Thursday, August 26, 2010

TV advertising isn't sexist!

I didn't write this but I wish I had

Dear Everyman,

When we complain about men raping, abusing, harassing, and refusing us our human rights, and you come back angrily with "But some men aren’t like that! How dare you imply that I might be like that." Do you not think that the problem might come from the very fact that you are angry at us for complaining, rather than angry at your fellow boys and men for this enduring misogyny? Instead of being furious that we point out that many men do act this way - including men these women trust completely - be angry that there are men that will treat your mother, sister, daughter, friend, girlfriend badly purely because they are female. Not only that but they are giving you a bad name, not us.



Media for Thursday

- Nobody understands why I can't watch horror movies. Allie does. (Hyperbole and a Half)

- Adventures in Sass: Lady Gaga gets JUDGED by Crystal Precious
The perennial debate - Lady Gaga: Art or Shitty Pop? Seems like CP thinks both.(The Real Crystal Precious)

- A Handy Guide to Knowing Your Muppet Names (The Daily


I think maybe I watched these two too much as a kid. I still deeply identify with them.

- Covert Operations: The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama.
by Jane Mayer

So this is where the Tea Baggers are getting all their money! This is the kind of reporting that I want to do. This is the gold crown right here. (The New Yorker)

- Dear god. This is more sad than anything. This guy tried out for Canadian Idol and now he's been arrested for trying to blow something up. Except maybe it was a joke?

(Toronto Star)

- The raging controversy over the “Ground Zero Mosque” is quintessentially American: free of facts and logic and unapologetically exploitative of emotional issues in the tradition of bare-knuckled partisan politics; yet also an occasion for responsible leaders to call on fellow Americans to live up to their highest ideals, despite the lingering trauma of 9/11 and the ravages of an economic crisis. (Toronto Star)