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I am finishing up my midwifery apprenticeship and plan to be a real midwife early in 2014!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Beauty Everywhere

Gleaned from Molly's blog, a link to an SFGate article which includes this gem:

In Margaret Cho's "Beautiful" tour, she talks about recently being on a radio show and having the host ask her point-blank, live, on the air, "What if you woke up one day, and you were beautiful?" When asked, he defined beautiful as blonde, thin, large-breasted, a porno stereotype. Cho says, "Just think of what life is like for this poor guy. There's beauty all around him in the world, and he can only see the most narrow definition of it."


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. Wasn't that a great article?

I don't know if you noticed, but I am no longer featured in the "author pic" on my blog. One too many weird/unkind comments and I decided I just didn't feel like putting up with it any more. So I'm currently Nietzsche... was Jesse Helms a few weeks ago... and one of those trampy horse toys after that... think it's time for another change?

Elizabeth said...

Really? Weird. I've never gotten that kind of comment....well, I have been blasted for being fat, but that wasn't really about my photo. I'm sorry you had that happen...not nice!