July 23, 2012
The blog world is bursting with editorials on this 50 Shades of Grey book. All I can say is WHOA. Really ladies, really? We're clamouring to buy a book off the shelves that glorifies stalking and rape? Betty Beguiles' approach was brilliant - and appreciated - as she gives ways to spice up your marriage sans the trashy novels. And I happened upon a new-to-me blog, and I thought Brianna at Just Showing Up was right on the money in her assessment of the "grey" book. I'll give you a teaser...
"When God made the world, He made people--and created them male and female. Men are human through their maleness, women through their femaleness. God of course also created marriage, community between spouses. It's rather miraculous, really, and incredibly beautiful to consider womanhood as purpose-filled and life-giving and distinct. Everything I do, I approach as a woman, because I am a woman. Body and soul.
Yet we have traded the above, God-given vision for a most sad counterfeit. We seek to suppress, at all costs, our very womanly nature. We strive to assure people (most of all ourselves) that we are really no different from men, and that we have no unique gift to offer the world--which ironically diminishes our value and influence on the global stage"
And in the same dysfunctional vein, the movie Magic Mike just made it's way to a movie screen near you. This flick originally caught my attention due to the sheer number of devastatingly handsome men starring in it - and then I found out what the movie was about; a stripper who's actively working in his field, teaching other guys how to do it. Now call me crazy but I don't think a movie about handsome chippendale-types doing 'their thing' is even remotely appropriate for any lady wanting to keep herself pure and holy, and neither does Sr. Burns who writes over at Hell Burns.
Word on Fire, gives the plot away, but watch the movie and then read the review. You'll thank me.