Tuesday, January 04, 2005

National Organization AGAINST Women??

TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- Radio giant Clear Channel Communications has come under fire from women's health advocates over a Christmas contest in which stations granted breast enlargement surgeries to women in four cities. In the "Breast Christmas Ever" contest, 13 women were awarded the procedure after writing essays to the stations explaining why they wanted larger breasts. A Tampa station claimed to receive more than 91,000 entries.The contest has drawn the ire of both the National Research Center for Women & Families and the National Organization for Women.While neither women's group is alleging the breast surgery contest violated decency standards, they are complaining the contest promotes potentially dangerous surgery and leaves its winners with no legal remedies should the surgery go awry. Under the rules, winners must be at least 18 and sign a waiver protecting the company from all liability claims.
NOW is urging the public to send e-mails to Clear Channel and the FCC to complain about what it considers a "degrading and unethical contest." NOW has been active in lobbying the Food and Drug Administration against the marketing of silicone breast implants and has an ongoing "Love Your Body" campaign aimed at countering what it says are unrealistic body images promoted in the entertainment industry.
Good Grief. What are they pushing to outlaw the implants now?? I don't have them and I probably wouldn't get them, but to impede upon the rights of legal adults to compete for and win the surgery of their choice is utter lunacy. Aren't any of you people realizing that adults are being relegated to the roles of infants slowly but surely. I don't mean the crazies in charge of this nonsense, but the people not fighting back. Quote for today is:
Did you exchange, a walk on role in a war, for a lead role in a cage?-Pink
Really, by stating that women cannot decide for themselves whether or not they want the surgery, NOW is mother hen-ing all women back into the Victorian ages. Yikes. I say all women call or e-mail NOW and complain that what is "degrading and unethical" is their attempt to censor the radio and remove the individual rights from women to their own body. What a sinister and insideous attempt they are making under the guise of "Love your Body". Hey NOW, "Leave my body alone".


Blogger Jack Mercer said...

Those poor dumb exploited 91,000 women!

3:45 PM  
Blogger Sarah Beth said...

Essentially that's what NOW is saying, that the poor dumb women didn't know what they were doing and were "tricked" by the big bad radio stations into thinking they wanted bigger breasts. Not only that, NOW is saying it is "degrading and unethical" to want to improve your appearance.

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not lunacy, it's basically protecting your right to sue should a surgery go awry. The NeoCons are bent on squashing our right to sue for damages in such cases. I'd love to see you give up your right to sue when you go under the knife. Also, do you have any idea what complete goons Clear Channel are? Do some reading.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Sarah Beth said...

The way I understand it, they only can't sue Clear Channel. I believe the doctors themselves are still held liable for their own procedures. And I didn't say anything about Clear Channel being an outstanding company, I am aware that they have a bad reputation in some areas, however that was and is not the issue. If the issue was simply Clear Channel being acquainted with crook doctors who frequently butcher women then I would not have written the response I did. However, the argument is that such a contest is "degrading" to women who should "love their body" as is.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Sarah Beth said...

Clear Channel is also more of a reason for government not to interfere in buisness, so while I might not condone their practices my main qualms are with the system which allows them to do so.

1:27 PM  

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