Big Duh: Roman Polanski Should Be Arrested!

I’m totally confused about all this Roman Polanski stuff. Brief summary: in 1977, Roman Polanski raped a thirteen year old girl. He just got arrested, but because he’s a big famous director, movie stars are signing a petition demanding his release.

Oh sorry, was that too brief? Are you scratching your heads at that one, thinking that I surely left something out? I mean, Hollywood is all liberal and stuff, you know? They’re definitely not into, like, raping thirteen year olds. And yeah, some of the people who signed the petition are super creepsters like Woody Allen. I mean, okay, Woody Allen, I get that. He married his step-daughter. So I’m not really shocked over that one. But it isn’t just a big old creepy Woody Allen petition. Terry Gilliam signed! I thought he was so cool! And Tilda Swinton! I mean, she DEFINITELY seems cool, right?

I JUST DON’T KNOW WHY HOLLYWOOD IS AGAINST ARRESTING ROMAN POLANSKI FOR GETTING A THIRTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL DRUNK AND HAVING SEX WITH HER WHEN HE WAS 44 YOU GUYS!!!!

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My uterus is impeding universal healthcare.

A few weeks ago our president, formerly the darling of liberals everywhere, triumphantly announced to Congress that his healthcare plan would in no way allow for federal funding to go toward abortions. Much to my feminist dismay, his words were met by raucous applause by our elected officials. Well that’s just GREAT, I thought. Let’s deny funds for something people (yes women are people, hard to believe, I know) actually need money for. I was annoyed, to say the least, but small teeny part of me was like, Hey Barack doesn’t wanna rock the boat, that’s cool. Stupid, think I because abortion is healthcare, but I guess compromise is trendy these days. But this morning, I read this crap in the New York Times. Continue Reading

Movie Screening: Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Check this flyer out…

The Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated will be screening September 24 at 7pm in the Lerner Hall’s Broadway Room on Columbia University’s campus, FREE of charge, a film that won Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival: Pray the Devil Back to Hell. This film tells the compelling story of a group of women who came together to fight for the end of the civil war that shook the Liberian nation. A discussion will take place afterward and will be facilitated by Leslie Wright, the president of the Metro NY Chapter of the United Nations Development Fund for Women.

Refreshments will be served!!

Please visit the following website for more information: www.praythedevilbacktohell.com

“Young Penises and Old Vaginas”

I generally consider myself to be a Cougar Ally. I think the idea of women over a certain age (whatever that means) who aggressively claim their sexuality is great. Older women being with younger men makes a certain amount of sense, after all. Their sexual peaks are coinciding. I know some feminists have a problem with the label “Cougar”. I guess it can be viewed as mainstream society saying that older women who view themselves as sexual beings are savage and animalistic. But I don’t know, I think sexuality is often viewed as animalistic. And Cougars who embrace the Cougar lable go beyond just enjoying sex with younger men. There’s an aggression and playfulness in them, and it’s about time women and men could celebrate the idea of women taking charge sexually–even if it isn’t quite viewed as normal. I’ve often dreamed of hunting a lesbian cougar, always remembering what Jason Segel says in the episode of “How I Met Your Mother” when Neil Patrick Harris attempts to hunt a cougar: “Just let her go. She belongs in the wild. You should just be glad…you fought the cougar and lived to tell the tale.” Cougars rock! They’re sex positive! They’re changing the way we look at women’s relationships with their own sexuality!

I watched this video today, and now I’m a little confused:

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I’m not a feminist but…

If you find yourself saying this, please, stop. I have to actually resist the urge to kick people in the throat whenever they say it. I think Jessica Valenti, founder of feministing.com, was feeling similarly. However, instead of just whining about it, you know, like I do, she wrote a book, Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters. It’s not only full of feminist wit, it kicks noncommittal “I’m not a feminist but…” butt from here to Christmas. Alas, if only I had such initiative. Whatever, I did READ the book. That should count.
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Stand Up! Fight Back!

The New York Coalition for Abortion Clinic Defense (NYCACD) will be standing up for women’s rights at Dr. Emily’s Women’s Health Center on Saturday, September 26th, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Bronx.  Anti-choice demonstrators are planning a huge 40 day vigil outside Dr. Emily’s clinic, so please lend your support to the women who will be confronted with these ass-backward bigots.  Help escort women safely to and from the clinic and/or participate in a pro-choice rally. The abortion war is far from over, and we must continue to fight against those who seek to eliminate women’s fundamental right to control their own bodies. Dr. Emily’s clinic is located at 560 Southern Blvd in the Bronx. Take the 6 train to 149th Street. For more information and to RSVP email nycacd@gmail.com.