Friday, April 9, 2010

Rant #230: Burn Your Bra!

As breast week concludes, I swear that these things find me, I don't look for them myself ...

Remember in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when many women across America were burning their bras, symbolizing, according to them, their liberation from many things, including their generations-old domination by men?

Well, there appear to be many artifacts of this time period that come to the fore every once in a while.

One of the music-oriented blogs that I frequent, WFMU's Beware of the Blog (, has posted two ditties (with a "t") that exemplify a different era in a different time.

One is by Benny Johnson and the other is by Alex Houston and Elmer, certainly not household names, but their songs, "Burn Your Bra Baby," demonstrate that this phenomenon was not lost among the masses.

Women were making a statement, and men were taking notice!

I do not know what to make of these tunes, or the process of burning one's bra, but all I can say is that these are both uplifting experiences.

And there is a story to go with these tunes that has to be read. I won't go into it here, but it involves mind control! Read it all at the WFMU Blog!

I rest my case on breast week, but not too hard so as to crush the subjects of my reflection.

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