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Stone Plumbs The Depths Of the Gutter Again
Like many western celebrities, Stone has sold herself to peddle China bashing propaganda. Her entire career was largely based on selling herself.
The article notes that Stone maintains a "frank approach to her sex appeal" more than two decades after first appearing in Playboy in an attempt to jumpstart her career.
- Sharon Stone's nude photos stoke controversy
Now she sinks further. Referring to her privileged life-style, aging "actress", Stone, has whinged about having to wear make-up and panty-hose. Now she whinges some more: "I thought, 'You know what? I got thrown off the bullet train, and now I'm going to have to crawl up a hill of broken glass, get back on the train that's going a million miles an hour, and work my way from the cattle car up," she tells journalist Christopher Bagley
But few are fooled: Her words rang hollow to others who questioned their placement alongside nude photos presumably intended to sell magazines and generate publicity. Many speculated the images were retouched and accused Stone of perpetuating unrealistic beauty standards.
As one reader said, "The problem is that women see these Photoshopped and airbrushed images of women and think that they can attain it with plastic surgery, lasers, and injections that only make them look worse. Time for advertisers and photo magazines to show real women images, and not fake, lying Photoshop fakes."
Some media critics cautioned against making her a symbol of empowerment (or otherwise) for women, especially if that's not the position she takes up in the article.
"She doesn't claim to be making a feminist choice. She says very plainly 'I'm trying to show that I still have what it takes, and in the contemporary world of acting for women, this is what that looks like,'" said Occidental University Sociology Professor Lisa Wade, who writes about sex, media and gender issues.
"She is using the same strategy that has been successful for her for the length of her career, which is the culmination of being an excellent actress and selling sex appeal. The article states it very plainly."
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"It's reasonable to criticize what Sharon Stone is doing as capitulating to the patriarchy because she's making a clear and implicit statement that the way for her to get her career back is to pose nude. But we all bargain with the patriarchy. At least she's being straightforward about how she's claiming to get her career back and I don't think there's anything particularly new or unique or interesting about what doing," Wade said.
At her age, it's certainly the last time.