Wait, wait, WAIT. First off, I’m an Atheist, let’s make this clear. I have NO religious leaning. BUT, let’s have a look at what’s happening shall we?
So fires are started in mosques and Islamic sites all over Britain, (including and islamic SCHOOL), and there are no further news reports or headlines about that? And EDL protesters march the streets burning other countries flags, and shouting racial slurs at people visiting mosques, but the headlines focus on the ‘aggressive behaviour’ of the ANTI-English Defence League protesters?! And the strange coincidence of ‘jihadists sentenced for planning to bomb EDL rally’ headlines are just coming to light now, even though it all happened last year?!
ARE YOU FUCKING JOKING. IS THIS ACTUALLY EVEN ALLOWED.
Fuck you BBC, and every other mainstream news outlet.
How is it that every news story or article seems to skirt around the fact that THE EDL ARE A BUNCH OF RACIST BIGOTS WHO ARE ACTIVELY COMMITTING ARSON AROUND THE COUNTRY??
I am not defending extremism. I agree that acts of terror are horrific and should be punished. But holy hell, the EDL fuckers or bastards starting fires in Mosques are just as bad, just as extreme as the others AND NO ONE IS POINTING IT OUT. WHY IS NO ONE POINTING IT OUT.
In the 101 top-grossing family films…from 1990 to 2004, of the over 4,000 characters in these films, 75% overall were male, 83% of characters in crowds were male, 83% of narrators were male, and 72% of speaking were male. When the American Psychological Association commented on this research, they said, ‘This gross under-representation of women or girls in films with family-friendly content reflects a missed opportunity to present a broad spectrum of girls and women in roles that are non-sexualised.’
Natasha Walter, Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism, pages 69-70, 2010. (via bitemebeautiful)
Bringing this back as people have started reblogging this again and EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW THIS.
A pretty accurate depiction of advertising in the UK.
- Riots across the Middle East
- Vince Cable limits the rights of workers
- Chinese ships sail to a disputed island which could result in an international incident
- Fallout from Hillsborough
- City trader losing £1.4billion
- Ugandan authorities jail a British man for being gay
WAIT, WHAT?! A FRENCH NEWSPAPER HAVE PUBLISHED A TOPLESS PHOTO OF OUR KATE!
HALT THE PRESSES!
ALL OTHER NEWS IS OBSOLETE!
Partly because I’m probably following the wrong blogs (you know the ones, girl with long flowy hair down to her breasts, in a killer effortless but totally weather impractical outfit, swaying in a sunset lit meadow of lavender…), but also because so so so many of the images and things on here are regurgitated press and media images of women- models, actors, singers, etc- all of which look pristine, and size 6, and toned, and proportioned, and beautiful/sexy as fuck.
You can tell yourself you don’t believe it, and that it’s just ridiculous objectification of women in play once more, but if you see enough of something, over and over and over again, and realise that you are so, so far from that, then you feel pretty fucking shit about yourself.
Does that make sense?
Fuck, I don’t even care if it does.
What the fuck is up with people watching all these shows about OTHER people’s lives?
The only way is Essex, Made in Chelsea, The Hills, Living on the Edge.
Why do people spend hours in front of the TV watching these usually talentless, mertiless, money and attention sapping, people’s lives?
It’s the same kind of stance that I took with Big Brother- what the fuck have these people done to deserve having hundreds of thousands of people pursue their day to day lives? Does the fact that they’re stupid/rich/catty/spoilt/ugly/beautiful/ignorant appeal to people? Because if they just looked around them, they would see that so are a whole lot of people in the world.
It just baffles me. It’s such a bullshit concept- because it’s neither special, or artistic, or well written or crafted, or anything.
Yet it’s not reality either!
WHY DO PEOPLE LOVE IT SO MUCH?! And why are shows like this being commissioned?
It makes me sad.
I miss the days of a good BBC nature documentary, and funny sitcoms, and exciting drama, and good acting, and even better writing, and theatre! What happened to theatre broadcasts on TV?! What ever happened to channel 4’s ‘alternative’ stance on broadcasting? Foriegn cinema?
I literally almost never watch TV any more. This may have something to do with it…
END RANT. I know, I’m a 60 yr old in disguise, and I don’t even care.