Juvenile, derivative yet oddly funny….
Archive for November 2010
“Good Morning America” reports on babies on diets. Obviously crazy. But it does raise an interesting question: is it EVER okay to put your kid on a diet? And if so, at what age? At what point is overweight a true health problem, and how much overweight does a child have to be to make it so? And how does a parent approach it? Much thornier than sensationalizing babies on Slimfast….
Everyone is sending me this link about the “end of the fairy tale movies” at Disney. I’ve resisted commenting because, well, I wrote a whole book about it that’s about to be out and if I start writing on this issue I may never stop. But here’s my 25 second take that I posted as a response to a friend on facebook: They weren’t really making fairy-tale movies anyway. Princess & The Frog and Tangled were the first in some time. Princess & the Frog was not successful (relatively speaking) and had the whole “first black princess” PR angle. If they keep cranking out fairy tales, there’s no build-up, no buzz. And Tangled has the whole “remade for boys” thing. So this “it’s the last one” gambit gives it urgency. It’s total PR, since princesses will not be going anywhere in terms of product licensing and the Cinderella XII straight-to-DVD [...]
The I ♥ boobies founder tells Time, “the best cure for breast cancer is early detection.” That sound you hear is my jaw hitting the floor. She is passing ignorance off as “awareness.”
This was sent to me by the wonderful, whimsical photographer Torrie Groening.
I never get tired of looking at these pictures of pink & blue kids’ bedrooms.
The response I’m getting to the cancer column reflects that people have a hard time separating inappropriate sexualization from healthy sexuality, and what the piece did was help them make that distinction. I’m hoping that’s what Cinderella Ate My Daughter will do too, on a different scale. It’s interesting how tricky the sexualization vs. sexuality thing can be and how often the first pretends to be the second…
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW: Think About Pink
This is also not new, but it’s still funny. And now I have a place to post all my favorite relevant videos, even the old ones. And only a million people have viewed this. That’s hardly any, right?