I am not cool. I’m just putting this out there. I am completely out of touch with current trends in anything. I suspect this is because 1) I work remotely–my commute is to the coffee pot; and 2) I almost never watch TV–four shows in the last two years that I binge watch when I have the time, and thus rarely see commercials. Mind you, I have nothing against TV. I’m sure there are lots of shows I would enjoy. However, since I have a full-time day job and lots of books I want to write, I just don’t have time.
There was a period in my life when I could have faked it to a degree. When my kids were in high school and lived at home I knew a little pop-culture. If I heard something in passing, with which I wasn’t familiar, I could ask the experts. Bless them, they never rolled their eyes, they always just explained, often pulling up video or audio for me.
Anyway, that is all to say that I don’t really know who P!nk is. I have heard of her, I know she is a popular musician, but if she delivered roses to my door, I wouldn’t recognize her. However, she tweeted something this week that I saw on Facebook and I admire it. I know there was a reason for it and there is a lot of fur flying on both sides. However, setting all of that aside, I love the message in the tweet so I am reposting it here.
Shout out to all of the women, across the world, using their brains, their strength, their work ethic, their talent, their “magic” that they were born with, that only they possess. It may not ever bring you as much “attention” or bank notes as using your body, your sex, your tits and asses, but women like you don’t need that kind of “attention”. In the quiet moments, you will feel something deeper than the fleeting excitement resulting from attention, you will feel something called pride and self-respect. Keep on resisting the urge to cave. You’ll never have to make silly excuses for yourself.
~ P!nk, March 8, 2016
So this is a “shout out” to a pop artist about whom, admittedly, I know almost nothing. But I think she got it right with this. To you I say: Well done, my lady P!nk (which would be totally hip in the fourteenth century).