This Spanx catalog cover makes me wanna barf.
I don’t believe that this is what the Founding Fathers, or the people who fought in the Revolutionary War, would have wanted for us. In fact, I’m pretty sure if someone had told George Washington that one day the meaning of July 4th would be bastardized by a shapewear company preying on women’s culturally-induced self-esteem issues in order to sell bras, he’d have thrown in the towel on the whole thing. I would have, if I were him.
Secondly, given that the word is spelled “independence,” shouldn’t it be thindependence, not thindependance? If you’re going to create a dumb new word, please follow spelling conventions. That’s really all I ask.
Third and finally: a group of tall, thin, half-naked white ladies trying to sell me stuff?
Is the shorter brunette on the right the nod to diversity here? If so, try harder Spanx.
Rather than celebrate “thindependance day,” or any other bullshit holidays designed to make us feel bad about about ourselves, let’s all celebrate Women’s Equality Day this summer. It happens on August 26th, the day in 1920 that women were given the right to vote in this country. Instead of considering the advantages of a specific cut of shapewear, let’s reflect on the fact that it’s another six years until the hundredth anniversary of that event. Hell, maybe we could even think about the fact that women are still making only 77 cents to the dollar compared to men. It’s nothing to say “bra-llelujah” about but, frankly, there is never an appropriate time to say that.