April 10, 2003

Hicks Mix with Lethal Chicks Pix

This photo of British soldier Samantha Sheppard in Iraq has a mind-bending, gender-switching quality of a good sort. It's could almost be a Benetton ad, based on some WWII model.

Samantha, like Jessica Lynch, in almost all earlier eras would have been the girl the soldier left at home. It does an aging, feminist heart good to see this.

The headline comes from friend David Smith. It's brilliant.

For the larger image, click here.

Posted by campbell at April 10, 2003 06:16 PM | TrackBack