Jan. 18th, 2017

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The Washington Post has announced their new "experimental, visually-driven product"> aimed at millennial women, The Lily.

When I think of the symbolism of lilies, I think of the Aesthetics -- "Though the Philistines may jostle, you will rank as an apostle in the high aesthetic band, If you walk down Piccadilly with a poppy or a lily in your medieval hand" -- something Wilde actually did IIRC. I also think of Victorian purity culture, with the untouched lily contrasted with the full-blown rose. I think of Georgia O'Keefe, no clarification necessary. I think of Leonard Cohen -- "In the cave at the tip of the lily".

In short, it's both weirdly old-fashioned and weirdly pornographic. As, I suppose, am I.

In other great news, The Lily is only available on Medium, Facebook and Instagram.

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