The Weekly WTF
192 "pro-life" Republicans and one very silly accessory.
The real WTF of this week goes to the 192 Republicans who voted against the emergency formula bill, because they might be “pro-life” but only when being pro-life disproportionately hurts low-income people with uteruses and women of color. They’re decidedly less pro-life when such a stance disproportionately HELPS those same demographic groups.
And then there’s this bag.
The bag retails for $239.00 and would be a perfect way to showcase one’s appreciation for crusty carbs while also remaining devastatingly chic. Are you going to a black tie event directly following a jaunt to the farmer’s market? (Who isn’t, am I right?) This is the bag for you.
The bag is made by a brand called Gohar World, a shop devoted to “disappearing traditions, such as mouth blown glass, various needle work, and hand dipped candles, amongst others.” Obviously sexy baguette bags represent one of those much-cherished “disappearing traditions.” I have fond memories of my grandmother carrying her own baguette bag as a carry-on when she flew from Iowa to watch my siblings and I when my parents were out of town. Alongside her plastic Piggly Wiggly’s bag which held her knitting project was always her trusty baguette bag. Full of lore. Full of memories. Full of baguette.
Gohar World notes that a bag they’ve named the “baguette bag” is “designed to stash your baguette.” I appreciate the clarification! And lest you think the baguette bag is only useful for a classic late-nineties magazine spread about transitioning seamlessly from “day to night,” it’s actually “perfect for daily use.”
Thank you to the dear reader who sent the baguette bag link to me as a nomination for this week’s WTF. And PLEASE, if you see this baguette bag out in the wild, for god’s sake, take a photo. And as ever, if you come across an old white dude devoted to the destruction of reproductive rights OR an assemblage of black satin bows meant to encase a loaf of bread for $239.00, I beg you, send it my way for next week’s installment of the Weekly WTF.
It takes a village.