Smoph's musings

Just my thoughts on the world

Category: exploitation

What are we glorifying?

Woman’s Weekly this month are interviewing the mistress of the recently deceased Richard Pratt, Melbourne billionaire and chairman of Visy Industries, a paper recycling company. Her claim to fame is that she was his mistress for years and they had a daughter together. Now, I don’t care what people do in their private lives, though […]



Exploitation of loss

What is it about us as a society that we want to watch the horror stories, the train wrecks and the worst side of life? These are the stories that fill our newspapers, our news sites, our discussion boards. I am watching the story of Brenda Lin, the young girl who lost her parents, 2 […]