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Update On Previous Bettie Page Post: The “Embodiment Of Beauty” Has Passed Away!

The raven-haired beauty who cause quite an uproar in the 1950’s has passed away! Bettie Page died yesterday. I did an earlier post on this remarkable pin-up sensation who continues to influence women to this day. She really represented corporeal feminism. Here’s more from BBC News:

“Her provocative poses – often in bikinis – made her a cult figure and she was one of the first models to appear in Playboy magazine.

She “captured the imagination of a generation with her free spirit and unabashed sensuality“, her agent said.

Bettie Page was credited with helping to pave the way for the sexual revolution of the 1960s.

The secretary-turned-model was admitted to hospital last month, suffering from pneumonia. She had a heart attack last week and never regained consciousness.”(End of Excerpt) To read the rest,go here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7778963.stm

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Female Circumcision Is Not Common Here

The fact that we can choose to circumcise our children is one reason to be happy you’re an American! Don’t you know that in some cultures the decision has already been made? I saw an interesting episode of “The Tyra Banks Show” that dealt with female mutilation & the victims of it. One young African female guest was a former contestant on ” America’s Top Model” & a victim of this. She explained that she was both Somolian & Ethiopian. As a muslim girl, it was decided that this procedure should be done to preserve her sanctity. In her culture, female circumcision is a rite of passage. This poor woman did not discover what had been done to her until she came to America. But according to this video, the procedure was performed here also. Now that is something I did not know! It is very informative & I’m glad as Americans there is freedom of choice! Just one more reason to be patriotic!

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