Now, that I have your attention.
Last post, I wrote of honor and decency and my visitor numbers tumbled into the abyss.
What we say we value and what our actions say sometimes are living examples of cognitive dissonance.
Look at our comic book portrayal of women:
Torpedo Nipples that dent armor
Putting your best, ah, foot forward
I posted the image of Salma Hayek for a reason --
Her latest film is her passion:
an animated version of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
Hayek sees the message of the book as particularly important to women,
because it is “about the courage to speak up, to believe you are worth being listened to,” she says.
When she first came to Hollywood, she was mocked for sounding like a Mexican maid --
I could write a whole post on that mindset alone!
Hayek says Hollywood wants women to look 20 when they are 40.
If men were being treated shabbily in Hollywood, she would spring into action against that.
"It should be a reflex, she says, that when you see someone being hurt to help."
Then, look at Tinder, the matchmaking mobile app
It fired its only female co-founder last year, saying to call a 24 year old girl a co-founder made the company sound like a joke.
But not to leave the older generation out of it,
Tinder has doubled its price for its premium service from $10 to $22 a month for those over age 28.
Older folks can afford it ... and they are more desperate to find compatible mates.
Studies abound that show that
singles over 30 are in a bit of a bind.
The dating pool has increasingly shrunk as they aged.
20% of males their age want a lady in her 20's!
Most dating services and apps start restricting to whom they show women's profiles the moment they go from 29 to 30!
beating the $83 million of the same date release of THE PASSION OF CHRIST.
What our culture values shows in what we pay to see, right?