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Talk Show Rabbi Launches Attack on Pop Culture

Talk Show Rabbi Launches Attack on Pop Culture

Posted - Jan. 12, 2004 at 5:38 p.m.



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Jill Atwood reporting A Jewish Rabbi who is an author and talk show host -- was in Salt Lake today where he launched a broadside attack on American culture, and how it demeans women.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach writes about relationships, and is also known for his friendship with Michael Jackson.

Today on KSL's Doug Wright show, he unleashed a new agenda.

Rabbi Boteach says he is disgusted by the degradation of women in today's American pop culture. He says what's worse is women are accepting of it. He recently wrote an open letter to Britney Spears..asking her to stop taking her clothes off and start getting her life together.

The calls flooded in as Rabbi Boteach hit on a hot button issue... women who flaunt it, men who buy it, and a culture that he says is far too accepting of it.

Boteach says he was raised to respect women, to place them on a pedastal, But by curernt standards it seems they're best served by a boob job.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach/Author & Talk-Show Host: "If you look on tv on any given night there are four stereotypes of women that are catered to we have the brainless bimbo, the greedy goldigger the joe millionaire type..we have the mindless nimphomaniac and we have the publicity seeking prostitute the woman that will do absolutely anything to get on tv."

Sex sells..it's no secret, but the rabbi claims if we keep buying it...relationships will suffer.

He says men should look to women for substance not just for sex appeal.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach/Author & Talk-Show Host: "The most famous women in the country today are Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. Both are them are famous for being sluts..how sad that they are the best known women in this country."

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach/Author & Talk-Show Host: "We are raising a generation of men that cannot get beyond the instant high of a woman's body it's like a hit..it's like taking a drug...of course it doesn't last..that's why they become womanizers. "

Botech says it will take vocal women and courageous networks to stop the onslaught of sex.. But right now he says all that anyone sees are dollars signs.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach/Author & Talk-Show Host: "I want to raise my five daughters in a world where they can dress modestly and still be taken seriously. That's why I'm going to continue to fight this battle even if other people don't get it."

Rabbi Boteach has written a book on this topic, but his publisher turned it down...it seems not everyone agrees with his take on American Pop Culture.

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