As Eugenia pointed out in her gift guide for foodies, aprons can certainly be a must when it comes to kitchen concoctions. And with only a few more stomach-prepping days before Thanksgiving, one must spend some time considering the garments in all their ridiculous extremes. But at what point does a novelty apron go from goofy to offensive?
The apron above could especially be argued either way. In one sense, the scantily-clad Jane ode could be a reference to the age-old stereotype of women slaving over the stove, existing solely as a domestic, sexual object. Or if we agree Jane is a strong female archetype, then the apron’s imagery is empowering. Then again, maybe this apron is just that: An apron.
What do you think? Is this apron’s design demeaning, Beyoncifying (our new synonym for powerful), titillating, funny or just plain ignorable?