When our court system speaks, that usually makes the issue official. Last month we have New Jersey judge Nelson Johnson ruling that casino waitresses “are sex objects who can be fired for gaining weight….” He explained it this way: “Any woman hired as a babe by the Borgata Hotels has voluntarily agreed to become a sex object to its patrons….”
In this instance, the babes lost their case, but the women of America gained another rallying cry.
Personally I can appreciate both sides. The modern American woman is rightfully weary of centuries of second-class citizenship, not to mention second-class treatment as wife and worker. On the other hand, it’s pretty hard for the male of the species not to behold women as objects of beauty, mystery and desire. I mean after all ladies, look at it from our end of the casino. It starts with the very way you’ve been constructed with such a generosity of curves and undulating movements.
This is no time to ask whether this generosity is due to evolution or God. But I’m here to remind you that either way, the results have given the world such objects as Venus, Helen of Troy, Cleopatra, Mary Magdalene, Mata Harri, Clare Bow, Lana Turner, Marilyn Monroe, Cameron Diaz and Angeline Joli. Every one has earned the stares of millions.
Do such stares qualify as judicial precedent for objectifying the American woman….? Hardly. But you gotta admit, the judge here had a point…!
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