When Hiring Married Women Was Unacceptable

August 13, 2012

 

Robert Montgomery and Carole Lombard in Mr. and Mrs. Smith

FITZGERALD writes:

I happened to watch a few old movies this weekend, and after having watched My Man Godfrey, which I highly recommend, I was intrigued to see Carole Lombard in a not-quite-so inane role. Consequently, I watched Mr. and Mrs. Smith with her, Robert Montgomery, Jack Carson and a few others. Interestingly, this movie, a fairly decent but unconventional romantic comedy, was directed by Alfred Hitchcock apparently as a favor to Carole Lombard as the original director abandoned the project. Nonetheless, it’s definitely not standard “Hitch” movie, although he does appear briefly typical fashion in a scene directed by Miss Lombard. Read More »

 

Miuccia Prada, and Fashion Opposed to Beauty

August 13, 2012

 

Miuccia Prada at the Metropolitan Museum

KIDIST PAULOS ASRAT writes:

I read a little while ago your post on a feminist ranting against feminine beauty.

Beauty is a hard concept to “analyze” and to “deconstruct” as leftists love to do. It is an ethereal presence. We react to beauty rather than coldly observe it. We have to admit it is there in some things, probably not in us, and thus we realize it is some kind of favored state (it is clear that beautiful people, and babies, are treated better than ordinary people). At our best, we are humbled by beauty.

This hierarchy of beauty is what grates liberals and leftists.

I’ve written several (many) blogs on beauty, and I’ve noticed that there is an even more vicious war going on against beauty than when I started my blog a few years ago. This time, I think people are well-versed on how to attack beauty, and how to make beautiful people, things, etc. feel they’re  wrong (and evil). Decades (even centuries, if you look back at the origins of modernism) have made such people adept attackers of beauty.

I wrote this post on Miuccia Prada’s really ugly clothes after I saw the exhibition “Schiaparelli & Prada, Impossible Conversations” at the Metropolitan Museum. Read More »

 

Yet Another High Ranking Lesbian

August 13, 2012

WHAT DOES the promotion of an open lesbian to the higher ranks of the Army say about our nation?

Tammy Smith was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the U.S. Army last week and received her stars from her “wife,” Tracey Hepner, in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. She is the highest-ranking open homosexual in the Army.

Tracey and Tammy look like sisters, or perhaps brothers. They are not sisters or brothers, but two unrelated women who admit to all the world that they engage in perverted acts in private and that they reject men as suitable mates. And they are applauded as mavericks for these personal failings. Unsurprisingly, Hepner is heavily involved in homosexual activism. Read More »