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Alec Baldwin’s Homophobic Twitter Rant – Double Standards For ‘Liberal’ Men?



Honestly. I’ve been turning into a loud, angry feminist this week, starting off with a certain “state” in the country–I mention no names. (My apologies to my beloved SilverFox husband, for my own rants.) Just know, I’ll be all over the map on this post, as I tend to do when something really gets my wet, stinky goat.

By now, everyone knows about the fallout from Paula Deen’s use of a completely unacceptable word. Dropped like a hot tater by EVERY SINGLE professional partnership she ever signed on with–and rightly so. My question to you is, why the gotdamnhell does Alec Baldwin continually get away with nasty behavior and slurs?

Let’s take a look at Baldwin’s rant on Twitter yesterday, as he “defended” his wife when she was accused of Tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral in New York yesterday:



Um. Wow. That’s some ugly Tweeting right there. Does Baldwin get away with this kind of talk because, allegedly, he’s a liberal man?? God knows, we’ve crucified (ahem) Mel Gibson for the bile he has spewed, but he’s a known conservative nutball, right? What if, say, Melissa McCarthy were the one in question here? What kind of backlash would she be getting? Fired from CBS? Boycotting of her new film? I guaran-effing-TEE we’d being seeing some woman-hate and not merely a collective shrug-off like, “oh, that ALEC and his silly temper!” I don’t see Capitol One dropping his ass, do you?

In other words, Baldwin gets a giggly-pass for his Words With Friends On A Plane performance, another Twitter rant regarding a Starbuck’s barista.



Oh. Does anyone remember the voicemail Mr. Baldwin left his then 11-year old daughter, Ireland for not answering her phone at the designated time? Do the words “thoughtless little pig” ring a bell? Let me refresh your memory:

Is it just me? Or does this award-winning blow-hard just GET to do this shit?  What are your feelings on this guy?  I know of one journalist who doesn’t take kindly to Baldwin’s dirty mouth:



I believe Alec Baldwin could PUBLICLY call a woman the c-word and get away with doing so, because it’s a man’s world.

You can quote me on that.

CBS Standards and Practices Do Not Want To See Your Bits and Pieces, Ladies

JLo, Lady Gaga and Toni Braxton

Jeez.  Simmer down, CBS. What year is this, anyway?

Check out the missile (old-timey words are in order) sent out to The Grammy Awards attendees from the Butt Cheek and Side Boob Malitia:

CBS Program Practices advises that all talent appearing on camera please adhere to Network policy concerning wardrobe.

Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could  possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible “puffy” bare skin exposure. Please avoid commercial identification of actual brand name products on T-shirts. Foreign language on wardrobe will need to be cleared. OBSCENITY OR PARTIALLY SEEN OBSCENITY ON WARDROBE IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR BROADCAST. This as well, pertains to audience members that appear on camera. Finally, The Network requests that any organized cause visibly spelled out on talent’s wardrobe be avoided. This would include lapel pins or any other form of accessory.

I’m cringing at the word “puffy“. Ew. Why not just use the equally gross term “camel toe”? Also? Where are the references to the male peen bulge (See: Jon Hamm-Roll)?  I’m finding this entire statement by CBS incredibly sexist.

Oh, HEY Bruno.

I love Bruno Mars…a LOT.  I just think that if we’re headed back to the days of Elvis on The Ed Sullivan Show, it should be IN WRITING for everyone. MEN, included!



Dr Pepper’s New Drink Isn’t For Women

Where do I even begin with this mess? Dr Pepper Snapple Group has introduced a new soda, Dr Pepper Ten, that is aimed aimed at men and the new campaign features the tagline, It’s Not For Women.” The soft drink was developed after the company’s research found that men don’t go for diet drinks, like Diet Coke, because they aren’t “manly” enough and are dissatisfied with the look and taste of them.

Not only that, the company started a Facebook page that women can’t access. It includes games where you can shoot at high heels and lipstick, and a “man quiz” about hunting and fishing. Because all men are into that?  The page  also features this message that plays during a commercial, “Hey ladies. Enjoying the film? Of course not. Because this is our movie and this is our soda. You can keep the romantic comedies and lady drinks. We’re good.” This seems to all be apart of an ongoing trend seen in movies and on TV about men being “turned into women” or have to give up their masculinity, see the now canceled CBS comedy How To Be A Gentlemen and the new ABC comedy with Tim Allen, Last Man Standing. These poor men, having to put up with treating women like human beings.

Jim Trebilcock, executive vice president of marketing for Dr Pepper, said he’s not worried that women will be offended by the campaign.

“Women get the joke,” he said. “‘Is this really for men or really for women?’ is a way to start the conversation that can spread and get people engaged in the product.”

Well, you clearly stated that this product is for men, and although you state that “40% of the people who have tried soda so far are women,” that doesn’t change the sexist marketing you decided to use to promote this crap.

I think I’ll stick with Sprite.