Pirate Girl

May 12th, 2011  |  Published in Stumpblog  |  3 Comments

Got a great email today:

As a guy who’s not very attracted to the subservient emaciated type, I found the articles I read about your program and yourself pretty interesting and inspiring. Numerous times I’ve had sad conversations with good friends of mine — wonderful strong women — who failed to see how attractive a strong woman can be. To several of them, a man who wanted a strong woman had to be a docile man, into a dominatrix or something.

The idea of the perfect woman being (to quote Sherlock Holmes) “a worthy adversary” and vice versa for a man, seemed to be lost. Ultimately I think you’re doing a great thing for body image, and it seems to be making a difference.

I’m a professional musician out of Austin, TX, and I wrote and recorded a song that sort of outlines the kind of women that I find beautiful. It’s called “Pirate Girl” and I’ve attached it to this email. If you do end up listening to it, I hope you enjoy it.


–Ben Balmer

This email made my day! Check out the song — it’s fun, and contains the “f-word”. If you like Ben’s stuff, check out his page.


  1. Ingrid says:

    May 12th, 2011at 4:15 pm(#)

    That is so fun! I think I’ll make it my theme song… I’m writing a novel with a very strong female protagonist and that sounds just like her! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Leela says:

    May 13th, 2011at 5:34 pm(#)

    Here’s a book recommendation if you want to read about strong women: “The Secret History Of The Mongol Queens: How The Daughters of Ghengis Khan Rescued His Empire”.


    There were some formidable women in that family. In particular, the story of Khutulun should be very inspiring:


  3. GChussir says:

    October 28th, 2011at 6:55 pm(#)

    Pira girls rules!
    I would love to read the lyrics of the song.

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