Rashida Jones To Other Female Stars: “Stop Acting Like Whores”

  • Rashida Jones, who is not usually one to court controversy, tweeted that she wishes her fellow female entertainers would “stop acting like whores” and she’s tired that “she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popluar.” She then backtracked with another tweet, “Let me clarify. I don’t shame anyone for anything they choose to do with their lives or bodies, but I think we all need to take a look at what we are accepting as the norm.” I don’t disagree with Rashida, but shame on her for calling other women ‘whores.’  [US Weekly]
  • Davion Only, the  15-year-old Florida boy from foster care who went to a church and pleaded for a family to adopt him, has gotten over 10,000 responses nationwide. [People]
  • Listen to Taylor Swift’s new song “Sweeter Than Fiction,” which was co-written with Jack Antonoff from the band fun. [US Weekly]
  • How many people have died in your house? There’s a website for that. [Gothamist]
  • Check out this cool photo series from National Geographic about Austin, Texas, teenagers and dating. [How About We]
  • Oh, please, giving your seat to a pregnant woman is not “sexist.” [TODAY]
  • Aziza Kibibi, the daughter of Aswad Ayinde, a music video director who raped and impregnated his daughters, has received a $10,000 scholarship from Soroptimist, a women’s empowerment organization. [Madame Noire]
  • “Twilight” and “Thirteen” director Catherine Hardwicke said that the industry has not gotten kinder to her, even after she directed the famous film. “Of course there are double standards,” Hardwicke said. “No one can say it’s a level playing field.” [Variety]
  • Here’s why having divorced friends could be bad for your marriage. [The Atlantic Wire]
  • 15 organizing tasks you can do in 15 minutes (which is about as long as I can clean without getting bored). [I Heart Organizing]
  • Why do we eat popcorn at the movies? History explains! [Smithsonian Mag]

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