Tuesday, July 18, 2006

What do Marilyn Monroe and Janet Jackson Have in Common?

Both are victims of the current climate of censorship and the fear of nudity in American Society. In a documentary airing tonight on PBS, the classic nude photographs of Monroe will have the naughty bits blurred. "These photos were artistic and still are," filmmaker Gail Levin says. "In a climate of Janet Jackson absurdity, to seize nudity as an issue to be censored, I consider it awful." Monroe was not ashamed of the fact that she was a sexual being, and neither should we. I wish that someone would explain to me how the sight of a female breast is so dangerous that we have to completely eliminate it from broadcast television.

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