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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Brain washing continues almost completely unabated


Last night I was watching some rollerblading competition on the Extreme channel. The guys had a skate off, then it was time for the girls comp.

Before we got to see any skating, though, we were audience to the delights of one hott young skater chic (Fallon Heffernan) waxing lyrical on the fun she had doing porno promo shots. The hott pics (her words, not mine) were good for the sport (apparently, again her words not mine).

Won't nudey pics of blonde hotties undermine the credibility of women's skating, and draw attention away from their talent and to their tits? I can hear you cry. That's what I thought too. But no, Fallon thinks it will draw more men (doesn't she mean viewers?) to women's competitions.

Ah, I see. So you don't want these men to come to see you skate your ass off, you want them to come to see your ass, cos that's what you're advertising love.

To further confuse and astound - Fallon is no Anna Kornikova (ie, cute looking but not so great at tennis), she's actually one of the top female aggressive skaters in the world, coming in the top 3 in world ranking competitions.

Yeh, the photo is Fallon.

6 comments:

witchy-woo said...

Maybe we should all email her and tell her to keep her ass in the limelight via a board rather than a lens because she's way more powerful as a human being like that?

Oppression is so easy to internalise and that makes it all the more difficult to see but, sometimes, that just makes you want to scream, doesn't it?

la somnambule said...

Attitudes like this also have the effect of discouraging other women from becoming involved in the sport. Feeling that you would be judged purely on your appearance rather than on your interest in the sport is never a good thing. Skate parks can be very masculine places and this certainly doesn't help.

Anonymous said...

I WAS IN TENERIFE'S SPORTS CAFE AND THEY HAD GIRL BOXERS ON THE SCREENS FIGHTING IN NORMAL BOXING GEAR.

THE GUY WHO PUT THESE FIGHTS ON HAD FLYERS OF FUTURE FIGHTS. GUESS HOW THE WOMEN WERE PRESENTED!? IN BOXING GLOVES AND FUCKING BIKNIS?!

I SAID "WHAT THE FUCK IS ALL THIS ABOUT ... ? ARE YOU SELLING SEX OR A PROFESSIONAL SPORTPERSON'S FIGHT!?"

HE SAID "WELL WE GOTTA SELL TICKETS LUV!"

THAT SAYS IT ALL.

Anonymous said...

fallon seems very slutty by her comments, come on keep it to skating, you don't have to do porn to sell your skating ability. what immature comments/

Anonymous said...

I think you got it all wrong.

She's quite franky not a beautiful girl, but had the chance to be on a sexy photo shot because she's famous.

Well, why not? She had fun, got paid and has a funny story to tell when she's old :)

Anonymous said...

I think you got it all wrong.

She's quite franky not a beautiful girl, but had the chance to be on a sexy photo shot because she's famous.

Well, why not? She had fun, got paid and has a funny story to tell when she's old :)