Posts Tagged ‘I'm Ranting’

Executive Web Editor extraordinaire for Jerk Magazine, Kate Holloway, inquired my thoughts via her Facebook status after the blog-o-sphere exploded concerning the newest accusations concerning Sarah Palin and feminism.

In my book, Sarah Palin does not support feminist ideals, therefore it is difficult for me to associate her with the progressive, never-ending fight for equal rights between genders. Scratch that—it’s nearly impossible for me to consider her a feminist.

Strong women exemplify components of feminism no matter what—Palin’s leadership in her otherwise lacking party is admirable, especially considering current gender roles in politics. Gender aside, I would never elect an individual to greater office who chose to step down from their position as Governor in order to write books, appear on Fox news as a contributing analyst, and signs deals with TLC for reality shows. Woman or man—that can’t be my next President. (more…)

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Dear Bristol Palin,

Celebrating my 20th birthday meant a few things: one more year until I’m legal, Syracuse beat Villanova in a historical NCAA basketball match-up, and I dodged the possibility of falling victim to teenage pregnancy.

There has been a surge of teenage pregnancy in popular culture throughout the past few years, like Ellen Page’s famous breakout role in Juno, MTV’s reality show “16 and Pregnant,” and ABC Family’s hit series “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” While pop culture has a strong hold on this subject matter, I’ve been aware of your baby situation due to all of your media appearances.

Of all the appearances and publicity stints, this new Candies commercial really takes the cake. (more…)

1. World peace
2. A book deal
3. A date with Pauly-D
4. A first edition, signed copy of “The Haindmaid’s Tale”
5. A 4.0 GPA for the semester without having to go to class or do homework
6. An Op-Ed published in The New York Times
7. A big old Syracuse win over Nova
8. People to STOP talking about the Winter Olympics
9. My deviated septum be to un-deviated without having to undergo surgery

Stay tuned to see what I actually get for my birthday.

~Krystie Yandoli, Blog Editor

Emaciated meth Nazi?

Emaciated meth Nazi?

Obama’s first annual State of the Union address gave us plenty to think and talk about.

Amid a year of uncertainty with an economy that was certifiably cluster f*cked like Warsaw during WWII, Obama certainly had his lil’ hands full. At the beginning of the year, Obama and his economic team had fully expected to overhaul healthcare, introduce a climate change bill, fix a chronically malnourished economy all while simultaneously transferring weight from the obese Rush Limbaugh to the emaciated Ann Coulter. Kidding on that last one.

That is a lot for one to handle. In his address, Obama acknowledged those difficulties, admitting that he and his democratic counterparts have faced setbacks this year. Well, no crap. The health care bill seems dead in the water now that Massachusetts elected Scott Brown (the guy with the hot daughter) to the senate. Health care was the crux of Obama’s plans for this year. And amid this speech, America, President Obama admitted to having a deficit.

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Gotta love 'em.

Gotta love 'em.

I’m really tired of people judging me because I wear UGGs. Screw you and your dumb stereotypes. I’m sick of being grouped in with snobby girls who use Daddy’s credit card to buy this season’s fashionable pair of Australia’s finest shoe.

My parents work hard to earn some extra cash for Christmastime when my siblings and I each get one big gift to unwrap from “Santa.” One year, my big gift were a pair of short, brown UGGs. I don’t think I’m entitled because I choose to wear these expensive shoes—I don’t really think much about it at all.

It probably hasn’t occurred to some of you yet, but not everyone who owns a pair of these cozy shoes wears them during the summer months with a denim skirt. Some of us actually wear them for warmth and comfort. Crazy, huh? (more…)