Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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This question came up from another conversation.
Kids look up to these women as role models. Pure and simple. Just like boys look up to A-Rod and Ramirez and Roger Clemens. When A Rod or Manny Ramirez or Clemens use Steroids to enhance their performance that subtle fact is not well understood by the six-10 year olds that just want to be like them.
Same with Ms California or Ms America. They want to follow in the footsteps and they want to do the best they can. Now, it seems that fake boobs are part of the game, even though they are suppose to be against the rules.
We have, as a society again tricked our kids into yet another false expectation. Now the girls have to be model thin AND have fake boobs if they want to really succeed. And the boys will need to start on those growth hormones ASAP if there is any chance of scholarship or a college career that will be a step up.
Those rules were not just put there for shits and giggles to make the girls "all natural" or make the guys play from a standpoint of "normal". Ms California, in an effort to go that extra mile to win, distorted the bar for everyone. Her opinions on gays are not particularly relevant by now, her legacy is going to be much more significant.
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