'One artificial vision of reality with another'
I'm scratching my head over Jeff's column
and Dan's post
about this WSJ piece
(sub. req. but also available here
) on diversity in textbooks. Don't you kind of assume that most people assume all the photos are staged? After all, the WSJ piece openly notes that publishers use 'modeling agencies' for book photos -- meaning most, if not all, the photos fall into the faked category. Why just pick on the 'diversity' ones? ... I suppose I should next be outraged by L.L. Bean's
use of models in its catalogs
. THERE'S NO WAY THAT HOT BABE MODEL ACTUALLY LIVES IN A RURAL NEW ENGLAND TOWN!!! ... I know, I know. Textbooks are different. But c'mon. ...Update
-- Dan responds
to my response. He's kind of moving the goalpost on me. Is the original WSJ article really about disabled kids being 'shunted aside'? If so, then we're talking about an entirely different issue involving flat-out work discrimination within the modeling industry. But that's not what the WSJ story is about -- and there's the word 'model' again. It's all an illusion. It's all fake
. Even the photos of able-bodied kid models portraying happy able-bodied children enjoying school are fakes. ... And I repeat: THERE'S NO WAY THAT HOT BABE MODEL ACTUALLY LIVES IN A RURAL NEW ENGLAND TOWN!!! ... And I know for a fact that Fred DID NOT MAKE THE DONUTS. So there.