Monthly Archives: October 2011

Dr Pepper Ten: ‘No women allowed’ – Yahoo! Finance

Really. REALLY? THIS is what Dr. Pepper’s ad people could come up with? “It’s not diet, it’s MANLY. It’s so MANLY that GIRLS AREN’T ALLOWED.”

Le sigh.

The marketing folks say women won’t mind — they’re in on the joke. Implication: Anyone who objects is a humorless feminist.

I’ve never been a Pepper, and I’m damn well not becoming one now. Probably just as well — I wouldn’t want my girl-cooties infecting your uber-masculine drink.

via Dr Pepper Ten: ‘No women allowed’ – Yahoo! Finance.

“Miss Representation”: Official Trailer – YouTube

“Miss Representation”: Official Trailer – YouTube.

1) Oh hell yeah. Thank jeebus someone made this.
2) Oh hell — someone needed to make this. STILL.

Ms., s’il vous plaît

French Feminists: Eliminate “Mademoiselle”

Sex Ed #fail

Public and charter schools in Washington, D.C. are adding “human sexuality, contraception and drug use” to standardized testing. If they did this in S.G., we’d have a 90 percent fail rate…. and the parents would be thrilled. So why is D.C. doing this?

A 2009 District study found that nearly half of the city’s chlamydia and gonorrhea diagnoses were among District residents 15 to 19 years old. Two-thirds of all diagnoses were among those younger than 24. Also, more than 3 percent of District residents older than 12 were living with HIV or AIDS in 2009, the report said.

Oops. Yeah, that’s a problem. Meanwhile, this just in from the National Partnership for Women & Families:

More young people worldwide are having unprotected sex, compared with three years ago, and they know less about contraception.

This is what happens when schools teach abstinence, and when people believe a purity ring is all a young woman needs to protect herself against pregnancy, VD and whoredom. Idiocy.

Meanwhile, I was heartened to see that even the those holier than thou (and moi) can’t pray away their hormonal urges in this piece on cnn.com, Why Young Christians Aren’t Waiting Anymore. To quote Hairspray, you can’t stop the beat — so why do the conservative or über-religious members of our species keep trying?

Look, I’m neither pro-abstinence nor pro-teen sex — I’m just pro-reality. There are a lot of us teens who haven’t had sex yet, have no prospects for doing so in the near future, and are just fine with that. But I damn sure want to know how to be responsible about it when the day does arrive, and I wish more people my age (and younger, god help us) who are already “doing it” did, too. Why isn’t the emphasis on sex as a normal part of the human experience, and what we can do to make that experience respectful and healthy (physically AND mentally)?

Aargh. Gotta get to class, where you can rest assured NO helpful information on this subject will infiltrate my brain and lead me down the road to Satanism and slatternliness. (Yes, it *is* a word — look it up!)

Obama: It’s Not Class Warfare, It’s Math

“Explain to me why someone who is making $50 million a year should pay 15% while a teacher making $50K should pay a higher rate. It’s not ‘class warfare’, it’s just the right thing to do. We can either ask the rich to pay more in taxes, or ask seniors to pay more in Medicare. This is not class warfare. It’s math.

via Obama: It’s Not Class Warfare, It’s Math | Care2 Causes.

Of course, math is perilously close to science, and the Republican leadership doesn’t believe in THAT either.

You *must* be joking.

Cheney Wants an Apology From Obama

 

We want a time machine to go back and change the 2000 election, or to convince your parents to never have sex. Everybody has a dream…

NOOOOOOoooooooo!

Global Warming Is Killing Chocolate

Okay, can we seriously do something about this now??

(I don’t mean for this to seem flip on the heels of my last post about Kenya. But I really do She-Hulk out if I don’t get my RDA of chocolate. It’s not pretty, folks.)

Bravo, Kenya!

Kenya bans female genital mutilation

I can’t believe this brutal procedure is still going ANYWHERE in the world, but bravo to Kenya for putting a stop to it. I pray, for all young women there, that they diligently enforce the law.