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catstello replied to your post: I was going to check out Lana Del Reys debut album…

Her debut album is actually decent. Not great lyrically granted, catchy nonetheless. And that’s a silly comparison!

I am being a bit hyperbolic but what I’m trying to get at is that both artists have been fairly manufactured. The only difference is that Little Mix did it in the most obvious way possible. Lana Del Rey is a creation. She has been all over various music news websites for months and had been subject to extensive viral marketing even before Video Games became popular. The real problem I have with this is that if a record company dictates an artists image, their artistic direction and various other aspects of their career then how can I believe a word of what that artist is saying? 

All this being said, I think I will actually check out the album before coming to a final conclusion on her.

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Words To Live By: Monday’s Mantra

If it’s so normal and well-intended, why don’t men tell other men to smile? — Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) October 31, 2014

Ok so this week’s mantra isn’t really a mantra as such but it is still important nonetheless.

By now you must have seen the incredibly uncomfortable viral video which depicts 10 Hours of walking in NYC as a woman. If you haven’t, you can watch it here. In true viral nature the video has sparked discussion and debate across the internet. From what I have seen most responses have been negative and a lot of the negative responses are unfortunately coming from men.

This tweet absolutely nails the overwhelming negative response the video has sparked. Many people on my Facebook homepage have posted this video and I have seen a few guys complain that she is ignoring nice guys, etc. One article even went as far as calling the woman in the video an “average bitch” which is absolutely f****** disgraceful. This tweet, among many other thoughts, sums up what I wanted to scream through my computer screen.

Fair enough she could have said hello back to the people who were just saying hello but at the end of the day she still doesn’t owe them that. Feminism to me is standing up against what guys think they’re entitled to as well as wanting equal rights for women and men. Some guys think they’re entitled to a greet, a date, a kiss, sex all because they have chosen you to be their object of desire. BIG DEAL. This doesn’t mean I have to reciprocate and no this doesn’t mean I am ‘friend-zoning’ you. It means you’re creeping me out and I want you to go away. Anyway, “nice guys” do not stalk a woman down a street if she ignores their greet! This is something I feel very strongly about as I experience it A LOT and I will debate and debate and debate about it.

I think it is very easy for guys to dismiss this as they are not the ones who deal with this almost every where they go. If somebody doesn’t make eye contact with you, or ignores you, what gives you the right to follow them down the street until they answer? If they don’t want to talk to what appears to be a strange man, why does that then make the woman bitch?

I have seen an overwhelming amount of posts in response to this video which have made me want to face-palm and weep for humanity. I don’t know if people aren’t clued up enough or are genuinely think like this. I don’t really like telling people what to think but you have to realise it is not flattering. I don’t need to lighten up because that’s just how men are. It is not innocent. It is extremely unnerving. 

If you watch this video and feel there is nothing wrong with it:

  • Watch again and think about how you would feel if you had to deal with this for 10 hours
  • Think about how you would feel if you were watching your daughter, sister, friend, loved one
  • Think about it from a female perspective
  • Read some thought pieces on the subject written by women - here’s a good one Mic posted.

This rant will never be over.

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Mom, Ep. 1.01, “Pilot” doesn’t provide many laughs but has potential to be both funny and heartwarming

Mom, Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot”
Directed by Pamela Fryman
Written by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker
Airs Mondays at 9:30pm (EST) on CBS

An overwhelming amount of new television shows have begun to start this Fall, and a lot of them are starting this week in particular. A large amount of these shows are new sitcoms premiering on an array of different networks. Kicking off the biggest week for television this year, is CBS King, Chuck Lorre’s Mom. I watched almost every trailer for the shows that were started this fall, and when I watched the trailer for Mom, I wasn’t left feeling inspired, or even eager to watch it. I did anyway, and I was quite surprised that it wasn’t as awful and boring as I thought it was going to be. After last week’s terrible and offensive pilot for Dad’s, I thought Mom can’t be worse.

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