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With all the talk about sexism in comics and the struggle for female characters to exist beyond their triple F cup bras, StilettoREVOLT has decided to highlight some of the more well-rounded (so to speak) comics and graphic novels out there - great for girls who just want a little equality for a change! http://stilettorevolt.com/?p=1195With all the talk about sexism in comics and the struggle for female characters to... more
With over 9,000 vendors at Comic-Con vying for attention from over 123,000 attendees, what can a company do to stand out? Well this year, EA Games has come up with a new way to beat the competition – pimp out their booth babes... http://stilettorevolt.com/?p=1149With over 9,000 vendors at Comic-Con vying for attention from over 123,000 attendees,... more
Former President Jimmy Carter is leaving the Southern Baptist Church after 60 years of service. The reason? Gender equality. http://stilettorevolt.com/?p=1123Former President Jimmy Carter is leaving the Southern Baptist Church after 60 years of... more
Earlier this month, football star Steve McNair was shot dead by his girlfriend in an apparent murder-suicide. In a recent article for The Baltimore Sun, co-author Ned Holstein points out that many news sources failed to mention that this was a tragic case of domestic violence, in which the male was the victim. Holstein talks about his article, "The Violence We Ignore," and why cases of men victimized by their wives and girlfriends are often overlooked.Earlier this month, football star Steve McNair was shot dead by his girlfriend in an... more
Thinness is nothing new in the modeling industry, but is it getting worse? Here are some models who were criticized recently, deemed "too fat" for fashion. http://stilettorevolt.com/?p=1040Thinness is nothing new in the modeling industry, but is it getting worse? Here are... more
Statement t-shirts are so IN these days, it seems like there's one for every message anyone would want to send. Hip and ironic, cryptic and comic, patriotic. But what's up with these hideous sexist ones? Men, would you ever wear one of these? And if so, please tell us why.Statement t-shirts are so IN these days, it seems like there's one for every... more
The words of God do not justify cruelty to women
Discrimination and abuse wrongly backed by doctrine are damaging society, argues the former US president
"Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status ..." (Article 2, Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28)
I have been a practising Christian all my life and a deacon and Bible teacher for many years. My faith is a source of strength and comfort to me, as religious beliefs are to hundreds of millions of people around the world.
So my decision to sever my ties with the Southern Baptist Convention, after six decades, was painful and difficult. It was, however, an unavoidable decision when th e convention's leaders, quoting a few carefully selected Bible verses and claiming that Eve was created second to Adam and was responsible for original sin, ordained that women must be "subservient" to their husbands and prohibited from serving as deacons, pastors or chaplains in the military service. This was in conflict with my belief - confirmed in the holy scriptures - that we are all equal in the eyes of God.
This view that women are somehow inferior to men is not restricted to one religion or belief. It is widespread. Women are prevented from playing a full and equal role in many faiths.
What do you think? Is it possible to maintain faith in a religion like Southern Baptism if you believe in equal rights for women? Does religion harm women and therefore, society?The words of God do not justify cruelty to women Discrimination and abuse wrongly... more
Hm, his shirt says "PLEASE." Please what? Please teach me how to not be an ass? Please help me out of this grave I'm digging? Please kick me in the nuts?
Currentians - what do YOU think David Arquette is requesting so politely?Hm, his shirt says "PLEASE." Please what? Please teach me how to not be an... more
A short conversation caught on film about beauty, ego, and the flip-side of flattery. At http://stilettorevolt.com/?p=1027
(From the Sundance Channel's series "The Art of Seduction")A short conversation caught on film about beauty, ego, and the flip-side of flattery.... more
Through the 1980s, penises were taboo in Hollywood. The first instance of male nudity in a mainstream movie came, thanks to Tom Berenger, in 1991’s At Play in the Fields of the Lord. Films like the Crying Game, Boogie Nights, and Eastern Promises, among others, soon followed. In these movies, penises were often visually shocking, intriguing, unsettling, occasionally erotic, and always meant to be taken seriously. As the novelty wore off, and audiences became more inured to seeing cocks in art house cinema, it became increasingly difficult to escape the truth: The flaccid penis doesn’t convey power or eroticism. It looks like a finger puppet.
Maybe this realization was inevitable. Unlike women’s bodies, male nudity has rarely been appreciated, simply, as beautiful. As Jason Segal, who went full monty in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, put it, "When a woman does nudity in a movie, men immediately switch into a sexual mode. For women, from what I understand, it's not like that. They see a naked, out-of-shape man crying and it's funny—something weird, disturbing and disgusting we can all laugh at." A recent New York Times story on the science of desire found that women, more than men, were turned on by pictures of heterosexual sex, homosexual sex, monkey sex, naked female bodies, and naked male bodies if the fellow in question was erect. Just about the only thing they weren’t turned on by? An attractive man without a boner.
Judd Apatow, the director of films like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, has most fully, and successfully, exploited the penis’ lackluster appearance. After inserting an entirely gratuitous dick (his own) into a scene in Walk Hard, a send up of music biopics like Walk the Line, Apatow vowed, “I'm gonna get a penis in every movie I do from now on ... It really makes me laugh in this day and age, with how psychotic our world is, that anyone is troubled by seeing any part of the human body."
But that’s a bit of swagger. Flaccid penises are more than just another body part to Apatow; they’re the perfect metaphor for his characters: sissymen and overgrown boys who willfully avoid growing up and pay for it with their inability to get it up. Erections are what men have—limp dicks belong to the stoners, virgins, and perpetual adolescents that populate (very charmingly) Apatow’s universe.Through the 1980s, penises were taboo in Hollywood. The first instance of male nudity... more
For years, actresses, reality TV stars, even porn stars have been stripped down and sexed up for PETA, all in hopes of protecting the rights and the lives of animals everywhere.
In this photo gallery we see why PETA’s slogan might as well be “Exploiting Animals, Bad. Exploiting Women, Good.” http://stilettorevolt.com/?p=982For years, actresses, reality TV stars, even porn stars have been stripped down and... more
Just one day after racist and sexist graffiti was found written outside the women's quarters at Fire Station 54, an emotional Fire Chief Phil Boriskie addressed another racist incident. It happened just before 7 a.m. Wednesday.
The racist message, which included the "n" word, was broadcast over the firefighters’ radio system and lasted seven to eight seconds. HFD strongly believes someone from the outside is responsible. They think someone hacked into their frequency. Whether the message originated from the outside or not, several women, who either currently work for the fire department or have since retired, say they are not surprised by the recent incidents.
“I mean, let’s be real. I didn’t come in with a blind eye to where I was working. I am at a place where it is a majority of white males,” said veteran female firefighter Vantrece Williams.
Williams says she's been harassed, but nothing was ever done about it. Mainly because she says many firefighters won’t speak out when they witness something bad taking place.
“If we want to continue being on TV with the negative images, then we just continue to be quiet,” said Williams.
11 News heard allegations of women firefighters being groped by their male co-workers, and an allegation of a male firefighter masturbating over a female co-worker while she was trying to sleep in her bed.
“You see it. It gets to the point, because nothing ever happens, that you have to pick your battles,” said Williams
During a Wednesday night press conference, two more women firefighters shared their stories about incidents that have happened within the department.
"I'm risking my life to save other lives, and I have to worry about my co-workers writing 'die'," said Houston firefighter Paula Keyes.
The other woman, Jane Draycott, said she transferred to the station after her 17-year-old daughter died in a car accident. She felt she could not face another accident scene, but wanted to serve in other ways.
"They defaced my daughter's picture and wrote 'dead' on her face, and they wrote 'die' on my face. It was a 5 x7 photograph of her sitting on my lap," said Draycott. Draycott has filed two complaints since April about incidents that happened at Station 54. She says that without resolution, the problem won't stop.
"We want to be safe at work," said Keyes.Just one day after racist and sexist graffiti was found written outside the... more
"A new study conducted at the University of Granada sought to find if sexist humor increased the likelihood of violence and aggression towards women. The study featured 109 men between the ages of 18-26.
STEP 1: Over several weeks, these men were consistently given two sets of jokes - one with sexist connotations specifically against women, and one with ordinary, harmless jokes.
STEP 2: The men were then given scenarios of women being battered, and asked what they would do in each situation.
RESULTS: By far, the men who listened to sexist jokes related more to the abuser, and showed a willingness to sympathize with and participate in the abuse. The men who did not listen to sexist jokes had a more balanced and fair opinion of the cases, and generally found the abuser to be in the wrong."
Does this mean sexist jokes lead to violence? Does sexist material affect a person's mindset, and to what extent?"A new study conducted at the University of Granada sought to find if sexist... more
There is no Glamour or Glory in the Porn Industry. THERE IS NO FUN. Day after day I was a witness to the constant abuse of women being slapped, choked and spit on and even tortured in the porn industry. Not to mention the amount of drug abuse that occurred. The constant cocaine snorting, marijuana smoking and pill popping that went on, was ridiculous. Now it's even worse. The use of Vicoden and Oxycontin and eventually Heroin is more predominent now more than ever. Being that the pills are far too expensive and Heroin is much cheaper. I know, I have a friend that's 19 year old son is struggling with the addiction of Heroin. That is the pattern of drug abuse that leads into Heroin addiction. I was one of the men that participated in those disgusting activities with the exception of Heroin. It was all about the money and there wasn't much to be made at all. In fact men were only being paid 100 - 150 dollars for the 45 minutes of potential abuse and the possibility of being locked up for Domestic Violence. Would you call that fun? It's quite shocking that people ask if I had fun, or if I made a-lot of money. It's a common question for me to have the answer for these days. Well here it is, cut and dry. NO! It wasn't fun. It was never fun. For some reason (morally) I knew that what I was doing was wrong in the eyes of Jesus Christ. I knew that to treat a woman with such utter disrespect was the worst thing I could be doing. People are constantly asking me if it’s really true that women like what they are doing on the porn set. The answer was made quite clear to me that when I saw certain activities going on I could tell that it was not what they had expected. Nor was it what I expected. I expected to be loved and wanted as though I always had a girlfriend and was going to be able to make money at it without the headache of being in a relationship. To watch a woman jump up and run off screaming at the top of her lungs because of mental anguish was very disturbing to all the men on the set. To watch a woman get sick and throw up on someone, go to the restroom and clean herself up and return to finish a scene. Yeah Right, she was thought to be a champion. Give me a break. To see women fighting over me and trying to establish "RULES" as to who could work with me, was just a joke. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw 2 of them beating each other up because of jealousy. It was as though it was "The Real World" before it ever exsisted on MTV.People talk about fantasies and that is the worst one I ever experienced, because it never came true and has haunted me for the past 14 years. Now is the time to put an end of allowing children to get into this industry. No matter if they are 18 or 25 they are still considered children in the eyes of God. Some people are ridiculing me and saying that I am a “Jesus Freak” and that I am a “Church Nut”. So be it. I am the one that has to live with the fact that I made terrible decisions and wrong choices in my life. I am the only one that is responsible for my actions and when I die, the last thing I want to be is judged for those choices and be turned away from the gates of heaven. You can call me what ever you want. You can tell me that I didn’t do enough porno and that there isn’t enough info on my history on the internet, all you want. The fact is simple. I did enough to know it wasn’t for me. Having been in over 30 (straight) videos, justifies the fact that I have every right to speak out against the Porn Industry and do what ever it takes to get my trash off the internet. I will fight this industry until the day I die. The most important thing to remember is that someone’s child (Straight or Gay) is in a porn video. We all know in our right minds that it is just flat out wrong. How can anyone think that it is cool to see there neighbors son or daughter in a porn?
For more on this story go to http://thepinkcross.org/There is no Glamour or Glory in the Porn Industry. THERE IS NO FUN. Day after day I... more
I'm definately on the side of 'offensive' ...
Bacardi's new marketing campaign advocates a new summer accessory - the ugly girlfriend. Her purpose? To make you look better by comparison. They've even gone so far as to profile potential applicants.I'm definately on the side of 'offensive' ... Bacardi's new... more
Burger King's has a new menu item in their Singapore area restaurants. It is called the "BK Super Seven Incher."We've seen more suggestive advertising, to be sure, but this one just seems to be poorly executed AND in bad taste .Is that even a real model? Looks more like a real doll.Burger King's has a new menu item in their Singapore area restaurants. It is... more
SACHA BARON COHEN recently approached Elton John through a representative. Could he use “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” Mr. John’s hit song from “The Lion King,” for a pivotal scene in his forthcoming movie?
“Brüno,” an R-rated comedy set for wide release by Universal Pictures on July 10, stars Mr. Baron Cohen as a flamboyantly gay fashion journalist from Austria. The filmmakers wanted to play the song during a scene in which the title character, participating in a cage-fighting match, pulls down his opponent’s pants and kisses him on the mouth, prompting a horrified crowd to throw garbage at him.
The answer was no. Mr. John, along with the Walt Disney Company, which owns the copyright to the song but seeks his approval in such matters, learned of the scene’s particulars and blanched, according to one of Mr. John’s advisers. But then Mr. John reversed himself — kind of. He didn’t want to be associated with the provocative scene, but he ultimately agreed to perform part of another song that functions as a coda to the film.
So it goes for “Brüno,” a movie that, in mercilessly exploiting the discomfort created when straight men are ambushed by aggressive gayness, happens to (surprise!) expose homophobia. Gay groups are reacting with deeply mixed emotions, heightened by the recent triumphs (Iowa) and losses (California) in efforts to legalize gay marriage. Is the film then vulgar, inappropriate and harmful? Or bold, timely and necessary? All of the above?
Ultimately the tension surrounding “Brüno” boils down to the worry that certain viewers won’t understand that the joke is on them and will leave the multiplex with their homophobia validated.
Bloggers have given “Brüno” an unofficial subtitle: “Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt.”SACHA BARON COHEN recently approached Elton John through a representative. Could he... more
Most of the attacks have been launched by white male conservatives.
Gordon Ramsay shocked his audience in Australia with what seemed to be a homophobic and sexist tirade against a female journalist, later claimed to be all in good fun.
There's banter. And then there's going too far. There's probably a lot of context that's been left out here but still, it seems a little extreme. And not particularly funny.Gordon Ramsay shocked his audience in Australia with what seemed to be a homophobic... more