God I hate that argument. Whenever I hear that I tell them penicillin (another commonly used medicine that changed the course of science) certainly isn’t 100% safe. People die from allergic reactions from penicillin but that wouldn’t stop these anti-vaxx people from crying out for it if they have an infection like… Read more
This happened to me last week when the full force of my allergies hit during my period. Thank goodness I brought plenty of extra pads to work. Worst. Week. Ever.
I think that not only did they mention she was a mother to prove her self worth as a woman, but to also paint her in a stereotypical softer light to convey “why are you shouting down to this little woman who is only doing her job to provide for her precious children.” Or something along those lines.
OMG that movie was SO bad. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an on-screen couple with less chemistry. I cringed so hard at their awkward hugs.
People also forget that these ratings also protect children. My mom is an extremely level-headed woman and probably her worst mistake as a parent was letting me and my little sister, at ages 11 and 8, watch Schindler’s List when it came on TV. I was a weird child who loved history and I had recently read The Diary of… Read more
I’m going to miss the Obamas so much. I get angrier and angrier when I think about how we have vilified the president. Especially the closer were get to them leaving and seeing the shit show of the Republican primary. And yes they’re scared because we elected a black man. I’m tired of mincing words when shocked people… Read more
That just goes to show how girls and women are so undervalued. My brother is the youngest and the only boy. I’ve heard similar things said to my parents like you’ve heard. Thankfully, our parents treated us all the same and never valued one over the other.
It’s rough always trying to combat sexism and gender norms. As a black woman, and especially one who grew up in a majority white town, I’ve done the same thing in terms of racism. It made me feel isolated a lot of the time, and I wish I had a more open relationship with my parents so I could have talked to them about… Read more
Whenever I hear anyone talk about possibly having a home birth I tell them about my best friend. She had a perfectly healthy pregnancy and her labor went smoothly. She was the ideal candidate for a home birth. The only alarm bell was that she developed a slight fever while in labor. When she delivered her daughter she… Read more
It’s also frightening to think about the many other poor communities around the country also dealing with contaminated water. They’re definitely out there. And it’s not just the water either. Excessive amounts of lead in housing is still a problem in poor communities as well.
I’m a movie lover as well, and I love recommending old movies to people. I’m not sure if you watch many old movies. If you don’t, the ones I always recommend to introduce people are Arsenic and Old Lace, one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen, and North by Northwest, a very entertaining Alfred Hitchcock movie. They… Read more
That’s why this is kind of bittersweet. I think SCOTUS will bring down HB2 but there are still hundreds of other TRAP laws in effect all over the country.
Thank you. This is exactly what I wanted to say but couldn’t put into words. I’ve ecstatic for Leslie Jones, and I hope this leads her to being a major star. But, I was SO disappointed in the movie trailer. I hope the character portrayals in the movie itself are better.
Absolutely. I was an RA in college. One of the RA’s in my building was threatened by a boyfriend of one of the woman on her floor (he was definitely abusing his girlfriend). The RA was able to call campus security to get him out of the building, but what if he had a gun? I can’t imagine being an RA now in a building… Read more
Absolutely. I attended the US Open a few years ago, and as a huge Venus and Serena fan, I was beyond excited that Venus was playing the day I was there. I was appalled at how much the crowd was cheering for her opponent (who wasn’t even American!). Watching their matches on TV I could tell that they didn’t get much… Read more
I especially agree about the second half. I rolled my eyes so hard when I realized they were going back! I mean, seriously? I really enjoyed the first half, but the fact they were basically repeating it again made me want to turn it off.
LOL this is one of the best ones I’ve seen! FYI, because of these parody videos I was curious about Downfall. It’s a fantastic movie.