FINDING OUT THE FIRST LADY WILL BE ON THE PARKS AND REC SEASON FINALE…
Like, you know, whatever.
Sandra Lee, who currently lives in Connecticut, was working in Civil Affairs in the Army Reserves when she deployed to Iraq in 2003, and it was there that a colleague attacked her in her room. After returning to the U.S. in 2004, she spent years struggling with the V.A. to get benefits and dealing with the aftermath of her assault.
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"It’s difficult enough to find a game where a woman is the main character. Finding one where you play as a woman and have positive, meaningful interactions with other women? It’s like spotting a goddamn unicorn."
If I’m honest, I wanted to show a woman of color being loved. We don’t see it that often. I wanted to change the conversation a little bit, change the dialogue a little bit — we are loved, [and] we can be loved. Dido was valuable enough to be loved, she was worthy of being loved, and she was loved. Her challenge was showing people the right way to love her in the way that she needed to be.
""This is crazy," Lupita tells Michelle Dockery (whom the camera again favors). "Are we next?" You mean, are you the next person to get a close-up? God willing, Lupita — it’s been at least 40 minutes since we’ve seen your face in the same shot that you’re speaking in."
"I wish I could laugh at things like this, but I’m a woman, and I’m alive, and so instead of laughing at it, I actually have to spend my time avoiding being raped and worrying that if I ever were, the response would be “well, why’d you get so drunk?”"
Well, that’s just great, ABC. Thanks. I can’t wait to ignore this show. (The only reason I had a smidgen of interest is b/c one of the guys was on The Lizzie Bennet diaries series. But srsly, that wasn’t even enough to make me want to watch)
To me, this song is a Womanist epistle. “U.N.I.T.Y.” by Queen Latifah sits in a really special place of my heart. She critiques street harassment (which I write about A LOT), domestic violence, and patriarchal masculinity all in one song? Lawd!
"President Obama will correct a historical act of discrimination next month when he awards the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest commendation for combat valor, to 19 Hispanic, Jewish and African-American veterans overlooked previously because of their racial or ethnic backgrounds."
This is pretty epic.