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Sasha Grey: Why Hollywood Was Way Creepier Than Porn
I’ve done a lot of reporting on abuse both within Hollywood and the adult industry, and I’m curious: Which did you find to be worse?
Hollywood. Can’t lie. I had far worse experiences in terms of sexual harassment there than I ever did in the adult industry. In the adult industry, I feel like the majority of the negative things I experienced were more ageism-related and manipulating me into thinking I was worth less than I was financially—as salespeople do.
Sasha Grey: Why Hollywood Was Way Creepier Than Porn
Oprah labeled a ‘fraud’ for calling out ‘white privilege’ since she’s so rich
Winfrey responded, “There are white people who are not as powerful as the system of white people — the caste system that’s been put in place. But they still, no matter where they are on the rung or ladder of success, they still have their whiteness.”
The veteran broadcaster also said white people have a “leg up.”
Winfrey’s current net worth stands at $2.6 billion, according to Forbes, and conservative pundits were quick to weaponize that fact on Twitter following her show.
Oprah labeled a ‘fraud’
On Political Correctness and Clear Thinking / Stephen Fry / COMEDY / Rubin Report
The woke 'circus': Charles Barkley torches sports leagues for caving to social justice mob
Basketball legend Charles Barkley is speaking out about the sports world's decision to go woke.
As TheBlaze reported, for example, the NBA will allow players to display social justice messages on their jerseys once the season resumes later this month. Additionally, the phrase "Black Lives Matter" will be plastered on NBA courts.
Meanwhile, the NFL has said it was "wrong" to oppose national anthem protests.
Barkley explained that players should focus their energy on making real, lasting change — not on social justice messages and who is kneeling during the national anthem.
"We need police reform, we need prison reform," Barkley said.
In fact, the former basketball MVP said sports leagues may face backlash from fans who look to sports for a reprieve from the stress of life — not to be lectured about politics.
Jackie Lacey responds to being targeted by Black Live Matter
Majority of Packers fans say they won't go to games, but rest say they're ready for football
Joe Biden’s family racks up arrests for drugs, drunk driving — but no jail time
Black Trans Inmate Allegedly Raped, Abused, Punished for Reporting
A Black trans woman is claiming in court she was set up by prison staff after reporting she had been the victim of rape and sexual abuse. C. Jay Smith, 59, filed the suit in federal court on Monday, alleging staff at San Quentin State prison in Northern California allowed other prisoners to rape and abuse her, then retaliated when she filed a complaint.
The suit alleges prison guards “allowed multiple men in custody to rape Ms. Smith repeatedly over four consecutive days” in 1998. She was violently raped again in 2013 by a person who “attacked from behind,” leaving her with “even more severe symptoms of PTSD."
Police Charged A Man Over The Death Of Merci Mack, A Black Trans Woman Killed In Dallas
A mob beat a gay couple for kissing in a bar. The police told them they shouldn’t kiss in public.
Has the current racism crisis helped breed a new dawn for LGBTQ+ communities?
A YouTube drama reporter claimed the police were investigating Shane Dawson's old videos. Now he's facing backlash of his own.
Sadiq Khan admits he used to enjoy getting chatted up by gay men at a cruising spot: ‘It’s nice for the ego’
The BBC quietly dropped four LGBT+ charities from its transgender support page. Now, it’s empty
Your Tax Dollars Are Supporting Anti-LGBTQ+ Organizations
'I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry' Inexplicably Makes Netflix's Top Ten
Right Wing Pastors Claim “Homosexuality” Worse Than Slavery
A pair of controversial right-wing Evangelical pastors have come under fire after stating that homosexuality is a worse sin than slavery. Scott Lively and Tennessee Pastor Richard May made the inflammatory statement on Lively’s Breaking News Bible Study program.
Taxpayer funded Catholic schools given secret edict to ban kids who don’t conform to gender norms
A sex worker was stabbed 11 times and killed by a client. Her family wouldn’t collect her body from the morgue because she’s trans
UFC news: Joe Rogan slammed for Black Lives Matter protest comments on podcast
Speaking with biologist Bret Weinstein on last week’s The Joe Rogan Experience, the 52-year-old commented that the Black Lives Matter movement was ‘leaderless’ and ‘attractive to young people [who] feel disenfranchised by the system’.
“What’s the end goal? That doesn’t seem to be very clear. There are kids out, chanting no justice, no peace. I’m like ‘what justice are you talking about?’,” Rogan questioned.
Give Me Sport
Geraldo Rivera Frets About ‘Black on Black Crime’: There’s a ‘Ghetto Civil War Going On’
University of Cincinnati will remove Marge Schott's name from baseball stadium
Kendrick Sampson, Tessa Thompson and Over 300 Black Artists and Execs Call for Hollywood to Divest From Police (EXCLUSIVE)
Dizzee Rascal clashes with Piers Morgan during heated Black Lives Matter discussion: “You’re not going to do this to me”
Chris D’Elia dropped by CAA after sexual misconduct allegations
Winona Ryder Resurfaces More Genuinely Shocking Anti-Semitism From Mel Gibson
Tina Fey Pulls 30 Rock Episodes and Apologizes Amid a Reckoning on Blackface in Comedy
Customers Hound Black-Owned Bookstore Probably for Not Shipping Copies of White Fragility Faster
The Latest: Michigan mayor resigns after racial remark
This is a moment of reckoning on race for White Christians
Growing up in the South, Robert P. Jones attended Southern Baptist churches, Sunday schools, even a Southern Baptist college.
But it was only in seminary, in his mid-20s, that Jones says he learned the full truth about Southern Baptists' white supremacist roots. The denomination was founded to defend slavery and did not formally rebuke its past until 1995, when Southern Baptists voted to apologize for their history of racism.
Jones was a social scientist before he realized how stubbornly racist ideas can persist in White churches.
"Rather, as the dominant cultural power in America, they have been responsible for constructing and sustaining a project to protect White supremacy and resist Black equality," he writes. "This project has framed the entire American story."
"White Christian churches have not just been complacent; they have not only been complicit," he writes in his book, "White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity," publishing next month.
Oakland's bishop called 'racist' by Catholic pastor over Black Lives Matter
Jon Stewart Suggests Wrong Problem Being Addressed Amid Police Brutality Upheaval
The Times' David Marchese began the interview by asking Stewart for his thoughts on modern-day America, specifically the widespread anti-racism protests in the wake of May 25 killing of George Floyd, now in their third week. Stewart said the wrong problem was being addressed concerning police brutality.
"This is a cycle, and I feel that in some ways, the issue is that we’re addressing the wrong problem," Stewart began. "We continue to make this about the police — the how of it. How can they police? Is it about sensitivity and de-escalation training and community policing? All that can make for a less-egregious relationship between the police and people of color. But the how isn’t as important as the why, which we never address."
He continued, "The police are a reflection of a society. They’re not a rogue alien organization that came down to torment the black community. They’re enforcing segregation. Segregation is legally over, but it never ended. The police are, in some respects, a border patrol, and they patrol the border between the two Americas. We have that so that the rest of us don’t have to deal with it. Then that situation erupts, and we express our shock and indignation.
Stephen Fry praises ancient Greek mythology for portraying same-sex love as being ‘just part of the joy of life’
Stephen Fry has praised ancient Greek culture for portraying same-sex love as being “just part of the joy of life”.
The actor and writer made the comments during a live broadcast as part of the digital Hay Festival and said Greek myth presented same-sex love as nothing special.
“We are aware that Hollywood is unlikely to spend too much time over that nature of things, and yes that is a pity, but on the other hand, the beauty of Greek culture is that it didn’t make anything particularly special about LGBT+ relationships,” Fry said during his digital appearance at the festival.
Homosexuality in Ancient Greece - One Big Lie?
Recognition Of Same Sex Unions
Ricky Gervais wants celebrities banned from New Years Honours list for NHS workers
Ricky Gervais has called for celebrities to be banned from the Queen’s New Years Honours list this year in favour of NHS workers fighting on the coronavirus frontlines.
Ricky, 58, then quipped: ‘I’ve seen people given a knighthood for services to fashion. What are you talking about, services to fashion? Services to a man who invented the mullet. Ricky has been vocally supportive of the NHS during the pandemic
‘Christ, it’s not that hard. People are finding cures for cancer and AIDs.’
It comes after Ricky criticised celebrities complaining about being in lockdown while the brave doctors and nurses fight to save lives.
Fox host Tomi Lahren tried to make an insipid point about Pride during coronavirus. It backfired spectacularly
Tomi Lahren stays losing, this time trying to suggest that of all people, it’s the LGBT+ community who aren’t taking coronavirus seriously.
Singer Bryan Adams Unleashes Coronavirus Rant, Blames Canceled Gigs on ‘Bat Eating’ Wet Markets
Canadian singer Bryan Adams posted an expletive-ridden rant about his concerts that were canceled by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the Royal Albert Hall, but thanks to some fucking bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards, the whole world is now on hold, not to mention the thousands that have suffered or died from this virus,” he wrote.
Two people accused of shouting anti-Semitic remarks and attempting to rip off face masks have been charged with hate crime
Michelle Visage Loves Pop Divas, Well Except This One
Self-described "Anglophile" Michelle Visage sat down with British LGBTQ+ publication Gay Times and was as prim and polite as you'd expect. Eh, we're just taking the piss — she was Jersey as hell!
The RuPaul's Drag Race judge was promoting her numerous projects, from RuPaul's Drag Race U.K. to its two spin-off BBC shows — the advice/makeover series Get Off Your Ass and the COVID-inspired How's Your Head, Hun? — and the planned Werq the World Tour, which may or may not happen thanks to Ms. Rona.
Visage also spent a good portion of the interview gushing over another ambitious woman and listing her as her first choice for dream celebrity guest.