I'm a woman and I hate a lot of female comedians, mostly because they always resort to pulling the "hating on men" card to get laughs, which is sexist as all hell. It's that, or they're just generally unfunny. The only female comedian that makes me laugh is Kitty Flanagan. Anyone else here feel the same way?
Old school female stand-up comedians are awesome. Unfortunately, something happened after the 90s or so. The Amy Shumers of today can’t compete.
Someone was just screeching about the new Beauty and the Beast movie because they named the village Villeneuve after the woman who wrote the original fairytale, and how it's apparently digustingly sexist and insulting to use her name for a town that frowns on women reading and honestly I need to lie down before any more of my brain cells die just thinking about it.
This is what my YouTube channel looks like with YouTube’s new restricted mode, which has unfairly targeted some LGBTQ content for being “sensitive material.”
21 of my 43 videos disappear.
In case you missed it: YouTube says it “wrongly” filtered out a ton of LGBTQ-related videos in a recent update to its Restricted Mode feature. This has affected virtually every queer YouTube creator from @tyleroakley to @everyoneisgay to little ole’ me. So, if you watch my YouTube videos in Restricted Mode, the videos above with an X through them aren’t available.
Oh, and YouTube’s statement about the whole thing just sucks:
“We are so proud to represent LGBTQ+ voices on our platform – they’re a key part of what YouTube is all about. The intention of Restricted Mode is to filter out mature content for the tiny subset of users who want a more limited experience. LGBTQ+ videos are available in Restricted Mode, but videos that discuss more sensitive issues may not be. We regret any confusion this has caused and are looking into your concerns. We appreciate your feedback and passion for making YouTube such an inclusive, diverse, and vibrant community.”
So under that logic, the “more sensitive issues” that aren’t suitable for a “tiny subset of users” (like, say, a teenager with unsupportive parents who’s trying to get online from a school library where PORN IS ALREADY BLOCKED) include:
A discussion with my 90-year-old grandmother about how she eventually accepted having a gay grandkid
A crowd-sourced glossary of the differences between bisexuality and pansexuality
A silly video with my fiancée where we write down things we love about each other
A collaboration focusing on the experiences of queer people of faith
And a lot more. I’m livid. Queer YouTube means so much to so many people. For millions of LGBTQ people (especially youth) whose rights are under attack, YouTube creators and viewers have built a community of resources that you just cannot find elsewhere. This is a mean and senseless kick when we’re already down. And we’re not going to shut up about it.
My favorite character is Maleficent, a sociopath who cursed an innocent baby to die because she wasn't invited for a party, spent 16 years hunting her down and kidnapped the only person who could save her. On a scale of 1 to 10, how problematic I am?
The concert will make Matthew the world’s youngest ever conductor!
Matthew’s performance will form part of NSO’s ‘Animal Magic!’ show which will also feature Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky and Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev.
Neil Bennison, music programme manager at the Royal Concert Hall, said young conductors like Matthew are rare.
Successful conductors have to be team managers, leaders, motivators and diplomats, and these people skills take time to develop and require a level of maturity that only comes with years of experience.Orchestras can be pretty merciless to conductors for whom they have no respect, so you’d have to be a supremely confident young maestro to win over a lot of hardened professional musicians.
Derek Williams, NSO conductor and Matthew’s music teacher, added:
I spotted Matthew’s musical talent very early on in his musical tuition as I’ve been teaching him violin for five years. There aren’t many children who have the ability to conduct a 75-strong orchestra from memory and it’s a really incredible thing to witness.
Can we be honest for a moment and say that it’s rare to hear anything positive on the news, especially when it comes to black children? Matthew Smith is definitely making history. This young man is talented. I hope he does well and goes far.
The idea behind whataboutism is simple: Party A accuses Party B of doing something bad. Party B responds by changing the subject and pointing out one of Party A’s faults — “Yeah? Well what about that bad thing you did?” (Hence the name.)
It’s not exactly a complicated tactic — any grade-schooler can master the “yeah-well-you-suck-too-so-there” defense. But it came to be associated with the USSR because of the Soviet Union’s heavy reliance upon whataboutism throughout the Cold War and afterward, as Russia.