Comments on: Oscar d00dly b00bfest best for lying down, avoiding http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/25/oscar-d00dly-b00bfest-best-for-lying-down-avoiding/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:51:06 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: The Grumpies Weigh-in on Current Issues | Grumpy rumblings of the half-tenured http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/25/oscar-d00dly-b00bfest-best-for-lying-down-avoiding/comment-page-1/#comment-1369714 Tue, 05 Mar 2013 08:35:03 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20725#comment-1369714 [...]  #1:  True story Topic 2: Boobs.  #1:  so who do you agree with re: boobgate, Historiann or Dr. Crazy?  #2:  I haven’t read dr crazy yet.  I did read historiann and mildly agree [...]

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By: loumac http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/25/oscar-d00dly-b00bfest-best-for-lying-down-avoiding/comment-page-1/#comment-1362329 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:26:43 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20725#comment-1362329 Wonderful rant from a “fatigued feminist” over at Jezebel (as well as a good round-up of media reactions):

http://jezebel.com/5987118/sexism-fatigue-when-seth-macfarlane-is-a-complete-ass-and-you-dont-even-notice?utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

Choice citation: ” I am tired of trying to have an intellectual discussion about dog-whistle sexism in a culture where prominent politicians are still trying to grasp what rape is … I am tired of being called a shrieking harridan for pointing out inequalities so tangible and blatant that they are regularly codified into law. I am tired of being told to provide documentation of inequality in the comments sections of a website where a staff of smart women documents inequality as fast as our fingers can move. Like, you might as well write me a note on a banana peel demanding that I prove to you that bananas exist.”

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By: The Oscars: A plucky lady email conversation | Pluck Be A Lady http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/25/oscar-d00dly-b00bfest-best-for-lying-down-avoiding/comment-page-1/#comment-1361029 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:57:42 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20725#comment-1361029 [...] Fact! here are my other favorite links I’ve read about the Oscars this week: on the bad: http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/25/oscar-d00dly-b00bfest-best-for-lying-down-avoiding/#more-20725 most of it quotes this article [...]

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By: LadyProf http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/25/oscar-d00dly-b00bfest-best-for-lying-down-avoiding/comment-page-1/#comment-1358869 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:52:24 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20725#comment-1358869 Self-congratulatory is the perfect adjective for that show, which I had the misfortune to catch part of–rotten luck, I missed the best bits (Adele, Shirley Bassey, Streisand). Katy Waldman is pathetic. Yes, do let’s pick our battles. Don’t you know there’s a scarcity of bandwidth. If you selfishly complain about misogyny in Hollywood, a victim in India or Sudan will have to do without.

But credit where credit is due: Which other industry in the U.S. has stayed just as strong and globally competitive as it was 100, 75, or 50 years ago? The ghastly exercise in self-congratulation earns a fortune in ad revenue every year, no matter who hosts. And Hollywood product, dubious though it surely is, continues to sell.

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/25/oscar-d00dly-b00bfest-best-for-lying-down-avoiding/comment-page-1/#comment-1358131 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 04:59:50 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20725#comment-1358131 Well, this makes it clear that I made a good choice to keep working on my taxes last night! I enjoy the red carpet, but the one time I’ve watched seriously was when Ellen DeGeneres hosted… so the stupid boy humor was not on offer.

Some days it is just amazing that nothing has really changed.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/25/oscar-d00dly-b00bfest-best-for-lying-down-avoiding/comment-page-1/#comment-1358127 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 04:55:23 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20725#comment-1358127 O.M.G., loumac: please tell me you’re pranking me.

Then again, Katy Waldman at Slate says that we’re being too touchy and not strategic about picking our battles. Don’t we get it that in a show that honored several talented women, the jokes were “punching up?,” and not at all unfair putdowns. Because it’s not like men actually run Hollywood according to any narrow sexist standards, or anything. The ladies are in charge! Feminists have no sense of humor. And that’s the problem with feminists instead of Seth McFarlane and the writers of this cock-up of a show.

Of all of the commentaries about that show, NONE has found it funny or entertaining. Most people have called it a total disaster, one that makes David Letterman and even Rob Lowe dancing with Snow White look good. (Or at least more entertaining!)

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/25/oscar-d00dly-b00bfest-best-for-lying-down-avoiding/comment-page-1/#comment-1357956 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 02:13:00 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20725#comment-1357956 I never watch these things, but what’s “undress,” much less “get naked” about showing nothing more than these guys would be fully privileged to do if they had the bellies for it (which they don’t, except when celebrity rags airbrush them into gym-ready shape). This sounds more puerile than my eighth-grade overnight camp.

That sounds like a good dinner, on the positive side…

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By: loumac http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/25/oscar-d00dly-b00bfest-best-for-lying-down-avoiding/comment-page-1/#comment-1357887 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 01:09:34 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20725#comment-1357887 AND – most of the women whose boobs he’s so delighted about were playing *rape victims* in those movies. E.g. Swank in Boys Don’t Cry, Foster in The Accused. Language fails me, Historiann – can you write one of your amazing rants about this?

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By: nicoleandmaggie http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/25/oscar-d00dly-b00bfest-best-for-lying-down-avoiding/comment-page-1/#comment-1357685 Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:26:58 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20725#comment-1357685 On the other end of the spectrum, last night I youtubed to a clip of Will Ferrell accepting the Mark Twain award and was really impressed when he noted that out of the 14 times they’ve given the award, he was the 11th white male to receive it (an historic event, he noted). I thought, “Go Will Ferrell.”

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By: ari http://www.historiann.com/2013/02/25/oscar-d00dly-b00bfest-best-for-lying-down-avoiding/comment-page-1/#comment-1357675 Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:16:18 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=20725#comment-1357675 Trapped by a blizzard — or what passes for a blizzard to these California-boy eyes — as I was in a hotel room somewhat near Potterville, I tried to watch a few minutes of it. After the BIG NUMBER, which turned out to be nothing more than an excuse to revel in staring at women’s breasts (with a quick detour for some casual homophobia), I found myself really sad. So I bundled up and talk a walk in the storm. Even a sprawling metropolis like the one near Potterville gets very quiet when blanketed with fresh snow. The landscape didn’t quite swallow the echoes of gleeful misogyny, but it was still lovely and, as you say, peaceful.

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