greengrassbehindthestadium
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greengrassbehindthestadium
Jan 18 2018
4

FYI, half the nation didn’t vote for Trump. 47% of America did not vote at all. Trump did not win the popular vote, which he lost by over 3,000,000 votes. Factor in the third party votes and 46.4% of the votes went to Trump. 48.5% went to Clinton. Without a mere 100,000 or so votes in three states in the mid west the Read more

Jan 18 2018
4

My husband was very happy because recently they showed a program on Egyptian TV about child molestation, hitting most of the important points. It’s mostly someone in the family or someone the kid knows and advice saying how important it is to listen and believe the kid and pay attention to sudden changes in behaviour. Read more

Jan 18 2018
8

“Poverty porn” is exactly what this is and Alana and the other children have been othered in so many ways by TV. I feel sick about what we’re seeing here. Obviously, June is troubled. She could be addicted to something, including food, be a codependent, and must have been mistreated in some way (neglected maybe, Read more

Jan 17 2018
11

You need to tell your grandkid why gramps is on your shit list. For warned is for armed. If she’s old enough to molest, she’s old enough to know what molestation is.

Jan 17 2018
2

I am so sorry your grandchildren are being put in this horrifying situation. I’m almost speechless.

Jan 17 2018
14

What’s even more crazy is that television executives are funding this shitshow. Poverty porn is disgusting any which way you look at it, but people still watch it and where there’s rating there’s money to be made. The molestation element here takes it to a new and frankly terrifying low. Also, how the fuck have CPS Read more

Jan 17 2018
12

I think the argument for “generational” pedophilia here is quite strong. Children were actual street prostitutes until the 1920s in the US and UK. There are tons of horrifying pictures in old Victorian street photography. The idea that pedophilia is wrong and in fact, heinous is a relatively new invention. And not at Read more

Jan 17 2018
68

(I am so sorry, I feel this will be a very unpopular opinion, please be gentle with your rebuttals.) I have gotten turned off from this march because of the folks in my social media feed who are so into it: these are the women who are all about taking a selfie and immediately posting it to FB to shout at everyone Read more

Jan 17 2018
20

That is horrible!! I can’t imagine how it feels to watch someone endanger your grandkids and not be able to do anything about it. I think reaching out to the granddaughter and making sure she knows you can be trusted and educating her as much as possible is probably the best thing you can do under the circumstances. Read more

Jan 17 2018
37

This times 100. My dil was molested by her father when she was 7/8..this was shortly after she was raped by an older male neighbor. Both went to prison, though the father for longer than the rapist. The mother originally refused to do anything about it (report, kick the father out etc) until another relative Read more

Jan 17 2018
6

But, people, including myself watch the Housewives for the same reason; I enjoy the OTT, boozy, rich excess. As to why the authorities don’t appear to be looking into these people, on a consistent basis, to make sure the children are okay...classism. Which isn’t surprising. The world does not care about children, Read more

Jan 17 2018
27

THIS is the exact sentiment I had reading this piece. Half of our country (no duh, the racist white half) no longer abides by a moral compass. We’ve reached some sort of dystopia where terrible people are allowed to be terrible because awful, bigoted, and lazy hatred is a virtue. Read more

Jan 17 2018
29

The people I know who watch this kind of show do so because it makes them feel better about themselves and their own lives. “Hey, I may be a mess, but at least I’m not as batshit as THEM.” They conveniently ignore that there are real people, often children, involved in this kind of b.s.

Jan 17 2018
43

I don’t think anyone tunes to find out how Mama June lost all the weight. I imagine people watch this because they get a kick out of how trashy these people are. I mean, I’ve watched maybe 10 minutes of Honey BooBoo and my takeaway is that the whole point of the show is that these people are trashy and ignorant, so it Read more

Jan 17 2018
33

Also makes me feel, as so many things seem to do these days, that there is this whole swath of America that I can’t fathom. I recall reading a while back about a research project that tracks what other topics trump supporters tweeted about- ya know the correlations were never surprising. I bet honey boo boo is in that Read more