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The socially “acceptable” face of paedophilia, served up by parents, to the Raincoat Brigade…

28 July 2011 1 comment

In the same issue of “Woman’s Day” that features blonde, bosomy babes in bikinis on the cover; tucked away at the bottom left, is an article on that most bizarre, and obscene, activity – child “beauty” pageants. The story relates to six-year old Eden Wood, an American (of course!) child who has been “tarted up” and entered into US child “beauty” pageants.

Little Eden is evidently travelling to a similar-styled “pageant” in Australia.

God help us, but it seems that this American-inspired, legally-sanctioned child pornography, is coming Down Under. And I have zero doubt that there are enough warped parents in this country who would likewise turn their children into “Las Vegas showgirls”, complete with “bump’n’grind” stripping routines.

The mother of Eden Wood justifies the sexualised exploitation of her daughter by declaring,

“If you see sex  when you look at my six year old child, that’s not her fault. It’s a sign  of somebody being sick in the mind. “


Congratulations, Ms Wood; you’ve just given a good enough reason to justify child porn. After all, “if you see sex  when you look at a six year old child, that’s not her fault. It’s a sign  of somebody being sick in the mind.” So let’s have plenty of images of kiddie porn, right?

I sincerely hope that this US-inspired, sexualised exploitation of young children never comes to this country. I, for one, (and the rest of our household) would be protesting outside any venue that held such a travesty.

Make no mistake, this is not children playing “dress ups”. This is not innocent “fun”. This is adults sexualising children for their own misguided, perverse pleasure. Such parents may not understand the implications of these child “beauty” pageants – but those implications exist nonetheless.

This is nothing less than socially “acceptable” paedophilia, served up by mothers and fathers, to the Raincoat Brigade.

It has no place in our country.

[Note:  The movie, “Little Miss Sunshine“, is a satirical look at the phenomenon of child “beauty” pageants, and pokes fun at the entire concept. The end scene is both insanely funny – and with a dark, underlying message as well. The movie is available on dvd, and I recommend it. ]
– Thursday, 28 July 2011

“Soul Sisters”?

… and as we all know, “soul sisters” are best photographed when they are both nubile young blondes, in scanty white bikinis.

I do believe that “Woman’s Day” has breached a new demographic market; young, heterosexual males, with testosterone in their veins instead of blood.

Well done,  “Woman’s Day“.

Move over “Playboy“.



Here – buy some more crap. It’s ‘specially made for YOU!

There seems to be a growing number of products being advertised – with men being the targetted demographic group. Yogurt for men… bread for men…face cream for men…

And just to convince us fellas that these really, really are manly-man products, one of the companies even provides this handy “All-Men-Should-Know” instruction-pictogramme that reassures us what makes The ‘Real Man’ (buying their product helps)…

Damn, it appears that marketing gurus and advertisers have discovered us blokes. I guess the female demographic group have been so utterly over-saturated/flooded with everything from under-arm-deodorising-skin-toning-blemish-removing-cellulite-smoothing cream and shavers to “Sex In The City” sanitary-pads to pink home-tool kits (that last one is real!) – and now they’re casting their net further and wider afield than ever.

Good luck with that, I say.

‘Cos to sell us all manner of crap, you have to create a worry or need in mens’ mind that we need a product to look/smell/socialise/sound/work/love/etc better. You have to undermine our confidence that, without the latest deodorant, we’ll pong and people will look funny at us. Diet and gossip magazines For Men will be next. (I so need to know that Film Star X is now a mummy of nontuplets and Film Star Y has lost 500kg to fit into a new bikini…)

Yeah, good luck with that. Really. Because most of us couldn’t care less.

Keep an eye out for these new, Man-oriented products. They’re starting to become more and more ubiquitous. See how many you can spot.

Anyways, this is a shorter-than-usual piece. I have to go wax my legs before we go out to dinner…



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TV3′s “The Nation”…

TV3′s “The Nation” is that network’s counter to TV1′s “Q+A”. It is hosted by Duncan Garner and former Radio New Zealand “Morning Report” presenter, Sean Plunket.

One aspect of “The Nation” that is glaring is that it seems to comprise of predominantly white males. Maori and women are rarely – if at all – interviewed or invited as guest commentators.

Case in point, “The Nation” for the weekend 16/17 July featured;

Dunan Garner (presenter)
Colin James (commentator)
David Parker (guest interviewee)
Bill English (guest interviewee)
Gareth Morgan (commentator)
Joanna Doolan (commentator)
Grant Dalton (guest interviewee)
John Pagani (commentator)
Cameron Slater (commentator)

All were pakeha.

Only one, out of nine, was female.

Does TV3 realise that 51% of the population is female? And is TV3 aware that New Zealand actually has an indiginous people called Maori? Or that other cultures also reside in this marvelous little country of ours?

As it stands presently, “The Nation” seems more like a relic from the 1960s, when society was viewed as a homogenous, primarily-pakeha, construct.

I look forward to TV3 lifting it’s ‘game’ on this matter.



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