CBS Comedy *Mom* Is Trading Emmy Campaigning for Activism
By Laura Bradley

As Emmy nominations draw near, one network comedy has made the almost unheard of decision not to campaign—not because it doesn’t stand a chance, but because it can think of something more useful to do with its money. Mom earned two back-to-back supporting actress wins for one of its central stars, Allison Janney—in 2014 and 2015. (She was nominated in 2016, but lost out to Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon.) But this year, rather than throw down cash for yet another campaign for gold statuettes, CBS will donate the budgeted funds to Planned Parenthood.

As the Republicans continue to work toward pushing through their replacement for the Affordable Care Act, Janney and Mom co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre have decided to raise awareness around the threats that specifically target Planned Parenthood, Variety reports. (The version of the American Health Care Act that passed in the House includes a provision that would slash funding for the organization.) They’ll appear on CBS This Morning as part of their special Mom campaign, encouraging their fans to donate to the organization. (Vanity Fair has reached out to Janney, her co-star Anna Faris, and Lorre for comment, and will update this post accordingly.)

Although the move to forego campaigning is extremely rare, such decisions could become more mainstream over the next few years. As Variety notes, United Talent Agency canceled its 2017 Oscars party in protest of Donald Trump, choosing instead to donate $250,000 to the A.C.L.U. and the humanitarian organization International Rescue Committee.

IRAQ. Nineveh governorate. Khazer. February 2017. Newlyweds Chahad Abed, 16, and Hussain Zeeno Zannun, 26, who fled Mosul, are showered in foam during their wedding party.

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“ Gun control is the ultimate war on women. Firearms are the equalizer between the sexes. Sam Colt made us equal, indeed. This book explores that, the racist roots of gun control, and debunks the biggest arguments made by anti-gun extremists. The AR is on the cover because it is the most vilified, misunderstood rifle in America, responsible for the fewest crimes. Education is the antidote to ignorance. Consider this book the medicine.”

(Dana Loesch)

My girl Dana’s book is out and everybody whom supports freedom and common sense should purchase this book..

TW for abortion

Raquel Reichard on Instagram:

“On the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, let’s not forget how policies like the Hyde Amendment disproportionately impact low-income women and women of color in their ability to access and pay for legal and essential healthcare - women like Rosie Jiménez. Rosie, considered the first victim of the Hyde Amendment, was a young Chicana and single mother living in Texas in the 1970s. With a scholarship and six months away from obtaining her teaching credentials, Rosie realized she was pregnant. Unable to afford a safe abortion, as the amendment barred federal funding, she later died in an illegal procedure.”

We’re Covering Salem Warped Tour Tomorrow 6/17!

Check out our instagram @expandmediaofficial for coverage of the following bands:

Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Bad Seed Rising

Barb Wire Dolls

The Fantastic Plastics

Fire From The Gods

Jule Vera

New Years Day

Save Ferris

Sonic Boom Box

Valiant Thorr

War On Women


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Mini-Menses Tutorial for all the home-schooled / shame-based sexuality kids:

I’m tired of reading comments from people who don’t know this stuff. 

1.) People who have periods don’t know when their periods will start, when they’ll stop or how long they’ll last,

2.) People who have periods don’t know how old they’ll be when they begin or when they’ll stop for good.  Periods that have stopped “for good” can restart if the person is under stress.

3.)  Periods can last two days one month and two weeks the next. Birth control pills can regulate periods but they don’t always work.

4.)  People who have periods can’t “hold” it. The body is expelling the lining to the uterus. The person has zero control over when the body bleeds and btw it’s  not just blood.  

5.)  It HURTS. The pain is comparable to having a heart attack. Once a month. For five days. For 40 (?) years.  

That’s it. 


6:)  This was meant as an overview. Periods are different for every person who has them. They evolve.  There’s no “normal” there’s just normal for the person having them.