A Little F'd Up | Posted by Julie Z on 07/19/2009

Today is Sunday…

…and I’m really tired. So here are a bunch of other things to check out while I’m probably sleeping until dinner. Yayyy! 

On Speedboats, Albania’s Sex Trade Could Flare - NY Times

An Interview with Arianna Huffington - Forbes

Q&A with Gloria Steinem – The Seattle Times

Q&A with Jessica Valenti about her new book The Purity Myth – RH Reality Check

’30 Rock’ gets 22 Emmy Nominations (yesss) – LA Times

 
and… 
because I know you’ll all really appreciate this…
Seventeen has an extra-special quiz where you can find out what your accessories say about you.

You. Are. Welcome.

Happy Sunday!

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A Little F'd Up, Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 07/18/2009

The Power of Punctuation

Just for funsies. 

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Thanks to Erin S. for sending it in!

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A Little F'd Up | Posted by Julie Z on 07/9/2009

How a Teenager Outsmarted Multi-Billion Dollar Company

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Ari "baller" Weinstein

Ari Weinstein is 15. As a preschooler, he changed his family’s computer settings. At 7 he created a website and hacked AOL’s parental controls. In sixth grade, he jailbreaked his iPod mini to get free games. Two years ago he jailbreaked his iPod touch in an evening and simplified it into iJailbreak software, which was downloaded a million times. 

He most recently jailbreaked the iPhone and iPod touch with some friends. For funsies. And Apple hasn’t even stopped them because, here’s the kicker: it’s legal. This, my friends, is why our generation is going to completely take over the world.

“Apple doesn’t have the right to tell me what I can put on my phone. I only do hacking that helps people.” Says Ari. He adds, …

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A Little F'd Up | Posted by Julie Z on 06/21/2009

The History of Father’s Day

 

aw. how touching.

aw. how touching.

This is history from the history channel’s website, so you know it’s legit:

The first known celebration of Father’s Day was on July 5, 1908 in Fairmont, West Virginia, where it was commemorated at William Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South – now known as Central United Methodist Church. Grace Golden Clayton is believed to have suggested it to her pastor after a deadly explosion in nearby Monongah in December, killing 361 men.

It was also during a sermon in 1909 that Sonora Smart Dodd became inspired by Mother’s Day. After the death of her mother, Sonora and her siblings were raised by their father William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran. Sonora wanted to show how thankful she was to her father and, because William was

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A Little F'd Up | Posted by Julie Z on 05/19/2009

The MileyDisney Generation

Okay, take a deep breath. This post is not about my feelings for Miley Cyrus. I will comment on neither her talent nor her personal life. What I’m going to comment on is the generation that worships at her billion dollar feet.

Interesting personal tidbit: Because I like buying things, I have an after school job. I happen to work at an after school / day care center through the local JCC for kids in the 6th grade and under. I happen to really like this job as my co-workers are all great and the kids generally keep me laughing for most of the time I’m there. Even after the worst day at school, it’s quite therapeutic to have a first grader sit on your lap, braid your hair and …

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A Little F'd Up | Posted by Julie Z on 05/17/2009

Random Urban Dictionary: Star Trek

 

Chris Pine as Captain Kirk. Drool.

Chris Pine as Captain Kirk. Drool.

In honor of the new completely badass Star Trek movie, let’s explore what the masses at Urban Dictionary think. Apparently Star Trek is the pacifist, superior version of Star Wars that everyone’s sick of. Cool.

 

1) Star Wars’ mortal enemy

 StarWars Kid: Use The Force!

StarTrek Kid: Phasers on Stun! 

2) A television show originally spawned by Gene Roddenberry. It Is the greatest science fiction show ever produced. It, unlike nearly every other science fiction show or movie, relies on a cerebral approach to solve a poblem rather than a gun, something that is very twoubling in today’s science fiction. Star Wars posesses a James Bond sort of quality of shoot, shoot again, shoot some more, blow up something, kill billions of people only

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A Little F'd Up, Awareness | Posted by Julie Z on 05/8/2009

The State of Religious Debate In Our Nation

So here's what some fine churches in our nation have been debating lately. Have they been debating the scriptures? No. Our fates after death? Sort of... Yes, two churches down south are debating whether dogs can go to heaven. Via their signs. Fascinating stuff. 111 So, I don't know what Jesus says, but when I look into my dogs eyes as I promise to take him for a walk, or when I'm angry and I shout, or when I'm sick and he stays with me, I know for sure he's got a soul. But anyway, this inspiring debate inspired me to find more church signs. I've seen some around (I live in OHIO) that are pretty entertaining. But these win:

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A Little F'd Up | Posted by Julie Z on 05/3/2009

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Next Sunday is Mother’s Day, and if you’re anything like me you forgot to get your Mom something. I love my Mom to death and I’m all about celebrating her existence and whatnot  but I’m pretty forgetful. Anyhoo here’s a gift list full of feminist sensibility. YAY for Mommys everywhere and lets see if we can get them in on the girl power. 

 

Lily Allen- Bust

Lily Allen- Bust

 

Ms. Magazine

Ms. Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Subscription to Bust/Bitch/Ms./Lillith Magazine(s) 

All super awesome magazines with feminist sensibility. Bust and Bitch are edgy and centered around pop culture, Ms. is serious, politically involved and activist toned, and Lillith is all about the feminist Jew Crew. Since I hear the literary media is dying, let’s all lend some media-savvy sisters our support.

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