Google searching for material occasionally leads you to some odd places, and today it took me to Human Events, a publication that apparently has been “leading the conservative moment since 1944″ for a Phyllis Schlafly review of the movie everyone was talking about several months ago, Juno! It turns out that Phyllis and I, despite otherwise sharing zero in the way of opinions, both disliked the film, but in the midst of an anti-feminist screed, there was one delightful, sorta music-related paragraph. So, you’ve probably been wondering…what does an 83 year old ERA foe think is wrong with today’s youth? Well, she’d be happy to tell you!
America is in bad shape if the financial success of this movie reflects today’s high school culture: sexual activity without marriage, crude pictures on the walls, vulgar language, a girl smoking a pipe, unattractive clothes, uncombed hair, enjoyment of slasher movies and weird music, and marriage breakup.
While I was a bit puzzled by Mark’s endorsement of the Carpenters’ tribute record as anyone, but to equate the music (outside of the truly tedious Kimya Dawson) with a girl smoking a pipe seems unfair. So, we leave it to you the reader…which of these teenage threats is most likely to destroy our beloved America?
Feminist “Juno” Unfit For Family Award [Human Events]