Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Mean Girls take two

I remembered what else it was that I wanted to point out about Mean Girls. We watched some of the special features, and they contained a set of twenty-second promo pieces which featured the main characters discussing some issue. At the end of each segment, one of them would make a remark that revealed them to be Mean Girls (tm).

One of the featurettes had the girls talking about the plight of women globally. One girl said: "Baby girls in China are routinely given up for adoption," a phrase which grated a bit on Darwin and me. Far more baby girls in China are aborted than given up for adoption, and grown women are forced to have abortions and sterilizations. Being given up for adoption because you're a girl is certainly not the worst thing that can happen to a female in China!

And for those wondering how the segment ended, the girl ended up by pointing out that in this country, 7 out of 10 girls think they're too fat, to which the lead mean girl said, "So what? Six of them are right."

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