“I think people are learning to actually aspire to be objectified,” Christina said. “It’s like the highest form of flattery for teenage girls. The culture we live in right now seems to reward behavior that we used to frown upon. We used to teach our daughters not to be like this. I think in the ’80s, there would certainly have been a little bit of snobbery expressed if somebody admitted to getting a full Brazilian bikini wax. A circle of friends would be like, ‘What are you, a porn star?’”
This quote is important for several reasons:
1). This is the first time in history (and very likely the last) anyone has ever cited the 1980s as a time of innocence and chastity.
2). The reason no one would have told their friends they got a Brazilian in the '80s is because, as Stewart Gilligan Griffin reminded us in a recent Family Guy episode, the razor wasn't invented until sometime late in that decade.
3). Ms. Ricci is actually right. There is a movement in today's culture where young women strive to be objectified (see obama girl, miley cyrus, et al). And in the endgame, that's not healthy for individual women emotionally nor for the feminist movement as a whole.
God I hate when I have to admit some Hollywood starlet actually said something meaningful.
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