THE SUM OF MY IDIOCY

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mediamattersforamerica:

Fox spent much of its VMA coverage questioning Beyonce’s ability to promote feminism while being "extremely sexual."  

Megyn Kelly labeled Beyonce’s message and lyrics as “skanky,” while a FoxNews.com article claimed the singer “seemed to ensure her behind was the focus on each song, all the while educating young viewers about feminism.”

On The Five, Fox hosts suggested “she’s auditioning for a future husband,” and Greg Gutfeld announced that ”the greatest thing about pop culture is convincing women that acting like strippers is empowering.” 

What Fox failed to recognize is that expressing sexuality does not automatically remove a woman’s right to discuss equality. Instead, the network righteously slut-shamed Beyonce and used her performance as basis to attack feminism as a whole. In reality, such policing of women’s sexuality has harmed progress toward equality. The very same mindset has been used to dismiss women’s need to access contraception, and blame rape survivors for their own assaults. 

If anyone is going to be shamed, it should be Fox and its irresponsible coverage of women’s issues. 

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theloupgaroux:

I’m incredibly proud of [Buffy the Vampire Slayer] — proud of everybody on it, of what we did … You can’t be prouder of that show. - SMG (x)

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#beach #californiagrown #californialove #bayarea #familytime

#beach #californiagrown #californialove #bayarea #familytime

Pelicans everywhere today. #beach #californiagrown #bayarea

Pelicans everywhere today. #beach #californiagrown #bayarea

Hiking in Pescadero.

Television

I love TV.  

I really wish Veronica Mars, The Crazy Ones, Person of Interest, Felicity, Swan’s Crossing, Kitchen Confidential, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles were on Netflix.  I either want to re-watch them or watch them for the first time.  

It’s always surprising to me how many young women think they have to be perfect. I rarely meet a young man who doesn’t think he already is.

 Hillary Clinton speaking at Simmons Leadership Conference (via femininefreak)

SHOTS FIRED.

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Ollie hiding from the sun today on the beach in Alameda. #friends #bayarea

Ollie hiding from the sun today on the beach in Alameda. #friends #bayarea

p1ssedoff asked: Just out of curiosity, if the meat/dairy industries were entirely humane and not harmful to the environment and there were no yucky hormones and chemicals in those products, would you have a problem with eating meat and dairy?

vegan-yums:

The meat and dairy industry could never be entirely humane, unless of course they weren’t killing animals or taking from them but that’s the point, right? Most people think they and everyone they know have to eat meat and animal products everyday for every meal, it would never be safe for the environment either. We waste and destroy so much for meat. If in some imaginary world that happened though, no, I still wouldn’t. There’s so much delicious vegan food, it’s cheaper to eat for the most part and its a feel good lifestyle. You stop wanting those things after a while, most vegans even stop seeing animal products as food.