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Mon., April 27, 2009, 5:05 a.m.

Starvation in many forms…

David Horsey,, (David Horsey / The Spokesman-Review)
David Horsey,, (David Horsey / The Spokesman-Review)

Good morning, Netizens...

David Horsey takes on the issue of starvation, both forced and chosen as a way of life this morning. Quoting Horsey's Blog, he states that, “Today's pageant contestants seem to be vying for the title of Miss Anorexia.”

On the other hand, he seems to be taking a level-headed look at our culture of female beauty, pointing out that beauty queens and supermodels tend to be vacuous and empty-headed at times. This view might offend some, but then we do have a culture that extols the somewhat questionable virtues of Ken and Barbie dolls, do we not?

The issue that David Horsey overlooks in this cartoon, one which leaves me breathing fire and fury, is one of compassion for those who are staving in the world in lieu of anorexic beauty queens and supermodels. We do not have to look any further than our own country to find innocent victims of starvation, do we? Some are beauty queens and supermodels, some are simply dirt poor.

The empty-headed expressions, the inane commentary aside, I love the exquisite detail of this cartoon, the shadows carefully drawn with such finesse. It is David Horsey at his best, and seems like a good way to start a new week off. Some say contention is good for the soul.


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