Michael Schulman on the new documentary “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me”and its subject’s ferocious dual nature: http://nyr.kr/1hCamSj
“Throughout her career as an entertainer and world-class sourpuss, Elaine’s two personas have been at perpetual war with each other. There’s the indomitable growler of the Sondheim anthem ‘I’m Still Here,’ the biter-off-of-heads who gives as good as she gets. (Oh, to have seen her Martha in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’) And there’s the recovering alcoholic who seems always on the verge of losing control, whether from the lure of booze (she says she now allows herself one drink a day) or from her dicey memory when it comes to lyrics.”
As of tomorrow, Clarence Thomas will not have spoken in the Supreme Court for eight years. Jeffrey Toobin explains why Thomas’s “behavior on the bench has gone from curious to bizarre to downright embarrassing”: http://nyr.kr/1jUZRtF
Photograph by Sidney Davis/Tribune Review/AP.
My dad was telling me about these girls at his old college who invented a nail polish that paints on clear, and if you stir your drink with your finger with the nail polish on, it will react with the “Date Rape” drug and turn red.
Dude. It’s genius.
I saw this before and didn’t reblog it because it didn’t have anything to say how but now that there is a link saying how I wil reblog it.
SOCHI (The Borowitz Report)—Minutes after the Russian men’s hockey team fell to Finland 3-1, a devastated President Vladimir Putin told reporters, “This must be what an actual election feels like.”
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It’s not about sex - they have porn, they have as much fucking porn as they could possibly ask for
they have billboards and ads and primetime tv shows and hollywood movies and websites free videos magazines they have porn channels porn movies with sexy images of women
they have girls on websites who are paid to webcam with them
there are girls who post sexy pics of themselves online for them
none of this is enough, none of this is, at the bottom of it all, what they want
creepshots specifically says this isn’t enough - they don’t want pics of girls knowingly posing (i.e. giving consent)
they want to violate, they want to rape, they want to own every woman walking down the fucking street
they want your teenager daughter, they want your mom, they want you
when you don’t know it, when you can’t say no, when you’re on the bus, when you’re walking down the street, when you’re at the beach
they get off on your violation, they want more proof that women exist for them and them alone
it’s sexy because it’s embarrassing, humiliating; they say it themselves
this is rape culture in its purest form
because women saying yes on screen, women saying yes to their faces, saying yes on their computers, on their phones is not what they want
that’s not “hot” enough
what’s hot is violating your consent, what’s hot is demeaning you, what’s hot is owning a piece of you against your will
and they won’t stop until we are all pornography
I got creep shotted once by an employee at Target. He didn’t take the pic of me because I’m some girl he thought was hot, but more because I am a butch dyke. I had shorts on exposing my hairy legs and I had a freshly barbered haircut. I saw him out of the corner of my eye take the picture and I instantly felt disgusting. I turned around and dude bro had the biggest shit eating grin on his face and looked the other way. I sauntered over to another part of the store where I could still see and hear him. After I walked away he took his phone out and showed his bro-workers and laughed and made disgusting comments. I felt awful and violated. Needless to say we called the managers and Target corporate and they confirmed that it actually did happen from what they saw on the surveillance monitors.
The douche was fired and banned from working at targets again. Me, I didn’t even get a gift card lol.
Men do this shit though. They classify you in two ways - either a woman they’d fuck or someone they find so disgusting. I was seen as disgusting. And keep in mind this guy was a nasty fucking slob that probably nobody will ever date so this is the way he feels control.
If I could go back I would have slapped the phone out of his hand and caused a big fucking scene.
Cuz ya know what? I’m a beautiful butch woman - don’t fuck with me.