Even in a completely private setting, within a marriage – it couldn’t be...– Creepshots and revenge porn: how paparazzi culture affects women | Culture | The Guardian Trigger warning: suicide, bullying, slut-shaming, body policing
Kate Middleton you’ve been photographed topless and French magazine Closer has published the pics. It’s so sad BUT honestly Kate — you are too public a figure to go topless. This, my friends, is stupid. It is many things, actually, but most of all it is stupid. Photographers with telephoto lenses took intrusive pictures of Ms. Middleton and then published them but Ms. Middleton...
Let's Talk Victoria Beckham!
Did you know Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes hate each other? They do. No love at all for the pair. It is one of the reasons, other than the timeshare type sales pitch Tom would give David Beckham about Scientology that the two couples stopped hanging out. Well, Victoria Beckham has had her day and her venue for New York Fashion week picked for months and months. She is having her show at the...
Jodie Foster on Kristen Stewart
We’ve all seen the headlines at the check-out counter. “Kristen Stewart Caught.” We’ve all thumbed the glossy pages here and there. “Kris and Rob a couple?” We all catch the snaps. “I like that dress. I hate the hair. Cute couple. Bad shoes.” There’s no guilt in acknowledging the human interest in public linens. It’s as old as the hills. Lift up beautiful young people like gods and then pull...
Let's Talk Jessica Alba
Imagine that this is what you see every time you leave the house. A mob of adults (mostly men) shouting things at you. Now imagine that you are not an adult but a small child. You are only three feet tall, so short you can’t see over the mob of people. Now imagine that you are four years old and scared and unhappy. You don’t want your picture taken, your mother doesn’t want...
Let's Talk Rihanna! (Again!)
A Very Sad Rihanna Tweets Pic of Herself Drinking This post is the very definition of concern trolling. x17’s only concern with Rihanna drinking is the money they could make off her public breakdown. “Oh, poor Rihanna, she’s so unhappy. Maybe she will shave all her hair off and we can sell the pics for six figures.” Couple of things besides making fun of x17 a) I’m...
Let's Talk Blake Lively!
Lively is Red…with Fury BG scolds Lively for taking pictures of the paps who trail her. Such actions are only productive in the sense that she could post them to instagram. Hahahaha, she is totally over-reacting to strangers who follow her around 24/7. She stood and posed outside GMA because celebs are expected to pose for cameras outside of studios when they are doing an appearance...
Let's Talk Kristen Stewart!
Kristen Stewart showed up at a friend’s wedding in jeans. This clearly means she is a raging egomaniac. First, for showing up in the first place because seeing as how she is KStew, she is obviously taking attention away from the bride! Second, for wearing jeans to a wedding that gossip sources are SURE was a formal wedding because RO obviously saw the invitation. Third, for not wearing a...
Let's Talk Pregnancy!
Actual Headline: Pregnant Megan Fox Flaunts Baby Bump in Bikini in Hawaii My Version: Pregnant Woman Wears Clothes in Public, No One Cares Actual Headline: Gisele Bundchen, the highest paid model in the world, shows off her bump in Brazil My Version: Conventionally Attractive Pregnant Woman Seen in Native Country There are a couple of things going on in these articles (and countless more like...
Let's Talk Rihanna!
The face that launched a thousand bottles! — Chris Brown, Drake in wild club brawl over Rihanna New York Post, found here I am having a problem, tumblrverse. This problem is the repeated slut shaming and general grossness with which gossip sites cover Rihanna, specifically with regards to the recent Drake-Brown bar fight. [[MORE]] Because it is clearly her fault that two drunk dudes got into a...
So why do these publications do so well? After appearing on the cover of US...– Scarlett Johansson: The Skinny
Is there more to this than meets the eye?– Janet Charlton’s Hollywood » Blog Archive » HOW DID ALEC BALDWIN GET SUCH A GOOD LOOKING STALKER? [content: stalking] Janet Charlton wonders if Alec Baldwin is REALLY being stalked since the woman accused of the crime is actually conventionally attractive, unlike Madonna’s...
Getting plastic surgery isn’t necessarily a sign of “deeper issues”, and...– I Have My Mom’s Old Nose, And It’s Not Awkward At All | Styleite THANK YOU.
it’s the fact that it’s so focused on Megan Fox, pulling things...– It’s Going to Be Awkward When Megan Fox’s Baby Comes Out With Megan Fox’s Old Nose I chose a comment rather than linking you to the post, because this is yet another post from Jezebel that makes me really really think less of people who still call Jezebel a woman-friendly place...
Yesterday afternoon Matthew McConaughey ran errands in the ‘Bu, but it...– Yeah, it’s not like the mom has anything to do besides being a mother! (Also, I LOATHE paparazzi pics of celebrity children when their parents aren’t present.) This lovely crap piece of sexism comes from X17 online, October 26, 2009. I’m cleaning out my long saved queue and...
Jessica Alba: Malfunction during Lanvin Show in... →
I don’t mean to give anything away - but the “malfunction” is that Jessica Alba, wearing underwear, crosses her legs in a short skirt and photographers positioned above her snapped a picture that showed she is, indeed, wearing underwear. Cause you know, the malfunction is hers, not that photographers make money off taking shots of women from awkward angles to get any look at...
Wow, guys. I expect snide, “hee-hee, lookit the homos!” jokes...– Oh Girl, Ryan Seacrest Just Loves Those Dresses This is from Monday, but I thought it was worth noting that while a vast majority of the comments were along this line to Jezebel’s “tee hee” post, it hasn’t been edited or changed. And the same editor from Jezebel just posted...
This is despicable parenting, I don’t understand how someone could report...– Crazy Days and Nights: BuzzFoto Blind Item If you read the blind item, please please be warned for violence and abuse. Which is why I chose to quote a comment which sums up my response completely and not the blind item itself. So either it’s made up, or someone decided it was better to tell...
Addiction is not a fame problem. Addiction is a medical condition. Fame may make...– WHITNEY ELIZABETH HOUSTON 1963-2012 - Entertainment & Culture - EBONY (I saw the link to this through Racialicious.)
Ben Affleck Gives His Pregnant Wife A Break And... →
To quote: Ben Affleck was spotted with daughters Violet and Seraphina at the farmers market in Pacific Palisades over the weekend, and the actor looked absolutely thrilled to be on daddy duty! Er, right? Yeah, Affleck’s expression has everything to do with being a parent and nothing to do with the photographers facing him down. Also? He’s a parent, just like Jennifer Garner is and...
That Victoria Beckham has ever had an insecurities about her body is...– Victoria Beckham Covers iD, Says Her Designs Stem From Her Own Insecurities – Fashionista: Fashion Industry News, Designers, Runway Shows, Style Advice It’s really mind-boggling? When Victoria Beckham, like any woman, famous or not, has her weight and expression and existence policed on a...
The Project Runway host and the soulful singer have been married six years and...– Heidi Klum And Seal Still Together…For Now! | Radar Online I know I shit on radar, with justification, a lot, but they are maybe the only outlet I have seen that has stated the simple truth: they are parents to four children. I find it so much preferable to the line I’ve seen over again...
The downside of being ridiculously famous and adored – having a stalker problem.– Halle Berry Has A Stalker | Pink is the New Blog Yeah - it’s a downside that only happens to the famous or the beautiful - stalking isn’t a problem that happens for unfamous or not conventionally attractive people. Actually, that is true, because stalking isn’t a...
Sandra Bullock’s adorable little tot hit the streets of Los Angeles with his hot...– Sunny Sandra Bullock Drops Somber Louis Bardo Off At School | Radar Online Radar online will not stop policing the expressions of a 2 year old. Or imagining the source of said expressions. It’s disgusting.
VIDEO: Madonna Mocks Ricky Gervais - Golden Globes... →
I was actually like, wha? When she made this joke. Madonna is insulting Gervais by calling him … a girl? How is being a girl an insult? I am so tired of asking that question - I know, the answer is obvious.
Also, sorry for the double post, but it just confuses me the way people are so...– Beyonce Baby Drama I L U Feministe commenter. Seriously. Esp the dig at Jezebel in the last sentence.
He’s usually a somber little boy, but Thursday Sandra Bullock must have been...– Say That Again Mom! Sandra Bullock’s Usually Somber Louis Bardo Is All Laughs | Radar Online Thank you for policing the expressions of a 2 year old, Radar. I had a little belief in the basic humanity of your writers and I would have hated to have kept that.
Today has really crystallized my, I think, irrational dislike of anyone who says Beyonce is faking her pregnancy, or thinks she might be. It feels like this “story” of her “faking it” is being spun by a number of websites who have been harping over and over again on this story no matter what reality is before our eyes. ONE VIDEO where something looks weird and suddenly...
The 25 Best Fashion Editorials of 2011 – →
According to Fashionista. Judging by the front picture selected for each edit, there was one editorial that had a woman of color that made Fashionista’s list of “editorials from 2011 that will stay tacked up on our walls and fill our inspiration boards well into the new year—and beyond.” I’m sorry, that’s gross. Fashionista’s own list of Vogue’s top 10...
Kristen Stewart Can't Act: Or Let's Spot the...
First, the though, let’s be clear: Many folks think Kristen Stewart doesn’t exactly have Oscar-worthy chops. “The worst casting news since Jessica Alba was picked to be Sue Storm,” the St. Petersburg Times mourned when it first heard that Stewart would play Snow White, noting “Kristen’s terrible, terrible lack of acting ability.” First off, The St....
How would we survive without Shape Magazine?
Taking celebrity women to task, without addressing the weight pressures that actresses are under-or the fact that many of these women lost the weight for roles is nothing but an excuse to body police some women. (Also, are we really critiquing Beyonce’s body? For real?) ANYWAY. This exercise in body policing is, of course, for their own good. We can’t have women thinking they they...
THE BURNING QUESTION: WHY DON’T MARIAH’S BABIES... →
gototaskinthecity: I was going to pull a quote from this Janet Charlton post or just quote it in full, but the gross racism was just too much without a trigger warning. Charlton consulted an EXPERT on why the children of Mariah and Nick don’t look like she apparently thinks they should when they have a black man for a father. This is the gross, hurtful “discussion” that passes for gossip for...
I’ll admit it: Aniston is not my favorite celeb. I’ve never liked “Friends”. But this constant narrative that she is desperate and craves attention is annoying. Why isn’t the narrative that she is confident and happy? George Clooney isn’t married *and* is childless but every tabloid isn’t blaring stories about how he is “desperate” for...
Other people who should be happy according to x17,...
-Corps de ballet members -Famine victims (Hey, they don’t have food but they would look great in the new Versace collection!) -Anoretics -Straight size fashion models -Anna Wintour People Who Should be Sad According to x17 Fatties (ie everyone above a 2/4)
The truth is that women are all competitive bitches. Mariska Hargitay and her husband aren’t adopting for one of the many reasons that people usually adopt. They are adopting because adopting is a competition. And Mariska Hargitay wants to win that competition. Which is not only a fucked up idea about women but a stupid idea about why people want kids in the first place. Adopted...
When the Washington Post and ABC News start asking questions about whether Beyonce’s baby bump is really a baby bump, then you know Beyonce has some explaining to do. They are also the kind of news organizations that can actually get an answer from Beyonce’s public relations team who said that the rumors floating around the internet yesterday were “stupid ridiculous and...
“She is totally unaware of how she looks, no one dresses like that unless they think they look good,” nutritionist Jackie Keller, CEO of Nutrifit in Los Angeles, told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview. -RadarOnline Do you know that, unless you look like Karlie Kloss you should not be happy with your body? You must be thin, thin, thin and if you are NOT, do not DARE to wear...
Do you think Beyonce wants to be bigger than she is? Are they going the surrogate route? There is something going on and Beyonce needs to come clean. -CDAN It is so important that Beyonce and Jay-Z tell us all about their medical business. CDAN knows what baby bumps should look like and knows that Beyonce’s is obviously fake. So the Carter-Knowles, a couple so famously private they...
Christina Aguilera rocked the Michael Jackson tribute show in Wales with her...– Bloated Christina Aguilera Rocks Michael Jackson Tribute Concert - Starpulse.com This is just one of many many articles on this - “unflattering choice” is the nicer term being applied, though the same article invited commenters to comment on what they thought of Aguilera. Mostly -...
We’re used to see her looking ever-so-serious, even stern at times, so...– Suri Smiles! | Radar Online It’s a day for policing children’s expressions while they are photographed solely because their parents are famous!
Actress Sandra Bullock and son Louis were spotted visiting a friend in Los...– BLACKCELEBKIDS.COM- Black Celebrity Kids,babies,and their Parents » SPOTTED: SANDRA BULLOCK AND HER LITTLE MAN Did you think we wouldn’t police the smiling of children? Cause we will! (Though from my own anecdotal tallying, female children get it a lot more than male children.)
It just seems like no matter what size you are, you just can’t win in Hollywood....– 10 Celebrity Moms Who Have Been Criticized For Their Weight (Photos) | Famecrawler I seriously can’t add anything to those two paragraphs. Oh wait: this article is a gross endorsement of body policing on an epic scale while pretending to be all go ladies!
E! Online will slut shame you for getting out of a... →
I thought work would be the thing making me the angriest this weekend, but E!Online stepped in, with a headline that encapsulates the disgusting misogyny and slut shaming of crotch shots! I’d say read it, because it’s so blatant, there is no subtext, but not everyone needs to have their anger and despair reinforced.
Here’s the bottom line: it doesn’t matter if she knew she was being targeted. It...– Leaked Nude Pics: Let’s Stop Blaming The Victim (via lovelocket)