makes me laugh!

Blessings-
Amanda

Lucy said...

Gee, most people enjoy my meltdowns in line but maybe I should switch to this new strategy!

bigmamacass said...

HAHAHA1! i would tend to agree with ya there!

shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

lol..i agree dear!!

good post...

Laura said...

Funny!! Hmmmm, I always do this in my head but never out loud...I knew I was missing something! :)

Yaya said...

Haha! I love the way your mind works!

AK said...

God..I doubt it too. People would think that I am a crack! I don't want to try it alone. But I think it would be fun to try it when u r with ur friends,out shopping..Nice blog.Thank you for dropping by. I am all very excited about being a part of SITS!!Drop by whenever u can.

AK said...

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angelcel said...

They also might wonder who you were talking to...er, *yourself*?! Mind you that could help to clear the queues around you! ;)

Housewife Savant said...

I may be too dumb to read your blog.

I thought they wanted you to fashion some pants out of paper.
Which would not be good if your decolonization kicked in whilst you were shopping.

Fundies pontificate. It makes you wanna do the opposite.

Tammy Howard said...

I'm guessing they'd just think you were a whackadoodle. But that could be fun, too...

Rebecca Jo said...

colonics for the mind... not a pretty picture!

Janna Bee said...

Decolonize? I don't think that word is meant to be used like that! Too funny!

Sandra said...

Hi! I can see so many people put a lot of effort into their blogs because they are so beautifully laid out, like yours.

Tina said...

I do that all the time...Especially when I am with hubby because he gets embarassed.

Yankee Girl said...

I have an award for you on my page!

And that would be so much fun! I love to watch people squirm because I have just made them uncomfortable!

♥Karm said...

LMAO great post. thanks for stopping by my blog. =]

Kristin said...

WHAT? If you do it, can you tape it please?

cherie said...

oh my God, carma, you get funnier and funnier by the post, lol! decolonize the mind indeed, okay!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

LOL! I'm with you there...not only do I doubt the people in line with me at the grocery store want me raising their consciousness, but I'd rather they not raise mine, either... ;)

~Kristen~ said...

I seriously think it would be freakin hysterical if you do this!!! Do it!!! And get VC to tape it!!!

Unknown Mami said...

Yeah, that's a little over the top. Although I would like to be decolonized.

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