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Yesterday morning, Janet Powers, host of our Diva Toolbox Radio, aired an interview with ‘70s pop icon Helen Reddy, in which the I Am Woman singer recounted her underwear woes, while ripping into Madonna.
Simultaneously, the New York Post carried excerpts from the chat in its Page Six column, which in turn prompted the hosts of ABC’s The View to weigh in on the debate.
“Helen Reddy, you remember Helen Reddy—I am woman, hear me roar!—she said recently she went bra-shopping and only found slutty bras,” said co-host Whoopi Goldberg (above left).
“And she blames Madonna for that, saying, ‘Women used to complain about being classified as either virgins or whores.’ And then, ‘along came Madonna—and now we’re all whores,” added Whoopi—who, incidentally, along with such A-listers as Candice Bergen, Lily Tomlin, Marlo Thomas and Lesley Stahl, is one of the Women on the Web, whose weekly show, The wOw Effect, is broadcast right here on BlogTalkRadio.
Then guest co-host Yvette Nicole Brown chimed in.
“Back in the day, there used to be a ‘town whore.’ And everybody knew that if they wanted something outside of marriage or whatever, they’d have to go there,” said the star of NBC’s Community.
“The idea now is that everybody’s supposed to give it up whenever they want to give it up. So I think we’ve lost the mystery, we’ve lost love, because everybody can get whatever they want when they want it.”
From there it was three minutes straight of discussion about good girls versus bad girls.
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