The link between birth weight and adult weight or amount of weight gained in pregnancy is tenuous at best. Petite women give birth to 10+ pound babies all the time. Overweight women regularly have babies that are 6-7 pounds and perfectly healthy. Babies are not adults. A 14 pound newborn is not automatically unhealthy. »
O'Reilly seems to focus on Colbert not being able to compete with the Jimmys because Colbert's humor (as evidenced on the Report) is too liberal. I think Colbert will tone the political commentary down somewhat, but I also think the reason they chose Colbert is that they hoped he would bring his younger audience with… »
Unless you say this about every time a story about a white heterosexual man is played by a white hetereosexual male actor, your heterosexism and racism is showing.
No one likes being labeled as a racist. No one likes criticism, period.
I am a white ally. I try to listen more than talk. I try to talk when I notice none of my white friends are talking. I try to acknowledge that, to quote LeVar Burton, they shouldn't just take my word for it - they should pay attention to the black… »
Shorter COWPIE: "She has far too much financial privileged to be held accountable for her insensitivity. Duh." »
While blatant, violent racism still exists, it is far less prevalent today, but subtle racism has not changed much over the decades. Distrust of black people is a major part of modern racism. As Cox points out, we have implicit, unconscious biases that manifest in a myriad of ways. Studies have shown that these more… »
TV fathers letting us down left and right. It might be a stretch, but there is something about holding the ultimate patriarchal position in pop culture while at the same time abusing all the privilege that comes with it while in private that makes Cosby's and Collins's actions all the more disgusting. It is the gender… »
I can take Allison Williams. What I cannot stomach are all the horrid Melissa Joan Hart Walmart commercials. You've sold your soul, Clarissa. »
I was so disappointed when she started with the transphobic stuff. It was as if my feminist fairy godmother had died. »
Victims are rarely perfect people, like the rest of us. However, their flaws do not justify the violence perpetrated against them. In this case, "progressives" (a.k.a., empathetic people) know that Mike Brown's theft does not mean he deserved to be shot down, just like Cosby's victims, even though they waited a long… »
Fuck you. Fuck your feelings. Fuck your "career." Fuck all the people who are expressing concern for you. Fuck your ability to get married. Fuck the small, small number of witnesses who corroborated your story. Fuck your smug face. Fuck your "bruises." Fuck your "victimhood." Fuck you. »
Looks like they dipped generously from the well that is Downton Abbey to fill out the cast! Lady Rose as Cinderella, and it looks like Daisy the cook is one of the wicked step-sisters. »
I don't think Abraham's family died? From what I recall of the flashbacks, Abe's wife and kids saw him kill a man who was threatening them, and his wife and kids became afraid of him. That's why they weren't there when Abraham woke up, and left the "Don't look for us" note. Right?
If I am remembering correctly, then… »
You are using modern medicine to give your baby the best shot at a healthy entrance into the world because it is what need and want to do. You are doing it right. »
This reads to me more as athletic smacktalk than fat shaming. My grandfather would say similar things to my brother (baseball, wrestling) and me (track and field, softball) about getting "soft" or off our game, and we would dish it right back to him. »