Carol Platt Liebau: Costless for Some, Not For Others

Friday, October 19, 2007

Costless for Some, Not For Others

It turns out that Jonah Goldberg is bothered by some of the same phenomena that I discuss in my book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Damages Girls (and America, Too!)," due out on November 2.

Discussing Madonna (as I have here and here), Goldberg points out what I have observed before about a lot of bad celebrity behavior: That it's largely costless to the people who begin a social "trend" (like having babies out of wedlock or acting like brain-dead sex kittens) -- but deeply pernicious for the regular people who begin to imitate them.


Post a Comment

<< Home