Misogyny and female objectification scored another major victory Sunday night at the Oscars. I posted on Facebook that it was the stupidest show I’d ever seen. A young female friend whom I greatly respect thanked the Oscars for wildly entertaining her.  I thought it might be sarcasm, but she noted that I needed to remember she had a crude 13 year old boy sense of humor.

That pretty much sums it up. Our societal disconnection from the sacredness of our bodies leaves us with no better story about female bodies than Oscar offered Sunday. We live in a culture so saturated with this kind of disgraceful, disrespectful treatment of women and our bodies that even the intelligent, thoughtful women among us found it entertaining.

I don’t fault those who found it humorous. This is what we know.  This is what Hollywood has trained us to find entertaining. Schooled at the movies and television, we’ve become a culture of 13 year old boys when it comes to our bodies.

Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.