Thursday, March 30, 2006

You won't believe this unless you see it!

So an artist named Daniel Edwards has created "Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston". The statue is a portrayal of a naked Britney Spears "giving birth" on all fours on a bearskin rug. “Britney provides inspiration for those struggling with the ‘right choice’,” said Edwards.

According to the gallery where this work of art will shown:

"'Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston,' believed Pro-Life’s first monument to the ‘act of giving birth,’ is purportedly an idealized depiction of Britney in delivery. Natural aspects of Spears’ pregnancy, like lactiferous breasts and protruding naval, compliment a posterior view that depicts widened hips for birthing and reveals the crowning of baby Sean’s head.

The monument also acknowledges the pop-diva’s pin-up past by showing Spears seductively posed on all fours atop a bearskin rug with back arched, pelvis thrust upward, as she clutches the bear’s ears with ‘water-retentive’ hands. "

As my friend Dirk says, "Ohhhhhhh it's britney giving birth. For some reason I thought she was waiting to get fucked on a bearskin rug. How in the world could I mix that up?"

Dirk's response really says it all. Honestly, I keep expecting to find out that this is a really elaborate prank. It's wrong on so many levels!

First of all, I guess these pro-life folks are not of the usual sex-fearing misogynist breed we usually hear from. These must be from the "it's ok to objectify women as sexual beings, but only if they reproduce" school of pro-life thought. So still women-hating, but allowing some male-identified sex in the mix. I sense a whole new subgenre of porn being, uh, born as we speak! Instead of showing a woman's vagina being filled by huge penises, pro-life porn will show vaginas, like this sculpture, that are filled from within, with the entire bodies of their male offspring. (isn't that a Freudian thing - men wanting to crawl back in their mothers' wombs?) The title of the piece - "The Birth of Sean Preston" is another clue that the woman - even a famous one - is still the object here.

My head is spinning!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

International Women's Day

Ok, so I know this was written for the first Mother's Day, but it seems appropriate for International Women's Day, especially in our current "war without end".

Julia Ward Howe

Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise all women who have hearts, whether your baptism be that of water or of tears!
Say firmly:
"We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies,
our husbands shall not come to us reeking with carnage for caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to
teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We women of one country will be too tender to those of another country
to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."


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