This Salon piece reminded me of one Halloween back in high school.
As per tradition, many people came to school that day dressed in costume. A big group of cheerleaders and their hot non-cheerleader friends came dressed as full-fledged Hooters girls. They looked a lot like this photo, only with backpacks instead of sporting equipment. Some of them had even altered the “uniform” to make it more revealing.
When asked why they chose to come dressed as the employees of a company that objectifies women, they said that they were doing it as an ironic statement in order to actually MAKE FUN of Hooters girls. They were absolutely NOT doing it in order to come to school scantily clad and have guys ogle them in the hallways. Clearly. Of course.
The lesson here is clear: if you’re too dumb to know what irony is, maybe dressing up like a Hooters girl is a good way to prepare for your future which will likely involve you actually working at a Hooters.
Note: BUT… of course we all know that we don’t live in a world which rewards smarts. Those girls are probably running their own companies now or doing corporate law while I scribble here.