It was a small story about a split between actresses Lindsay Lohan and Keira Knightley. They had been working on a film together in London when Lohan, for unexplained reasons, quit the project. The film was to begin shooting in early May. It was also reported that Knightley's mother Sharman McDonald became furious at Lohan's exit. McDonald - Knightley's mother - had written the screenplay.
The hook that had been used to stir up interest in the project had been the fact that McDonald - Knightley's mother - had written into the script multiple love scenes, nude ones that involved Lohan and Knightley (her daughter.)
With Lohan exiting the scene the project would be delayed and thus it would cost more money to complete and the profit margins for those involved go down.
In the hundreds of media reports that carried the four paragraph story not a one of them drew attention to the idea that anything was out of the ordinary here.
In a week in which the majority of the world focused on a father's voice-mail, for no one to draw a conclusion concerning this story seemed at the very least completely hypocritical.
Here is a mother, who seeks for her own gain to put her daughter on screen, disrobed and in sexual engagement with another girl - for the pleasure of complete strangers. In other words, she's pimping her daughter, for the dirty minds of those who would pay money to see such projected on large screens.
Is that natural? Does such a desire - for money - ring true to the heart of traditional mothers and the purpose of motherhood?
We often forget certain things, certain basic things about life. As parents part of our job is to protect our children. There isn't a decent father or caring mother reading this today that would allow some greasy-haired Southern California porn producer to come entice our daughter to perform for him on screen no matter the amount paid. But now the same kind of sleaze is being encouraged by mom?
While there were many feminist groups that took easy advantage of Baldwin's comments, not one has criticized McDonald. And wasn't part of the feminist movement supposed to be about stopping the exploitation of women for the prurient interests of men? What does it say when a feminist is the one doing the exploitation?
It is of no surprise that a new survey finds that young people now more than ever are experiencing a "deep yearning for traditional structures and values."
For some time the modern feminists of our society have done all they can to minimize the influence of men, assuage their own conscience for the break-up of their homes, and have turned to sexualizing their children. The simple mantra of impulse living (if it feels good do it) is taking its toll on those we love - our children. And we are charged with preparing them for life.
The world would be a better place if divorce lawyers were "swimmin with the fishes." It would be a sublime place if decent fathers were allowed, and encouraged to see and spend time with their children - as often as possible. But I would settle for even a dignified world - one in which mothers didn't take on the worst feminist attributes of porn producing pimps and rob their daughters of decency, privacy, and dignity.
Perhaps then we could give our children what they truly yearn for!
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