Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Carrie Prejean, Meet Alien. Alien, Meet Carrie Prejean.

Carrie Prejean is the runner-up in this year's Miss U.S. competition and in the news because she stated that a marriage should be between a man and a woman and then "some people" hinted that her statement may have cost her the winner's tiara in the pageant.

The topic of this conversation is a serious one. But the pictures of the person making these religio-sociological statements are of a very made-up woman in high heels, flowing curls and a tiny suit intended to cover sexually taboo areas during aquatic immersions. All this made me ask my friendly Alien what it thought about the topics we humans discuss and the context of those discussions.

It adjusted its spectacles (not needed as it doesn't have eyes as such but it so wants to fit in) and asked me if beauty pageants are like fertility rites. Aren't those who are deemed suitable for participating in such rites the correct experts when discussing who is allowed to mate with whom?

I was left speechless.