Thursday, March 30, 2006

Britney As A Role Model And Is This Art??? More Like Kitschy If Ya Ask Me..

I have really not had any kind of fascination with her or her music. I tend to cringe at following pop culture although I may keep an eye on it. I had read about this new sculpture by Daniel Edwards as a monument to pro-life. The pro life movement's obsession with all things "pro-life" are well known. The thing is their concern is only till the moment the child is in the uterii of the mother. Once the child is born, they really seem to vanish when it comes to advocacy for "health care/day care support of the mother in need of it or lifting children out ot poverty". They also do not approve of any form of birth control, with totally no regard for the fact that unplanned pregnancies do happen, and if there is a health risk for the mother or child an abortion may be needed. Anyways thats their view of things.

But there may be a salacious aspect to this sculpture for some, kitschy to some or art to others. From the progressive blog firedoglake the amazing Jane Hamsher has this funny take.
"The right may be good at reptilian brain doggedness but there is not a single artistic bone in their entire body politic. Good lord who thought a statue of some erstwhile Hooters hostess lying spread-eagle on a bearskin rug with a kid’s head popping out of her "
She goes on to say -
"I think it signals a crisis point in American sex education, the inevitable result of teaching "abstinence only" in our schools. The sculptor does not seem to realize this is the position you assume to give a blow job, not birth."
I agree with this sentiment. The abstinence only school of thought (if you can call it that) would indeed lead to a scenario like above, where people would be clueless or fuzzy about not just the act that leads to procreation but procreation itself.

12 comments:

opinionatedinjerzee said...

yeah, i saw it yesterday!! i think it is pretty damn sick.. first you put her in a compromising position then pop a childs head out of her ..... god that is just wrong!! but i guess the artist got the publicity he was looking for!! so good for him.. bad for everyone else!! like i mentioned on another blog.. Brittney should sue and maybe finally be able to make some money.. it might be her only shot to some dough after her horrendous weight gain!!

karmic_jay said...

Not to mention she can't sing that well either. :-)

Viewer said...

i kinda agree with opinionatedinjerzee its the only shot to making some money for BRitney

Mr. J said...

Hhhhmmmm....

Destitute Rebel said...

I'v been thingking the same thoughts, why the hell hasnt she sued yet. come to think of it I havent even heard her opinion on the who deal. Maybe shes trying to find a good lawyer to get some money out of it.

MAKHTUB said...

guys maybe she is happy with the publicity...u never know what pleases these celebs!! She maybe thinking any publicity is good, since of late she cant manage to have any....Her music sucks, I can never get it how she became so big!! thank god for baby britney, we no longer get tortured since he has kept mumma busy....but papa will soon spoil it, the rate at which he is gng, she will have to start working soon:(

Keshi said...

Britney is not one of my fav singers...she cant sing and her lyrics r pathetic, Im sorry! U drive me craaaaaaaaaaazy??

Anyways...I read abt this sculpture of britney giving birth...why? Is she some great person...is she any different or anymore special than any other mother out there?

Keshi.

karmic_jay said...

Haven't heard about a lawsuit yet.

Keshi, I agree she sucks. The pro life right wing (no abortion for women) movement for some reason feels she is a good role model for their cause. The sculptor (don't know much about him) says this not just pro life. But I think he knew what he was getting in to, a little free publicity for his work of "art" eh?

destitute.. lawyers are dime a dozen here :)

Aisha said...

I dont quite get how this is pro or anti life anyhow. Nor does it even really look like her. It kinda grossed me out, thats about it.

Chai Anyone? said...

ewww.

~River~ said...

I follow pop art for "academic reasons" (heeheehee), but Britney is a puke fest.

Keshi said...

pathetic things ppl do for publicity...they would even sell their soul, disgusting!

Keshi.