Rev Sekou kneeled between protesters and police and prayed, then was thrown into a police vehicle with blood smears all inside of it.
The issue with Fox’s misogyny toward female pilots is that it reinforces the very thing military women already deal with from male counterparts.
And veterans are speaking out.
Read an open letter to Fox about Eric Bolling’s “boobs on the ground” remark, written by U.S. military veterans from the Truman Nat’l Security project:
Before you jump to the standby excuse that you were “just making a joke” or “having a laugh,” let the men amongst our number preemptively respond: You are not funny. You are not clever. And you are not excused. Perhaps the phrase “boys will be boys”—inevitably uttered wherever misogyny is present—is relevant. Men would never insult and demean a fellow servicemember; boys think saying the word ‘boobs’ is funny.
The less obvious implication of your remarks, however, is that by offending an ally and cheapening her contribution, you are actively hurting the mission. We need to send a clear message that anyone, male or female, who will stand up to ISIS and get the job done is worthy of our respect and gratitude.
We issue an apology on your behalf to Major Al Mansouri knowing that anything your producers force you to say will be contrived and insincere. Major, we’re sincerely sorry for the rudeness; clearly, these boys don’t take your service seriously, but we and the rest of the American public do.
Disclosure: Lisa Reed is a Media Matters employee.
Remember: To the pigs at Fox (and their masters Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes) - and every man who thinks like them - a woman could find the cure for cancer or be a war hero, and she’d still be the focus of 1960s-era jokes about how women are brainless sex toys.
unfortunately i was convinced into majoring in economics for this very reason. now i’m about to graduate and really wishing i had done something in the arts…ugh
i’m sorry. you really do need to have at least a friendly relationship with numbers and theory to enjoy economics, but maybe you could go back for a second degree someday? or something?
i can’t really put into words how baffling it is when i meet people who think i made a better choice majoring in a business/economics related field than my friends who majored in things like theater and art history, solely because they think my post-college skillset can make me more money. i majored in it because i like numbers and much as I enjoy looking at art I would have been lost in an art history class and would have died if you’d made me go on stage for anything. the fact that the value of your college major in the US is tied directly to the value you can give a corporation—either as an employee or as a consumer—upon graduation is rather sad to be honest
NFL player Devon Stills was cut from his NFL team, the Cincinnati Bengals, but the Bengals signed him to the practice squad so that he could have insurance to cover the costs of his daughter’s fight with Stage 4 pediatric cancer. While on the practice squad Stills was later signed to the starting 53 man Roster but wont be required to travel with the team so he can stay home with his daughter.
100% of the proceeds of his jersey sales will go to benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and pediatric cancer care and research.
Obviously could not finish watching this interview without sobbing
Much of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and the surrounding lands were once part of the Great Black Swamp. The 1,500 square mile Great Black Swamp was a vast network of forests, wetlands, and grasslands. The refuge manages about 6,500 acres of wetland, grassland, and wooded habitat. It provides valuable habitat for a diversity of waterfowl and other migratory birds, resident wildlife, and endangered and threatened species. It provides a place for people to enjoy wildlife-dependent activities and learn about the complexities of the natural world through education and interpretive programming. The refuge adds to the richness of the community by holding in trust a portion of the natural heritage of the Great Lakes ecosystem for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
this is the shit i like to see
A damn shame.
WTF yo! I don’t even understand this!
Tile is the devil. Hope he has insurance.
He should have spent money on an overpriced case
this is why i always get last year’s “new” phone for a dollar when i need to replace a phone, i’m terrified of spending $$$$ on a phone and then something like this happens