Monday, September 10, 2007


"Woman is the nigger of the world."
-Yoko Ono

Forget about Britney Spears' performance last night at that adult high school talent show known as the VMAs. I could care less. What is absolutely appalling to me, however, is the comments regarding her body.

"Lard and clear," read Monday's headline in the New York Post. "The bulging belly she was flaunting was SO not hot," wrote E! Online.

When did curvaceous become the new fat? Is it any wonder that approximately 90-95 % of those with anorexia are girls and women? And as soon as Ms. Spears starts putting the ol' finger down the throat in a fit of self-consciousness and loses the "bulging belly," these same "journalists" will be quick to say she needs a sandwich.

Masochism is defined as the tendency to derive pleasure, esp. sexual gratification, from one's own pain or humiliation. Whatever the definition is for those who derive pleasure from someone else's pain or humiliation, our society has become it.

"The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn."
-Gloria Steinem

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