Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Little Satire

The satirical news site The Onion is a website I check out just about every day. Their take on the news usually gives me a good laugh. This one made me laugh - but it also hit a little too close to home:

Teenage Girl Blossoming Into Beautiful Object

Calling the transformation both delightful and stunning, friends and family members confirmed Tuesday that 17-year-old Ashley Parker was blossoming into an absolutely gorgeous object.

According to Parker's relatives, in the span of 14 months, the high school junior underwent a staggering metamorphosis from a young girl with thoughts, feelings, and aspirations into a truly stunning commodity.

"Ashley has really developed into quite a striking assemblage of physical attributes that are found to be sexually attractive in our culture," said Parker's uncle Keith Hayes, expressing astonishment at how his niece had steadily matured from a precocious youth into a shapely, ravishing thing devoid of intellect and personality. "It's hard to believe that she used to be that little girl [capable of subjective experiences] that I remember. Now look at her—she's such a lovely vessel for displaced sexual frustration and voyeuristic lust, just like her mother."
It continues here. Very funny (unless you have teenage daughters), and all too true.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, The Onion. Zing! Ouch.

    Go see a production of "The Vagina Monologues" this month if you can. It is done for charities that help fight this attitude and more.