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SEX IS DEATH [Part 95: Sexual perversion - the sin that keeps on taking and taking and taking...ad nauseam...ad infinitum]

I came to Carthage, where I found myself in the midst of a hissing cauldron of lusts. I had not yet fallen in love, but I was in love ...

"Let no freedom be allowed to novelty, because it is not fitting that any addition should be made to antiquity. Let not the clear faith and belief of our forefathers be fouled by any muddy admixture." -- Pope Sixtus III

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Missy Franklin's feet, or, why the Olympic Games should be watched with the sound off.

Get your minds out of the gutter, kiddies. I'm simply tired of the stories behind the stories being treated as more important that the athletic competition itself.


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Why Missy Franklin? Because every story about her has to contain the fact she's 6' 1" tall and has size 13 feet. "Did you hear? She can't buy women's shoes anymore, they're too small for her."


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I'm going to chalk up all this nonsense to the unwillingness of women to learn about sports and NBC's understandable desire to give women what they want to watch. Why show the 68kg judo preliminaries when you can tell your viewers about 873 cases of moms getting up early and taking their kids to practice despite PMS and an unemployed husband. [Of course, the latter is never Okhrana's fault. That would be racist.]



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Who freakin' cares? Sport is is own story. Nothing beats the competition itself unless the game is being played with bullets flying overhead or you have a one-armed pitcher like Jim Abbott.

Don't get me wrong. I don't have anything against Miss Franklin or her feet. She appears to be a bright, attractive, level-headed, and talented young lady. Her family and friends are rightfully proud of her and so should all Americans. We obviously suffer from a dearth of such women these days.


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I have one more thing for you non-fans who think sport is just another dumbass reality show. If you line up a bunch of elite female swimmers, you'll notice they all look eerily similar. The same goes for male swimmers, female gymnasts, et cetera. Certain physical traits lend themselves to certain athletic endeavors. In other words, Missy Franklin would make a lousy gymnast.


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The bottom line, kiddies? There is absolutely nothing wrong with Missy Franklin or her feet. And she has the medals to prove it.


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Robyn Lawley is a size 16.

She is what they call a "plus-size" model, which in English means she has all the curves a woman is supposed to have in the places she's supposed to have them.

From Yahoo's Shine:

 Plus-size model replaces trimmer one

 

 

(Boux Avenue) 

Robyn Lawley is a size 16 and proud of it. Australian Vogue's first 'plus-size' cover girl has just broken another boundary in the fashion industry as the new face of a U.K. lingerie line for women with curves.

"I am delighted to be chosen as the face and body of Boux Avenue lingerie," Robyn said in a press statement."The brand is striving to promote a healthy body image and their size range reflects this."

Demand for more body types in fashion grows

Notice she didn't use the term 'plus size.' "I'm a normal size. I wish we could all be known as models, rather than 'plus-size,'" she told The Australian in a recent interview.

At 6'2, the 23-year-old Sydney native spent the early part of her modeling career struggling to be the opposite of "normal" to suit fashion industry standards.

'I stumbled across pro-anorexia websites and scoured them for tips,' she admitted in a 2011 Fabulous Magazine interview. "I began starving myself and making myself sick after meals."

Watch: When did size 6 become plus-size?

But by the time she turned 18, her mindset changed and so did her potential impact on the industry. She signed with a modeling agency for natural body types and in 2011 landed on the cover of French Elle.

 
Robyn modeling polka dots in her new campaign. (Boux Avenue)

Now part of the growing movement of fashion insiders challenging the industry's unhealthy body expectations, she's embraced her foodie instincts with the blog Robyn Lawley Eats, a collage of recipes, indulgences and firsts ("Trying oysters for the first time properly!") It's everything the pro-anorexia sites are not: the only models on her tumblr are from cooking store displays. In a recent post she wrote: "A simple pan $1000 at Willams-Sonoma...not gonna lie I want it." 

She can probably afford it now. After replacing the campaign's former plus-size model, Ola Jordan, who was six sizes smaller, Robyn is making headlines with her viral photoshoot. Lets be honest, the pictures aren't only popular with female supporters. Dressed in a pink satin and lace bra and skimpy underpants, lounging on a sheepskin rug, normal isn't the first word that comes to mind. Neither is "plus size."
 
Former Plus size model: Size 10 model Ola Jordan was the company’s brand ambassador before Robyn (Boux Avenue)And that's just the point. The UK brand's Hidden Allure and After Hours Glamour lines, with sizes ranging from 8 to 20, are far from girdles. These lacy bras, undergarments and animal print slips, aren't about reigning in waistlines but vamping them up. For now the mid-priced line (think $20-$40 range) is only available in the UK, but according the Boux Avenue website they "do their best" to accommodate international requests over email.

From an industry standpoint, Robyn's campaign is proof that Victoria's Secret skinny Angels aren't the only skimpily clad models with cross-over sex appeal. (Remember when those runway models were considered "normal" because they had muscles?) From a consumer's perspective, it's also a sign of what's to come: lingerie designed for showing off your curves, not hiding them.

And as for Robyn, it's the next step in a game-changing career.

Stunning Robyn Lawley has a secret...

...and it's not that she's Australian...

From the pages of The King Abdullah Gazette:


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First of all, the word is SEX, not GENDER. If you are ever tempted to use the word GENDER, don't. The word is SEX! SEX! SEX! SEX! For example: "My sex is male." is correct. "My gender is male." means nothing. Look it up. What kind of sick neo-Puritan nonsense is this? Idiot left-fascists, get your blood-soaked paws off the English language. Hence I am choosing "male" under protest.

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