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Monday, January 05, 2009
Enough, already, of 'Unique Lives'
Feminists beware: I'm on the offensive with a new Face to Face column in yesterday's Tri-City News in which I cast a jaundiced on the "Unique Lives" lecture series. Here's a taste:
...the truth is this annual parade of celebrities is a miracle of modern packaging and promotion. An event that, in less adept hands, might come across as a rather mundane road show of tired talking heads has, instead, become an annual “happening,” tapping into two of the most dominant forces of the past 20 or so years: female empowerment and female purchasing power.
Mary Woo Sims, my feminist debating partner has, of course, a completely different understanding of the phenomenon.
Look on the bright side. As long as most women are busy in this form of gender self-worship they have less time to be actively involved in politics. They were, after all, responsible for Trudeau and now Obama.
Posted by: John Chittick | 2009-01-05 11:58:47 AM
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