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True Love Waits

2008-06-02 21:46:56.524023+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

K-Mart is selling "True Love Waits" pants:

Whether she is lounging around the house, going to practice, or doing her chores. These soft athletic style crop pants will keep her comfy. Perfect for wearing with her favorite sweatshirt or tee. These athletic pants boldly proclaim just where she stands by pointing out that "True Love Waits" in a large screen print on the front and back of these pants.

Gotten to from here, which I got to from here which

Leaving aside snide comments about the desirability of reproduction amongst K-Mart customers (remember that "abstinence education" graduates have higher unplanned pregnancy rates than graduates of sex education classes that teach all the facts), I'd like to address two points.

First, that these are marketed to parents buying for their daughters, meshing nicely with Figleaf's musings on our cultural dictate of women as 'the "no-sex" class', and feeding into a very Taliban-esque notion that women are responsible for all the abstinence decisions.

Unless, of course, someone can find these in men's styles, in which case that'd negate my second point: I can think of nothing that deserves to be worn in some completely ironic context more. I'm thinking "Burning Man", with the crotch cut out of 'em, or similar. But the appear to be unavailable in my size. Damn.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-02 23:27:24.998156+00 by: topspin [edit history]

I was never lucky or masochistic enough to reproduce, but my female progeny would have been the one who, if bought such, would have embroiderd "with a whip" or "until the 2nd date" or "patiently for anal" or "then pounces!" or "for no man" (with enhanced rainbow effects) below that little phrase.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-03 00:11:07.42517+00 by: meuon [edit history]

My perspective has sure changed over the years. I now experience sex without the dogma and mystery hawked by judeo-christian shysters that often get busted for child porn or anonymous "gay' sex at truck pull-offs (jerk-offs?). Don't get me wrong, sex is good, forget good, more like: mind blowing fantastic.

But if sex were music, and I believed: "true love waits", I'd still be listening to "Jack in the Box" played by spinning the crank on the side of a kids toy. Don't get me wrong, it's a great song, Jack pops up and gets his jolly off. You pop him back and do it again. Well.. when you're in your twenties you can.

But I don't see anything wrong with developing an ear, listening to a lot of music, maybe even singing a few duets or playing with some bands. Try some classical, some heavy metal and some pop.

And then, when you find the right person for you, who also knows how to fiddle a tune as well as beat a drum and you want to explore what the two of you can do together for the rest of your lives, you'll have some experience to build on.

Now when I hear "pop goes the weasel", the 1001 strings are playing harmony and Jerry Garcia's wailing on guitar. Or was that the "Cherry Garcia" melting down thar?

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-03 02:36:52.52364+00 by: markd

My favorite wedding (outside of my own) was the one where we played Pop goes the Weasel as prelude music.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-03 12:43:12.711866+00 by: JT

Heh, kmart sells clothing promoting abstinence... Toys-r-us sells tramp stamps for kids. It's an interesting world of mixed messages kids must get sometimes.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-03 13:03:37.308893+00 by: m

I must be out of the loop again. I thought it was a condemnation of premature ejaculation.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-03 14:35:50.458025+00 by: meuon

  1. I like the way your mind works.