Jennifer Siebel Newsom made a documentary in 2011 called Miss Representation. It addresses American femininity with regard to the power of the media and is a little questionable but I don’t feel qualified to talk about either topic without some serious incentive, gnome sayin? (I want to be paid in gnomes.) Here’s a trailer for The Mask You Live In, her latest pun project, which she’s Kickstarting, about boys and masculinity and why it’s generally not a great idea to emulate the drinking habits, penchant for violence, or emotional detachment of your grandfather (I’m looking at you, Baby Goose, but I love you nonetheless). It’s great to see this, and not just to quiet and educate trolls, but because there can’t be any productive discussion on gender roles if anyone thinks that men are not entrenched in the same harmful patriarchy as women. From watching the sh*tstorm that Best Frotcast Guest Lindy West has been navigating, it seems like a lot of men (and sometimes their wives named Tammy) defend the status quo because simply reading words like “misogyny” and “patriarchy” unearths insecurities about masculinity (the “don’t blame me for that!” alongside the “that doesn’t exist!”), without realizing that the status quo doesn’t have anyone’s best interests in mind (“oh snap this affects me too!”).
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The Morning Links
The With Leather Interview: Jenn Brown Talks ‘American Ninja Warrior’ |With Leather|
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10 Songs To Spin At Your Summer Cookout |Smoking Section|
This Week In F–k You: Jaws’ QB List |Kissing Suzy Kolber|
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Seven Smart Comic Books That Should Be TV Shows Right Now |Grantland|
The 13 Most Awesomely Sexually Confident Movie Lines |Cracked|
10 Major Box-Office Bombs That Were Actually Good Movies |Pajiba|
My Little Pony Convention 2013 Highlights |Videogum|
Nothing Beats a Woman’s POV |The Chive|
Leah Remini Quit Scientology |The Superficial|
Selena Gomez Is Going to Fix Justin Bieber |IDLYITW|
Why Women Love Losers |Made Man|
The Greatest Celebrity Man Boobs |Ranker|