Thursday, August 26, 2004

Ah, Misogyny!

There is nothing more charming than a beautiful woman. However, when one tries to distill the essence of the beautiful woman, you are left with the unappealing part detached from the true thing that made her beautiful, her personhood.

Leave it to the modern technocrat to create just such a reality for the average cell phone user. The vision of women depicted by this project is clear: all women are ephemeral, shallow, golddiggers in waiting, who only are interested in men for the words they say and the gifts they bring. Heaven forfend that a popular vision of a woman would include, oh, I don't know, respect and affection for her man based upon mutual self-giving. But what do I know? I am one of those Catholics, and we all know how much the Church hates women.

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