With scenes of rape, incestual sex, decapitations, and child executions, Game of Thrones was considered one of the most graphic shows on TV until its conclusion last month. Yet somehow, HBO’s latest teen drama Euphoria makes Game of Thrones look family-friendly in comparison.The Parents Television Council has issued an urgent warning to parents against the new show, but the media has mostly dismissed the alert, showering the graphic teen-targeted show with praise.
On April 22, Democratic Kansas Governor Laura Kelly vetoed SB 67, a bill which would have merely informed women about the possibility of abortion pill reversal. But it’s not just the Kansas governor, some liberal media outlets are complicit in denying women the full-range of information when it comes to the abortion pill.
Univision’s foray into digital media comes to an expected and, with the announced sale of its digital media portfolio. As the Spanish-language media giant limps back to its core business, it’s worth looking at what led to this point, and what follows from here.
To most people in Hollywood, the right side of the political spectrum is a monolith - if you dare to associate yourself with or utter a word of praise about anyone who calls himself or herself conservative, you’ve just aided President Trump in the further destruction of this country and ought to be ridiculed. It’s Left, or left out.
American journalists have decided to take a page out of a Russian troll’s book, in order to build their own narrative. Jezebel contributor and purported comedian Sara Benincasa tweeted out on January 13 that she would offer $300 to “the journalist who very seriously asks Trump his opinion on our nation’s relations with Wakanda and gets the question and answer recorded live on video.”
Ah, Jezebel. In a society where children don’t sing on the streets for their dinner, the phrase “neo-Dickensian” doesn’t really apply. However, contributor Sarah Seltzer found it relevant in light of the Republican attempt to overturn Obamacare. After all, in her opinion, these times are “bloated by economic and social inequality.”
In her Jezebel article, “We’ve Stopped Even Pretending to Care About Children,” published Friday, Seltzer stated that, “This year, my first year as a mother, my first in Trump’s America, I realized that as a culture, we’ve given up even the pretense that we give a shit about children.”
Kids these days. They love listening to rappers who threaten to reenact the Columbine High School massacre. On Monday, Jezebel launched their Teen Week (it’s like Shark Week, only better!) with an article devoted to breakout teen star Lil Yachty, complete with reviews from real teens.
The writers at Jezebel must have had a liberal melt-down last week that rivalled their forecast of the ice caps melting. It resulted in two diatribes against the easiest targets they could find: Donald and Ivanka Trump. On Thursday, July 6, Jezebel contributor Stassa Edwards, instead of merely reporting on the fake news that Poland’s First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda refused to shake hands with President Donald Trump, reported on all the times that a European leader allegedly snubbed America’s POTUS. While Edwards admitted that “the slight was likely accidental,” she went on to call the cycle of handshakes and snubs the “Trumpian game of handshake.”
Aditi Natasha Kini blasted Hollywood portrayals of interracial couples in a Thursday item for the feminist website Jezebel — specifically, two movies about "a brown man wanting to date a white woman." Kini asserted that the films were "masturbatory fantasies." The writer singled out these movies for their depictions of "brown" women as "caricatures...and/or the butts of a joke." She contended, "Representation isn't a checklist, or an excuse for exclusion of more minoritized people. 'Representation' like this furthers white supremacy."
Planned Parenthood just discovered a law in New York that throws a wrench in their structure. The state has a mandate that “forces women . . . to give birth to babies who will die in their first moments of life.” Such a statute will apparently cause more suffering in abortion clinics.
The law caused problems for one couple, Erica Christensen and Garin Marshall, whose baby would have suffocated from the effects of natural birth. A C-section was needed, but instead, the couple opted to fly out to Colorado and terminate the pregnancy. In her article, “How Many More Women Will Suffer at the Hands of New York’s Outdated Abortion Law?,” Jezebel contributor Prachi Gupta complained that the law in New York that bans late-term abortions, except in cases of the imminent death of the mother, does not allow the euthanasia-minded Planned Parenthood to kill infants in the womb who are already doomed to die.
An all-female screening of Wonder Woman sounds like a fun marketing technique. But Jezebel decided to make the promo sound like it was a key role in the pro-choice feminist stand. The Alamo Drafthouse, based in Austin, Texas, received backlash from the public after announcing an all-female screening of Wonder Woman. According to Jezebel, the all female screening meant that “not just the audience, but the projectionists, chefs and theater staff, will be all female or those who identify as such.” And when the outcry got out of hand, Alamo Drafthouse creative manager Morgan Hendrix told The Washington Post that “providing an experience where women truly reign supreme has incurred the wrath of trolls only serves to deepen our belief that we’re doing something right.”
It’s Jezebel’s birthday. The left bows in homage.
Jordan Michael Smith, writing for The Guardian, reviews the influence brought about by Jezebel’s presence in the media for the past 10 years. Anna Holmes, the founder of the site, was an editor at InStyle when she started Jezebel. According to Smith, she “hated the magazine’s worship of luxury, the lack of racial diversity, and the shallowness of women’s publications generally.”