My housemate just returned from a vacation at the beach with a bunch of women friends from work. Saturday night, they decided to go out to a club. My housemate, who had never been "out" with these women before, was horrified to discover that with a few drinks in them they would flash their tits, dance on the bar, give lap dances to guys and in general "act like Girls Gone Wild." Most of these women are in their mid-30s to early-40s, and a few are married. Now I can see, depending on the women and the bar in question, how this could either be a really fun night for everyone, or kind of a grotesque nightmare of women who've seen better days, like a Fassbinder film. (But for what it's worth, a couple of the women went home with guys that they thought were hot). But what surprised me is how my housemate described it: she kept saying that the women "were completely disrespecting themselves" and their behavior so upset her that she left in the middle of the night, and drove four hours back home, rather than have to see them in the morning. I would never say that a person was "disrespecting themselves" by behaving this way. In fact I would probably say that if they felt the need to reconnect with their younger selves, or express a side of themselves that usually stays hidden, they were in fact "respecting themselves" in the truest sense of the word, by acting this way. What do you say? Do you relate more to my housemate or her coworkers?