Anthony Geisler, President of LA Boxing, is dealing with Chris Brown's arrest on criminal threat charges in true eye-for-an-eye fashion. Geisler started a Facebook group earlier this week called, I Want to Fight Chris Brown. (At the time of this post the group had 1,528 members and counting.) He also sent a letter to Brown's manager challenging Brown to step into the ring with him and "see what it's like to face a real opponent."
Is this type of a reaction helpful in any way? Or is it just violence begetting more violence? Share your thoughts after the jump.
Since its inception in 1995, War Child benefits children in war torn areas of the world by working with local organizations to teach skills and spread knowledge to as many people as possible in the hopes to change trends in their countries. In a "teach them to fish" fashion, War Child works in places like Uganda, Iraq and Afghanistan to bring social justice, education and basic necessities to women and children. Just like any other charity or non-profit, War Child relies on donations and fundraising to fund its programs.
I think this year is the first time President's Day has felt worth celebrating! Considering the historic nature of our country's first African-American President, here are just a few other ground-breaking American political campaigns.
Several months ago, I remember hearing a movie reviewer say, "If you seen one teen vampire romance film this year, let it be Let The Right One In." I figured that since the Bitch site has been entranced by Twilight for what feels like months now, it would be appropriate to give this film its proper dues.
So, in honor of Valentine's Day and Kelsey's blog post on my favorite Swedish import, let me tell you a little about Let The Right One In.
Happy Valentine's Day! Okay, we all know that Valentine's Day is a vapid, capitalist, heteronormative holiday. The red and pink, the candy, the cards, the weird pressure to be in a relationship, it's all kind of annoying. But that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun, does it? Read on for some non-traditional Valentines, and to share your own thoughts on Cupid's (or Hallmark's?) holiday.
And you thought the Gandalf-on-Frodo slash fiction that circulates every time there’s a new LOTR installment was unsettling? You have no idea. Or actually, maybe you do. I didn’t, though, until longtime Bitch contributor Noah Berlatsky asked me if he could write about the Obama slash that’s apparently been sweeping the nerdier corners of these Internets for some time.
It is almost one and it still feels too early in the morning for this:
British young'uns Alfie Patten (age 13) and his girlfriend Chantelle Steadman (age 15) just gave birth to a bouncing baby of their own.
How is the media responding?
Make no mistake – Coraline (the just-released stop-motion feature made by Laika Productions right here in Bitch's hometown of Portland, OR) may be a girl's story, but the animation industry is still very much a boys' club. Stick around for the credits after the film and you'll see that the screenwriter, director, editors, most of the animators, and the "Based on the Novel by" guy are all dudes. This tidbit may come as a surprise, but it shouldn't. Men were at the helm of almost every major animated feature in recent and not-so-recent history, including those movies that have been embraced specifically by female audiences.