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Summer Preview: On the Set for True Blood’s Final Season

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switchbladekiller:

"In the final season, we’re telling a more personal story," says executive producer Brian Buckner, who took over after show creator Alan Ball and executive producer Mark Hudis left. "We’re going back to the original promise of the show: Bill and Sookie.People are going to be very surprised about the way we get there. There’s romance, sadness and resolution.”

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Interview TV Guide

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assholeofday:

Keith Ablow, Asshole of the Day for May 15, 2014
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
It seems not a day goes by where someone in power or in the media says something horrible about rape. Today we add Dr. Keith Ablow, a Fox News's expert. Dr. Ablow defended a middle school banning tights on the grounds that boys will be boys:

ABLOW: You cannot come in with leggings. Because my son wants to learn and the truth is it is distracting. And it is kind of inappropriate because when did we decide as a culture that tights would become an overgarment instead of an undergarment. The reason we’re doing that is because girls are in a panic to be more and more sexual because we’ve taken all the restraint away from femininity. We’ve made girls into boys.
[…]
ABLOW: I don’t know that we can restrain boys from being boys. So the long stare, the offhand comment, you have to — what do you do, excuse it? Because it was certainly provoked. And I think girls put themselves in the line of fire that way.

"I don’t know that we can restrain boys from being boys." And he also thinks we shouldn’t even try. Sorry, girls, your needs don’t matter when they interfere with boys’ needs. I mean, why would we even try to restrain boys so that girls could be allowed to learn?
The sexism here is so breathtakingly clear: Boys will be boys and there’s no need or desire to change that. Girls must accommodate themselves to boys, not the other way around. Only the girls have to make accommodations according to this sexist asshole.
And the part that really annoys me is that middle school might be a great time to start explaining to boys that it’s not acceptable to treat women as sex objects, and that they should act with restraint and empathy towards all people, including those of the opposite sex. It will be a lot easier to teach this lesson at 13 than at 23, at which point you’d have to unlearn all the bad lessons. But Dr. Ablow doesn’t want to do that— he wants boys to have no restraint and do whatever they want, no matter who it hurts. This is sexism, and to some extent what rape culture is based on. And for that, Dr. Keith Ablow is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Keith Ablow's first time as Asshole of the Day, but of course one of many, many people featured here who've excused rape and blamed women for the crimes committed against them:
Judge Jeanine Howard gives rapist light sentence because victim didn’t cry during rape
Indian politician says rape penalties are too harsh because “Boys will be boys. Mistakes sometimes happen.” Yes, he called rape a “mistake”.
Wall Street Journal editor James Taranto says that a woman who is raped while drunk is equally to blame
Sen. Dick Black says a woman can’t be raped by her husband if she’s wearing a nightie
India’s top police official says that “If you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it”
U.S. attorney William J. Ihlenfeld tells high school athletes that if you’re involved in a rape or witness a rape, don’t record it or put it on social media, but neglects to say “don’t rape”.
Former Rep. Allen West blames rape in the military on women, even though women aren’t involved in a large number of military sexual assaults
Sen. Saxby Chambliss says that rape in the military is a problem, but, you know, hormones and goes on to say there’s nothing that can be done
Full story: Media Matters


#what century do we live in? #seriously?

assholeofday:

Keith Ablow, Asshole of the Day for May 15, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

It seems not a day goes by where someone in power or in the media says something horrible about rape. Today we add Dr. Keith Ablow, a Fox News's expert. Dr. Ablow defended a middle school banning tights on the grounds that boys will be boys:

ABLOW: You cannot come in with leggings. Because my son wants to learn and the truth is it is distracting. And it is kind of inappropriate because when did we decide as a culture that tights would become an overgarment instead of an undergarment. The reason we’re doing that is because girls are in a panic to be more and more sexual because we’ve taken all the restraint away from femininity. We’ve made girls into boys.

[…]

ABLOW: I don’t know that we can restrain boys from being boys. So the long stare, the offhand comment, you have to — what do you do, excuse it? Because it was certainly provoked. And I think girls put themselves in the line of fire that way.

"I don’t know that we can restrain boys from being boys." And he also thinks we shouldn’t even try. Sorry, girls, your needs don’t matter when they interfere with boys’ needs. I mean, why would we even try to restrain boys so that girls could be allowed to learn?

The sexism here is so breathtakingly clear: Boys will be boys and there’s no need or desire to change that. Girls must accommodate themselves to boys, not the other way around. Only the girls have to make accommodations according to this sexist asshole.

And the part that really annoys me is that middle school might be a great time to start explaining to boys that it’s not acceptable to treat women as sex objects, and that they should act with restraint and empathy towards all people, including those of the opposite sex. It will be a lot easier to teach this lesson at 13 than at 23, at which point you’d have to unlearn all the bad lessons. But Dr. Ablow doesn’t want to do that— he wants boys to have no restraint and do whatever they want, no matter who it hurts. This is sexism, and to some extent what rape culture is based on. And for that, Dr. Keith Ablow is the Asshole of the Day.

It is Keith Ablow's first time as Asshole of the Day, but of course one of many, many people featured here who've excused rape and blamed women for the crimes committed against them:

Full story: Media Matters

#what century do we live in? #seriously?

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5centsapound:

People are mobilizing under the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls to pressure the government to do more to find 234 teenage girls kidnapped by jihadist group Boko Haram.

#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerians Demand Release of 200 Abducted Girls

A few weeks ago, armed men abducted the girls, who are between 15 and 18 years old, from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, about 130 kilometres west of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria. Some have reportedly been forced into marriage with their abductors.

The angst over the horrid abduction and the seeming lack of firm commitment to secure their release has resulted in citizen action. Twitter users are mobilizing and tweeting in support of the protests across the nation, using the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls.

Amnesty International

Petition in solidarity via change.org

In Nigeria, over 200 girls were recently abducted from their boarding school by a terrorist group, Boko Haram, that may be selling them as brides for $12 each. I am calling on the Nigerian government to save them.

This is part of an ongoing conflict within Nigeria that has nothing to do with these 200 girls. The abducted young girls are being affected by a conflict they did not create, and their voices need to be heard. I can only imagine what these 200 girls have been through, and their government is not doing nearly enough to save them.

The group Boko Haram has repeatedly said girls should not be educated. I am a young Nigerian woman pursuing my education in Germany. I believe the Nigerian government must do more to ensure the safe return of these girls.

By signing this petition we declare our solidarity with the kidnapped girls and call upon the world not to forget them, support all efforts to ensure their safe return, and ask President Goodluck Jonathan and the Nigerian Government to ensure all schools are safe places to learn, protected from attack.

#bringbackourgirls

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