Paris Hilton made an explicit pornographic video tape with her boyfriend. Scandel ensued. Her TV series shot through the roof in popularity. She is now making many guest appearances on some of TV's hottest shows.
Janet Jackson showed a boob on world-wide TV. Again scandel ensued. But instead of her own TV show and many happy guest spots, Janet was kicked off of her scheduled television appearances, and has been villified, fined, balleyhooed and blamed for both increasing levels of government censorship and lowering moral standards. She has only recently been allowed on television again, and then, only with the utmost reluctance on the part of the networks, and only after being forced to publicly apologize.
Hilton claims she did not intend to use her sexuality to advance her career, while Jackson obviously did. The problem is, the world hates and fears women who are in control of their attractiveness, while it loves and worships those who denounce it.
We have an awful long way to go before women are allowed their birthright - their beauty and sexuality. But it's a road Body in Mind is determined to take the world down. And with the help of brave and beautiful women like Ellie who are happy to be naked in front of the people around them, we might make it. (Look closely at the photos in today's gallery.)
Let's encourage women to take control of their sexuality and use their beauty openly and bravely. After all, we all get to enjoy it when they do.