Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Quickie: Snooki's Baby & Anti-Choice Hypocrisy

So you may or may not have heard that The Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi recently gave birth to a baby boy. This isn't exactly the kind of "news" that we would typically cover on our blog... but everyone seems to be talking about conception and reproduction lately (thanks to assholes like Todd Akin, Tom Smith and the Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan). We've been seeing some hypocrisy over on the "anti-choice" side that has pissed us off and caused us to do what we never thought we'd have to do - defend Snooki.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

No, It's Not Okay To Call Kristen Stewart A "Trampire"

We've been avoiding most of the gossip about the drama surrounding Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson's relationship and her affair with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. Obviously we think that cheating is wrong, but we don't really feel the need to pile on and join in on the judging and shaming of Stewart for something that's really none of our business in the first place.

Of course, not everyone sees it the way we do. Some Twilight fans reacted to the news in such a melodramatic and over the top way you would have thought that Stewart had cheated on them. Predictably, many of them went straight for the slut-shaming, like one blog post we read that called Stewart a "dirty whore" about ten times in a few short paragraphs.  There were also gems like "Frankly, Snow White shouldn't be played by a known slut." And now a t-shirt site is trying to turn slut-shaming into profit with "Kristen Stewart is a Trampire" shirts.

Skreened via DailyFill

First we have to say that even leaving the slut-shaming aspect aside for a second, we're offended by the super basic and ugly design of these shirts. We can't imagine anyone actually wanting to buy one of these even if the slogan was creative or funny, which it isn't.

We understand some of Stewart's fans being disappointed or even angry with her for what she did. She made a mistake. But that doesn't give anyone a free pass to degrade her with sexist language, or to judge her way more harshly than the married man she cheated with. (Which means it's also not cool to drop her from an upcoming movie project while leaving him attached.) Kristen Stewart is not a slut or a whore or a tramp - she's a young woman who fucked up and now has to deal with the consequences in a very public way. And if you call Kristen Stewart a slut or a whore or a tramp, you're not funny or clever or better than her - you're just judgmental and sexist.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Redemption of DJ Skribble

Last year at BlogHer11 in San Diego, DJ Skribble was the deejay at the Sparklecorn party. The party was kind of weak and really tore into DJ Skribble (we even wrote a long, drunken rant about how bad he was... DJ Skribble: Worst DJ Ever). But he was such a good sport about it (and even tweeted in response to our bashing) that we had to give him props for that at least.

So about a month before BlogHer, we tweeted at him to see if he would be at Sparklecorn again this year... and it was the beginning of beautiful but unlikely Twitter friendship...


Our BlogHer12 recap is going to take about a hundred years for us to finish, but we thought we'd catch you up on the DJ Skribble situation in the meantime... We are happy to report that DJ Skribble really listened to our suggestions and totally rocked Sparklecorn this year. He was one of our least favorite parts of last year's Sparklecorn and this year we can safely say he was one of the best parts of the party. (How much that has to do with him and how much it has to do with the party itself remains to be seen, but he definitely gave it a real effort and it paid off.) 


We are so happy that we were there to witness the Redemption of DJ Skribble and we want to thank him for truly understanding his audience this year!