STUDENTS: STRIP YOUR
WAY TO RICHES
January 30, 2005
1:00 AM Eastern
Parents in Palo Alto, California, just south of San Francisco, are up in arms over a recent "career day" speaker who glorified the profession of stripper, including strong encouragement that having a larger bust would equal higher pay. The larger breasts speaker Fried explained, didn't need to be natural, but could be implants. His comment on this to students embarrassed many when he said, "For every two inches up there, it's another $50,000 in income."
William Fried, a Foster City salesman, spoke to about 45 eight graders during an hour session at the Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School. While Principle Joseph DiSalvo maintains the incident had been blown all out of proportion, Angela Craig, mother of one eight grader said, "I think it's definitely inappropriate. I think the kids have pretty malleable minds and are influenced highly by what an adult says. They don't need to hear about this from someone the school sanctioned."
Fried on the other hand, defended his presentation and conduct stating his comments were a small part of his over all presentation titled, "The Secret of a Happy Life," which is supposed to inspire youths to find their own happiness by picking a career they will like and have the, er, equipment to perform.
"I believe you should be honest and open with everyone, and there is no such thing as inappropriateness," said Fried. "Eighth grade kids can digest a lot more than their parents believe they can. The mind will put it in its proper niche. I don't believe any kid was marred or harmed by any of the talks."
More and more teen age girls are getting breast implants. 2004 seemed to be the year of breast implant surgery as one of the most popular high school graduation gifts for female students. Risks associated with this type of surgery are extremely high. Some women have died from breast implant surgery. Risks from surgery do include infection, hematoma (blood or tissue collecting around an implant), and serious complications that can happen with anesthesia. While these types of infections are usually easy to treat, growing numbers of doctors have reported that some women have gotten toxic shock syndrome from infections, and others have gotten gangrene.
The main risks from breast implants are not from the surgery itself. The main risks are what happens in the months and years after the surgery. According to the National Cancer Institute women with breast implants, compared to other plastic surgery patients, are: Twice as likely to die from brain cancer, three times as likely to die from lung cancer and four times as likely to kill themselves. According to an FDA study there may be a link between implants and some auto-immune diseases such as fibromyalgia (which causes muscle pain and severe fatigue).
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The larger breasts speaker Fried explained, didn't need to be natural, but could be implants. His comment on this to students embarrassed many when he said, "For every two inches up there, it's another $50,000 in income