Monday, September 05, 2005

Please Return Overdue Humans

So, I work for this national media outlet and this story was proposed as a possible item for broadcast. This made me uncomfortable. When the idea was floated, everyone in my meeting said things like, "Hey, that's great!" and "What a great story, we should totally do that."

Am I alone in thinking that the concept of using one person to represent an entire community of people is perhaps a flawed way to combat stereotypes, as this program is alleged to do? I was certainly alone at my table of coworkers.

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Anonymous said...

that's actually not such a bad idea, methinks.

i shall borrow supermodel from my local library.

--- pb (dot c)

you-know-who said...

I'm ashamed -- I used to be the "librarian" for loaning out gays to large classrooms at my uni -- head of the speaker's bureau. Oh well ... it seemed like a good idea, until you ran up against a room full of religious zealots armed with Bible verses.