March 05, 2007

The War Against Purim?

So, how did you celebrate Purim this weekend? A little Megillah reading and too much Manischewitz? Or maybe you decided that what Purim needs is to be a little more like Halloween, where any woman can take a blue-collar profession (maid, nurse, police officer, etc.), put the word "sexy" in front of it, and -- voila! -- she has a costume. (I'm assuming the women pictured in the ad below weren't on their way to shul.)

For the non-Jews out there, Purim is a holiday about the near extermination of Persian Jews so of course you'd want to dress like a half-naked fire woman.

Sunday Styles totally missed an opportunity for a trend piece yesterday. (Ad courtesy of last week's Village Voice.)


Posted by Doug at March 5, 2007 01:46 PM

Ouch!! "Blue-collar profession" ?oxymoron? also the nurses may take exception to blue collar.....

Posted by: moira at March 6, 2007 10:15 PM

Poor choice of words, I admit, and no harm meant towards members of the nursing profession.

Posted by: Doug at March 7, 2007 12:09 PM