Demi Moore & Lisa Rinna Twitter Bikini Pics: Female Power or Gratuitous Cheesecake?

Linda Sharps
I know what I would do on Twitter if I had over three million followers. Take some strategically posed self-portraits of my bikini-clad self in a bathroom mirror and publish that shit on TwitPic, that's what. 

Because nothing feels as self-empowering as knowing a million pre-teen boys are whacking off to your picture, amirite?

So that's what Demi Moore was up to the other day, and a few days later, Lisa Rinna followed her lead—cameraphone image, teeny-weeny bikini, sunglasses, and all. She included a message with her picture:
Doin the Demi! Power to the 47yr olds!!!!! She is my idol! :)
Really? After years of paparazzi sharing your private moments with the public, you still haven't had enough? At ease, ladies. 

Okay, I'll admit 47 has never looked quite like these two, and I'm not necessarily opposed to the If You've Got It, Flaunt It mentality. Toned bodies, bouncy boobs, abs you could bounce a quarter off of—there's definitely no shame in their game, and I suppose if you're spending the effort to continually defy Mother Nature at every turn, you want some credit for all your hard work.

Still, there's something a little depressing about it all. These women are nearly 50, with years of wisdom and experience and motherhood under their belts, and yet they're still banking on the most superficial aspects of who they are. 

Not to mention the surely astronomical amounts of age-defying cosmetic work they've both had done. Not exactly the poster women for female empowerment, in my opinion.

Sure, I'd like to look that good at 47. Hell, I'd like to look that good now, and I've got a decade to go before I'm their age. But I also hope that as I get older, I become more confident in who I am as a person and what I have to offer those around me. And I hope my self worth isn't tied to what total strangers think of my nearly naked bod.

What's your take on the Demi/Lisa Twitter pics? Self-confident self-portraits, or uncomfortable overshare?

Image via SplashNews

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