Friday, 10 October 2008

Vanishing American

The Vanishing American blog includes an interesting post entitled Remaking 'Womanhood' which explores the same themes I did last weekend with a post entitled "When the English Rose became the Common Ragwort".

Generously mentioning my post, Vanishing American goes on to say:

We in America might note the same phenomenon at work in our popular culture. We have only to watch the ''news'' channels, especially Fox News, or read the popular tabloid magazines to notice the ubiquitous images of women like Paris Hilton, or the late Anna Nicole Smith, or Britney Spears. The young people have "Hannah Montana"/Miley Cyrus, around whom there was a recent controversy over a photographic spread which sexualized her beyond what should be appropriate for her age and her audience.

Then there is the superannuated 'Material Girl', Madonna, who is one of the early examples of the pornification of the female image over the last couple of decades. ......

Continue reading here

It is an interesting post on an interesting blog which I recommend to you.

The site also has a forum which those interesting in the fate of what is truly a Vanishing America may find of interest.


alanorei said...

A rational, right-wing 'conservative' American view of the late Anna Nicole Smith can be found here.

Mild Colonial Boy, Esq. said...

The Vanishing American is actually a woman.

Sarah Maid of Albion said...

Thanks for letting me know. I have amended the post to make it gender neutral.

Apologies for any offence caused.

The Green Arrow said...

Sarah, I was brought up in a world where women were treated as ladies and usually they acted like them regardless of personal wealth.

I am afraid today's young ladies leave a lot to be desired.