Flutterby™! : naked [gasp] mannequins

Next unread comment / Catchup all unread comments User Account Info | Logout | XML/Pilot/etc versions | Long version (with comments) | Weblog archives | Site Map | | Browse Topics

naked [gasp] mannequins

2000-12-07 14:45:44+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Christian, of Whorl, passed along this tale of holiday cheer: Furniture store buys surplus mannequins, wants to sell same. Furniture store incorporates naked mannequins into Christmas display, townspeople complain. The southwest can give the southeast a run for its money in terms of ignorant prudery: "We sit back and titillate like it's light-hearted," she said. "This can lead to something else and then something else, until we have somebody molesting a 9-year-old."

[ related topics: Religion ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:42+00 by: crasch

Well, the store's located in Salt Lake City, heart of Mormondom. Despite the religion's sexually adventuresome youth (threesome's anyone?), in modern times it is only slightly less prudish than the Southern Baptists. For example, my grandmother once told me not to go around barefoot because "not wearing socks was a sin." Yes. Socks. Admittedly, my grandmother's attitudes lie at the far end of the "pinched lips" spectrum, and I suspect that a few undiagnosed strokes have addled her brain a bit. Even the most liberal Mormons, like my mother, find most displays of sexuality offensive. My mom works as a PA for the public health department. Every day she palpates the nether regions of 20-30 naked people. Yet if she suspects a naughty bit is about to appear on a movie, she will switch the channel or fast forward the tape. Oddly enough, graphic violence (as in Terminator 2, for example) doesn't trigger the same degree of avoidant behavior.