A propos of the recent discussion on self-policing female tools of the patriarchy: behold NPR’s “Morning Edition” commentator Dawn Turner Trice as she condemns the practice, which has apparently proliferated wildly out of control among pregnant women in her office, of wearing spandex that accentuates their enceinteship. She finds “unsettling” the frankness with which her colleagues unapologetically saunter around their cubicles with fabric “stretched across huge bellies.”
“I’m thrilled that pregnancy is no longer an automatic ticket to the mommy track,” Trice says, revealing that NPR is now recruiting contributors from the Bellevue Department at Delusionville U, “but maybe we need a rule. If you want to get ahead, spandex has no place in the office.”
How pleasant for the preggos in her office that they have patriarchy mouthpiece/femininity rule book author Dawn Turner Trice expressing her revulsion for them on National Public Radio, and how useful of National Public Radio to broadcast this important caution against wearing such a meretricious fabric within tent-pitching distance of important men while gestating young innocents.