The award-winning director Anthony J Corniche III was filming at our meeting in Speakers’ Corner today, and during a break showed me a photo he’d taken on the London Underground this morning:
Not being familiar with the word “shapewear”, I checked it on Wikipedia, their entry starts with this:
A foundation garment (also known as shapewear or shaping underwear) is an undergarment designed to impermanently alter the wearer’s body shape, to achieve what some view as a more fashionable figure. The function of a foundation garment is not to enhance a bodily feature (as would, for example, a padded bra) but to make it look more presentable. [J4MB: “More presentable” is Wiki-speak for “less fat”.]
The advert was designed for Heist Studios, a seller of such garments, here. The full text of the poster is this:
Shapewear is anti-feminist, right?
We make it, so we hear this a lot.
From clothes to makeup, don’t we all have the right to make our own choices?
Tell us what you think.
Mr Corniche pointed out the young are attracted to things that are counter-cultural. Can we look forward to more young women openly advertising their anti-feminism? We do hope so.
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