17 Mar 2018
It’s been a couple of weeks since the finale aired, but seeing Arie and Lauren is sort of infuriating especially in more television appearances. Remember when we all hated Juan Pablo? Turns out that we only needed just a few years for someone to take over as being the worst bachelor ever. The producers of this show stretched out the finale into two nights as in, four hours of my time, so to spare you that, let me just quickly recap what happened.
Arie chose Becca as the one he wanted to marry. A few weeks later, he had second thoughts and decided he wanted to be with Lauren before the finale of the season aired. Arie decided to break up with Becca while the cameras are rolling completely blindsiding her and then runs back to Lauren. Becca is now the next Bachelorette which is sort of a win for her and Arie and Lauren are engaged. On the After the Final Rose finale special, Arie proposes to Lauren and again in front of the cameras. Does the guy know how to do anything privately?
After all is said and done, Arie and Lauren appeared on Jimmy Kimmel and he makes fun of them straight to their face throughout the interview because they are terrible and deserve it.
31 Jan 2018
Absolutely no one is surprised that Marchesa will not be showing at New York Fashion Week next month. With the scandal directly tied to Harvey Weinstein, his wife Georgina Chapman and one half of Marchesa has been noticeably quiet in recent months. She had announced that she would be divorcing Harvey, but many wondered “is that enough?” One one side of the argument, you’re wondering what more she could do after seeking a divorce. However, on the other hand, you have to ask yourself if Georgina really was unaware of everything that went on. It’s not just the sexual assault that she may or may not have known about, but the fact that reports came out that Harvey threatened female celebrities and urged them to wear designs on the red carpet.
Believe me, there’s more that I want to know about this story, but at the same time, I’m tired. It was the straw that broke the camel’s back and now it’s too much. It almost doesn’t help me to know more of the details and to get the questions answered. As many of you know, I adored Marchesa. Since we’ve been posting runway collections to Yow Yow! I’ve featured Marchesa almost every season. I’ve wondered what it might be like to wear one of their gowns for an event or a wedding – anything, and this whole ordeal has been really upsetting, but more upsetting for everyone that had to become a victim of Harvey’s. It’s unclear how Marchesa can even make a comeback after something like this; maybe it’s best if they didn’t.
23 Dec 2017
In 2017, it seems like nearly everyone from the entertainment industry has been accused of sexual assault and/or sexual harassment and guess what – men? There are no varying levels or degrees to which one is worse than the other. It’s all bad.
It has been a disappointing year for all of this, but nothing makes me more proud than hearing every single woman step up, share their story, and call out their accusers. Rotten Apples is a new website that lets you search a TV series or film and tells you which alleged harassers are tied to it. Since I’m watching Rush Hour with my family this evening, I decided to type it into the search bar and look what popped up for me. Not even that is safe. While the website seems interesting and of course, informative – it really does help to drive awareness in seeing how many harassers are involved in the things that we all watch.
24 Nov 2017
The first part of this caption got cut off, but it says “Happy Thanksgiving.” The most important part of this caption, however, is that s/o to Harvey. Oh my goodness. I love Uma Thurman and I feel like this message is almost as if it’s coming from her character in Kill Bill. We can’t wait to see what she’ll be addressing next, but whatever the case, I think every woman can fully agree with and stand by Uma on this one.
No amount of rehab, money, or # of apologies will prevent us from forgetting what you all did.
14 Nov 2017
I’ve been holding onto this video for a couple of weeks now and usually when that happens, it’s because I want to marinate on things a little bit longer before I post. These past few weeks – past month – have been littered with news calling out numerous individuals across different industries, but mainly entertainment, for sexual harassment and sexual assault. At times, the details are disturbing and hard to read, but I continue to do so because it’s important. I know that the victims, both men and women, likely struggled to spit those details out for fear of re-opening those wounds. I have so many thoughts on all of this that I could write an essay about it. However, I want to focus for a second on the video posted above.
The assaults, the harassment – all of it is just bad. One thing that consistently irks me is the cat calling. I don’t know how we can get away from it. I wish I could say that I’m someone that is quick on my feet and that when it happens to me, I’m able to shoot something back out at the caller, but I am never that person. You want to know what kind of person I am? The one that comes up with a comeback four hours later. It can be hard to call out the people that are calling YOU out, but I really loved Ashley Judd’s advice in this video that she did for Teen Vogue. I hope that others find this useful as well.
25 Jun 2017
We’re doing a different format this week. This two-part article about a girl who texted her boyfriend to commit suicide is now facing nearly 20 years in prison. Read the two parts to the article here:
- The Bizarre Trial of the 20-year-old Who Texted Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself [Vice]
- Inside the Tense Courtroom When the Suicide Texter was Found Guilty [Vice]
Other roundup news:
- Chance the Rapper Hires American Sign Language interpreters for upcoming shows [Hypebeast]
- What Would Happen If You Never Used An Alarm Clock? [Digg]
- Skateboarding legend Brain Anderson on coming out [The New Yorker]
- I was an investor, she was a founder. [Source]