Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Good, The Bad, and The Curious.

A round-up of things that made me happy, sad, and perplexed. What would you add for the week?

The Good
PhD in Parenting created a video encouraging moms of toddlers to help through the more challenging moments.

The Bad
Rick Perry decided to take the overt bigotry route in his race to the Whitehouse by releasing his anti-gay campaign video "Strong." (Though, it isn't without a little of the Good--it's the most disliked video on YouTube, and it's influenced some amusing parodies).

The Curious
Is this Quote Sexist Against Men? Love Ashely put the quote from the end of Miss Representation up on her Facebook page and angered one of her male Facebook friends. Though the guy's response was out of line, I definitely thought the quote was sexist when I heard it in the film, and its presence in an otherwise fantastic documentary bothered me. You don't fight sexism with sexism. Here's the quote:
"Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily that's not too difficult." 

1 comment:

  1. Perplexed:

    1. How President Obama is blamed for all the negative consequences of what Bush created.

    2. How Bush is credited for all the positive consequences of President Obama's decisions.