‘That Picture Was a Terrible Mistake’: Jane Fonda Sits Down for 10 Questions

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Jane Fonda talks men, sex advice and that notorious North Vietnam photograph.

In this week’s issue of TIME (available here for subscribers), editor-at-large Belinda Luscombe sits down with actress Jane Fonda to discuss her new book, Prime Time, as well as the life lessons she’s learned in her 73 years.

Jane on that North Vietnam photo: “That picture was a terrible mistake, and I’m prepared to apologize for it until I go to my grave.”

Jane on good sex: “I see people who aren’t traditionally beautiful, but they’re having good sex, you can tell.”

Jane on the leotard from her famous ’80s workout video: “I just found it. wan in the back of a storage room. I’m so happy.”

Jane on the best type of alpha men: “I’ve never been turned on to a man who couldn’t teach me new things.”

For the rest of Fonda’s answers, check out the full article here.


The days when violent activists can have their rights respected are over! Even countries that benefit from those who at the moment agree with their religion, their payoffs, have to understand that, unfortunately non government actions have to be suppressed. Countries may be evil, cause wars, help their neighbors, but at least we know how get to the leaders, and hopefully get them to grow up.

In the case of the "kidnapped" girls, the operative statement is "should be wives". The Boko Haram's religion dictates that wives are the property of their parents until they become the property of their husbands. Yes, this is an opportunity to rape and sow fear, but it is also a protest against educating women. 

The animals stealing the girls could have petitioned their representatives to whatever level of government they wanted and if they have the numbers, get the result they wanted, just like the Muslim Brotherhood took over Egypt for two years after an election. Then they got unelected.

Of course, a brutally strong international force ought to not only rescue those kids, but give a final choice to the leaders and their organization. The perpetrators should never be allowed weapons above a stick ever again, but taught their voice can be heard.

Unfortunately not just in Nigeria. We all know who "terrorists" are.  President Bush's words ought to ring true to all of us "No distinction between those who committed these acts and those who harbor them."