“Womensrights.change.org? Best taken with a grain of salt. You can call me insensitive and whatever other names you like but you should never get your news from organizations like these. Their agenda is clearer then Fox. That’s not saying their agenda is wrong, it’s just that they aren’t journalists.”—
The quotations from the school personnel come from outside news organizations (there are links throughout the article — not just to Jezebel), and said personnel were suspended for their comments. Change.org didn’t, like, fabricate these quotations or make up the story.
I am flying south to be with my GF for Christmas. This is crazy exciting and we have been counting the days since the plans were made (because we are cheesy like that.) But now there’s all this winter weather causing massive delays everywhere. Currently none of the airports I will be utilizing are having any issues, but they will by Wednesday, my scheduled departure date. So I call the airline to see about leaving earlier. They want to charge me $150 just for changing my ticket. Are you fucking kidding me? I’m doing THEM a favor, by trying not to be a passenger on a blizzard day- one that THEY will have to find alternative flights and accommodations for.
Last time I got on a plane, one left for Chicago half empty about a half hour before my flight to Chicago was delayed for hours on end. Same airline. They could have put us all on the first plane. Jesus!
“You know what offends me? It’s not whether someone says “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas”. It’s when I read that L.L. Bean, Pier 1, and Walmart are known to be actively and intentionally using slave labor in their products. I don’t give a shit how many “Merry Christmas” signs they have in their store, as if that makes one flying fuck’s worth of difference when they are participating in the enslavement of women, men, and children who are created in the image of God. Focus on the Family gives them 12-14% offensive ratings, and 52-71% friendly ratings. No mention of child slavery. No mention of beating or firing workers trying to unionize to protect themselves. No mention of the workers who have died at the factory making the cheap furniture you bought at Ikea. How does “Standing for Christmas” have ANYTHING to do with Christ?”—
Great statement. I am constantly amazed by how the major issues in the world: pollution, slavery, sex trafficking, violence against women- are always brushed aside in the grand parade that is “a march against the liberal agenda.”
Scientists have proved for the first time that a cheap form of sugar used in thousands of food products and soft drinks can damage human metabolism and is fuelling the obesity crisis.
“This is the first evidence we have that fructose increases diabetes and heart disease independently from causing simple weight gain,” said Kimber Stanhope, a molecular biologist who led the study. “We didn’t see any of these changes in the people eating glucose.”
“Hey, I’m an introvert who feels super awkward at parties, so I actually won’t be attending your party where I won’t know anyone but you. I attended two parties last night and I’d rather watch hulu tonight. Thanks, though.”
I’ve noticed that my reblog has gotten pretty out there about “fat girls shouldn’t wear tight clothes, because it brings the teasing upon them self.” The thing that I can’t stand is considering probably over half of the people that reblogged saying “let them wear whatever the fuck they want” probably have and DO tease them behind their back. I pick on overweight people all the time with my friends, I’m (not, but in this situation) proud to admit that. If obese people want to wear tight bikinis and get teased, be my guest. But personally, they should spend more time working on their weight situation FIRST before wearing any more “revealing” clothes. I bet about 80% of human beings that see a very large woman WILL make a remark, and I doubt the whole, whoppin’ 20% are the ones that reblogged going against my opinion.
Let me get this straight: because most people make fun of fat people, it’s ok to make fun of them?
And who are you to pretend to know what people think when no one is looking? I gather that’s what you do, but please don’t think everyone thinks like you or even likes the things you do. Please revise your “argument”.
As someone who runs around in her underwear as a hobby in her spare time (I’m currently on two Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcasts and one for Repo! the Genetic Opera), all I have to say to this is that it doesn’t matter what you weigh or what you wear, if you’re CONFIDENT about it and KNOW you look good, it doesn’t matter what the fuck anyone is saying about you. And yes, people are going to make comments. And people HAVE made comments about me before when I go out for bows in just my bra and underwear. You know what I say to those people? Thanks for coming to the show. No one’s been stupid enough to make any comments to my face, of course. Because, really, pissing off a fat girl is like poking a tiger with a stick. We get defensive. We get mean. We will EAT you. At least, I will.
People in the audience have made comments about other people on our cast who are also overweight and wearing revealing outfits. When I overhear them, my reaction is to lean down consipiratorially to them and say, “Hey, are YOU up there in your underwear? No. So stop picking on people just because you’re jealous of their confidence and beauty.” And honestly, half the people who ever make comments are people who have no room to talk. ;)
Dear original poster,
"I pick on overweight people all the time with my friends." Really? Well my friends and I have a few questions for you:
a. Who the fuck are you to decide who is attractive and who is not?
b. What in the world makes you think you have the right to tell others to “work on their bodies?”
c. Where do you get off accusing other bloggers of “making fun of fatties?”
d. When the hell has any woman ever decided what to wear based on your advice?
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MEN’S ARE NOT OF THE SAME CHARACTER OF LIFE
I pray by the power of our lord Jesus christ no power on the earth wil seperate us.
that men often get more upset about women trying to have a conversation that is solely about violence against women than they do about the occurrence of violence against women? That is seriously disturbing.
From my work training various groups on this issue, I can authoritatively tell you it is correct to make such an assumption.
So I’ve been doing a small hug as a greeting or a goodbye since my college days. I never really thought much about it, but in recent years there has been an anti-hug movement. I find this simply ridiculous.
What is the big deal people? We’re not a nation of puritans anymore. Get over yourselves! If people want to hug, let them!
I knoooow! I heard about a high school that banned hugs completely (somewhere) and it’s so ridiculous!
The thing is, a hug CAN be sexual harassment, or even a form of assault, if it is unwanted or uncomfortable. I wish schools would do a better job of helping their students learn about consent instead of going all black and white, all or nothing.
Her:Oh jeez, I'm sorry, but I just need some help.
Me:Sure, that's what we're here for.
Her:I called [your organization] and the voicemail said the daycare was closed today because of the blizzard, but I don't know if [her location] is closed or not.
Me:(tiny aneurism, one eyeball exploding out of my head) This is our domestic violence and sexual assault crisis and support line.
Her:I know, but I called [your organization] and I just got a voicemail.
Me:That's because we are closed today (because of the blizzard you ignorant ass!)
Her:Well it didn't say [her location] was closed. I thought [her location] only closed if my office closes, and my office isn't closed! I have to go to work! I don't know what I am going to do with my kids!
This is the point in the conversation when time froze. I thought about all the women who have called us while huddled in the stairwell of their apartment, whispering so their batterer wouldn't find them. I thought about all the sexual assault survivors who call at 2am because they had a nightmare and can't calm down. And I thought about all the women who use our services who can't work because their batterer doesn't let them, or because they don't qualify for daycare, or because they have survived a level of trauma that left their bodies gasping for breath, unable to perform as they want them to. And then I thought about this woman. Who, like everyone else in town, is snowed in due to a blizzard. Her sense of entitlement that she had the right to call a crisis line SHE KNEW was not for her just put me over the edge. But I did not scream. I spoke calmly.
Me:Have you called your office to ask them if the daycare is open?
Her:Oh, I guess I could do that.
Me:(Oh man, lady, I am so going to blog about your ass!)
We have to make a lot of choices about how we spend our money. And when we have a chance to donate, we have a lot of places to choose from. There is more need than any one of us can quash.
That said, if you are so moved, Amanda Knox’s family is one place you may choose to share what you have. I wouldn’t post this if I hadn’t done it myself. Why this cause and not another? I don’t know. She is on my heart and in my thoughts, so I have done what little I can.
“I think it’s wonderful for there to be a public example of a family happily raising a baby with Down syndrome; women should be exposed to a whole range of role models for the various paths that are possible in life. But, again, it comes down to the issue of, hello, choice. Even Palin writes in her book that she considered abortion “for a split second” when she found out about Trig’s condition. She considered it because she had a choice.”—
“Some people say really mean things about my being overweight. I read something on my Twitter that was like, ‘Oh, you still need to lose a few pounds.’ And I’m just like, Seriously? Come on. If I’m happy and in shape, that’s all that should really matter.”—Amanda de Cadenet/Glamour
I have since I was 3 or 4 years old. Between me and my brother, I’m FAR more into video games.
I have a Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Wii, Playstation 2 and the original gray gameboys. They are like my babies.
One of my best friends is a pretty hardcore girl gamer. She worked at Gamestop for the longest time and people still came in shocked that a girl worked there. And whenever I would come in all the prepubescent boys would look at me like I had two heads.
I need to go beat Twilight Princess.
WARNING: more than you bargained for coming up…
The differences between “men’s work” and “women’s work” has never been about which takes more strength, or which takes skills more “prevalent” in one gender. Instead, it has always been about power. When farming and land working was powerful, it was men’s work. When typing and making phone calls was dis-empowering, it was “women’s work.” Now that all centers of power are electronic, suddenly men are being called “techy” and “geeky” as though women were never interested in anything that needs circuitry to work. And these damaging stereotypes are NOT openly propagated in places where such thinking would be illegal: schools and businesses, instead they are continually reinforced through pop-culture. Pop cultural, that innocent little beast of a puppet being controlled by the most powerful, the most wealthy, those with the most to gain by maintaining the status quo. In other words, those kids look at you funny because a little furry monster, or a Bratz doll or an episode of Friends told them to, and they didn’t even know it.
How have you not noticed that I am typing on my computer and mindlessly laughing at the things you are saying. Remember when I said, “well, I think I need to check my voicemail” and “oh boy, I have a lot of emails to reply to”??? How are you not noticing that I want you to Please GET OUT OF HERE!!!!!!!!
Tomorrow, December 1, Álex Freyre, 39 years old, and José María di Bello, 41, have an appointment at the civil registry office in Buenos Aires. They are to become the first husband and husband in Argentina. After an initial rejection from the registry office, a city court judge accepted the couple’s appeal, the mayor’s office did not issue a complaint and Catholic organizations have run out of time to file a new lawsuit. Álex and José María are about to become the first gay couple to marry not only in Argentina, but in all of Latin America. Sitting at the only gay hotel in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Freyre and di Bello do not attempt to conceal their surprise or their joy, even though the two activists are still nervous that, at the last minute, someone will devise some legal trick to hold up the ceremony.
Freyre and di Bello believe that Argentina’s constitution does not define marriage as an institution to be shared only between a man and a woman. Accordingly, they went to the registry office in Buenos Aires to submit their request for a license, as four other gay and lesbian couples had done in the past. This time, however, after receiving the usual “no,” the couple decided not to appeal to the civil courts, where things move very slowly, but rather decided to bring their case to the city court. And there, on November 13, Judge Gabriela Seijas delivered the surprising ruling that the Registry Office of Buenos Aires was required to validate the union.
The next surprise for the couple came when the city’s mayor, Mauricio Macri, of the center-right PRO party, did not attempt to veto the decision. By the time the Catholic Church became aware of the situation, the deadline for filing an appeal had passed. Jorge Beroglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, stated that the ruling was “absolutely illegal,” and that the city government had “gravely failed” in its obligation to the people. An association of Catholic lawyers is studying the case, but as the days pass, the impending marriage date still stands.
Freyre and di Bello acknowledge that the more conventional legal route would have been to first approve a national law that offered a clear interpretation of the Argentinian constitution regarding the subject. “A group of politicians have put forth a proposal, but discussions in Congress have come to a standstill,” Freyre and di Bello said. Many politicians of the majority party support the initiative, but the administration of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has assumed an ambiguous attitude. “The ruling of the city court judge will help to move things along,” Freyre said.
“We want to get married because we love each other and because we have been together since 2005, but we also recognize that this is no longer just about us and our families, who support us, but rather this stands as a blow against the homophobia that exists throughout Latin America,” Freyre said.
If the Catholic lawyers are unable to come up with a means of stopping it, tomorrow’s wedding will be a veritable party in Buenos Aires, with dozens of political and artistic personages wishing to attend and sign as witnesses.
“We want to express our gratitude to Spain, which helped pave the way for couples like us,” the couple said.
Freyre and di Bello, both carriers of HIV who wear red ribbons to symbolize the fight against AIDS, joke around about the moral values lecture they have received from the Catholic Church. “They should deal with it like my father,” Freyre said, “who is a conservative and just wants me to get married.”