"Strange thoughts brew in your heart when you spend too much time with old books." (Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger)

Monday, November 9, 2009

I've never heard of model Joanna Krupa (clearly I don't stay in touch with international swimsuit model ratings) but she has some intelligent things to say about posing in Playboy:

"What is feminist about discriminating a photo shoot just because it involves female (partial) nudity that happens to give men pleasure? ...There are several great reasons why female celebs line up to shoot Playboy: finally a woman gets paid more than a man for comparable work, she gets to set the rules, gets to be in a real team work with other women, as many key positions at Playboy are in fact held by women! She brings in her creative ideas, gets involved in the photo selection and ends up with something she co-created through and through." (Read more here.)

1 comment:

gmc said...

It comes down to an age-old bargain that I see going on all the time:

Men want sex and will trade money to get it.

Women need money and will trade sex to get it.

(my use of want vs. need is deliberate and reflects the fact that generally men hold the balance of power. And of course money also equates to security, power and control)

If this woman can at least excerise some control in the transaction, she's better off than many.


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