While I was in there, I noticed that there was a picture of a naked woman on my teenage son’s body wash. See her? Right next to the 33%?
I mean, she might not be naked. She might be a member of the crew of the Starship Enterprise, in which case she’d have a better chance for a long-term relationship with my eldest. But I’m pretty sure that hair hasn’t met regulation since Deanna Troy.
In fairness, though my son chose the body wash, I purchased it myself in an effort to Promote Diligent Personal Hygene. I didn’t notice the naked woman when I bought it, and I doubt (hope) that he did either.
But I’ve noticed her now, and now I have a conundrum. Do I ban Axe from my shower stalls for it’s ridiculous objectification of women, and make my son use Suave (so he smells like a cheap mom), Irish Spring (so he smells like a middle-aged man), or Scooby-Doo (so he smells like mystery berry bubble gum)? Do I concede to having the silhouette of a naked woman in my sons’ shower stall? If I use it as a talking point with him about the sexualization and objectification of women, as I would do if I found other things related to naked women among his belongings, will he ever not notice the naked woman again?