Monday, March 7, 2005

Professor Pens Book On America’s Love Hate Relationship With Martha Stewart

COLUMBIA, Mo. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – First, Martha Stewart had the book thrown at her. Now, an instructor from the University of Columbia-Missouri is writing the book on Stewart.

Even before Martha’s ImClone scandal broke, Melissa Click began surveying people on why they love or hate her. She also read every issue of Martha Stewart Living from 1990 to 2004.

Click discovered that those who like Stewart see her as a “mother figure” because their mothers worked full-time and never took the time to teach them domestic duties, while others revere Stewart as a domestic historian.

On the flip-side, Stewart’s critics call her “unfeminine” and make cracks that she’s a lesbian with a large lesbian following. Click claims folks who knock her have a difficult time with powerful women and also mock domesticity as a serious career.

Despite having served her time, many folks aren’t letting Stewart off the hook yet. Click says a lot of subjects still want to hear Stewart apologize for what she’s done.

She expects her book to be done by summer.

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