I’ve got mad packing skills.
I miss these days…
I’ve been a good girl this year, I swear.
Jada Pinkett-Smith is aware of the critics that frown up their noses at the way she raises her daughter, Willow. Willow cuts, dyes and styles her hair as she pleases, a fact that bothers many who feel girls shouldn’t have that much control over their appearance at such a young age.
Jada decided to address the criticism in a Facebook post:
“A letter to a friend…This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.”
Estelle Getty Is Ready! of the Day: That is all.
Dear Ann Coulter of the Day: After Ann Coulter referred to President Obama as a retard in a tweet during Monday night’s presidential debate, Special Olympics athlete and global messenger John Franklin Stephens penned her this open letter:Dear Ann Coulter,
Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t shallow. So why are you continually using a word like the R-word as an insult?
I’m a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow. I am not either of those things, but I do process information more slowly than the rest of you. In fact it has taken me all day to figure out how to respond to your use of the R-word last night.
I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child by people like you, but rose above it to find a way to succeed in life as many of my fellow Special Olympians have.
Then I wondered if you meant to describe him as someone who has to struggle to be thoughtful about everything he says, as everyone else races from one snarkey sound bite to the next.
Finally, I wondered if you meant to degrade him as someone who is likely to receive bad health care, live in low grade housing with very little income and still manages to see life as a wonderful gift.
Because, Ms. Coulter, that is who we are – and much, much more.
After I saw your tweet, I realized you just wanted to belittle the President by linking him to people like me. You assumed that people would understand and accept that being linked to someone like me is an insult and you assumed you could get away with it and still appear on TV.
I have to wonder if you considered other hateful words but recoiled from the backlash.
Well, Ms. Coulter, you, and society, need to learn that being compared to people like me should be considered a badge of honor.
No one overcomes more than we do and still loves life so much.
Come join us someday at Special Olympics. See if you can walk away with your heart unchanged.
A friend you haven’t made yet, John Franklin Stephens Global Messenger Special Olympics Virginia
This shit NEEDS to be stopped. I am sorry, E L James has fucking inspired the worst SHIT in the history of the universe. I took these pictures myself today and these were not in the sexy adult section they were in the section with the normal costumes and shit, where teens and kids would get costumes.
E L James already is promoting dangerous sex practices with her books under the guise of it being BDSM and it’s nowhere near that. If that wasn’t bad enough she’s promoting a very VERY abusive relationship as ROMANTIC and even worse? She is BANKING off of basically selling people Twilight for a second time.
I could forget the last two things if I didn’t constantly hear 16-19 year old girls crying about how they will never find their sexually sadistic and incredibly abusive boyfriend Christian Grey because PERFECT MEN like that DON’T EXIST. Yeah they do they are in FUCKING JAIL you STUPID FAN GIRLS!
You don’t want a Christian Grey. He didn’t care about Ana he cared about HURTING someone and I mean ANYONE to get off. He’s an abusive, sadistic, psychopathic, asshole. And seeing stuff like this makes me want to puke. E L James knows NOTHING about BDSM not one THING and I am not the only one who knows this. Ask professional Dom/Dommes or subs they will tell you the same GOD DAMN THING.
I had half a mind to start screaming about this in the store and making them move the display somewhere else. Ask someone in the BDSM lifestyle and who had to go through training to get where she was and learn safety and rules and first aid JUST IN CASE bad shit happened (And bad shit DID happen I saw it happen) what she is doing is VERY dangerous. People are looking at it like a HOW TO book and a HUGE audience for it is stupid teenage girls who think Christian Grey is some sort of romantic hero.
PLEASE speak up about this shit! I am not a prude I am someone who doesn’t want to watch her world taken over by bimbo fan girls who equate romance to getting beaten and tortured to shit because some guy they think is hot wants to do it to them. Just DO SOMETHING!