Thursday, July 27, 2006

Creepy Quote of the Day Award

"I shredded it," said Gayle Ash, of Belton, Texas, in a telephone interview. "A breast is a breast — it's a sexual thing. He didn't need to see that."
-The mother of a 13-year-old boy on her reaction to seeing the cover of "Babytalk" magazine depicting a nursing child and part of a woman's breast, in profile.

It's sexual? Forget for a moment the fact - or at least the hope - that your son is aware that woman have anatomical parts referred commonly as "breasts," don't you think you're doing more long-term harm by teaching him to associate brest-feeding with sex?

This relates to a point that became clear while watching television in the UK. Over There, sex was a lot more likely to make the cut than violence. Naught words? No problem. Anatomically-themed humor? Totally fine. Angel snapping Jenny Calendar's neck on a show clearly about a fantasy world? Cut!

The Brits invented the whole Puritan thing and even they've mostly dropped it.

Boobs are only as sexual as their context.

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