Friday, July 04, 2008

Friday mind boggle

I don't know if it's my age or feminism or what, but this site, Miss Bimbo (sent to me by Choochoo) makes me feel really uncomfortable.

Not the game as such. Girls have always played fashion games (of which Barbie was the star).

I admit to knowing next to nothing about this game, except what I was told by Choochoo - I'm not about to register to play. However, among other things you have to feed your bimbo every day so she doesn't die (?!?), you get her a job, buy her clothes... It's a far cry from World of Warcraft (which I know next to nothing about either)

The whole point of this game is to be a bimbo. A BIMBO!!! As if that's a good thing!

For chrissake, they are selling teenage girls to themselves as Bimbos! How goddamn fucked is that? As if they didn't have enough self esteem issues, now it's cool to be dumb.

Become the hottest, coolest most intelligent and talented bimbo the world has ever known!

Welcome to Miss Bimbo. Enter the exciting world of the first ever, virtual fashion game!Become the most famous, beautiful, talented, independent and charming bimbo across the globe!

Find your own cool place to live.

Find a fun challenging job to pay for your needs - all the clothes an independent Bimbo could possibly want a nice pad and nights out with friends.

Shop for the latest fashions and become the trendsetting bimbo in town!

Become a socialite and skyrocket to the top of fame and popularity.

Date that famous handsome man you've had your eye on and show the Bimbo world the social starlet you are!

Challenge other bimbos and see whose bimbo is most popular - as voted by other players!

Do all you can to make it to the top of Bimbo world!

Tackle your 104 tasks as quick as possible to become the rising star bimbo!!

Are you ready to become Queen of the Bimbos!?!

You know you're getting old when you start wondering what the world is coming to, and why we actually bothered to fight for women's rights.


Urban Animal said...

So true, it seems that sometimes we go back instead of forward. It would be great to know that their mothers/role models would tell them they are better than this. That's my hope at least.

Ian Lidster said...

Years ago the National Lampoon did a spoof of the icky-sticky Desidirata, called the Deteriorata. It contained the immortal lines at the end:
"The world continues to deteriorate.
Give up."

What you write of kind of makes me feel that way. Doesn't shock me, but does sadden me. What indeed did the feminist movement do all that work for?

'Raise your daughter to be a Slutbunny! How cool is that??'

XUP said...

Despite stuff like this, when I look at my teenaged daughter I know our feminist pioneers didn't fight in vain. She takes her equality for granted, has no doubt that she can choose whatever career she wants for herself, knows that she can have a perfectly happy and fulfilled life without ever being a wife or mother if she doesn't want to be and can take care of herself. And, if she wants to, she can play at being a bimbo because she knows it's just a game, not a life sentence -- stupid game, yes.

somewhere joe said...

Boys think its cool to look like pimps. I was at a Halloween party last year where the parents of one boy dressed the kid (or let the kid dress) up as a pimp - complete with leopardskin fedora, pointy alligator shoes, and a ton of bling. He won first prize. :o\

That girl said...

I bet everyone is 22 and under on this site. I cannot imagine any 'real' woman doing this.

Hagelrat said...

EEP! I shouldn't be surprised, but I stil am.

Jocelyn said...

The only thing Paris Hilton still lacked was a Web game.

Until this.

noha said...

You're not old, just sane. I'm 25 and I totally agree with you... Why don't we respect ourselves as women (or rather, why do some women insist on ruining it for the rest of us?)