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I am a knitter and crocheter and love to design when I get a chance. I am known as the crazy cat lady with 3 dogs. I am a mother to 3 of my own and step-mother to several. I am also a grandmother.

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Welcome to my blog. I hope to blog about my knitting and crocheting as well as everyday life. The patterns that I post are original and as such there is copyright on them. When they are based on another pattern there is a link to the pattern.

My husband and I adopted a beautiful dog named Leo. He is a dachshund and absolutely adorable! we adopted him on June 23, 2010 and he has become the love of our lives.

I love to share patterns that I find along the way or to talk about some of the neatest designers that are out there today, so I love to post links to the designs or the designers.

So grab a cup a and sit and enjoy the blog.


Cora

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sears and the Playboy Controversy....


I first came across this post after hearing about the controversy on Global Edmonton News. The crux of the issue is that Sears is marketing to pre-teens, tweens and teens that having a Playboy Bunny is cool. I am not a prude by any stretch of the imagination however we all know that Playboy is pornography...plain and simple.

Jewelry
Here are some of the Playboy® products...
Playboy Tote Bag
(available in Hot Pink as well)

Playboy® Playboy Overnight Handbag


Playboy® Hinge Wallet

 And there is more, sheet sets, comforters and towels. All on pgs 18 and 19 in the toy section...wow!
I am Funny Like That!: There's nothing funny about this blog, as a matter...: Nothing gets me more excited than finding the Sears Wish Book in my mailbox. Every since I was a kid I loved this catalogue more tha...
Some great points are made in this article. Pink has it right in her song "Stupid Girls". "What happened to the dream of a girl president? She's dancin' in the video next to 50 Cent They travel in packs of 2 or 3 With their itsy bitsy doggies and their teenie weenie tees."

Complete lyrics here:
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Stupid girlStupid girlsStupid girl
Maybe if I act like thatThat guy will call me backWant a paparazzi girl?I don't wanna be a stupid girl
Go to Fred Segal you'll find them thereLaughin' loud so all the little people stareLookin' for a daddy to pay for the champagneDrop a name
What happened to the dream of a girl president?She's dancin' in the video next to 50 CentThey travel in packs of 2 or 3With their itsy bitsy doggies and their teenie weenie tees
Where, oh where, have the smart people gone?Oh where, oh where could they be?
Maybe if I act like thatThat guy will call me backWant a paparazzi girl?I don't wanna be a stupid girl
Maybe if I act like thatFlippin' my blonde hair backPush up my bra like thatI don't wanna be a stupid girl
The disease is growing, it's epidemicI'm scared that there ain't a cureThe world believes it and I'm going crazyI cannot take anymore
I'm so glad that I'll never fit inThat will never be meOutcasts and girls with ambitionThat's what I wanna see
Disasters all around(Disasters all around)A world of despair(A world of despair)Their only concern“Will it **** up my hair?”
Maybe if I act like thatThat guy will call me backWant a paparazzi girl?I don't wanna be a stupid girl
Maybe if I act like thatFlippin' my blonde hair backPush up my bra like thatI don't wanna be a stupid girl
Do your thing, an' do your thingDo your thing, an' do your thingDo your thing, I like thisLike this, like this
Pretty “will you **** me” girlSilly “I'm so lucky” girl“Pull my hair, I'll **** it” girlStupid girl!
Pretty “will you **** me” girlSilly “I'm so lucky” girl“Pull my hair, I'll **** it” girlStupid girl!
Maybe if I act like thatFlippin' my blonde hair backPush up my bra like thatStupid girl
Maybe if I act like thatThat guy will call me backWant a paparazzi girl?I don't wanna be a stupid girl
Maybe if I act like thatFlippin' my blonde hair backPush up my bra like thatI don't wanna be a stupid girl
Maybe if I act like thatFlippin' my blonde hair backPush up my bra like thatStupid girlsStupid girlsStupid girls

Read more: PINK - STUPID GIRLS LYRICS http://www.metrolyrics.com/stupid-girls-lyrics-pink.html#ixzz26wY7rOgP 

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We are over sexualizing our girls...its crazy! Women can chose these products and wear the Playboy apparel with pride. Our girls need to look to us for that support. What does it say about us that we are accepting this as "normal" for our children.

We already have issues with young girls wearing clothing that would be considered "skanky" on a adult. Have we gone to far? Is it acceptable to encourage our girls to look towards Playboy as the end all or be all? What happened to having a girl president? What happened to women being smart, capable women being the role models?

Let me know what you think!

Cora

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Cora Shaw (formerly Levesque)