Polanski and the Burqa
Now I will make no judgments about this case. But here's what comes to mind: the French, including the nation's current president, have no problem granting freedom and privilege to a man who "drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl in the home of actor Jack Nicholson" (says Slate), yet the president of the country may declare, with little public dissent, that a woman who wears a burqa is not welcome in France because the burqa is a symbol of a woman's repression. So just to be clear, rape of a girl, then, has no negative symbolism? And if there is such symbolism, then its life expectancy is rather short and, in fact, rushed along nicely by a rapist's association with the arts and that whole aura that the creative types seem to have? Is this what we may infer from this French quandary? To recap: a child rapist is welcome in France to live, work, sign autographs, and dine at high levels, but a woman who dresses like the mother of Jesus (God bless mother and son) will be told that there's no room at the inn.
Ok, now back to important stuff. Gotta look up stuff about the value of eating raw foods, like carrots and almonds.