Greyson Chance (remember about him?) just released his new music video. And while this kind of generic pop is really not my thing, it’s nice to see that he’s still making music even though he seems to have the same difficulties as Ronan Parke when it comes to translating the amazing voice they impressed the world with into a unique brand now that they’re getting older.
It seems like a simple concept: People go into a public bathroom, do their business and get out. The End. No one is seeing anyone naked, no one shares any toilet seat with anyone. At most you’ll wash your hands next to someone else. And that’s just the few people who even wash their hands…
But in the spirit of the good, old American tradition of blowing everything completely out of proportion some US states decided that transgender people using the bathroom of their choice is the new battleground on which we’ll decide the fate of society.
And this isn’t about keeping women & kids safe from rapists, it’s about social reinforcement of gender conformity through discrimination. And it doesn’t need self-righteous white dudes like this asshole doing “social experiments” to prove that this discrimination is real by the way.
So that’s where heading: Lawmakers telling us that, if you don’t have the right genitals to fit their definition of your gender, you don’t get to use the bathroom. Instead you get shunned, discriminated and accused of being a weirdo at best or a rapist at worst. Not just in a town or two but in state after state after state after state after state. What the fuck.
Simen (Johan Tinus Lindgren) is strongly influenced by his feelings, and unable to get over the death of his mother four years ago. When one day he learns that his father Vidar (Kim Prisoner) will die of cancer unless he gets an operation abroad which costs $200,000, he becomes afraid of being orphaned.
How will he be able to raise so much money in a few days? After he witnesses a robbery by Ove (Erik Skold), he decides to try and blackmail him for the money he needs for his dad’s operation. Since Simen is an amateur at blackmailing people for money, he does everything wrong. Suddenly he finds himself bound in Ove’s car. Now it’s Ove’s turn to push Simen’s family for ransom.
Blog reader James submitted this rather weird piece of film history. It’s from a Norwegian film called Utpressing for nybegynnere. It looks a bit trashy (IMDb rating of 3.9 and that title Kidnapped & Enslaved…). But see for yourself…
You can find the whole thing on the milkboard if you’re so inclined…
Jaden Smith continues to bend gender norms with his latest shoot for Vogue Korea. The 17-year-old shared an outtake image from his shoot titled “Royal Salute” on his Instagram profile where he rocked a black miniskirt over a pair of skinny leg jeans, wore bright purple nail polish and a flower behind his ear.
The most beautiful part about all this? It doesn’t at all look out of place.
a bit really off-topic but maybe it can serve as a reminder to be nice to people online. Especially kids. Life is tough enough as it is for many of us, right? A few warm words can mean a lot.