Preparing for the real world and Victoria’s slutty secret.

Today I was supposed to get up early and run a 12 miler.  Instead my morning looked more like this:

So I’ll be getting up early tomorrow to run the 12.  I think it was good to get more rest today anyways because my tibia has been killing me..even while walking.  I think after my 1/2 on April 10th I’ll be taking running easy for a while.

Since I have been applying for post graduation jobs (graduation is 39 days away!!!) I decided to go to the mall and shop around for interview suits.  Here’s what I’ve learned:

1. Interview suits are expensive.  This one was $280 at Macy’s.

2. Petite doesn’t actually mean petite:

3. I need to get used to looking like a man.

4. I like this white undershirt though it may not be appropriate for the “interview outfit”


At the mall I also stopped by Victoria’s Secret because they are having a 7 for $25 panty sale.  Along with that they also give you a card to use when you come back that’s $10, $50, $100 or $500 off your next purchase. I found a small perfume for $10 that I’ll at least get for free when I go back.

And then I spotted these:

I’ve never considered myself a femenist and mostly believe that if you want something to happen YOU have to make it happen and stop feeling victimized (ex. If you want higher pay you have to work for higher pay, you can’t say that you’re not getting paid as much simply because you’re a female–personal opinion). I don’t necessarily think it’s ok for men and male-directed companies/brands to insinuate that all females must look and act like porn stars but it’s their business as long as it doesn’t affect me and the brands I like to buy. However, these panties really pissed me off for many reasons:

1. Victoria’s secret is a WOMEN’s store. One place where we should go to feel sexy about ourselves and for ourselves. We should not feel like we need to be slutty to draw attention from guys and I think this is the direct message these are sending. Gross.

2. This is from their PINK line, which, in my opinion with all of the cutesy colors is directed towards younger girls (high school and college).  Should they really be sending this message?

3. STD rates are at an all time high.  Are things like this helping? Nope.

4. Are men really attracted to this?  If I were a guy and saw that the girl I was with was wearing these I would seriously be worried about my health.


I mean I guess it’s possible that VS made these for slutty girls to wear as a warning to men to wear a condom….?? …Yeah right……


I also posted the picture on Facebook to see what people would say and to see if my views were possibly too harsh and here are the responses I got:

“Chlamydia: Victoria’s real secret”

“WHORE might have worked too.”

“I’m a class-less slut”

“I have an STD”


What do you think?  Are these OK? Should VS tone it down a bit?


About runningthrough2011

I'm an epidemiologist with a recent 55 pound weight loss and a new love for running. My goal to stay motivated in 2011 is to do one race a month for the entire year. Welcome to my page!
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2 Responses to Preparing for the real world and Victoria’s slutty secret.

  1. That underwear is disgusting! I don’t know why anyone- male or female- would be proud of the fact that they ‘get around.’ Have some class!!

  2. lifeisbeachykeen says:

    The underwear are tacky, but I, personally, wouldn’t get worked up over it. I just wouldn’t buy them.

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