May 30th, 2002

Daria

I figured it out...

Why I hate Britney Spears so damn much:

That little tramp makes her money off the sexualization of children. She is making Lolita an acceptable fantasy, not the sick pedophilia that it is. She does this to compensate for her utter lack of talent. In the meantime, she practices all sorts of hypocrisy, primly claiming she'll wait till she's married to have sex while bragging to Cosmopolitan about the time Justin put rose petals on their bed. And she smokes -- a singer who smokes. How stupid can you get?

I have a feeling that she is contributing to a rise in the sexual abuse of children.
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Daria

Wow!!

I feel popular now... one hundred people have friended me!!

Thank you all! I'm so glad you get something, whatever it may be, out of my posts.
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Daria

Sexism and beauty

The Britney Spears discussion has reminded me of something else that galls me.

Think about all the ugly male rock stars out there. They're everywhere. Now can you name one female rock star (besides Janis Joplin, she's the exception that proves the rule) who isn't drop-dead gorgeous? A woman may well have the talent, but she can't suceed if she doesn't have the looks. And the music industry (and the entertainment industry in general) will promote a beautiful but talentless woman over a not-so-pretty, but wildly talented woman any time.
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Daria

I'm so angry...

My mom emailed me to have a look on the net at polycystic ovarian syndrome. Well, this explains at least some of my weight gain, my depression, and other assorted symptoms. This disease affects 6-10% of women, most of whom don't even know it.

Of course my doctor didn't offer anything useful. He doesn't care. How many of my male doctors have patted my shoulder and told me to eat out less when I tried to tell them something was wrong? It took my only female doctor to take me seriously.

Until the medical profession gets some enlightenment, I think I'll switch exclusively to female doctors.
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Daria

How dumb can you get?

Last week one of the lead stories at CNN.com actually bore the headline "Episode III to end badly?"

That's right. With a question mark.

Gee, do you think? Let's see, we all know that Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader, and as Episode IV: A New Hope begins, things are just about as bad as they can get. As far downhill as he's gone, do you really think George Lucas is a bad enough storyteller that he'd let all that story go down off camera?

Lord, what fools these mortals be.
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