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bnmc2005 posted to ontd_political July 30 2014, 14:57

Women call for sexual harassment policy at Comic-Con

Geeks for CONsent brings sexual harassment to center stage at San Diego's Comic-Con convention

July 28, 2014 4:53PM ET Source is here:

An estimated 130,000 people attended Comic-Con International in San Diego last weekend, but the annual celebration, where many fans dress as fantasy heroes, seems to have brought out a few villains as well.

At comic conventions across the United States, women, especially ones who arrive in costume, report being groped, verbally harassed and subjected to strangers taking “upskirt” photos of them.

To combat this, three women started an organization to highlight sexual harassment in the world of comics and create a new policy to make women safer at these conventions.

Erin Filson, Anna Kegler and Rochelle Keyhan launched Geeks for CONsent, which has lobbied the organizers of Comic-Con with a Change.org petition to write a new anti-harassment policy.

By the time Comic-Con started, more than 2,600 people had signed a petition for the event to create a new way to report harassment, put up signs to publicize the policy and train volunteers to better respond to reports of harassment.

Despite some of them saying they have faced harassment, the number of women attending comic conventions has increased in recent years. At the New York Comic-Con, female attendance has grown by 62 percent in only three years, making up over 40 percent of the audience.

The trio had previously formed HollabackPHILLY, the Philadelphia branch of the anti-street harassment advocacy group Hollaback!. As part of their anti-harassment outreach, they decided to create a comic book for middle and high school audiences.

This is the age, 29-year-old Keyhan said, “where the behavior starts.”

But in making a comic book and hearing more about cosplay events, where attendees dress up in character, they learned about the prevalence of sexual harassment.

Keyhan said the character a person is playing is sometimes viewed as separate from the actual person inside the costume. If that character involves a scantily clad outfit, other cosplayers might inappropriately assume that the person was asking for sexual attention.

“It’s another way people justify the behavior,” she said.

Comic-Con, which concluded on Sunday, said its code of conduct clearly covered sexual harassment, telling The Associated Press on Sunday that the event “has an explicit code of conduct that addresses harassing and offensive behavior. This code of conduct is made available online as well as on page two of the Events Guide that is given to each attendee."

But Keyhan said the event’s code of conduct was too vague, telling attendees to call an emergency contact number if they were harassed to the point of feeling unsafe, which she said was “almost like calling 911.”

“People already have trouble talking about this,” she said. “People just want to feel that if they do experience something [like harassment], that the convention is going to care. It shouldn’t be that someone literally has to squeeze my breast for someone to care.”

Karen Rivera, a New York-based reporter who has written about cosplay conventions for the site Pixelitis, including a piece about cosplay etiquette, says the relative newness of cosplay and comic-related events in the mainstream view has meant some attendees haven’t learned how to behave properly.

She said she has seen people openly leer at a female cosplayer in a revealing costume or photograph cosplayers without their permission.

“Being respectful of people and asking their permission to take a picture are the two most important things a person can do,” she said.

Geeks for CONsent’s Keyhan said the goal of her group is to raise awareness about harassment in this subculture, not to denigrate cosplay as a whole. While they received some negative reactions to their campaign, “we’ve gotten an abundance of positive feedback,” from both men and women attendees, she said.

“Our goal is not to demonize the convention setting,” she said. “It’s really just to get the conversation started, to make each other feel more included and make the space itself feel safer. And we’re hoping that that conversation will be enough.”

just444 posted to ohnotheydidnt July 30 2014, 14:56

Scarlett Johansson's great week

It was a great weekend for Scarlett Johansson. It’s a wonderful time for Scarlett Johansson. Lucy exceeded expectations at the box office, coming in at #1 with almost $45 million and overpowering Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s Hercules. And this just a couple of weeks after Sarah posted this article about the 2014 box office and how women are being more selective about what we want at the movies, supporting female-driven storylines over franchises that were once thought to attract all demographics.

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acornthimble posted to ohnotheydidnt July 30 2014, 14:43

Taylor Swift to Perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 24th

Taylor Swift may be spending most of her time in New York these days, but she'll be heading west at the end of next month.

I've just learned that the pop music superstar will perform at this year's MTV Video Music Awards in L.A.!

Swift is planning an "explosive" performance for the Moonman extravaganza, one source said.

Exact details are being kept under wraps, but I do know that Swift will be hitting the stage by herself. "It's not a collaboration with another singer," the source said.

So will Taylor be debuting a new song? We sure hope so!

smolderhotter posted to ohnotheydidnt July 30 2014, 14:42

Jennifer Lawrence Dumped By Boyfriend Nicholas Hoult Over ‘Exploded Ego’

Hollywood’s princess has reportedly been dumped.
After three-years of an on-again, off-again romance, Jennifer Lawrence, 23, and her “X-Men” co-star, Nicholas Hoult, have reportedly called their romance quits, TheFIX reports. According to the gossip site, Hoult, 24, dumped Lawrence over her “exploded ego” and “obsession” with Hollywood.
“He hates how in love with fame Jen is and he told her he hates dating an A-list actress,” said one source. “They are still talking but Nicholas is moving on.”
According to the report, Lawrence is reportedly “desperately” trying to get back with her two-time co-star, an attempt which may be in vain.
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tvprod2402 posted to ohnotheydidnt July 30 2014, 14:07

Drew Barrymore’s half-sister found dead

Drew Barrymore’s half-sister was found dead of an apparent pill-popping suicide near San Diego on Tuesday, witnesses and official said.
Cops discovered Jessica Barrymore’s lifeless body in the driver’s seat of her car in National City, California, KGTV reported.Marta Lopez was leaving for work Tuesday morning when she noticed her driveway near Hoover and 9th streets was blocked by a car, she told the ABC affiliate.“You need help, you need help?” Lopez said she asked the prone motorist. The woman inside, later identified as the 47-year-old Barrymore, didn’t respond or appear to be breathing.She was reclined in the driver’s seat with a can of SoBe energy drink between her legs and dozens of white pills scattered on the passenger’s seat, according to Lopez, who then called cops.

The San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office identified the woman as Jessica Barrymore, whose date of birth is July 31, 1966, matching that of Drew Barrymore’s half-sister.Jessica and Drew Barrymore share the same father, actor John Drew Barrymore.
shannenb posted to ohnotheydidnt July 30 2014, 14:01

Nick Jonas solo album will feature a duet with Demi Lovato

Nick Jonas is taking his relationship with Demi Lovato to another level.

Following his stint as the musical and creative director of the "Skyscraper" singer's Neon Light Tour, I can exclusively reveal that a duet with Lovato will appear on Jonas' upcoming solo album.

"We did one for my record," Jonas told me of the untitled song and album (set for release in the fall). "It's a great song that we both love. Her voice is just amazing on it. She's the real deal. It's the perfect fit for this record."

Jonas actually made a surprise appearance during Lovato's opening night performance of Neon Lights in Vancouver, Canada to perform three songs together. Lovato revealed last month that the two wrote a song together, but they weren't sure what they were going to do with it.

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I can't get the video to embed but you can watch the video for Chains here
omgwtfbbqpewpew posted to ohnotheydidnt July 30 2014, 13:21

6 (3) Best & 6 (3) Worst Historical Movie Epics of the 2000s


The first trailer for Ridley Scott’s upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings landed [a few weeks earlier], and it certainly seems like a return to familiar territory for the veteran director, who has helmed several big-budget epics over the last decade. While the trailer itself was a little underwhelming, it did boast the stunning visuals we’ve come to expect from a Ridley Scott movie and an impressive cast led by Christian Bale that also features Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul and Sigourney Weaver.

Ever since the director resurrected the genre with Gladiator at the turn of the millennium, the historical epic has had a patchy track record at the box office to say the least, and it remains to be seen how his latest effort will fare. Exodus will need to be a great movie to stand any chance of commercial success, with a release date just weeks after Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, with the concluding chapter of the Hobbit trilogy hitting theaters just five days later. Scott recently said that it was the most expensive production he’s ever worked on, which means that the budget is well over $150m, so there’s a lot riding on the project.

With that in mind, this article will take a look at how the historical blockbuster has fared since the turn of the 21st Century, featuring both the best and the worst that the genre has had to offer in chronological order. Set over thousands of years, some of these movies are based on historical figures or inspired by true events, while others are completely fictional and devised solely for the big screen. The common thread is that all of these historical epics have budgets of $80m and above, so read on to find out the verdict.
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cyberghostface posted to ohnotheydidnt July 30 2014, 13:00

Ultimate Spider-Man arrested in scuffle with NYPD

With a front page that rivals anything J. Jonah Jameson has published, the New York Post trumpeted the news Sunday that Spider-Man struck a police officer in the face during an altercation in Times Square. Or, if you prefer “Times Square rampage.”

Interestingly, after countless crimes (allegedly, in some cases) committed in the past couple of years by guys dressed as the Peter Parker-variety Spider-Man — groping a woman, punching a tourist, robbing convenience stores, fighting two Captains America, etc. — this may be the first that involves someone dressed as Miles Morales/Ultimate Spider-Man.

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ginger_maya posted to ontd_political July 30 2014, 12:40

Don't laugh loudly, Turkish deputy PM tells women

Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, one of the co-founders of the ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP), made the comment while lamenting the moral decline of modern society.

"A man should be moral but women should be moral as well, they should know what is decent and what is not decent," Arinc said in a speech on Monday in the western Bursa region for the Bayram holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims.

"She should not laugh loudly in front of all the world and should preserve her decency at all times," he added.

Turkish women took to social media in droves to denounce Arinc's comments, posting pictures of themselves deliriously laughing under the hashtags #kahkaha (#laughter) and #direnkahkaha (#resistlaughter) which have now gone viral.

The ruling AKP is accused by critics of seeking to erode Turkey's strict separation of religion and state -- the basis of the secular republic founded by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Arinc went on to denounce a moral degradation that left society awash with drugs and prostitution, and lashed out at popular Turkish soap operas for encouraging lax lifestyles, in comments quoted throughout the Turkish media and online.

He pointed to the use of bonzai, a synthetic drug which has become a craze in some parts of low income Turkish society and is now a serious social problem.

"We have to rediscover the Koran. We have gone backwards, morally," said Arinc. "We have become a very different society."

Arinc also said a man should be strongly "tied to his wife and love his children" while a woman should "protect her husband's honour".

- 'Chatting too much' -

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Girls, don't you know you should just shut up, cook and spread your legs for your owner? All your other functions are unnecessary and unwanted!

lafinjack posted to ontd_political July 30 2014, 12:39

Satanists want to use Hobby Lobby decision to exempt women from anti-abortion laws

In a statement, the Satanic Temple said that it will use the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision to exempt its believers from state-mandated informed consent laws that require women considering abortions to read pro-life material.

Informed consent or “right to know” laws state that women seeking elective abortions be provided with information about alternatives to the procedure, often couched in language that attempts to personify the fetus. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 35 states currently have informed consent laws, and of those, 33 require that the woman be told the gestational age of the fetus.

In some states, that information consists of pro-life propaganda that links abortion to a higher incidence of breast and ovarian cancers, or discusses “post-abortion syndrome,” a mental condition not recognized by any major medical or psychiatric organization.

Because the Satanic Temple bases its belief “regarding personal health…on the best scientific understanding of the world, regardless of the religious or political beliefs of others,” it claims that state-mandated information with no basis in scientific fact violates its “religious” beliefs.

Spokesperson Lucien Greaves said that the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision bolsters their case. “While we feel we have a strong case for an exemption regardless of the Hobby Lobby ruling,” he said, “the Supreme Court has decided that religious beliefs are so sacrosanct that they can even trump scientific fact. This was made clear when they allowed Hobby Lobby to claim certain contraceptives were abortifacients, which in fact they are not.”

The Satanic Temple set up a website where women seeking an abortion can print out a letter for her healthcare provider explaining why she is exempt from informed consent mandates.

The letter reads that “[a]ll women who share our deeply held belief that their personal choices should be made with access to the best available information, undiluted by biased or false information, are free to seek protection with this exemption whether they are members of the Satanic Temple or not.”

Raw Story
muchbetterx posted to ohnotheydidnt July 30 2014, 12:05

Russell Brand Analyzes a Fox News Debate About Israel-Palestine

After weeks of using his YouTube show “The Trews” to go after Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, someone has apparently introduced Russell Brand to Sean Hannity. In the latest installment, Brand systematically takes down a recent “debate” on Hannity about the Israel-Palestine conflict, demonstrating where the host’s biases not-so-subtly seep into the arguments he’s making about the issue.

Before Brand gets the substance of Hannity’s segment, he takes some time to weigh in on his appearance: “He does look a bit like the Ken doll from the Toy Story 3 film.” He also immediately calls the host “childish” for saying Hamas “started” the conflict with Israel.

The rest of the video mostly consists of a history and politics lesson from Brand for Hannity, who the comedian clearly thinks needs to use a bit more context in his arguments. “He’s not interested in truth,” Brand says of the host. He’s “only interested in pushing a particular perspective.”

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x_spinfaster posted to ohnotheydidnt July 30 2014, 12:05

Biebs instagrams and deletes Miranda Kerr picture following Orlando Bloom fight!

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Justin Bieber has seemingly responded to the video that surfaced of him allegedly arguing with Orlando Bloom inside Cipriani restaurant on early Wednesday morning (July 30) in Ibiza, Spain (see here)

The 20-year-old entertainer posted an Instagram photo of the 37-year-old actor’s ex-wife Miranda Kerr, simply with the symbol of a crown as the caption.

Justin quickly deleted the photo after a few minutes, but you can see it above.

he's so disgusting! tbh I didn't believe the Miranda/JB rumor bc it seemed so unlikely she'd want anything to do with a teenager. Buuuut now he's basically confirmed it

mikasaackerman posted to ohnotheydidnt July 30 2014, 12:04

Live-Action Attack on Titan Confirmed for 2 Films (and pics + list of cast)

Live-action Attack on Titan film director Shinji Higuchi confirmed on Wednesday that the project will span two films. Both are slated to open next summer. The movies are currently filming across Japan including on Hashima Island in Nagasaki Prefecture.

Higuchi stated that, with the supervision of Attack on Titan manga creator Hajime Isayama, the story will be based on the world and characters of the manga, while incorporating new characters and new formidable enemies. Yuusuke Watanabe(Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, live-action Gantz, Gantz II: Perfect Answer, 20th Century Boys, Gatchaman) is writing the script. Film critic Tomohiro Machiyama, who is also friends with Isayama, is working on the scripts together with Isayama and Watanabe.

Isayama's manga depicts the battles between humans and the giants who now rule the world outside humans' walled enclaves.

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:O @ Kiko Mizuhara being in this. Ok I just wasn't expecting her involvement. idk if i should be disappointed that they won't be using the original characters from the manga/anime in the LA.

manda2119 posted to ohnotheydidnt July 30 2014, 04:54

Kate Upton talks pressure to lose weight, life on a farm, and begs boyfriend for a puppy


Leave it to Kate Upton to look like a bombshell in a turtleneck.

The 22-year-old model and actress graces the September issue of Elle U.K., out on newsstands August 1. For the shoot, Kate covers up in fall threads including a black turtleneck, a mod-inspired Prada jacket and inside the mag, an oversize fur coat thing that looks more like a very chic slanket, if you ask us.

Kate opened up about growing up as a Floridian farm girl to the glossy. "It made me very goal-oriented and focused. I'm not opposed to a hard day's work for a good outcome."

The blond beauty also got candid about suffering from occasional insecurities, like everyone else. "It's not like I look in the mirror and think, 'I'm killing it. My eyes are killing it.' No, a lot of times I'm puffy and bloated. I like myself in general, but there are days when you just don't," she said.

Kate also revealed that she's been under unfair pressure from agents, but remains totally unfazed. "Agents have put me under pressure to lose weight in the past. I would go on set and clients loved me. And then I would go into an agency and feel like crap about myself. They would say: 'Just lose five more [pounds]!' But I couldn't give a crap," she said. "I still don't."

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isntdaveone posted to ohnotheydidnt July 30 2014, 04:54

Adrienne Bailon Slams Rob Kardashian: "He Was So Disloyal!"

The former Cheetah Girls star opens up about her relationship with Def Jam Records exec Lenny Santiago and her breakup with Rob Kardashian.

On the aftermath of Keeping Up With the Kardashians: “To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career. I probably realized that too late—not that it would’ve affected my decisions in terms of who I dated, but it would’ve affected my decision to appear on the show. At the time, I didn’t think anyone would even care. To this day, people will still say, ‘You ruined Rob’s life!’ and I’ll think, Damn, I was still playing with Barbie dolls when I met him.”

On suffering Rob Kardashian’s infidelity in the public eye: “It’s common knowledge that he cheated on me, and it always bothered me that people were like, ‘Pero, why couldn’t you forgive him?’ Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, ‘You’re disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you.’ But women, we’re supposed to be like, ‘He messed up. He made a mistake.’ He strategically planned things out so that he could cheat on me, and that was so disloyal.”

On going public with her new love, Def Jam Records exec Lenny Santiago:I wanted to let people know that we’re just private. Secret relationships are shady, and it’s never been that. We’re in a great place where negativity cast our way won’t affect us.”

source: LATINA

kim draggin ha ass!

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