Friday, March 23, 2007

Tyra banks on 'sexy' slay victims

Jill Filipovic at Feministe and Jessica Valenti at Feministing, as well as NOW and many others, are pulling out their profanities about the recent episode of "America's Next Top Model," hosted by Tyra Banks, that featured a "crime scene" fashion shoot. The models were rated according to how sexy they looked when made up as bruised and bloody corpses. I've only seen one of the photos from the shoot, the one on Feministe, but it is enough to make me agree with those who are outraged.

... And yes, I wish Jill, Jessica, & Co. would share my outrage over certain kinds of real violence perpetrated upon women and men. But one thing at a time.