Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Like a Lady?

The Skinny Girls Cocktails website commands:
Ladies, it’s time. Time to bring the old rules of cocktailing into the modern age. Time to re-write the books on the way we socialize. Time to redefine just what it means to be a lady. Sure, a lady always says, “please” and “thank you,” but a lady also knows what she wants, and isn’t afraid to go out and get it. And Skinnygirl® Cocktails is here to show you how. It’s a woman’s world out there, and it’s time to Drink Like a Lady™.
What exactly does it mean to "drink like a lady"?  Does it mean that you sit cross-legged on a chaise, sipping your chardonnay? That your pinkie dangles delicately as you drink your daiquiri?

Does it mean you wisely moderate your alcohol use? (Now that's a cause I can get behind!)

Or, does it mean, as implied by the brand name, that you imbibe liberally but still look like Bethenny?

It's a tiring (and tiresome) dilemma for women.  Enjoy your food, but watch your weight.  Glisten, but don't you sweat.  Be sexual, but not promiscuous.

If it really were a "woman's world," would you have to "drink like a lady" or could you simply drink?

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