Wholeheartedly agree. I've noticed that my friends and I who have siblings tend to be more easygoing about things; we're better about going with the flow and working around our finicky friends. I feel like we're also better about sharing...
How "good" (vague word, I realize) is the porn-made-for-women that you've seen? Are the men as equally attractive as the women (unlike in most mainstream porn)? I've only seen a little bit, and the only reason I even found out about it was because one of my tutorial leaders at uni mentioned that she filmed indie-feminist porn as a side job. Since we were all so curious, she relented and showed us some of the more soft-core stuff. I remember what was particularly interesting was that at the beginning and end of the movies, they had brief interviews with all of the actors so they could introduce themselves. I thought that although it might have taken away from the fantasy/story-telling factor, it was really great that the viewers were reminded that the actors were actual people.
Actually, I'm pretty sure I was taught about the bajillion different things that I had to do, as a woman, to prevent STDs and unwanted pregnancies because the only person you can truly rely on when it comes to safe sex is yourself. Luckily my school didn't make girls so ashamed of their sexuality that they'd feel the need to shift all responsibility onto the guys.
Totally agree, but I feel like Americans need this show to feel better about themselves. When I watch 16 & Pregnant or Jersey Shore, it's just brainless entertainment; my friends and I high-five that we've avoided being teen moms and raging alcoholics. Getting into college/uni (especially since some are way better than others) is clearly a much harder task, so more people would probably watch and just feel shitty about either not being smart enough or rich enough.
I'll do that for "girls who have duck face." Let's compare notes aka See who gets alcohol poisoning first.
She "needs to understand that people don't like her"? Really? After all the press she's gotten where her song has been labeled one of the worst songs in recent history, you think she doesn't know that? You think she didn't see all the troll/hateful comments on her youtube video? I thought "Friday" was a bit ridiculous, but it was just a young girl harmlessly trying something out because she likes singing. What's wrong with going for your dreams? There's no need to bully her endlessly for it. That's just kind of cruel and indicative of how bitter her peers are that she's made more money now than they'll probably make in 15 years.
If people don't like her, they won't buy her music and that'll be her feedback. Even though I may be jealous that she's made bank off of a crappy song, the fact is we got entertainment from how bad it was and we had a good laugh over it. For all the public humiliation she's gotten for this song, she's definitely earned some of that money.
LOVE HIM AND NATHAN FILLION. You have excellent taste, sir.
I agree that the majority of the porn I've seen is very degrading towards women, and your stance on porn is not an uncommon one. However, I don't think that the actual filming of sex is automatically nasty or debasing. Don't know if you've heard of this, but there's been a recent trend of porn made for women and filmed by women - I guess you could call it "independent porn." This indie female-oriented porn tends to be more focused on creating a back story with emotional involvements, like what you'd see in a movie but with XXX rated scenes. It also emphasizes the women achieving pleasure or at least mutual orgasms with their male partners. I know this doesn't erase all the freaky shit that's out there, but hopefully it'll make you feel a little better that there's porn created with the intent to be both sexually stimulating AND respectful.
Thanks for restoring some of my faith in guys. This is a sentiment that needs to be expressed more often.
how is this post at ELEVEN right now. never have I felt so old.
I'm straight, and I only plan to adopt for the very reason that I don't want to help populate a world that already has so many kids in need of a home. In my mind, people like the Duggard parents are the ones who are defective (in the head).
i miss it so much ;___;
never let anyone tell you Five Guys is a satisfying equivalent. IT IS SO NOT.
Surprise you-might-be-a-baby-daddy conversations are no laughing matter! What if he never forgives her? Then she's lost a potential booty call forever gasp. THINK ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR POSTS, YOUNG MAN.
this is an excellent idea! I love crossover episodes. Maybz to add a litte sci-fi, you could throw in some Warehouse 13. Love that cast :)
Except that I am going to enjoy the new movie coughRYANREYNOLDScough way more than Freaky Friday. ALSO, JASON BATEMAN is in it - my arrested development crush will never die.