Category: Popular Culture

Cosby’s career death is a feminist failure, not victory…

Media attention around Bill Cosby’s fondness for drugging/raping women might be fading, but it’s not going away. Yet Woody Allen just scored a new show, despite longstanding claims of raping children from his own family. As pundits ponder why Cosby is nose-diving whilst Allen and countless others keep chugging along, it’s time to once and for all settle the question of why Cosby’s career really tumbled…

Open Thread with Crêpe in a Pan

A crêpe pancake cooking in a pan

This French crêpe cooking away on the hob features for this week’s Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week.
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More hashtag envy: “Meninists” complain that everything isn’t about them #LikeAMeninist

Always, the company that sells menstrual products, ran a minute-long Super Bowl spot trimmed down from their longer #LikeAGirl video released this summer. The ad challenges the stereotype that running, throwing, and fighting “like a girl” indicates weakness and ineptitude by running the expression by adults (and one young boy), and then by a series of girls who haven’t yet been told that “like a girl” is usually meant as a bad thing. And then it took about ten minutes for the meninists to start protesting the “inequality” that there wasn’t another commercial for #LikeABoy.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

Today in the No Shit, Sherlock Files

Shorter Pogo: I said some awful things, and now my Twitter is full of people are telling me they were awful, and I may have just alienated my core fanbase. So NOT FAIR, because it was all just an experiment anyway, you bratty feminist hyenas!

Open Thread with Running Basset

A basset hound running toward the camera, chasing a bouncing ball, ears flying and paws pounding

This basset hound in action, chasing a ball, features for this week’s Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week.
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Open Thread with Unsure Pine Marten

Pine Marten - Not Sure About The Snow

This pine marten, not too sure about the snow at the British Wildlife Centre, features for this week’s Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week.
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The Cosby jokes at the Golden Globes

[Content note for rape]

During their opening monologue at the Golden Globes last night, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler went there: They went straight in with a series of very direct jokes about the rape allegations against Bill Cosby.

Open Thread with Bunny Race

A grey rabbit jumping an obstacle at a Rabbit Show Jumping

A fluffy bunny jumping a hurdle features for this week’s Open Thread. I felt the need for fluff. Please link to more fluffy stuff as you natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week.
* with a few netiquette exceptions