Monday, May 21

"I'm part of the problem, baby!"

Wearing his trademark polyester suit and mop of brown hair, the International Man of Mystery himself made an appearance at Whitehall High School on Thursday morning, dancing into the auditorium to the beat of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive."

But Austin Powers had a stern message to deliver to the 9th- through 12th-graders sitting before him as he told the story of his latest dating adventure.

While dancing at a night club not too long ago, he said, he met a woman who promised to date him if only he would read a book about feminism.

After reading the book and watching a movie about how women are objectified in the media, he had an epiphany.

"I'm part of the problem, baby!"

Just like that, Austin Powers -- his words spoken through actor and anti-violence educator Ben Atherton-Zeman -- became a crusader against violence towards women, joining a growing number of men fighting to change the attitudes and cultures that define masculinity.

LINK: Complete article at PostStar
LINK: Voices of Men

1 comment:

Rainbow Girl said...

Hahahahah! That is fucking hilarious, "I'm part of the problem, baby!"

This is why women want him, and hopefully men want to be him!