Thought provoking and interesting to see other people’s reaction…

Florida Writers Conference Blog

In case you missed it, the Oscars were a laugh riot, starting out with Seth MacFarlane of Family Guy more or less listing the big-ticket actresses whose breasts have appeared on film during their careers. Even assuming every single instance of revealed breasts was gratuitous, the choice of the song to start the Oscars was less than inspired, at least for me.

Look, I’m a guy. From the very first time I got the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, I have enjoyed certain aspects of the female body. It’s the way things work. We all realize it, which is why there are scenes, ranging from humorous to failed humor about guys’ reactions to certain aspects. But three of the scenes called out by MacFarlane’s song were rape scenes. Many people found that particularly offensive.

As a writer, there are times when I strive to offend. Some things are simply offensive…

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