On her blog today she talks about the whole Lindsay Marilyn Monroe Playboy spread.
While she puts Lindsay in her place with humor regarding the $5,000 purse, and $10,000 cash in said purse, she takes an interesting approach to the photo shoot.
“The sadness I feel about Lindsay has more to do with the media’s casting of her as Marilyn Monroe, swaddled in red velvet, sad eyes and vermillion lips, and a framing of her story as if it has already ended. These magazines constantly show her as if she is already dead and I feel scared and freaked out and mad like why can’t they just give this kid a fucking chance?”For some reason our society still loves to cast women as the ultimate sex-bomb victim, as if that role is the highest honor to bestow upon a woman.
Why can’t we have iconic sexy female figures in glasses and studying literature?
Why can’t we honor a woman’s sensuality in some other form than bikini model, tragic sex icon, or waif?