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  • worrywort commented on the blog post Feministing Jamz: Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”   2 months ago · View

    As much as twerking specifically definitely doesn’t need to appear in another pop video, everything about this particular video suggests being goofy in dance class….and “hip hop” dance is right there alongside ballet, jazz, tap, etc in basic dance classes these days. Even if it’s problematic — and I am not convinced it is — [...]

  • worrywort commented on the blog post Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    That Donglegate article is pretty good. The comments section has turned into a reactionary cesspool, unfortunately.

    Speaking of reactionary, though, that “6 things that happened” article is Facebook meme level hogwash. 50% “nothing is ever good enough” lefty sub sub sub sub sub-culture whining, 50% Saxby Chambliss level “logic”.

  • Agreed. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the totally misguided, patronizing argument that the movie didn’t treat mental illness “seriously” enough, or that the finale was wishful thinking. Total misreadings. As if people with mental illnesses don’t live through a rich spectrum of life experiences, even in the midst of their challenges.

  • worrywort commented on the blog post Is this #FirstWorldProblems video genius or exploitative?   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    If the actors here understood the concept of the ad, and it appears they very much did, I’m fine with it. The concept itself holds water as far as I’m concerned, so excluding actors/spokespeople from this background out of squeamish over-concern is to deny their agency, intelligence, and grasp of the argument.

  • michael commented on the blog post Deus Ex: Human Revolution offers old school racism with your gaming fun   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    Unfortunately, as fun as it may be, snark only works when you’re right. That amounted to a non sequitur to Ashley’s thoughtful post.

  • michael became a registered member   3 years, 1 month ago · View

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