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Tiger Mom Is Back To Explain Why You’re Inferior

The last time we checked in with “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua, she had just published a book, Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother, which argued that strict Chinese-style “tiger mother” parenting is superior to permissive, indulgent Western parenting. The Yale professor explained how her two daughters were never allowed playdates or sleepovers and were punished for not practicing music and studying constantly. She was successful, sort of: one daughter, Sophia, performed in Carnegie Hall at age 14 and is now a junior at Harvard.

Anyway, Amy Chua made a big kerfluffle in the media and sold lots of books. Now she and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld, who is also a media professor, are back with a new book. In The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain The Rise And Fall Of Cultural Groups In America, they argue that there are eight ethnic/cultural/religious groups who are the most successful in American society.

They are, in no particular order, Chinese, Jewish, Mormon, Indian, Iranian, Lebanese-American, Cuban exiles and Nigerian.  Keep reading »

A&E Brings Back Phil Robertson, Continues To Milk “Duck Dynasty” Controversy For All It’s Worth

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Ugh, could anything be more annoying that everyone who whined that Phil Robertson’s First Amendment rights were infringed upon after the “Duck Dynasty” star was suspended from A&E for making bigoted remarks about gays in GQ? I’m sorry, but y’all need to go Google the words “Pussy Riot” and “Siberian prison” and then hush. Alas, A&E announced this afternoon that it has reversed its decision to suspend Robertson from the channel. Keep reading »

Sarah Palin Is Defending “Duck Dynasty” Anti-Gay Comments, Because Of Course She Is

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Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty”  has been suspended from the show indefinitely after an interview in GQ in which he compared gays to “terrorists and drunks” and implied homosexuality is the same thing as sleeping with your dog.

A&E released a statement distancing themselves from the born-again Christian:

“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series ‘Duck Dynasty.’ His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community.”

But Phil still has at least one supporter. Sarah Palin, who must have been bored this week, came swooping in to defend the reality star. Keep reading »

Phil Robertson Of “Duck Dynasty” Compares Homosexuality To Beastiality, Compares Gays To Terrorists

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Phil Robertson, star of  the reality show “Duck Dynasty” that people actually watch, told GQ that he believes gays are sinners who  ”won’t inherit the kingdom of God.” In his interview with the magazine, Robertson also put homosexuality in a category with “terrorists” and “drunks.”

Well then. Keep reading »

Theater Critic Fired After “Private, Personal” Photos Taken 22 Years Ago Are Posted On Gay Web Site

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Mark Shenton, a theater critic for nearly 12 years at UK’s Sunday Express, announced in a post on today’s web site he was fired. What did Shenton do? Twenty-two years ago, he appeared in some “private, personal (but entirely legal)” photographs taken by a friend in San Francisco. Recently, those images were posted by someone else on a for-pay gay web site. “A malicious third party” alerted the Sunday Express and made their theater critic aware these images were online. Shenton confirmed the pictures were indeed him.

The newspaper then handed him a pink slip. Keep reading »

Alec Baldwin Speaks Out About MSNBC Firing, Denies Using Slur

  • Alec Baldwin spoke to the New York City blog Gothamist on his firing from MSNBC today and insisted he never used the phrase “faggot,” when he allegedly called a paparazzo a “cocksucking faggot.” Explained the “30 Rock” actor, ” I dispute half the comment I made… if I called him ‘cocksucking maggot’ or a ‘cocksucking motherfucker’… ‘faggot’ is not the word that came out of my mouth. That I know.” [Gothamist]
  • Joan Rivers defended Baldwin’s firing to TMZ by using every slur in the book. (Very NSFW!) [TMZ]
  • Two women who worked for celebrity chef Nigella Lawson have accused her of using cocaine, weed, and prescription pills. Supposedly the women, a pair of Italian sisters, were told they had to keep her drug use a secret from her ex-husband Charles Saatchi, who was photographed choking her at a London restaurant. [US Weekly, Telegraph UK] Keep reading »

Report: Alec Baldwin Fired From MSNBC Over Gay Slur

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Alec Baldwin is reportedly losing his MSNBC talk show, “Up Late With Alec Baldwin,” following a suspension for allegedly calling a paparazzo a gay slur, according to Page Six. Earlier this month, the “30 Rock” star allegedly called the photographer a “cocksucking fag.” Page Six claims MSNBC’s parent company Comcast has decided to nix the talk show, which pulled in crappy ratings anyway.  The actor has had numerous other outbursts, including threatening a British tabloid writer and calling him a “toxic little queen” and punching a paparazzo in the face. Regardless of whether this MSNBC rumor is true, I’m sure Alec Baldwin will have a hotheaded response, whether on Twitter, in real life, or on someone else’s talk show. [Page Six] [Photo: Getty]

Mary Cheney Called Out Her Sister Liz Cheney On Facebook Over Gay Marriage Hypocrisy

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  • This weekend, Dick Cheney’s openly gay daughter Mary Cheney criticized her sister Liz Cheney, who is running for senator of Wyoming, on Facebook over her opposition to gay marriage. Mary Cheney and her wife said that Liz has always been supportive of their marriage (suggesting that Liz’s point of view is politically opportunistic) and  that if she’s speaking out publicly about same-sex marriage, she’ll be on the “wrong side of history.” Not surprisingly, Dick Cheney and his wife are speaking out in support of the bigoted one. [New York TimesHuffington Post]
  • New research suggests a link between long-term use of birth control and glaucoma. [The Atlantic Wire]
  • “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley,” a documentary about the pioneering Black lesbian standup, airs tonight on HBO. [AfterEllen]
  • The Golden Notebook author Doris Lessing died this weekend at 94. Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature. [The New Yorker] Keep reading »

Trans Woman Banned From L.A. Gym’s Women’s Locker Room

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  • Yanel Valenzuela of California told a gym trainer that she is a transgender woman, hoping to get an exercise routine tailored to her health needs. But instead, she alleges, the trainer shared that information with others and an L.A. Fitness manager barred Valenzuela from using the women’s locker room entirely. They realize she’s a woman and doesn’t belong in the men’s locker room, right? This is grossly discriminatory against trans folks and completely inappropriate.  [Queerty, Huffington Post]
  • This piece about an Oklahoma couple’s struggle to terminate a pregnancy after they discovered the fetus has severe birth defects is incredibly sad. This is how taking away women’s reproductive rights affects poor families.  [MSNBC]
  • The Cutting Season author Attica Locke has won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, a $10,000 literary prize for African-American writers. [Clutch Magazine]
  • The web site She’s A Homewrecker is all kinds of come-the-fuck-on. [Huffington Post]
  • Why is Russia taking DNA samples from conservative Muslim women before the 2014 Olympics? [Al-Jazeera] Keep reading »

Figure Skater Johnny Weir Defends His NBC Olympics Gig In Russia Despite The Country’s Gay Discrimination

“I risk jail time just going there, but the Olympics are not the place to make a political statement. I’m not a politician and I don’t really talk about politics. You don’t have to agree with the politics, but you have to respect the culture of a country you are visiting. … It’s pretty obvious that I’ve been gay my whole life. … I don’t need to break any laws or wear a rainbow pin to show people that I support gay rights. I think I’ll do that just by being in Sochi and supporting our people there and know they are not alone. … The gay community has not reacted well to me because some people think it’s my responsibility to be an activist. They’re expecting me to hate Russia because I haven’t been given equal rights in Russia. … If it’s good enough for Elton John, it’s good enough for me. Every country’s going to have its issues.”

My gay BF Johnny Weir isn’t one to keep his opinions to himself. That includes defending himself from criticism that he should boycott the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, instead of covering figure skating for NBC as an openly gay man married to another man (who is Russian!). Russia is a notoriously anti-gay country, brutally abusing gays and lesbians and recently criminalizing homosexuality. But Weir, who has had Russian coaches and traveled to the country many times, said it is possible to support gay rights without choosing to exclude yourself from something you love. What do y’all think? [New York Times] [Image via Splash News]

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