- Tumblr: America needs to stop being racist and sexist, pay more attention to women and PoC ok
- CBS: Hey guys guess what we decided Watson should be played by a Taiwanese, female actress in our version of Sherlock Holmes
- Tumblr: NOOOOOOOOOOOO YOU CAN'T DO THAT HOW DARE YOU I AM BOYCOTTING YOUR SHOW I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS IS THE WORST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED
The* hard thing about body acceptance is that you can’t pile on the “tell Angelina to eat a donut” bandwagon.
*Ok… it’s just a hard thing and it’s only hard during award shows.
My friend Danny was at the Grammys and wrote about how all those lights went off in the audience during Coldplay and Rihanna.
“I counted the days, and now when I look at the clock it’s down to hours,” said Howell whose daughter, Stephanie, is a forward on the first LeRoy girls team to make it to the state tournament.
In a town of 3,560 people, having one team vying for a state title would create a stir. This weekend, however, the high school wrestling team also will be competing for a title in the State Dual Team Wrestling Tournament at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum.” —
My sister and her family live in LeRoy, Illinois. A small town with one school district. The girls basketball team made it to the State Semi-Finals. Since State Semi-Finals were at noon on a Friday, they closed school so all the students could attend. Local businesses also closed to allow workers to attend.
They closed everything so the town could attend the girls state semi-final basketball game. A rural town in Illinois said, “Yes. Girls sports are important and we’re all going to the game.”
My sister took the day off work, bought maroon and gold shirts for her sons and they went up for the game.
Girls sports so often the the short end of the stick - like playing the state semi-finals during school hours. I love that this town showed up at the game. I love the message it sends my nephew and all the other boys in the town. And the message it sends all the little girls in town.
Good on you, LeRoy!
From 2004, but timely and well worth the read.