Some enterprising young entrepreneurs in Singapore have come up with a new spin on ladies night. Get free drinks depending on your bra size. Just pony up to the Boobie Booth and flaunt your stuff.
Oh boy… where do we start?
This is not unlike Jon Lajoie’s fantastic rap piece “Show me your genitals”.
If you are unfamiliar with this classic piece of viral video, it’s time to educate yourself:
There are women who might think this is all in good fun. But if you are left with a sinking feeling after getting your free drink it is because you just agreed to be valued on the basis of your breasts. You have let a room of men objectify you and in exchange you have gained free alcohol.
Ladies if you are going to sell yourselves then at least have enough self-respect to demand a higher price.
Paying a woman for a gawk or fondle of her [breasts | butt | vagina] is prostitution. You don’t think so? It’s just a question of degree.
John: Would you sleep with me if I gave you a million dollars?
John: OK would you sleep with me if I gave you $100 dollars?
Jane: No! I’m not that kind of woman.
John: We’ve already established what kind of woman you are. Now we’re just haggling over price.
There is nothing morally wrong with prostitution but it comes at a very high price for the prostitute, no matter what she charges.
So be perfectly clear: there are no free lunches and there are no free drinks. And there certainly is nothing “free” about letting a group of men wolf whistle over the size of your ta-tas.
It does bug the shit out of me that women will sell themselves so cheaply. Because when they do, there will be a room full of men who will think women are OK with being valued on the basis of sex alone.
So in that sense these “sisters” are doing us all a disservice. One of those guys might be your boss, your colleague, your classmate… How will it affect the way these men see you?
Am I saying she should not have the choice to sell herself for booze? Not at all. At the end of the day it’s her right to choose. But please bear in mind you’ve sold us all short.
“Overeasy bar and diner is a refreshing and vibrant modern bar concept that blurs the line between dining and drinking while paying tasteful homage to the much-loved American diner.”
Is it me, or am I getting mixed messages here? I’m relatively easy to fool but I’m pretty sure the image Overeasy is marketing with the above sentence does not quite gel with the image of women using their tits as trade-off for free booze.
Seriously. You guys have a pretty decent website. Did you blow all your braincells on it, leaving none for more intelligent marketing ploys? There’s nothing “refreshing” or “vibrant” about an establishment that sells itself using the same cheap methodology as every other product on the market. Selling cars? Boobs. Selling cologne? Boobs. Selling drink? Boobs.
What’s the difference between your enterprise and some cheap brand of beer that plops semi-nude women on its ads?
If you need to get me there with boobs, your bar must really suck.
I like Bella’s reference to prostitution. It works all ways: Establishment prostitutes itself to the general stupidity of the populace in order to get customers. Men prostitute their dignity to the establishment by for the purpose of a gawk. Women prostitute themselves to the male gaze for the purpose of free alcohol.
End Result: Men get a view, women get a drink, establishment makes a profit and everyone is this equation is cheap.
Sound tasteful to you?
Epic, epic fail.