Why I have opened the window!

Amerykah has turned a corner and we should all turn with it. I have thoughts ideas and suggestions but I also have patience and desire for us to be whole and one. I have been speaking a lot lately of the human condition and the generations of Black Americans. i will entertain any and all conversation as long as we can be respectful and grown up. Let the healing begin......

Monday, May 11, 2009

My question with enhancements.


So there has been a lot of talk about enhancements in the news lately and my question is why? Why is it ok for you to enhance in this area of competition and not in another. Manny Ramirez was recently suspended for allegedly testing positive for a banned substance in his system. A Rod just came clean and said he took performance enhancements between 2001- 2003 and was roasted over the coals for it. There was even a congressional investigation back in 2003 over enhancement drugs.

So my question is why is it not ok in a society where you are literally given a pill for each and every issue you might think you are having is it not ok for these people who clearly abuse their bodies everyday wearing them out to take drugs to keep them going a little longer and a little stronger for the benefit of our entertainment.

And then there are those others which it seems are encouraged to use enhancements for their competitions that are suppose to have nothing to do with their body. How many women in beauty pageants are winning on enhancements? And why is that ok? Miss California Carrie Prejean was recently outed as the recipient of breast augmentation and enhancement but it is her nude pictures that might snatch her crown from her. I just find it interesting because we are always told that pageants are not about beauty they are about the brains and personalities of the girls, it’s for scholarships. Are there valid reasons for these double standards or are we just picking and choosing?

2 comments:

Ian a.k.a. Darktomahawk said...

You ask good questions because it is a double standard. I think people want to still believe in the purity of the game when it comes to sports. But I think that day has passed. There will come a day when the Olympics, MLB, NFL, MLS, NHL, et al will give up the good struggle, and just allow the doping....

nudeindc said...

My 2 cents...

Mostly I feel the same way about performance-enhancing drugs, but I do see one main benefit of the ban. With the lure of hyper-lucrative contracts it tries to prevent extreme dopping and body modification to achieve. Does it work? Not completely. But imagine where we might be without it. And no kid that didn't want to become a freak of nature could ever even aspire.