Taken out of context, in and of itself? Nah. Voluntarily offered as a response to the Harvey Weinstein rape scandals? Yah.
The purpose of the comment section is for people to give their opinions. If you don’t care what someone has to say, don’t read their comment. Going to the trouble of responding to a comment just to say you don’t care about the comment is a childish thing to do.
“No, I won’t read the words on your Devil Box, English, and I don’t much approve of the shiny buttons adorning your jacket neither.”
Baffling to me that Jennings nixed himself out of the running (and rightfully so, in my opinion) but Richards/Bialik, with all their obvious baggage, were not. Bialik’s trash is out there for the world to see and Richards’ required only a cursory amount of investigative work. Read more
I don’t know who was looking at Aaliyah and not seeing an unmistakably black woman (mostly teen since she died when she was 22). Clearly, someone who hasn’t spent any time around black people. She’s not racially ambiguous and can’t pass for white. We’re not talking about Mariah or Halsey. Read more
People Online ran this yesterday, and it was such a mindfuck. It was like, “Surfing instructor arrested for killing his two toddlers” and then pics of him at the beach cradling his babies and smiling with his wife. I was honestly confused if the dad in the pics was the murderer in question because…why are you showing… Read more
THIS... But also... If you asked anyone from a marginalized community to describe what they think a QAnon obsessed child murderer looks like, this is EXACTLY the kind of person we would describe.
I get this so much and I hate it. I refused a family trip to New York once because one of the women (related to my family by marriage) is so anti-gay that it makes me feel like I might have a rage stroke. Read more
I grew up taking a bath every night and have done that with every kiddo I’ve ever cared for. It’s always felt like 10% about hygiene, 90% about spending a lovely moment experiencing the calming, sensory goodness of the water. Sometimes I worry that people forget about the meaning and structure that rituals give to our… Read more
Regarding the “eco-conscious” part, I’d like to see some cross-referenced photos of the unwashed celebrities’ mansions, since they tend to have impeccably manicured grounds. If you use 7 metric tons of water on your grass every day, I’m going to side-eye you about the 17 gallons (American average) you saved by… Read more
Just as they decide to volunteer that information unprompted, people are free to willingly mock them for it, specially POC who have been called dirty before just because of their skin tone, it's like when DJ Khaled said he doesn't go down on his wife but expects blowjobs, well, you open yourself to mokery.
I’ve been out of the field for a few years, but IIRC the Vivians are judged only by other romance authors. Not readers, and god forbid, not critics. Other romance authors. So the judging pool is pretty insular, and it’s also made up of people who HAVE to judge because the only way you can be considered for a Vivian is … Read more
“Christian fiction” - Well, there’s a redundant phrase.
My daughter did competitive trampoline up to level 6. What you see at Olympics is 12+. It would hurt my back and knees every time I saw her land so abruptly, but she swore that it was fine. This has been an interesting week for us because she’s grown up in gymnastics, cheers, power tumbling, and trampoline. It’s her… Read more
I think it’s also worth pointing out, as a footnote to this, that Biles’ withdrawal made room for other athletes to shine (who would not have otherwise had the opportunity to medal.) I read a story about how Mykayla Skinner was getting ready to board a plane back to the states when she got word that she was needed,… Read more
The original CDC moratorium was always a reach. This new one skirts around the SCOTUS ruling, but yeah I agree Congress needs to act or once transmission is no longer deemed “high” we start sliding right back to where we were.
FWIW, her family were basically penniless after all the court battles, legal fees, flying back and forth to Italy, paying for a place to stay, etc. They’ve been honest about how the book advance went back to Italy in the form of paying all her debts - like, she literally HAD to write the book to not have her fam go… Read more
I love the fact that at the heart of Amanda Knox’s saga, of which all the men around her including her then boyfriend and the actual murderer were moved to the background due to how both Italian and American culture works, this movie also completely removes her mother. Her parents, both of them together, stood next to… Read more