here. It is where I first learned about them. At the risk of dating myself, I seem to remember an episode of Laverne and Shirley in which tiny sweet Shirley got herself a hinney enhancer. (Can't remember what they called it.) And there she was bebopping around with her fake plastic hiney. It was hysterical. And how about Vicki Lawrence as Mama with all her extra padding? Wasn't that totally hilarious. I always got a kick out of that character, especially when Carol Burnette was there to play Eunice! Okay, way way off course and totally dating myself. Google it youngsters!
After I saw this, it got my wheels turning. And I knew a question was being raised! A fellow bloggy friend of mine Catherine, at Wink at Me has her take on the product too. She is a hoot by the way! Her take was happily different than my own but not too far from my thinking. She talks about women having yet another way to "misrepresent" themselves. Well I didn't think of it that way. But she is absolutely right.
I am just thinking of these women who put themselves through the ringer to be thin. I am talking model thin. But what happens to our breasts when we have no fat left? They are almost non existent! So the same would be true of our backsides? So now we are rail thin and we have no shape! So we buy padded bras and padded underwear! Well I don't know about you, but I am so glad I have real curves! Because at the end of the day, when I shed my clothes and change to the jammies my curves stay with me.
What do you think of padded panties? Have we gone to far in designing the "perfect" woman? Is it just another way to mess with our delicate egos?