It’s hard out here for a teen mom

Soooo as I’m sure everyone knows by now, Farrah Abraham released a super explicit porno, but now she’s flying solo and getting her very own reality show.

First off, I just want to say, I watched the porn this weekend and it was freaking intense. Not to be a hater, because Farrah looks good and for me, as long as the woman is OK with being involved, that’s her choice. Was it hard to watch? Yes. Was she being totally dominated by pornstar James Deen? Yes. WAS THERE A TON OF GRATUITOUS ANAL SEX? YES. OK, whew, got that out of my system.

Although it was degrading and will probably (read, most definitely) follow her for the rest of her life, I don’t think having sex on film was really the issue here. She’s a mom, so it’s kind of scarring to think of her getting butt fucked and her kid being babysat somewhere, but whatevz. She was paid an alleged amount of an estimated 2 million dollars, which has me rethinking my career path…but the thing that’s most irritating is her denial of everything!

A good friend and I embarrassingly watched Farrah’s Dr. Phil interview, where she sits there, sounds nasal and talks about how Dr. Phil is super negative and mean and tryin’ta bring a sister down! I call bullshit. She completely goes through the interview insisting this was a personal tape and that she was exploited by Mr. Deen. I mean, cashing a check for 2 million doesn’t really sound like she’s being exploited.

I really wish she would have handled this differently and just owned it. She’s young and hot! She could have come out, guns a’blazin’ and just said, “Yeah, I made a sex tape, yeah I got paid a lot of money for it, and you know what? I’ll be laughing all the way to the bank!”

But now the semi-psycho ex-16 and pregnant starlet will be getting her own reality show and probably getting a butt-load (pun intended) of money for that as well. Spinboi Films announced they’ll be shooting Ms. Abraham up and down the East Coast. Although the company has been around for a while, it seems they’ve had little success and have marketed other Hollywood crazies such as the Lohan clan.

Lastly, a picture of the reason I even care about any of this nonsense, I’m in it for the Sophs.

So sassy, so fresh.

The Office is finally over and I want to cry

Image The Office has been on American television since 2005 and finally came to it’s super satisfying, heart-warming conclusion last night. I remember hearing about this show airing and some of my sister’s cool, older friends saying, “They do it in the UK, this one won’t be as good.” I scoffed and had to agree with them because when you’re 15, 17-year-olds seem all knowing. After dedicating many years watching this show religiously, cringing as Michael dated Jan, hoping David Wallace would have a gigantic meltdown, and oo-ing and aww-ing over every adorable Jim & Pam moment, it was finally time for our favorite characters to take a bow last night.  (Spoilers ahead)

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A few days late

A few days late butttttt happy Mother’s Day, mom! Thank you for putting up with the shenanigans of five kids, making sure my school project was always better than everyone else’s in elementary school, not freaking out when I was 8 and told you my dream career was “World Dominator”, encouraging us to be weird and letting me wear a bunch of eyeliner even though you knew it looked terrible. I love you so much and can’t imagine my life without being raised by such a strong, beautiful person.

Why 30 is not the new 20

Why 30 is not the new 20

My dad sent this to me today in an effort to help me feel less lost I think. Graduating college has been so great despite having this constant internal back and forth of, “You’re only 22! You don’t need to work in a cubicle and be stressed out right now! Have that extra Pacifico and hit the beach.” vs. “You’re definitely going to die in the next 20-80 years so you need to become successful now or else you will probably spiral into a black hole of despair andyourparentswillhateyouandyourhairwillfallout.”

This TEDx talk confirmed a few things for me, mainly that you always need to be working towards something and even though thinking about “adulthood” is terrifying, you can’t avoid it. The future is never frightening as long as you are progressing, but if you’re not progressing towards something practical, you’re not accomplishing much.

That being said, I appreciate knowing that I have an incredible family, boyfriend, group of friends…and even though I am always complaining about work, I am lucky enough to have 2 jobs and be able to cover all my bills!

Now I will continue to feast on macaroni and paint my nails turquoise, good day.

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
 
-Mary Oliver

We all came from a woman

Today, my heart is broken. When speaking with a co-worker about the sudden media out-pour of young women exposed to sexual violence, their response was, “Why do you care so much? Not to sound like a dick, but, women in other countries have it a lot worse.”

I feel that this legitimization of rape culture in America is casually adopted by many US citizens, both male and female. Thinking that rape/sexual crime is much more rampant; violent and easily dismissed in other countries, justifies it’s occurrence in our own. This type of backwards logic solidifies our country’s lackadaisical attitude towards sexual assault and allows us to easily dismiss rapist’s actions.

Personally, I don’t give a shit whether rape occurs in Ohio, Kentucky, California or Nova Scotia. It does not matter where it happens, it matters that it happens. Sexual violence is a global problem and every instance should be treated as a crime against humanity: because that’s what rape is. It is the destruction of a person’s sense of self/body/safety/mental well-being. It should not matter whether it occurs in the United States, UK, Canada or Africa. Every time sexual assault occurs is a horrific time for the victim and our global well-being, and it should be acknowledged as such. Whether or not someone was “raped worse” is not a valid argument, because every instance is atrocious.

The U.S. military has recently come under fire for it’s harassment of female soldiers and lack of action to punish assailants.Two days ago,

“The Pentagon estimated that 26,000 members of the military were sexually assaulted in unreported incidents last year — 35% more than in 2010 — a severe trend that senior officials warned could threaten recruiting and retention of women in uniform.” – L.A. Times

So 26,000 assaults were unreported  in addition to the 3,374 reported attacks?! That’s fucking insane.This weekend, the Air Force’s Lt. Col. Jeff Krusinski who is the branch’s Chief of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit was arrested for committing sexual assault.

I’m ecstatic to see stories such as these gaining national news coverage, but the stories themselves are not new. Rape has been a problem in our country (as well as all over the world), since the dawn of time. It is time for a new era of human right’s to evolve and women to front the picket lines. This notion of rape awareness and exposition is necessary not just for women, but for men as well. This is not a “feminist” issue, it’s a humanist one.