DO you ever have those days when you feel like strutting your stuff?
Maybe the scale moved in the right direction.
Maybe someone noticed you had lost some weight.
Maybe an outfit fit better than it used to.
Maybe you accomplished something you had not been able to previously.
Maybe you did an extra set of reps at the gym.
Maybe you walked an extra few minutes.
Whatever it was, you felt good about yourself and wanted to show how good it felt.
It is a powerful feeling to feel good about yourself. I admit, I do not often get into that mindset.
(Warning this blog is about to get controversial. I will try to temper my words to not be offensive and I ask that when you comment you apply the same tempering)
I was not going to write about this. BUt i found it profoundly affecting me.
I am not a sports fan ( can you tell where this is going?) Neither is my husband. We never watch sports event. Except once a year we watch the SuperBowl.
I do not get the attraction of watching grown men taking a beating like that. But once a year I can tolerate it.
What I really do not understand are all of the commercials. At one point I saw 30 seconds of game play followed by five minutes of commercials.
Most years I look forward to the half time show. This year I had read that Jennifer Lopez wanted to make her daughter proud that 2 Latino women were doing the show. The hype was all about wanting to empower women.
AS the show began with Shakira, I started to get uncomfortable. SHe was spreading things that should not be spread in front of mixed company and children. I will leave that.
I was absolutely shocked at Jennifer Lopez. First at the leather thong. When she she turned and mooned her almost bare butt at the camera I was finished. THere was nothing empowering (in my opinion) about that performance. Not too many years ago, they would have been arrested for indecent exposure and lewdness. It was objectifying women, not empowering them.
There is a time to strut our stuff. There is a place to do it. There is a way to do it. We can do it with dignity. We can do it with decency.
SUnday I night, I just walked away.