apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.
I’m in on this feud and I have chosen my side.
MARA WILSON, YOU HAVE MY SWORD.
And my bow.
And My AXE
Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.
And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.
I knew, the first time I heard that line, that Tumblr was going to be up in arms about it, no matter how good everything else was. Because that’s what Tumblr does. Good on Al for handling it well (though I’m not surprised). I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if he changes the line for the concert performances of the song.
I didn’t even mention it on Tumblr, but I caught endless shit IRL and on FB for mentioning that his use of the word “really bothered me,” while at the same time I said I loved the song and thought it was awesome. I didn’t actually see any discussion of it here on Tumblr that was any more vitriolic or unreasonable than what I posted. Loving a thing and acknowledging its problematic elements is not the same as “being up in arms” about something. And what gets me is how many people have nodded their heads and said “Oh, I knew the internet was going to freak out about that,” because what that says to me is that they recognized that something problematic is there, but elected to pre-emptively laugh at the people who are affected by it instead of doing anything constructive. And that seems shitty to me.
Al didn’t know, Al knows now, Al apologized without justifying it. And I think it is likely he will change that line from now on, because the right thing to do when someone says “that word is a slur, please don’t use it” is to apologize and stop using it, and he’s already halfway there.
Weird Al is a classy dude all around.
Artist Peter Cook, grew this living garden chair using tree shaping methods, primarily training a living tree through constricting the direction of branch growth. The chair took about eight years to grow.
he’s wearing crocs
He grew a tree into a chair. He can wear whatever the fuck he wants.
Went to the local supermarket today and saw the trademark kids’ T-shirts they sell.
- Boys’ t-shirts: Spiderman, Angry Birds Star Wars and Avengers
- Girls’ T-shirts: Hello Kitty and Monster High.
Bonus: None of the boys’ t-shirts has even a trace of pink.
*ALL* of the girls’ clothes are pink or have pinkish elements
At my job we currently have an offer where you get a free lego gift bag if you buy a certain item. There are a few bags to choose from(Star Wars, Lone Ranger and a generic cop car) and one of them is ‘intended’ for girls. It’s just a girl with an ice cream stand, nothing inherently ‘girly’ about it but the packaging is all pinks and purples.
EVERY time someone comes to pick out their gift bag the first thing out of their mouth when they see the pink bag is. “Sorry, no girly lego please.”
Apart from the fact that Lego NEVER should have become a gendered toy in the first place. I have to hold my tongue whenever someone says that. It’s freaking lego. It can be anything you want it to be! See that super macho space ship you just picked out. I could easily break it down and turn it into kitty with wings. The supposedly girly ice cream stand? Awesome go-cart. Let your kid pick whatever they want.
It’s a slightly different thing though. The T-shirts are labelled as “girl T-shirt”, “boy T-shirt” and you can see photos of boys and girls in their “intended” T-shirts on the package. If a girl picks up any of those superhero T-shirts, she won’t see another girl wearing it - just boys. Sure she can - if she’s very persisten - talk her parents into buying a “non-girly” T-shirt. But that’s not what it’s about. And children should be given the message that both girls and boys can like Star Wars, Superman or Batman. Not boxed into very narrowsly seen gender categories.
new power ranger update: from now on all girl rangers will wear less ‘feminine’ colors, no matter their ranger color, because we cant have things looking girly cuz this is a boys show. pinks will wear navy, yellows will wear orange, etc. their zords will also be photoshopped to portray more ‘masculine’ colors
new new power ranger update: all women will actually be played by men because we cant have anyone watching thinking this is anything other than a boys show for boys
new new new power ranger update: scratch that, we’re just gonna digitally remove all the women from the show in post cuz power rangers is 100% a boys show for boys that only boys watch and other genders do not exist also please buy our toys