Warning: this clip from a new ABC TV show called “What Would You Do?” is hard to watch, even though I know the “abusive boyfriend” and the “abused girlfriend” are only actors.
On four different occasions, “What Would You Do?” filmed diners at a restaurant watching two “couples” — one white, one black — sit down at a table when the “girlfriend” has obviously just been beat up. In both cases the “girlfriend,” who has cuts on her face and bruises on her arms, is terrified of her “boyfriend” and tells him to stop making a scene in public. Of course, he does not stop making a scene at all and only escalates his anger in front of all the other diners.
Good Samaritan strangers step in to help these abused “girlfriends.” Except when they are dressed provocatively, that is. Keep reading »
OK, makers of “Bonetown,” you win: we will draw more attention to your racist, sexist, morally depraved video game by writing about it.
“Bonetown” touts itself as “the world’s first action adventure porno video game,” but it’s more like thoughts from the internet’s most ignorant trolls set to animation. You know, the trolls who think racism and sexism have been “solved” so it’s really hilarious to perpetuate stereotypes about minorities and women. It’s unclear what the game part of “Bonetown” actually is, which is actually why it’s scary. Rather than a game, “Bonetown” appears to be more like SecondLife for players who delight in glorifying such ignorance as funny. Keep reading »
In an article that jumps to conclusions more than any I have seen recently, Bloomberg News is reporting that the glass ceiling has been shattered. The proof? The top 16 female CEOs are raking in salaries that average out to be 43 percent higher than the male CEOs. Also, female CEOs got a 19 percent raise in 2008 while dudes got a 5 percent pay cut. Some examples: Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz is making over $47 million and Irene Rosenfeld of Kraft Foods is raking in $26.3 million. The article quoted a male CEO, who said, “When you see numbers like this, one can truly say that the glass ceiling in corporate America has been shattered,” and implied that women are being over-compensated so companies don’t get hit with sexism charges.
In my opinion, Bloomberg needs to slow it down. Keep reading »
“Hey, we’ve all been there. Those things happened to every one us in our earlier days. But that was before the world became so litigious. We’ve each endured some too tight hug or some slob whose hand wandered where it shouldn’t. Deal with it. That’s what we did in our younger, prettier days. Dealt with it. In some cases, sticking a pen in the guy’s lower belly and whispering politely, ‘Try that again, pal, and you’ll have to go to Emergency to pee,’ worked just fine.”
— New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams, in the piece “Sexual Harassment: Deal With It,” about TV reporter Adele Sammarco, who recently lost a sexual harassment lawsuit against her bosses. Really, who needs laws when we can poke a guy with a pen? Just be sure to do it “politely.” [NY Post] Keep reading »
Radio station KROQ has just a brilliantly creative content creation department: A poll on their website, by someone named “Psycho Mike,” is just aching to generate outraged page views by asking, “Christina Hendricks — Full Figured Or Fatness?”
“I feel like she could lose a couple of pounds … Everyone on the staff (including men, not just bitter women) disagrees with me. What do you think?”
Hmm, what do I think? Keep reading »
“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes.”
— Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, a prayer leader in Tehran, as quoted in Iranian media [AP] Keep reading »
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“You hear that my lefty friends, you see that? Conservative women: they’re smarter than you and they’re hotter than you.”
— The emcee at an event in Boston attended by former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin yesterday. Because which political party has “hotter” women is really what’s important. [ABC News] Keep reading »