Washington Post writer Annie Groer claims to be a big fan of French former sexpot/movie star Brigitte Bardot, who is being honored with a photo exhibit in Washington at the Sofitel Hotel near the White House.
Groer’s "She the People" blog post, headlined “Brigitte Bardot, from goddess to demagogue,” somehow goes from Bardot’s convictions for “inciting racial hatred” (she’s been repeatedly found “Islamophobic”) to mysteriously mixing in Mitt Romney and his Mormon mission to France, speculating on whether he saw (or probably not) some saucy Bardot films during his time there:
If you bother to read Joanna Weiss' column in today's Boston Globe, expect to get a sense of déjà . . . lu. Like untold polemics that have preceded it, "Hollywood’s burden on aging women" stamps its feet over the unequal treatment of aging in men and women.
You know: male stars are allowed to age gracefully, but women must struggle ever-harder to conform to a youthful stereotype of sex-appeal. Unfair!
The feminist response is to blame the culture, in this case embodied by Hollywood, for promoting shallow, sexist values. But the fault, dear Joanna, is not in our stars but in ourselves, or more precisely, our DNA.