Conservative media are going after actress Lena Dunham for encouraging young women to vote in a piece she wrote for Planned Parenthood:
[NRO’s] Williamson started his response by levying a personal attack at Dunham, calling the actress “distinctly unappealing” and describing her piece as ”a half-assed listicle penned by a half-bright celebrity and published by a gang of abortion profiteers,” directed toward Dunham’s “presumably illiterate following.” He claimed that “cultural debasement” is the “only possible explanation” for Dunham’s career.
The NRO columnist echoed a previous infantilizing attack on feminism, casting Dunham’s view of voting as “nothing other than a reiteration of the original infantile demand: “I WANT!” Williamson also took issue with Dunham’s encouraging young women to vote on issues that directly affect them, framing an interest in reproductive rights as an “‘all about me!’ attitude”
More from Kevin Williamson’s column, where he blatantly encourages Dunham’s fans to refrain from voting:
I would like to suggest, as gently as I can, that if you are voting as an act of self-gratification, if you do not understand the role that voting in fact plays in a constitutional republic, and if you need Lena Dunham to tell you why and how you should be voting — you should not vote. If you get your politics from actors and your news from television comedians — you should not vote. There’s no shame in it, your vote is statistically unlikely to affect the outcome of an election, and there are many much more meaningful ways to serve your country and your fellow man: Volunteer at a homeless shelter; join the Marine Corps; become a nun; start a business.
In the past, Williamson’s attacks on women who dare to raise their voices have also extended to Sandra Fluke, Wendy Davis, and Gabby Giffords.
Our answer to Williamson and other conservatives who discourage women from exercising their right to vote, and try to shut down public figures who stand up for women’s choice:
Silly girls are voting for all the wrong reasons. Leave the serious stuff to us men. —National Review, basically
Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create.
Perfect Andy Dwyer is perfect.
(Source: beerburritowhiskey, via popculturebrain)
Every time I hear someone like me (read: straight white guy) complain about the word “privilege,” I tune out and hear this instead.
Sign the petition and help prevent this!
It seems that Walmart has announced a new method of payment for their employees. A Facebook post was published on their page and was deleted after a few minutes due to the negative response (post can be seen in the picture). Walmart is planning on giving their workers these cards as a way of payment which would replace money and that would save the company large amounts of money. All the employees at Walmart are hardworking individuals who should not only be paid in cash, but deserve to be given a higher wage. Whether Walmart decides to implement this action is currently unknown, but we would like to prevent this if it were to happen. Please sign the petition and hope for the best; Walmart employees aren’t just workers, they’re also family and friends. We want this issue to be known, and this is our main goal.
oh yes i’m sure the doctor will take a walmart card for payment
JUST FUCKING PAY YOUR WORKERS FAIRLY WALMART HOLY SHIT
At first I thought there is no way this is for real, but not only is it real, but they started doing it in 2009 & Walmart isn’t the only company doing this. It actually may be considered an infringement on employee rights & is being investigated.
Isn’t this basically “Company Money” or “Pullman Script” for the new century?
I owe my soul to the company store…
There’s a lot to miss about Xavi. His Xavi-isms. His text messages just to check in. His company at comic book movies with Asher and me.
But what I’ll miss the most is the absolute joy he brought everywhere he went. I never saw Xavi grumpy or angry and only on the rarest of occasions did I see him sad.
Xavi was the happy warrior we all wish we could be. To have the passion to fight for his rights and the rights of all of his friends, loved ones and even strangers. But to never let that passion temper his joy for life.
I miss you already, Xavi.
If you never met Xavier, visit thatssoxavi to get a feel of his joie de vivre that drew people to him.
February 26, 2014 at 5:23pm
Then there’s Arkansas center Travis Swanson. He says a Browns scout approached him at the Senior Bowl and asked him
"to name all the things I could do with a single brick in one minute."
’Sup. It’s us, the millennials, here for once not to talk about ourselves. We want to talk about you. You’ve had plenty of time to wallow in your unique generational greatness in the 50 years since the Beatles went on Ed Sullivan, but this week marks a darker, more grown-up anniversary. It has been 50 years since the Beatles left our shores after that first trip, and now you’re old enough to have a talk, like adults, about giving up your last sacred cow. No, not Social Security. We need to talk about your music.
In our interminable generational debates, the thing you always come back to is your unshakable belief that your music is better than ours. That it had soul and meaning and purity and cynicism and a message — that something magical happened, round about 1959, and we, your children, will never really understand. It’s time to demolish that myth. We’re sorry, but this has to happen so we can move forward together.
In which a Millennial is pretending to speak for the rest of us, and failing.
No. Just. No.
February 22, 2014 at 7:45pm
Are you my mummy? (at Right Proper Brewing Company)
Happy Valentine’s Day from the Doctor Who Tumblr!
These are great, but the post is lacking a certain doctor.
Dr. River Song.
OR Amy Pond.