"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Girl of the Day - Sue Peterson

You can use your own judgment, but I think this year's SI swimsuit issue has jumped the shark into soft-core pornography.   Perhaps it's been that way for some time, but this one (particularly the idiotic "body paint" photos) seems to go even farther.   Anyway, it made me feel dirty, so I'm swearing off.

Anyway, Sue Peterson was the cover girl for the 1965 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.   Were we a better country in 1965?   Maybe not in all ways, but certainly we were much less saturated with sex and pornographic imagery, and perhaps it's not accidental that we also now have massive social problems with underachievement by young men, family breakdown, fatherless children, etc.

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