Roseanne Barr Explains Working Class Anger Best

So, I’m an expat, but I’m still an American citizen.  So are the rest of my family and friends back home in America.

This past election was beyond divisive and horrible, and it’s not looking like things are going to get much better.

All along, there was one woman who could have explained why working people are sick of the establishment, and it certainly wasn’t Hillary Clinton.

There was also one woman who could tell us all, perfectly, how the establishment will work to “keep jobs” in the USA.

And she explains it far better than any pundit or politician ever could have.

So, here it is…

Roseanne attempted to run for President, and there’s a movie documenting it.  She’s a bit out there, but this clip from the mid 90’s couldn’t be truer today.

So, now that we’ve all soaked in that ray of the sunshine, who’s thirsty?  Ugh.

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How are you feeling nearly a month out?  Here’s to hoping that 2017 isn’t as giant a dumpster fire as 2016 has been, but I don’t have much hope.  Do you?

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Kris Jenner Legacy Business School

Just no. #2

Thanks, to this Giphy user, for the excellent photo.

I think it’s pretty clear how I feel about the Kardashian family.

I don’t hate them.  I don’t care enough to do so.  I just don’t think that they use their platform to add anything meaningful to most conversations.  It’s not for the lack of opportunity to do so, it’s just, even when they do get their hands on a controversial or relevant topic, they simply are not informed enough to influence radical change and continue to miss the buck.

And by “miss the buck”, I obviously don’t mean they miss out on financial opportunities.  If there’s one thing they do add to, it’s their bank accounts.

Even if it means pushing their glorified laxative diet pills and ridiculously vapid apps down all of our throats.

Or, signing on as the “chairwoman of the board” of a shady (and fundamentally corrupt) private “business school”.  Yeah, Kris Jenner is now the face of the Legacy Business School, a for-profit, private high-end vocational school located in Trump Towers.

The Legacy Business School, marketed to wealthy, international students — or as Kris Jenner likes to refer to them as, the Global Elite — has a tuition of over $100,000 per year and offers a completion certificate and no transferable credits.

What a steal.  Pun intended. 

I never give stories of this nature as much justice as The Young Turks or The Daily Beast can.

 

 

Just.  No.

Kris Jenner is the face of a $105k/year vocational school for no real academic credit. Just no. #TheYoungTurks… Click To Tweet

Have you had enough of them?  Seriously.  

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ErIntuition Just No

Just no. #1

Okay, lately, I have had nothing to say.  I finished my Life Coaching and NLP Practitioner certification program — a year well spent, but it’s official ya’ll!  Who wants some help?

I also went back to America for a few weeks (which flew by way too fast!).  I ate all of the food and did none of the exercise, so, naturally it’s taken a couple of weeks to recover from my vacation.  (And all of the Trump media coverage I could barely stomach).

It’s weird; I thought going back to America would make me have a better sense of place, but, really it just made me feel like a don’t exist anywhere.   I chose to move to another country for love, and I get sad, homesick, and conflicted about where we should live all of the damn time. It’s hard to find your place in the world in general, isn’t it?

My life feels very much like an eternal LISS treadmill session right now.

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Ha.

I often tell people that I live under a rock when it comes to technology and social media so only recently have I discovered the amazingness of the Podcast.  I love listening to Podcasts.  In fact, so much that I’ve been listening to fantastic feminist Podcasts, and it’s opened my eyes so much more to how shitty most things “created” for women’s consumption truly are.

It’s a shitstorm or epic proportions.  So, I’m going to start a series of posts called, “just no,” so I can point out some of the more absurd and hilariously insulting things created “for women” that I see online, in print, and in general.

I boycotted most magazines years ago.  I ultimately decided (oh, the wasted years and self-esteem) that spending $5 on 100+ pages of photoshopped women and article upon article about how women should eat, have sex, and wear what they want but only “just enough” so that they don’t become a slut, fat, and look like a “hot mess” really isn’t a good use of any woman’s money.

So, when my mother bought me a copy of the April issue (sorry, I’m a month behind!) of Cosmopolitan while I was home,  I immediately got hives.  No offense, Kaley Cuoco, I like you, girl.  I do.  But just look at this crap covering your person!

Photo:  Cosmopolitan.com

I love how circular the cover features always are, don’t you?

  1. Text your man hot things.
  2. Blow his mind.
  3. Crack his code.
  4. Tighten your legs and butt.
  5. Get more sleep.
  6. Get up early and have coffee with your girlfriends and laugh your asses off about how you had the worst date with a “bro” who you texted four times and blew his mind and how you’ll have to find a way to make peace with the (unlikely) fact that you make more money than he does.
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I once heard these words in response to my loathe for these magazines:  “I hate to burst your bubble, but these are the things women really care about. ”

My bubble?  It has been well and truly burst.  Um, no.

If you want to send a text message, a dude can’t resist, just send him any message at any time after 2 am on a Saturday.  Trust me; you could mistakenly text him an order for pizza, and he’ll still ask you to come over.  However — and I don’t feel like I should have to point this out — any guy who is worthwhile shouldn’t need to be captivated by your sexy text messaging skills, tight butt muscles, or glowing skin.

No matter how “cutting edge” these types of magazines claim to be, they are still so simplistically offensive to women and pretty much all humans.

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Just no.

Until next time!

Do you like Women’s magazines?  If so, which ones and WHY?  

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