Christine O’Donnell Furious Over Being Asked About Her Own Statement, Deems it Sexist

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I was randomly roaming around the HuffPo recently and I stumbled on the video of a heckler back in 2008 yelling at Hillary Clinton to “iron his shirt” at a rally for the one-time Presidential candidate. At the time, Clinton made a quick crack about sexism being alive and well, and buried the incident with class. She did not go on a nationwide weepfest talking about how terribly, horribly opressed she felt. God bless the Conservative candidates, but I almost feel that their constant squalling protests of “sexism” is a backward way of portraying themselves as these vulnerable little girls who need to be protected — even as they’re busting out their best Rosie-the-Riveter-esque quotes about ladypower and equality …

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Man Blames Tabasco Sauce Spill For Whacking Off During Flight

I love the experience of flying.  I love sitting in an airport wedged between newlyweds, families with their small, hyper children, grandmothers on their way to visit grandchildren, businessmen, people in the midst of a family tragedy – airports have it all.  Airports are the only place in the world …

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Female Online Commenter Speaks Out About the ‘M’-Word

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I know, it’s confusing to me too.

An anonymous poster on The Frisky shared her take on masturbation. Namely that she has never done so.

She was inspired to comment on her opinion on masturbation after watching Natalie Portman’s character touch herself in Black Swan (which, by the way, if you haven’t seen, you need to do so. Immediately. And then come have drinks with me so we can discuss my theories on the film. And why Natalie Portman is the best).

From the anonymous poster:

“It’s not that I don’t believe that masturbation is a good thing—for other people. I’m just thoroughly disgusted by the idea of touching myself. To me, it seems like the deepest depravity, the darkest, most uncomfortable place to go. Literally, and metaphorically, I suppose. I have too much internalized shame about my body and my sexuality to jill-off on my own. In fact, my negative feelings about …

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Sick of Catcalls and Ogles on the Street? Hollaback!

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Street harassment of women in cities has been a problem for a long time. Now, a group called Hollaback is bringing the issue to the forefront and trying to do something to do something about it.

From Linda Lowen’s Women’s Issues Blog:

If you’re a woman living in an urban area, chances are you’ve been the victim of street harassment. It may take the form of verbal assault like catcalls or physical harassment such as groping; frequently the predator exposes himself or masturbates in front of you.

Typically women have learned to ignore these behaviors, since a reaction or response is what the perpetrator wants. But why should we put up with it? What did we do to provoke these sexual offenders? Is being female and walking down the street or riding the subway “asking for it”?

Emily May (no relationship to the trailblazing microbiologist Dr. Meghan May) and Oraia Reid, founded Hollaback in 2005 to use technological advances, most notably mobile technology allowing women to share their experiences in specific and inarguable ways. I mean, it’s hard to argue with a cell phone camera or a recording done via voice notes.

From Hollaback’s NYC website (there are also sites for Australia, Savannah, Chicago, and Toronto, among others):

HOLLA BACK NYC EMPOWERS NEW YORKERS TO HOLLA BACK AT STREET HARASSERS. WHETHER YOU’RE COMMUTING, LUNCHING, PARTYING, DANCING, WALKING, CHILLING, DRINKING, OR SUNNING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO FEEL SAFE, CONFIDENT, AND SEXY, WITHOUT BEING THE OBJECT OF SOME TURD’S FANTASY. SO STOP WALKIN’ ON AND HOLLA BACK: SEND US PICS OF STREET HARASSERS!

Let me tell you, this site is so cool (in a disturbing way)! You cannot imagine the crazy stories on here … I honestly lost track of a fair amount of time perusing them. And what a concept … technology being used to fight crime. Perhaps it’s time for a new superhero or something—The Kamera Kid, maybe, or The Blue BlackBerry.

According to May:

We commiserated over being whistled at, cat-called, and propositioned. The trouble was that we felt there was nothing we could do. If we walked on, we felt victimized. If we yelled, we felt angry, and street harassment was more or less protected under laws of free speech. Then we realized – why not take pictures of these street harassers and post them on a blog? And so, with the clink of our cocktail glasses, we launched HollabackNYC.

That is just freaking genius! So, yeah, if you want to be a Hollaback girl and take a picture of any b-a-n-a-n-a-s that might be wagged in your direction (I’m sorry, Gwen Stefani, but I just couldn’t resist), submit your pictures to this wicked cool group right here.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think it will solve some of the street harassment problems? Do you have any other ideas that might work better?



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