Posts tagged Sexism

For some unknown reason, Senate Republicans do not appear to be interested in closing the wage gap for working women…
Majority Leader Harry Reid said before the vote, which fell mostly on party lines from GOP Blocks Equal Pay Bill in Senate | RealClearPolitics

A Man as A Success Object

Its the office, honey. Were David Sedaris POTUS, you’d think he was as sexy as Derek Jeter.

Why, exactly, is all of late night still geared only to satisfy the tastes of my Uncle Jack?

Clearly, someone out there thinks that it’s just too risky to put a woman behind that desk, that we’re not ready yet. I’m not sure who that someone is, because I think the audience is there, so it must be someone powerful – an old-school executive, a nervous sponsor, a lazy senior makeup artist. Or maybe that someone just doesn’t want to pay to remodel the host’s bathroom.

But the more I think about it, the more I realize CBS is taking a big risk with Stephen Colbert. I know what my Uncle Jack will say when he hears the news: he’ll say, “Who?” And it will be tough for me to explain. The only reassuring thing I could tell him is, “He looks like someone you’re going to like. It’ll seem familiar.”

Here is the kicker: the only one cited article mentions Chelsea Handler.

Breaking: CBS announces Stephen Colbert host of The Late Show after David Letterman.

…because Chelsea Handler’s insert reference to a piece of anatomy here wasn’t big enough to host a late night TV show on a broadcast network….

ca-thar-si-s:

nudawn:

winstonwolfe:

fatmanatee:

fatmanatee:

Nobody was immune to the center part bowl cut, even Jon Hamm.

Winston what do we think about the undershirt situation here?





So, Mr. Hamm was on a dating game with two other gentleman. To briefly summarize the three wardrobes, Hamm went crewneck, one guy wore a V-neck, but had his dress shirt unbuttoned about half-way down, & the other dude had no t-shirt on. The woman chose the guy with no undershirt. Also, to quote the Slate article, “Jon Hamm was an awkward waiter who couldn’t get a date”. 








Your honor, the defense rests its case.

I didn’t think it was possible to show me a pic of Jon Hamm where id say “nope I wouldn’t fuck him” but I guess I was wrong.

Center. Part. Bowlcut.

When I was in college I was the lead singer of a band for fifteen minutes. No, I’m not joking - just fifteen minutes. One cute girl had eyes for me when I was behind the mic. The other guys who were playing the instruments — the talented ones — set up a rehearsal appointment in the frat house of the guitarist. The guitarist never showed up and the band never formed. Poof! I wasn’t going to get the same kind of adoration and perks that Steven Tyler and Mick Jagger get/got.
I saw that girl after that, she asked about the band, I told her nothing came of it.  She never looked at me the same way and I left her alone from that point on.
Success and fame make men eligible, not bowl cuts or where they part their hair.

ca-thar-si-s:

nudawn:

winstonwolfe:

fatmanatee:

fatmanatee:

Nobody was immune to the center part bowl cut, even Jon Hamm.

Winston what do we think about the undershirt situation here?

So, Mr. Hamm was on a dating game with two other gentleman. To briefly summarize the three wardrobes, Hamm went crewneck, one guy wore a V-neck, but had his dress shirt unbuttoned about half-way down, & the other dude had no t-shirt on. The woman chose the guy with no undershirt. Also, to quote the Slate article, “Jon Hamm was an awkward waiter who couldn’t get a date”.
Your honor, the defense rests its case.
I didn’t think it was possible to show me a pic of Jon Hamm where id say “nope I wouldn’t fuck him” but I guess I was wrong.

Center. Part. Bowlcut.

When I was in college I was the lead singer of a band for fifteen minutes. No, I’m not joking - just fifteen minutes. One cute girl had eyes for me when I was behind the mic. The other guys who were playing the instruments — the talented ones — set up a rehearsal appointment in the frat house of the guitarist. The guitarist never showed up and the band never formed. Poof! I wasn’t going to get the same kind of adoration and perks that Steven Tyler and Mick Jagger get/got.

I saw that girl after that, she asked about the band, I told her nothing came of it. She never looked at me the same way and I left her alone from that point on.

Success and fame make men eligible, not bowl cuts or where they part their hair.

Ruth Marcus: The Duke porn-star student’s degrading plan to pay tuition

It’s weird, if not hypocritical, for Marcus to not lay blame on the freshman frat boy who outed Knox.

What does is it say about young men today that they are so enmeshed in a kind of pornography that does not depict a woman enjoying sexual pleasure that they have no awareness of what identifying a subject of such pornography says about them?

…I obviously didn’t expect or want to be a focal point of the piece, and I really just appreciated the photo of me at the top of the article placed alongside my late night contemporaries that featured my new haircut — the feedback has been overwhelming. What bothered me was that when I was listed in a paragraph with the late-night hosts, I was the only name put in parentheses. Mr. Carter wrote, “(The only female host in late-night is Chelsea Handler, 38, on E!).”

I wanted to confirm what a parenthetical suggests, so I looked up the definition. The first few definitions that came up were: incidental, subordinate in significance, minor or casual.

The particular paragraph I was mentioned in was about the competition Jimmy faces for younger viewers. Depending upon whose research you look at, I share the distinction of having the youngest average viewership with Colbert, The Daily Show and Conan. So from a purely statistical standpoint how, in this paragraph, could I only be mentioned as an aside? Was it because I’m a woman?
I ain’t no Democrat, but JohnFugelsang nailed it here.
"Some people think it’s insensitive," Goldsmith said. "I can’t address that. That’s what practicing law is."

Wrong Jan and you know it. Pervasive surveillance of a private citizen is not what “practicing law is” for government officials when those officials openly admit that their government client hired a “dirtbag” cop who harassed this woman. Excessively titillating descriptions of ordinary behavior (“kissing and hugging her boyfriend in public; attired in shorts and bending fully over … on several occasions”) filed in official court (government) records is not what “practicing law is” for government officials who admit that their client hired a “dirtbag” cop who harassed this woman.

Quit acting like an ambulance-chasing bottom feeder and start acting like a City Attorney who knows what “practicing law is” in the context of the duties of a government lawyer.

If you find this kind of slut shaming by an elected official objectionable, tell Goldsmith - don’t forget to cite the source article.