My reasoning of course fell on deaf ears for my quarrelsome companions had organized with intent to save me from what they called, 'my naïve acceptance of pretty pictures,' over what they believe to be the artist true intent to marginalize women.
There was much reference made to a review by Ms. Young of Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream/ The Complete Centerfolds is a coffee-table book in which the brilliant Ms. Young wrote and I quote.
''...Pubic hair is another delight to behold, appearing first in 1971 and
thriving until 1997. Gauzy coronas of pubic hair, technicolor dreampubes of
every shade. You forget how assertive a healthy growth of hair can look. It
comes as a pleasant shock in the midst of a creamy-smooth expanse.
hair diminishes as the nineties draw to a close. Neat triangles turn to Band
Aid-sized strips, which become little Hitler mustaches or nothing at all. The
modern crotch is a bit prim, a bit less forthright. You'd think that depilation
would lend a youthful look to the genitals but it has the opposite effect
instead, making the girls look older and slightly jaded. (Intimate grooming
signals forethought.) The youthful quality of the early centerfolds
I love what Ms. Young had to say but I still think my friends were off point comparing a classic paint like Botticelli’s Venus to a shaved centerfold.so in the end my belief stays the same and that is we cannot place modern politics on ancient art for it simply was not part of their reality.
'They summed him up on sight, could see his weakness and humoured him the way one does a fellow victim of the same affliction.'
My love my care,