I love this song and mostly love the video but the assertion that the women in the video are not at all objectified is a ridiculous stretch. The women are wearing tiny tops and pants while Kendrick is wearing a full on COAT and at one point one of the four women I spotted in the video is shown just gyrating next to… Read more
I think the best thing about this is that sticker that is still on the bottom of Kristin's shoe. I don't watch this show, but I feel pretty good about that sticker.
I think there's a lot that Kanye doesn't misread — like ever prevalent racism and classism in America and the need for people with public platforms to bring that to light often and unrelentingly. Just because he says things that people don't like doesn't mean he's reading the situation wrong, it just means that he… Read more
I second this comment.
It's not that odd if you think about what a gendered insult means at the root. It's less "crazy diamond" and more "gender theory dense." But it's clear from your dismissive way of mentioning it, you weren't really trying to go there anyway.
A lot of people just accept white women as feminists, but not all of them. I often ask the same questions regarding feminism of Beyonce as I do of Lena Dunham. Of course Beyonce shouldn't have to prove her feminism more than white women, but she shouldn't escape the critical thinking we do of all celebrities because… Read more
I take more issue with Beyonce's brand of feminism in that it still leaves plenty of room for her to glibly reference domestic violence in songs, call women Bitches — (in a song where she quotes a women who is decrying gendered competition for sexual power). I think she believes women and men should be equal, but she… Read more
Very true. Unfortunately, Jezebel is a huge public platform and it would probably do more harm than good to leave the author unchecked.
"The out shoplifters I knew in high school were white, and they did it at work, openly, even flaunting their "five-finger discounts." I think the idea was that brazen stealing wasn't really stealing: if it were, you would get in trouble. There is a type of premeditated and methodical deceit committed mostly by white… Read more
Not to excuse crappy friends who treated you poorly in any way, but just to shed some light on what may have been going on over on the other side of those awkward silences and distanced conversations — I'm 25 and I have been STRUGGLING for the last few years. I make no money, I hate my job, and am trapped by student… Read more
Her run is ridiculous. I didn't buy it in Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants when she was supposed to be a soccer star but looked like she was running in place at all times and it still irks me now. She literally looks like someone who is "acting" like a person running.
Because publishing is a business and the publishing houses compete against each other for sales. That's how it works.
To be honest, this is how publishing works, and it makes a lot of business sense to compare the two. It says a lot that Lena Dunham was paid almost 4 time Poehler for her advance and they have made virtually the same amount of profit at this point. Male authors are compared this way ALL THE TIME. It's called the New… Read more