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February 23, 2006

There's Some Controversy About This Vanity Fair Cover

Which is why I'm linking it. Because, umm, there's chatter about it. Big questions of current social and sexual mores.

And, um, Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johanson naked.

The controversy is that the girls or naked but the dude has his clothes on. Well, not his clothes, I hope. I hope it's just wardrobe. I hope he doesn't actually dress like Ichabod Crane at a debutante ball.

Then again, he's a fashion designer, I'm reliably informed, so maybe he does.

What was the point of this post again?

Oh yeah. Double standards. Sexual inequality. Societal taboos.

And Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johanson starkers. Did anyone else notice that, or was it just me?

Andrew Sullivan speculates that the disparity -- women naked, man, clothed -- is due to the fact that women are attracted to men's "souls." He does, however, allow that women are "opaque" to him.

Thanks to Allah.


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