Cosmopolitan Publishes Something Useful
Usually, Cosmo is teaching is the right way to suck on our man’s testicles or telling us the right mascara to use when we want to look skinnier, but this week, they gave us this. Haleloo! Believe me, I was just as shocked as you were to find out that Cosmo was actually doing something positive against food-shaming! Read it! Learn it! Live it!
It’s impossible to resist scrolling through one of the best photo collections on the internet: Hot Men on Israeli Beaches. I’m always content at looking at pictures of “beeetches” in Tel Aviv and dreaming I was there, but this adds a whole new perspective. I just wish there was audio so I could hear their sexy Israeli accents telling me they love me. Guess I’ll just have to set up a skype date with one of them.
Jezebel Contradicts Themselves (…Again)
In two separate “Shits” from this week, Miley Cyrus announced herself as “one of the biggest feminists in the world” and Lily Allen came out with a new, twerk-filled music video. Feminist online magazine, Jezebel, reported both incidences (Mileys feminism / Lily’s twerk doc) in very different lights. Writers at Jezebel were furious with Miley’s “We Can’t Stop” video for it’s usage of black women as props, and rightfully so. When Miley goes out and calls herself a feminist activist, let along among the top feminists in the world, these people are quick to combat her. No, Miley. You’re not quite there, yet. Miley is making huge break throughs and commentary about how sexuality should be viewed, but because of her obvious racism, it’s one step forward, a million steps back. Lily Allen’s new video for “Hard Out Here” looks eerily similar to Cyrus’ video, with mocking POC to prove a point, but Jezebel calls it “a feminist pop anthem you can blast at parties.” Uhh… what??
Here at Bitchtopia, we are huge fans of Jezebel, but we can’t let this slide by without calling them out on it. Both Cyrus and Allen are empowering– to white women. I would even go as far as to say that both are trying to be better and more inclusive, but are missing the mark. They’ve got things to work on, and if you’re going to call Cyrus out on those things, you have to call Allen out on them also. Get your shit together, JezieWezies.
Did it for the…. YouTube video?
This video of a father mocking his daughter’s tantrum has gone viral. When I watch it, all I hear are the sounds of a young girl begging for help. His reaction is to shame her… all for the laughs? With new episodes America’s Funniest Home Videos off the air, there wasn’t any inspiration for this dad. I deem this video a shit because ignoring someone’s plea for help or attention is NOT the way to solve a problem. At a young age, this child is learning that she will only be ignored. If you’ve got a tantruming child, mocking them is NOT the way to handle it. We’re putting this stinky dad in a time-out.