May 7th, 2010

Ugg

Every day now some, and usually many, gossip sites have an item that essentially says "Lohan went clubbing last night" and implies she's an alcoholic/club whore/coke fiend. Of course they never say that, it's always just "LiLo went out til 2 a.m. and looked tired when she went home!"

She is a 23 year old girl! Lots and lots of 23 year old girls like to go clubbing! What is the big fucking deal?

When I was 23 if I had tons and tons of money and was between jobs I would have gone clubbing every night too! In fact, many 23 year old women go out clubbing several nights a week and then drag their tired asses into work the next day.

It's called being young and wanting to have fun and maybe get laid.

Unless you have more info than "she went out" I really don't get why it should be a gossip item.

Deep Thoughts

This whole "hung parliment" thing makes me think the rumors about British men must not be true.

Though, I still bet it could never happen in Ireland.

Whoa!

So the world economy almost collapsed yesterday because a trader for Citibank accidentally typed "b" for "billion" instead of "m" for "million."

WTF?

Our entire financial structure relies on the typing accuracy of coke fueled 28 year olds working 90 hours a week in high pressure jobs?

Don't you think that somewhere in the software there should be a script that prompts "Are you sure you meant billion?"

What if he had typed a "t?"

Assholes

The American Academy of Pediatrics has changed their policy on female circumcision.

"The policy statement, titled Ritual Genital Cutting of Female Minors, was issued on April 26, 2010 (ironically, this was also the same date that Congress passed new laws making it illegal to take a girl outside U.S. borders for the purpose of FGM). In their release, the AAP suggested that doctors be allowed to cut or prick girls' clitorises. The 2010 statement has also revised the way the AAP refers to FGM; in 1998, they called it "female genital mutilation," but now they are terming it "female genital cutting (FGC) or ritual genital cutting." This, apparently, is the politically correct way of describing the forced removal of a woman's sexual organs:

"Mutilation" is an inflammatory term that tends to foreclose communication and that fails to respect the experience of the many women who have had their genitals altered and who do not perceive themselves as "mutilated." It is paradoxical to recommend "culturally sensitive counseling" while using culturally insensitive language. "Female genital cutting" is a neutral, descriptive term."

Fucking fuckers.

This Is Not Gossip

Sorry to continue my rant from before but it still pisses me off.

Today there is a gossip item about Bristol Palin going to a club in New York.

Look people:

"Bristol Palin went to a club and hooked up with Justin Timberlake" is a legitimate gossip item. "Bristol Palin went to a club" is not.

"Lohan went to a club and fingered Britney Spears" is a gossip item. "Lohan went to a club" is not.

Figure it the fuck out and stop giving young women a hard time just because they are famous. It's shitty, nasty and fucking wrong.