Thursday, March 10, 2011

Charlie Sheen's "Disposable Women"

Here's a New York Times op-ed putting forth a theory as to why Charlie Sheen has been able to get away with all the scary violence he's done to women in his long career and is only just now feeling any flak for it. Anna Holmes thinks that the women Sheen has chosen to spend his time with, the women he's chosen to victimize, are what our culture deems "disposable women." Some are sex workers, but all are young, attractive women who trade on their sexuality. Golddiggers, sluts, whores. The thought is that women who use their sexuality for financial gain deserve violence, that violence against this kind of woman is inevitable, the women are just collateral damage when a rich white guy wants to have some "boys will be boys"-style fun.

Read the article!

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