Yoko Ono, “woman of achievement”: Feminists gush over hideous, dull-witted Pirelli calendar
From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:
When is someone finally going to come out and say that the much fawned-over 2016 Pirelli Calender is just plain God-awful?
And also, by the way, strong evidence that feminists, who to a woman are gushing over this pictorial turkey are lentil-brained conformists who will fall for any line that attaches the buzzwords “powerful” and “accomplishments” to the female sex.
As everyone who isn’t orbiting Alpha Centauri knows, the Italian tire manufacturer decided to ditch the arty photos of mostly nude supermodels for ultra-arty photos of so-called “women of achievement,” some of whom are clothed but others of whom are nearly as buck-naked as the supermodel except far less gorgeous. Pirelli then hired Annie Leibowitz to take the pictures–and somehow even she couldn’t make them look interesting.
Sexy? Inspiring? Powerful? Let’s see who makes it onto Pirelli’s list of “women of achievement”
Yoko Ono! Yes that Yoko Ono–the one whose sole “achievement” was to marry John Lennon, take over his life, and ruin his music.
Another calendar pick is Agnes Gund, whose main claim to fame is that she’s a rich lady who spends a lot of money on the arts.
And another is Tavi Gevinson, the 19-year old fashion blogger who says such things as “A white, able-bodied cis-gendered woman being naked is just not revolutionary anymore,” indicating that she must be in college.
Tennis powerhouse Serena Williams, here wearing only her underpants, is sexy–but only if you go for dominatrixes.
Amy Schumer, also wearing only her underpants, is at least funny as she mugs with a coffee cup, although the most flattering thing about this Leibowitz photo of her are her Stuart Weitzman stilettos.
And most of the rest of the women I’ve never heard of. You’d think for a bunch of liberals, they’d at least stick Hillary Clinton into the 2016 calendar, in the month of November, for example.