This is an update of a post I ran in the summer last year. I'm feeling retro today!
I was conducting my never-ending battle with the laundry yesterday,
and as I was pulling items out of the dryer I noticed that my son has
Green Lantern underpants.
I did not buy any Green Lantern items for my son--my husband and his mother did that. Our house, since the movie came out, has
been inundated with GL sheets, GL toys, GL towels, GL jammies, GL
t-shirts...you get the picture. All of these items have the Ryan
Reynolds version of Green Lantern because they are all based on the
movie. There are enough pictures of Ryan Reynolds on enough items to
qualify us as the home of a stalker. My husband and son are just average
fanboys, so it's all good. Looking at those underpants, however, I
suddenly realized that my son has been running around with Ryan
Reynolds' picture on his little backside.(It sort of looks like Ryan Reynolds to me, anyway)
Do you know
how many women would be fighting to have Ryan Reynolds on their
backside? Even with my math skills being horrible, that is an extremely
high number! So why don't they sell this sort of garment to women?
Think how many women would pay a heck of a lot of money to have a
picture of their favorite celebrity hunk on their underpants. They may
not ever meet George Clooney, but they could 'wear' him out for a night
on the town.
Someone might mention the whole "my man
won't find those underpants sexy in the least" aspect to this
discussion. Fair enough. We all want to wear the sexy underpants that
are most likely to flip the passion switch. Remember that scene in Bridget Jones' Diary,
where Bridget excuses herself so she can change into her sexy
underpants while an unexpected date waits in the other room? Who over
thirty hasn't done that at least once in their lives? Nobody wants to face their first time wearing unromantic panties.
However, what do we
usually wear on days that aren't date night? Plain old cotton--whether
it's a bikini, a thong, boy short, or briefs. There is not a darn thing
wrong with cotton--it's comfortable, and most days cotton underwear
doesn't get bunched up, which is a definite bonus. The fact is that most of us live our lives in the underpants that are most comfortable to us, and those are not usually from Victoria's Secret. Why can't we have pictures of superheroes on our underpants, too? I know that my day would certainly feel braver knowing I was wearing Batman underpants. I know that wearing superhero underpants makes my son very happy--I just think that women should get to play, too!
are major purchasers of underpants in this country. We do most of the
shopping for our families, and that includes unmentionables. If we
asked for pictures on our underpants, companies would have to listen.
I've seen underpants for women that have writing on them. It wouldn't
be that much of a stretch to have a picture instead. And what is wrong
with having a picture of Ryan Reynolds*, Han Solo, or Superman on the backside of those underpants?
Not a darn thing.
I have no wish to wear underpants with Ryan Reynolds on them. He is
merely an example. I promise! And no, you can't have the pair pictured! Ew.