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The 25 Least Influential People of 2012

Any magazine can do a year-end list of influential people who have accomplished far more than most of us ever will. But only GQ possesses the iron testicles to count down the twenty-five least significant men and women of 2012—a collection of people so uninspiring that we should round them all up and stick them on an iceberg. Please note that these folks are ranked in no particular order, because all zeros are created equal.

I usually would not give this trash the time of day...

… because berating M for her age is a practice as old as the sun is bright, however, the fact that this childish vitriol is being spewed by Gentlemen’s Quarterly (GQ) of all publications is extremely disconcerting. The ageism with which people minutely critique her body is offensive as it is, but a revolting layer of sexism is added when a magazine for and by men decides go shame and objectify her all because she is an extremely confident and secure older woman who brazenly embraces her sexual agency. “That cheerleading outfit isn’t making you look any younger, Madge”, says this misogynistic journalist as if a 54 y/o self made entrepreneur needs the advice or opinion of a man to validate decisions concerning her own self, however tasteful or not they may be. 

The double standard is absolutely infuriating and saddening because, for example, no media outlet would dare tell the the 65 y/o Iggy Pop to stop parading around without a shirt because he is too old, in spite of having a body that is no less than 4x more sinewy and ~gross~ than Madonna’s! 

To run with the idea that Madonna is causing controversy and wearing ornate  exposing costumes to keep up with the young girls is utterly asinine and can only be explained by being born yesterday. We are speaking of the woman who, over the course of  thirty years, desecrated rosaries, dry humped a stage in a wedding gown, publicly simulated masturbation on a velvet bed, released soft porn music videos, set five crosses ablaze on a hill while making love to Jesus on a church altar, hitchhiked nude on a Miami highway, etc. , and like with all of these things, what she is detested for now will be admired in some capacity years later.

/rant

I apologize to my followers for bringing this negativity to the blog, but it was something I had to speak on .           

“Not only does society suffer from racism and sexism but it also suffers from ageism. Once you reach a certain age you’re not allowed to be adventurous, you’re not allowed to be sexual. I mean, is there a rule? Are you supposed to just die?” - Madonna

please do not blame white actors for taking on roles that could be filled by actors of colour. 

blame the casting director. blame the actual director. blame the producer. blame the studio. do not blame the actor. 

when they are offered a role, they are being offered a job in an unpredictable and unforgiving industry where they could otherwise spend years unemployed between films, auditioning without success, and films do not pay nearly as well as I think most people believe they do. 

as an actor of colour, I’m not negating our struggle. it’s fucking hard, most definitely harder than it is for white actors. 

but were a white actor to turn down a role because they believed an actor of colour deserved the opportunity or was more appropriate to the project, the role would simply go to a different white actor. 

do not blame the actor. we have no real influence. point your finger at the other side of the table. infiltrate the casting, the direction, the production, the monetary backing, and only then will you see the face of the industry change.

Looking at these murals we can see how many planets each Diamond controls. White has the most so she’s probably some kind of leader (or at least is the most influential), followed by Yellow and Blue.

What interests me though is that Pink has only one planet with one moon, meaning that Earth was supposed to be her first colony.

Now her death gets a new meaning.

But I still wonder, why she didn’t have more colonies before Earth? What was she doing?

some things that worked towards Arizona’s advantage...

Ranked from 1-4: 1 being most influential, 4 being important but least influential.

- There were some flaws in the way Callie’s lawyer argued their side. I thought it was interesting for Callie’s lawyer to argue that because Arizona worked more emergencies and went out drinking she was not a responsible mother. Especially at the end when Arizona decided to leave and she remarked, “Got something more important?” or something along those lines, considering the judge was clearly a working woman herself who may or may not have kids of her own. (Maybe she was so focused on making Arizona look bad that she forgot who she was trying to persuade in the end.) (3)

- Although it wasn’t fair the way Arizona’s lawyer played mind games with Penny, it did work in her favor that Penny second-guessed herself. It wasn’t the biggest factor of the decision, but it definitely added to Arizona’s advantage. And like I said in another post, it was hard to side with Callie because it would be so unfair to Arizona if Penny got to see Sofia everyday instead of her only because Penny is in a relationship with Callie. (4)

-Gambler was right about Callie and Sofia’s support system being in Seattle. Her move to NY is completely reckless and selfish because Callie decided that she didn’t want Penny to go without her. Sofia would have to start over NY and unless Callie decides not to work, she won’t have the time to take care of Sofia and we all know how hard it is for doctors to reject emergency consultations. (1)

- Definitely in the end when Arizona gave up her own opportunity to explain herself to save the life of another child and her mother. It showed that she knew what things were more important when life and death become factors. Arizona knew that even if she ruined her chances of keeping Sofia for herself, Sofia will still have Callie and even Penny is at least trying to be a good guardian. (2)