Some time ago, I took the plunge into the massive Facebook orgy with all things Huffington Post. I figured, I’m fairly liberal and agree with all their talking points, so let’s get this shit on my newsfeed so I know what’s up in the world, without the right wing slant added. And hey, I don’t have TV series so don’t watch the news. Plus, cute kitten videos.
It did not take long for things to get repetitive. There were many times I asked myself, “wasn’t this posted before?” I wondered for a while if it was just Facebook’s annoying coding, or if HP was really reposting the same article multiple times.
It’s time for the relationship to end. I simply cannot learn the same things 50+ times any longer.
Without further adieu, I’ll celebrate this decluttering of my feed with what I have learned from HP:
- All things Feminism.
- Mothers are amazing
- Motherhood is not as amazing as you think.
- Dads and husbands can be cool too. Mar
- But mainly, mother’s breast feeding.
- All things Abortion
- Obama does funny/controversial shit
- Approx. 150+ relationship and marriage advice
- Approx. 150+ reasons why I should get a divorce.
- More reasons that singledom w/o children is awesome.
- GUYS LISTEN: “Yes” means “yes,” everything else means “no.”
- Cute kittens & Puppies everywhere
- Other baby animals are adorable
- Marriage equality.
- 100+ ways to be more productive/healthy/confidant
In celebration, and without forgetting the purpose of this blog:
How do you go about newsy feeds? What do you read/watch on a daily basis? Basically, what are your thoughts when it comes to all things news/what’s going on the in the world acquisition?
Penny for your Thoughts?
Photography David Ngo
It’s never the articles on issues of slut shaming that interest me. The lack of sources, the bullish agendas, the stretching of accusations… I don’t give it a second look. It’s the comments.
The article: huff post women, as usual
Followed by the usual:
“She’s asking for it.”
“You wouldn’t let your daughter dress like that.”
“Live with it.”
“It’s a crowded area, what do you expect?”
And the like.
Do I think the photo taking is a problem? No. Public area, photography isn’t illegal. Slander or misusing it is. Sure.
Groping, is an issue. Look with your eyes, not with your hands. Common sense.
Treating a woman like a sexual object because she shows skin, is.
All in all, C.B.F. Dress how you want. Look, don’t touch. Am also tired of this being talked about so much, and so little action. As one commentor boasted: ” we had our heads bashed in for standing up for women.”
This has been your feministic post of the month. Same thing, over and over, ain’t it?
Penny for your Thoughts?
Random P.S: Legalize prostitution!
Women’s rights, humanists, equalizers, whatever you want to call them. We’ve seen these words used often. Particularly “real”.
Maybe it’s the disgustingly hot summer weather I slept through last night, or being with out central air (like a brat, I know). Maybe it’s my life situation and I’m just cranky…..
But today, this ad pissed me off: real men underwear ads
Sure, photo shopping can suck a big you-know-what. Airbrushing is retarded. But…. I don’t read that hatred in these kinda of articles.
I read almost…. Fit shaming. Fit, skinny people aren’t real people somehow. People who work hard for their bodies to look a certain way aren’t “real”.
Point of the article? Perhaps not. Do ads often put unreal expectations on what looks good? Sure. But a chiseled body, or a skinny person is just as real and a representation of the human body.
So let’s use a different word maybe?
Or am I just cranky and selfishly enjoy the eye-candy male underwear ads in a way that says ” you’re what’s wrong with society”.