mediamattersforamerica:

"Let men be men": Fox hosts eagerly agreed with the NY Post article that claimed “catcalls are flattering.” 

A few more gems from this segment

  • "They mean it in a nice way."
  • "It’s nice to get compliments."
  • "As long as you don’t come within arms length, it’s fine."

But for many women, catcalls are humiliating and degrading. Some blame themselves, wondering what they could have done differently to prevent it. And the consequences can considerably affect a person’s social behavior and habits, as women report they avoid eye contact and walking alone in public, or change their outfits or routes to avoid harassment.”  

In reality, this is no small problem. According to Stop Street Harassment, “at least 65% of women have experienced catcalls, leers, and unwanted sexual propositions,” disproportionately affecting those with low incomes, women of color, and the LGBTQ community. And while there are federal laws protecting women from workplace harassment, street harassment is addressed on a state-by-state basis.

Let’s bring some voices of reason into this discussion:

Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY:

Catcalling does not mean you are beautiful, smart, strong or interesting. Catcalling means a stranger values you so little he doesn’t care if he makes you feel uncomfortable or threatened.

Margaret Eby, Brooklyn Magazine:

Catcalling is about control, not about your cute shorts. It’s an assertion that women are just visitors in a male space, there to be assessed by appearance and summarily dismissed or flirted with.

Ashley Ross, TIME:

To legitimize catcalling is to give voice to those who don’t deserve it: the man who told me he wanted to perform oral sex on me, the man who said he wanted it the other way around and the man who said he could have me if he wanted me.

The dehumanizing culture of catcalling must stop, but conservative media outlets like Fox aren’t helping. It’s up to us all to educate ourselves about the harms of harassment, so that women can truly be free in the streets of America.

(via wilwheaton)

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Maybe even more than that…

Maybe even more than that…

(Source: americanidolconfessions, via americanidolconfessions)

"I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged."

: I am not Mike Brown.  (via fitle-tight)

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Yes.

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popculturebrain:

Promo: Lifetime’s ‘Saved by the Bell: The Unauthorized Story’ | Vulture

popculturebrain:

29 in total!

Avengers: Age of Ultron 05/01/2015

Fantastic Four 06/19/2015

Ant-Man 07/17/2015

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice* 03/25/2016

Captain America 3 05/06/2016

X-Men: Age of Apocalypse 05/27/2016

Untitled Marvel Film (probably Doctor Strange) 07/08/2016

Untitled DC Film  - 08/05/2016

The Sinister Six - 11/11/2016

Untitled Female Spiderverse Film - TBA 2017

The Wolverine 2 03/03/2017

Untitled Marvel Film - 05/05/2017

Untitled DC Film (probably Justice League) - 06/23/17

Fantastic Four 2 - 07/14/2017

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 07/28/2017

Untitled Marvel Film 11/03/2017

Untitled DC Film  - 11/17/2017

Amazing Spider-Man 3 - TBA 2018

Untitled DC Film  - 03/23/18

Untitled Marvel Film - 05/04/2018

Untitled Marvel Film - 07/6/2018

Untitled Fox Superhero Film - 07/13/2018

Untitled DC Film  - 07/27/2018

Untitled Marvel Film  - 11/02/2018

Untitled DC Film  - 04/05/2019

Untitled Marvel Film - 05/03/2019

Untitled DC Film  - 06/14/2019

Untitled DC Film  - 04/03/2020

Untitled DC Film  - 06/19/2020

Dang.

decider:

Lucille Ball was much more than the red headed troublemaking, lovable klutz we know so well. She was also a TV Pioneer who shaped the landscape of 21st century pop culture. 

decider:

Lucille Ball was much more than the red headed troublemaking, lovable klutz we know so well. She was also a TV Pioneer who shaped the landscape of 21st century pop culture. 

(via popculturebrain)

wilwheaton:

jessehimself:

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Pretty much every American 20something who pays off their student loans.

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popculturebrain:

Brian Williams announces Allison Williams’ ‘Peter Pan’ casting

OK, this is sweet.

SMS stream of consciousness from someone on mushrooms at Comic-Con.

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earwolf:

ICYMI: Latenight Hostman (Scott Aukerman) on Late Night with Seth Meyers!

Scott looks good behind the desk.