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Old 26th October 2006   #1
M. Lopez
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Default A strange and unlikely ally

For those of you who didn't know (and I'm one of them), "Moby" is the name of a post-hippy-ish modern pop musician. He's probably best known for being lampooned in some of Eminen's rap songs.

He runs a Web log, and in it, he recently posted a significant critique of the fashion industry.

To be more precise, his critique is significant more because of who he is, not the content. His criticisms, although daring, are not at all different from what visitors to this forum have been pointing out for years.

What is different is that this person is a far-out Leftist, and even a vegan, for goodness' sakes. I suspect that when most men make the kinds of critiques that he does here, they are dismissed as Neanderthals, or "typical guys." But since this person's "progressive" leanings are so glaring, and his world-view so similar to that of the clique that he is critiquing, perhaps his words might make an impression, where others' do not.

I disagree with this person about every other topic in the world, but in this case, I find myself in unlikely agreement with him.

The sad thing is, as we all know, critique of the fashion industry never works. Like willful children, fashion insiders simply become more stubborn in their determination to cling to their toxic aesthetic, whenever they are criticized. But the disgust with their inhuman "standard" is becoming ever-more widespread, and someday, external pressure will be brought to bear on them. And it can't happen too soon.
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