Sunday, June 27, 2010

Noticed - The New Power of Petite Women -

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Noticed - The New Power of Petite Women -

Petite -
Pronunciation: \pə-ˈtēt\
Function: adjective
Etymology: French, feminine of petit
Date: 1784: having a small trim figure —usually used of a woman
Por quoi? We never hear of a petite man. Mai, non.
Only petite women. Because for a woman, the most important attribute is appearance.
Her definition, her value, the content of her character; all secondary.

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1 comment:

Amy Boland said...

Well let's not be so hasty here. Yes, this is about sexism, but against whom? It's not polite to point out a man's small stature. Think about the popular concepts of small men: "bantam rooster," "Napoleon complex." None of it is complimentary and all of it implies a bad attitude to make up for a lack of physical power that is the measure of a man's competence. Is it accurate? Not in my experience. Is it right? No. What are we gonna do about it?