Is Hollywood's idea of how to help battered women meant to actually degrade them? Is the liberal mindset so entrenched in the worldview of those who run in such circles so utterly depraved that they can no longer distinguish the difference between respect and abuse? Are the pied pipers actually leading today's woman into the abyss of moral anarchy - thus subjecting her to even worse degradation than what they profess to protest?
You will have to ask the Denises.
Denise Brown is the sister of Nicole Brown Simpson who was murdered at the hands of an enraged jealous former husband. Denise Brown founded the Nicole Brown Foundation and has committed herself to ending domestic abuse. The website for her organization proudly states that she has taken her message to university campuses, legislative forums, male prisons, and even churches.
No doubt living in the aftermath of seeing your sister's blood spilled and smeared across her bedroom, to know personally the rage of the man who sliced her in such a fashion, and just realizing one's own mortal state would be enough to motivate many people into such a worthy, unending, and lifelong pursuit. Certainly people of every political, ethnic, and spiritual stripe can agree that violent, murderous abuse is an abhorrent evil.
Denise Richards is the former wife of Charlie Sheen. A former model and moderately successful B-list actress, she is as famous for her girl on girl kisses, and exposed flesh as she is for any amount of true acting ability. It is understandable though that she might be sympathetic to the cause of stopping violence against women. Rumors have swirled for years as to the veracity of Sheen's temper. His documented struggles with substances, philandering, and general stability might also have contributed to why Richards herself no longer felt safe living in the same home with him.
Two prominent women teaming up to stop violence is commendable. It is their methodology that merits some questioning.
Next month the two will be hosting the "Luau at the Mansion." For the mere cost of $1000 anyone could sign up and attend the "star studded, red carpet, gourmet" event of the season. For twice that you can access VIP admission. And if you bring four VIP friends you can get your own Cabana.
Sounds pretty enticing doesn't it?
For $10,000 you can receive airfare, custom car service, private massages, not to mention all the gift bags that will contain, DVD's, jewelry, lingerie and special "extras."