Sunday, October 08, 2006
Suburban Fetish of the Week
I've been accused in the past of "making up" the connection between little girls, horses, and - um - sensuality. This little piece of art, devised by Dominic Wilcox, is actually available for sale. Custom-made. Real leather and multiple settings. "Putting the fun back in housework" is the tagline.
Feministing bloggers, to whom I owe this find, wonder if it's a tool of the patriarchy or an honest appraisal of housewives' lonely days.
A close woman friend of mine, meanwhile, wonders if it's functional. "Those corners aren't going to work," she says, "it needs more rounded edges. Also, if it was really designed by a woman for women, it wouldn't be leather... it's still a male fantasy."
Perhaps. But I'm not the one who had my first orgasm at a canter.