This morning I am annoyed. I was casually enjoying my Instagram stories this morning when I came across something that was extremely problematic. After watching the first few clips of a KKW Insta-story, a new clip began with Kim asking Kendall to repeat herself and Kendall saying something to the effect of “I’m worried you aren’t eating,” only to have Kim laugh it off, Kendall to say how skinny she looks and Kim to passionately thank her.
IIIIIIII have a couple of questions. No, actually, I don’t. I just have something to say. Having someone accuse you of not eating because you look skinny and then saying “thank you” is something... we have all probably done. I’m not going to pretend to be a politically correct angel because we’ve all likely done it. The PROBLEM is posting that exchange to your 114 MILLION followers, most of whom, I assume, are women. The message that this clip sent to her followers is that you need to look like you are starving yourself in order to receive a compliment on your body… that people need to express concern over your health in order for you to be beautiful. Am I being a lot? Am I off? Am I taking this too far? Regardless, I was FLOORED that someone who I actually really admire would post something like this publically.
Last night I watched Iliza Shlesinger’s new special “Elder Millennial” and I was AMAZED. I feel like feminist comedy is sometimes hard to come by and she just absolutely killed it. She got it spot on without being demeaning to men or women. It’s like a pep talk and a big ha-ha all in one. I will link the trailer below.
Lastly, I got 3 mosquito bites in a row across my back/upper-arm a few days ago. I haven’t gotten a bite all summer and suddenly I appear as though I have been branded by an ellipsis king. UghHHHhhgh.
That’s my update.
“Challenging Stereotypes and Teaching Women to Code”
“I think there is this stereotype that only a certain type of person is cut out to learn tech skills. Somehow, the story goes, if you didn’t grow up glued to a computer or you weren’t tinkering in your garage that you’ve missed the boat. Some of that has to do with the early marketing to boys of personal computers in the 1980s. We know that anyone can learn these skills, and they can learn them at any age.”
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This account makes me giggle alone whist hanging upside down off my bed. The Dorit memes destroy me as does anything with ^that^ Dorinda quote.
TRAILER: “Elder Millennial,” Iliza Shlesinger
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Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is now little hole in the ground with a pile of pink dust and rocks around it. Early this morning a man approached the star, pulled a pickax out of a guitar case, and absolutely laid into the thing until it was destroyed, according to NBC Los Angeles. After leaving his tool at the scene, the literal American vandal reportedly turned himself in to the Beverly Hills police. A member of the LAPD’s Hollywood Division told press the suspect even called the cops before coming in, and told them, “See you soon.”
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