Friday, September 14, 2007
Further to my post mentioning Britney's bad vid, - now withdrawn from YouTube sadly - you might like to read Amanda's thoughts on the matter. Particularly amusing are the ensuing comments about paedophiles. They say Britney's fuller figure offends men with paedophile tendencies who preferred young, fresh Brit. I'm not sure how young a girl has to appear to qualify as paedophile fodder, but I'm pretty sure Britney prancing around in a school uniform was not a sexually neutral gesture. Amanda and her friends, if they really were the hard-line feminists they claim to be, would be directing their venom against the media's toying with paedophile fantasies, not against leering male predators. But I don't want to fall into the trap of taking Amanda Marcotte seriously. She is such a joy.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 6:25 am