1. Why is zsa zsa gabor being hospitalized every week newsworthy? I mean it is literally a weekly occurrence so Im really not sure I need to hear about the zsa zsa hospitalization of the week. She's been irrelevant for years. Actually, she was never relevant.
2. Why did we have to lose Steve Jobs? Steve was a genius and we lost him much too soon. Pancreatic cancer is the deadliest cancer and has the LEAST amount of research funding. Sad.
3. Why did Ashton Kutcher go marry someone older than his mother if he was just going to hookup with two girls. Dumbass! (i mean for marrying someone twice his mothers age).
4. Why was Justin Timberlake so awesome in Social Network, even thought he sucks at, and in, everything else.
5. Why is Casey Anthony not responding to my requests for an interview?
6. Why do women think men want a finger in their asshole while theyre being sucked off? Who are the fucking guys who are making women believe that shit is okay? Keep the fingers OUT of the asshole (at least mine). Thanks.
7. Why has Tiger Woods gone through the greatest fall from grace in sports history? Good lord man, Karma is really fucking you in the ass. Big change from you fucking porn stars in the ass.
8. Why is Floyd Mayweather still avoiding fighting Manny Pacquiao? Your legacy will never be complete son!
9. Why has my one tranny blog reader disappeared? For that matter, where have all the trannys gone?
10. Why is obama lucky enough that the stupid republicans cant even present one candidate who is not an idiot to challenge him? Obama 2012!
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Monday, October 10, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Source: Yahoo Sports.
I respect Rocco Grimaldi, the California kid that the Florida Panthers selected in the second round of the 2011 draft and is going to play for North Dakota this season. (Where he could be rookie of the year in the WCHA.)
I respect that he's a role model for young players, who see a 5-foot-6 forward on a path to the NHL. I respect that he's a devout Christian who uses social media to preach what he believes, even if his candor may have scared off some teams at the draft.
I respect that, in the end, Grimaldi views faith as a way to affect positive change in someone's life and in society, which is a view I imagine places him in the majority in the United States.
What I don't respect, however, are Twitter rants that espouse Puritanical nonsense about how women need to cover themselves lest their feminine curves tempt men.
Rocco wants to know, ladies: Are you honoring God with those jeans that make your butt look great?
Here are Rocco's observations about the female form from his Twitter feed (@RGrimaldi23):
There's a thin line between "ladies are too scantily clad these days" and "God wants you in a potato sack because your brothers can't help themselves," and Rocco ran through it. I mean, to each his own, but in my eyes this entire request veers uncomfortably close to the asinine "she was asking for it/look how she was dressed" denouncement women have had to battle for decades.
Rocco moved on to the fellas after that:
"Guys, when did sleeping with every girl u can make u a man? Anyone can lay with a woman. And don't blame the women for how they dress. Don't say it's because they want attention. Don't blame ur "curiosity" or that u just wanted a little taste of what it would be like. Women are not an object for playing with. Sex is a gift from God. We have made it idolatry by how we use it. We blame the women for what they're wearing, we blame the media for what they're producing, but we never blame OURSELVES for how WE'VE twisted God's gift to only glorify ourselves. WE are the men and WE are to blame. God put US in charge of this earth so WE are the ones who need to man up and lay down our lust. Don't fall into that temptation. If you don't do this, you may be a boy for the rest of ur life #ManUp"
So, in summary: Women should cover their boobs and ask if God approves of their outfit in case it unfairly tempts men, but men only have themselves to blame if they're tempted sexually.
Huh, weird … you usually never see contradictions in religious dogma …
Like I said: I respect Grimaldi, immensely, for having this level of candor and using his modicum of fame for what he believes is his mission on this rock. I follow him on Twitter, and 98 percent of what he writesreads like an inspiration poster in a Christian greeting card store. Please don't misconstrue this as some attempt to silence him.
But his comments about women are the kind of sexist, archaic thoughts that cloud the positive impact of faith. As a (lapsed) Roman Catholic myself, it's a constant struggle: You believe there are aspects of religion that are undoubtedly beneficial, but they're constantly overshadowed by clunky views on sex and gender that repel people and open up the entire community to ridicule.
I hate to make this into Dan Ellis Part Deux, but it's the same principle: The messages Rocco Grimaldi shares have value, if not to me or you than to someone else. His heart's in the right place with the comments about men; his comments about women drown them out.
His best argument against the objectification of women was to objectify them. We can't give an "amen" to that.
s/t to Minnesota Slim for the tip.