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Here’s the time when I post a bunch of stupid pictures I’ve had hanging around in various desktop folders. So screw your eyeballs in and enjoy.
Oh, and no sources. Like I remember where I pick all these things up from.
Snoop Dogg and Snoop Seall invite you in. Read the rest of this entry »
Okay, I’m procrastinating a bit on my research paper right now, so I decided to unload some of the dumb pictures I have laying around the ol’ desktop. It’s certainly not the first time I’ve done it, and it won’t be the last. Enjoy (and, FYI, some of these are from webcomics, and I’ll be citing/linking to them somewhere in the post).
Gyllenhaal photo bomb. Read the rest of this entry »
I make it a point, in my daily web browsing, to check out certain online communities that I consider to be educational. This includes places where people talk about art and culture, the news, and society. I often check in with various sites, blogs and communities that focus on feminism and women’s issues, as these interest me.
Unfortunately, I’ve found that I feel extremely uncomfortable in these places.
Seriously? Seriously?! It looks like Miss Piggy is groping her from behind. Oh, Charlize! You have boobs?! Thanks for drawing so much attention to them! We had NO IDEA!
I wouldn’t hate this one so much if it wasn’t for the layers. She looks like a three-tiered wedding cake, and each cake is separated by a layer of black icing. At least it’s a step up from her hot pink Golden Globes monstrosity… which I also compared to a cake. Hmm… Read the rest of this entry »
Amanda’s ethereal gown luckily avoided the “wedding gown” trope that happens when starts choose white for the red carpet. An uber-simple gown, the most complex aspect of this ensemble is the understated texture of the material it’s made with.
Cameron had a pretty, easy look going on last night. Her golden gown fit in well, as gold was one of the “trendy” colors of the evening. With the flowy hair and red lipstick, her whole looked harkened back to old Hollywood. Usually sparkly embellishments on gowns are something I have an aversion to, but it works well here. Read the rest of this entry »
In These Times has a pretty interesting article up, “Girls Gone Anti-Feminist,” by Susan J. Douglas, and though I had some problems with the article, I thought I’d post it as a good segue into a topic I’ve been meaning to explore here on my blog. Why aren’t all women feminists?
First, some things everyone should know (and they’re all in the article):
- “In 1999, the top five jobs for women did not include attorney, surgeon or CEO. They were, in order, secretaries, retail and personal sales workers (including cashiers), managers and administrators, elementary school teachers and registered nurses. Farther down among the top 20 were bookkeepers, receptionists, cooks and waitresses.”
- “In 2007, the top five jobs for women were, still, secretaries in first place, followed by registered nurses, elementary and middle school teachers, cashiers and retail salespersons. Farther down the line? Maids, child care workers, office clerks and hairdressers. Not a CEO or hedge fund manager in sight.”
- “A year out of college, [women] earn 80 percent of what men make. And 10 years out? A staggering 69 percent.”
- The national median income for women in 2008 was $36,000 a year, 23 percent less than their male counterparts.
- “In the United States, we have the flimsiest support network for mothers and children of any industrialized country, nearly 2 million women are assaulted each year by a husband or boyfriend, and 18 percent of women have reported being the victim of a completed or attempted rape.”
- “White women still make 75 cents to a man’s dollar, and it’s 62 cents for Black women and only 53 cents for Latinas. The majority of families with children in poverty are headed by single women.”
I didn’t watch the Super Bowl, but I did see some of the ads. Here’s one that really lit the fire of my ire.
It’s called “Man’s Last Stand.” In summary, it’s basically a bunch of men complaining about how women stifle their apish tendencies, thus making them behave like normal human beings. Apparently all their suffering at the hands of women means that they totally deserve a Dodge Charger.
Yeah, I’m not buying it. I’m sick and tired of women being constantly portrayed as this naggy, nit-picky, controlling force that stifles the manliness of men. Clearly I’m not alone. Some crafty women created a response “commercial,” which is naturally titled, “Woman’s Last Stand.”
Yes, it takes the same stereotypical stance as the male version of the commercial. However, this one mentions a few real reasons why women have a right to be angry (like unequal wages), and they never ask for a car as payment. I feel like watching it over and over again.
Rolling Stone put some famous musicians through the ol’ PhotoShop machine, and they came out on the other side looking uber-creepy – mostly because they now look like Na’vi, from “OMJC bEsT mOvEe EvAh!” a.k.a. Avatar. (By the way, let’s start a trend of saying OMJC – “Oh my James Cameron!” – instead of OMG, just because James Cameron is apparently God now).
Let’s take a look at Madonna from Pandora