Nicole Richie’s mother arrested for operating illegal Botox lab out of Beverly Hills bathroom. “One woman complained that she developed a lump on her lip that makes it difficult for her to drink and pronounce words, while another had what court papers describe as “holes in her face” following treatment.”
A Texas school district’s Sadie Hawkins-esque homecoming tradition where boys and girls change roles for a day by cross-dressing is cancelled when one parent complains it has homosexual undertones. Isn’t this the way of our country now? One bigoted wingnut complains and a harmless tradition is brought to its knees.
Better even is the woman’s explanation! “It’s like experimenting with drugs,” Davies said. “You just keep playing with it and it becomes customary. … If it’s OK to dress like a girl today, then why is it not OK in the future?” (Um— Maybe because this is a special event?)
So instead the tradition has been changed to Camo day. Everyone wears black boots and camouflauge. Why don’t they just hand out rifles too? Classic. When are people going to stand up for common sense and not bow down to these nutjobs?
WP‘s Dirda on Edmund White’s Arts and Letters: “He has allowed his readers some insight into the particular gift (and burden) that is a gay life. Above all, he reminds us — as does Catherine Deneuve in her interview — that pleasure is never to be despised. ‘Sex,’ White laments though, ‘cannot be esteemed by Americans as an art, a form of dalliance, an expression of affection; no, it must stand for a transcendent search, a quest for self-revelation or self-perfection. The early Christian martyrs excoriated the flesh in the name of the spirit; the modern American puritan united the flesh and the spirit and excoriates both.'”