I was not a big Madonna fan. But then again, I am a male. Madonna was always more popular with women than with men. This Salon article by Bee Lavender helps me see why. Reader caution — the article deals with some very tough health issues. Here is the key message
“Desperately Seeking Susan” suggested: So what? Don’t try to conform. Wear the costume, be a freak, because if someone is looking at your dress they are not looking at whatever you have hidden underneath.
In other words, anchoring works. Women can use it rather than just be victims of it. This is a message that women needed more than men. And I think they still need it. Consider this editorial by Maureen Dowd about the Augusta National Golf Club, the Pope, Saudi Arabia and the Olympics.
Notice the tension between exclusive and inclusive standards? On this lovely Easter Sunday, this quote caught my eye
The message of Jesus, after all, is not about exclusion, but inclusion.
Aint it the truth? And yet, we love exclusivity still.