70 posts categorized "FEMINISM"

Sep 19 2014
Kathy & Larry On Joanie Comments (0)

Very interesting piece on Joan Rivers that views her work's cruelty (come on, you know it's true) through a feminist lens. I responded to it. I don't really have a lot of intellectual respect for any responses that go, Fuck her! She doesn't get Joan! Joan was fierce!-level replies. I do think there is a lot to unpack in Rivers's work, even if Rivers herself didn't enjoy delving into it on that level—CNN, much? But I also think that beyond looking at what humor means, which is fair, once you start acting as if humor is identical to serious debate, you run into trouble, as does the author of this thoughtful it not exactly rah-rah piece on Rivers. But it's a compelling read.

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On a related note: Kathy Griffin says she wasn't considered for Craig Ferguson's late-night gig because they told me they weren't considering women, and she recalls Joan Rivers in this clip of her new interview with Larry King...

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Sep 17 2014
Girl Powerless Comments (0)

Elizabeth-Warren

Even the Senate's handful of Republican women voted in lock-step against it, saying it's an unnecessary law and that women are already adequately protected.

 
Aug 04 2014
Need To Know: People Have The Shower + Mideast Maelstrom + I Have A (Bad) Dream + Dammit, Janet + Playing The Disgrace Card + Beyoncé Track Elevatorized + DIRECTV J.O. Material + MORE! Comments (0)

DanosborneShowered with attention

*widget boy cultureThere are worse ways to spend your time than watching Dan Osborne shower.

*widget boy cultureU.S. condemns Israeli shelling of U.N. school.

*widget boy cultureDeportation-happy House votes against Dreamers.

*widget boy cultureKill the Gays law struck down on technicality by Ugandan court.

*widget boy cultureJanet Jackson album rumor struck down by Janet Jackson.

*widget boy cultureAmerican Idol alum Michael Johns dies at 35 after twisting his ankle. Stefan-Pinto

*widget boy cultureShould he keep the beard?

*widget boy cultureThe C-word gets read, to a disco beat.

*widget boy cultureMeet Torsten, the Bareback Saint.

*widget boy cultureHottest June in history, ever, at all.

*widget boy cultureWorst CA drought in history, ever, at all.

*widget boy cultureHave to agree with Roxane Gay that she's a pretty shitty feminist.

*widget boy culture Liz Cheney's furious at Obama. Yawn.

*widget boy cultureHere comes the fuzz!

Peach-assPeachy keen

*widget boy cultureReady for another Romy & Michele reunion? Disney isn't.

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé shamelessly used ElevatorGate in a new “Flawless” remix.

*widget boy cultureTom Daley goes for (and gets) the gold.

*widget boy cultureBroadest attack on states' gay-marriage bans yet.

*widget boy cultureGay marriages in OK: Soon.

*widget boy cultureKickstarter for making potato salad raises $55,000+.

*widget boy cultureGlenn Beck cops to saying “some stupid things.”

*widget boy cultureBeating of trans woman in Honduras by cop caught on video.

*widget boy cultureNick Jonas and his back cleavage heat up new DIRECTV series Kingdom.

Nick Jonas- musclesI want you back.

 
Aug 01 2014
Need To Know: New Janet + Cuddly Madonna + Know Your Local Billionaire + Going For TRUE BLOOD + MORE! Comments (0)

JANET-JACKSON

*widget boy cultureNew Janet Jackson album—her first in six years—soon?

*widget boy cultureOH HELL YES!: David Mixner's Oh Hell No! to premiere.

*widget boy cultureMadonna is a bitch!

*widget boy cultureRichest people, state by state. No billionaires in AK, DE, ME or ND.

*widget boy cultureShould kids really even need to be told not to set themselves on fire???

*widget boy cultureEbola makes its way to Africa's largest city. Almost made it to the U.S.

*widget boy cultureTrue Blood insults Sarah Palin.

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*widget boy cultureMartha Stewart weighs in on Terry Richardson: “Cute.”

*widget boy cultureChris Pratt is funny, uninhibited about flashing peen & big-hearted.

*widget boy cultureAfter the jump, see Colbert out of character for 10 minutes, advising teen girls...

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Jun 25 2014
30 Years Of Slut-Shaming Madonna Comments (0)

1985-Kenji+Wakasugi-MadonnaBoy Toy vs. girl

A stan war over whether Madonna is a slut or a great female role model—when does it end? More interesting is remembering when it began: An archived Usenet discussion that started in May of 1985 reveals how early the pro- and anti- factions entrenched themselves in the Madonna Wars. And it was all the same crap fans hear today, nearly 30 years later.

MadonnaOn May 28, 1985, Chris Koenigsberg got the ball rolling with some Madonna love:

“Well, Madonna is playing in Pittsburgh tonight and I wish I could go but  the tickets sold out for the Arena in a couple of hours. I don't want to talk about the music, I am just glad that some women are becoming mega-superstars on an equal footing with men. And I loved the movie she made too.

“The more successful role-models that young girls have while growing up, the healthier their outlook on life will be, I think. And the more informed choices they'll be able to make later on.”

That led to some prehistoric outraged WTF responses, including choice morsels such as:

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Jun 24 2014
Need To Know: The Man Of Buns Of Steel + Red-Carpet Rape Rap + Perry's Conspiracy Theory + Oldman Sounds Like A Cranky Old Man + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureMy kind of superhero (above).

*widget boy cultureTomas Berdych's killer ass.

*widget boy cultureShrill, obnoxious, bratty girls make rape & race jokes at Daytime Emmys.

*widget boy cultureObama gets behind paid maternity leave, radical if this were the '60s.

*widget boy cultureRick Perry implies Obama is behind Central American refugee influx.

*widget boy cultureMay 2014 = hottest ever recorded.

*widget boy cultureBroadway babies Andy Mientus & Michael Arden engaged.

*widget boy cultureWhat video games would've looked like in the 1930s.

*widget boy cultureGary Oldman defends Mel Gibson & Alec Baldwin, has no idea what PC is.

*widget boy cultureSame useless lot is back for more at American Idol.

*widget boy cultureGay plays Mothers & Sons and Casa Valentina closing.

Casa-valentinaCasa Valentina cerro

 
Jun 20 2014
Need To Know: Such A Mug + American Sicko + Iraq War Of Words + Wrestling Meat + Danza Fanza + Crooked Governor + INTO THE G-Rated WOODS + Grady Sizemore, More, More + MORE! Comments (0)

Mug-shot

*widget boy cultureWomen sliding off their seats over sexy mug shot.

*widget boy cultureTaylor Lautner shirtless, minus the 'roids. HOT!

*widget boy culturePerv-in-chief Dov Charney of American Apparel ousted.

*widget boy cultureR. Kelly & Lady Gaga's dumped video was “literally an ad for rape.” Madonna-Evita

*widget boy cultureObama weighs limited military intervention in Iraq.

*widget boy cultureSen. Boxer (D-Calif.) rips Sen. McCain (R-Ariz.) on Iraq.

*widget boy cultureAlan Parker refers to Madonna in Evita as “a compromise...”

*widget boy culture...but wanted her in The Blue Angel opposite De Niro.

*widget boy cultureNew face of Madonna's Material Girl is Disney's Zendaya.

*widget boy cultureObama cuts off Uganda for draconian anti-gay laws.

*widget boy cultureHot-as-hell wrestler.

*widget boy cultureWho's Afraid of Vagina Wolf? is a real movie title. Not porn.

*widget boy cultureSam Smith sings “Stay with Me” to David Letterman:

*widget boy cultureRestoration Hardware is sending around a 17-pound catalog!

*widget boy cultureColdplay's “A Sky Full of Stars” video.

*widget boy cultureSarah Jessica Parker slays on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

*widget boy cultureAll the hottest Grady Sizemore photos. Tony Danza_0

*widget boy cultureRick Perry regrets gay = alcoholic comment.

*widget boy cultureNY State Sen. Ruben Diaz (D!) thinks Satan runs schools.

*widget boy cultureDiaz is a total Tony Danza fanboy.

*widget boy cultureChurro ice cream sandwiches for all!

*widget boy culture(No) Surprise: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was accused of being a crook.

*widget boy cultureDisney's Into the Woods will be family-friendly.

*widget boy cultureMeryl Streep to be Maria Callas in the Mike Nichols HBO version of Master Class.

Maria-Callas-Meryl-StreepMaria...you oughtta see her...

 
May 28 2014
Need To Know: Stonewall Icon Falls + No More War + Father DeNiro + Kramer TODAY + Joe The Plumber Shoots Off His Mouth + MORE! Comments (0)

Storme-willard59Your love is drag king.

*widget boy cultureGay-rights legend Stormé DeLarverie dies at 93 after years of declining health.

*widget boy cultureObama announces plans to end U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.

*widget boy cultureFeminist critic casually implies Rogen & Apatow to blame for UCSB shooter.

*widget boy cultureRemembering Robert DeNiro's gay father.

*widget boy cultureWould you vote for Madonna for president?

*widget boy cultureIncredible early '83 Today Show interview with Larry Kramer.

AIDS-LARRY-KRAMER-TODAY-SHOWKramer sounding the alarm

*widget boy cultureLagerfeld commissions life-sized chocolate version of his boy-toy.

*widget boy cultureAIDS ward closes for lack of patients.

*widget boy cultureEmily Blunt gets BURNED BAD for old anti-Cruise quote.

*widget boy culture“Highrise,” the new single by Trademark.

*widget boy cultureJoe the Plumber: “Your dead kids don't trump my Constitutional rights.”

*widget boy cultureRuPaul references Animal Farm RE: transgender controversy on Hey Qween!