Apropos of Virgo: Why Are Young Women ‘Controversial’?

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In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I ask the question: Why are young women so controversial? Back to that in a moment. First, I tell the story of a blackout in my neighborhood, which is why tonight’s program is delayed. This is my revelation about how my community was freed for a few moments from the slavery of electricity — an example of how ‘the medium is the message’.

Zoe West, who began her modeling career working for me in Book of Blue, in police custody for being painted and nude in Times Square. The charges were dismissed -- it was legal conduct. The City of New York had to pay her $15,000 damages. Photo by Harry Rittern.
Zoe West, who began her modeling career working for me in Book of Blue, in police custody for being painted and nude in Times Square. The charges were dismissed — it was legal conduct. The City of New York had to pay her $15,000 damages. Photo by Harry Rittern.

As for young women. I begin by reading a New York Times editorial from this past Saturday about the political havoc being caused in New York City by painted topless women who pose for tips with tourists.

City officials and the tabloid press are falling all over themselves to address the ‘threat’ of the female nipple, in Times Square of all places..

This, even though it’s perfectly legal in New York State (which includes the city) for women to go topless anywhere that men can. So, what is the controversy, really? What is the fuss? Why should a female nipple require a citywide task force more suited to combating terrorism?

In the second half of the program I read the chart for the Pisces Full Moon, which happens Saturday afternoon. The Full Moon (chart below) reaches across the Jupiter-Neptune opposition — the Sun is conjunct Jupiter in Virgo, and the Moon is conjunct Neptune in Pisces. The Full Moon rings in this rare opposition between two slow-moving planets.

I also go over the minor planet pattern that’s behind the scenes, describing the many asteroids and Kuiper objects that are back there. I reference an article about 1992 QB1.

In the last segment I read a chapter about how women have been treated historically, in different countries including recently in Europe, from a book called The Sex Chronicles by Lance Rancier.

As difficult as it is for women in contemporary society — prejudice and discrimination are still rampant — things are a lot better than they were at just about any other time in history. We can and must keep improving things, but it’s also wise to recognize where we’ve been and where we are. For example, women in the United States have had the right to vote for less than 100 years.

My musical guest is the brilliant, talented, should-be-legendary Sasha Pearl, making her second appearance on Planet Waves FM. Here is her bandcamp page, and here is her homepage.

Here’s your Full Moon chart.

Pisces Full Moon, during the day Saturday in the United States, the UK and Europe.
Pisces Full Moon, during the day Saturday in the United States, the UK and Europe.

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