The way to challenge somebody who thinks sexuality is a choice is by turning the tables.
When Travis Nuckolls and Chris Baker asked a group of straight people on whether being gay is a choice, the two switched things over by asking their subjects when they chose to be straight.
This is absolutely perfect and the responses here are surprisingly lovely and very reasonable. Hopefully this video can make others understand sexuality a bit more.
There seems to be some unsaid rules about 21st century relationships that happen to live on social media.
According to social media, Facebook wants to know everything about your relationship. It wants to know when you’re having issues in your relationships, and it wants to know how much you miss your significant other. Therefore, statuses like “Missing you” or “thinking about you” are apparently mandatory and will consequently annoy the hell out of your friends.
Twitter kindly asks that in 140 characters or less you quote cute things your significant other says in order to remind the world you are in a relationship. (Just don’t forget to hashtag #cuterelationshipthings)
Also, follow back or it’s over.
It’s hard to imagine Tumblr as part of this social media relationship how-to guide, but lo, it is. Post often, and reblog from your significant others regularly to show how much you love and care about them. I mean, you could take the anonymous route as you chronicle the ups and downs of your relationship in a top secret Tumblr, while at the same time, taking some unsolicited advice from the blogging community. It’s just not advisable, especially if your significant other finds said blog. Relationship=over.
But just in case you have a little difficulty in navigating the murky waters of modern day relationships,
HERE ARE THE KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP VIA SOCIAL MEDIA:
Reblogging means that the love is real
No relationship is real until it is Facebook official
Public confessions of love on your Facebook wall are absolutely necessary (just don’t listen to your exasperated friends. Who cares what the haters say, amirite?)
Do not move on from any obstacle in a relationship before informing Facebook
Buzzfeed put on their investigative journalism hats and went down the Nation For Marriage rally in Washington, D.C. just as the Supreme Court continues debate on whether or not they should overturn Prop 8, the ban that currently makes it illegal for same-sex couples to be married. Buzzfeed asked 20 young people to write why they believe marriage should only be restricted to a man and woman.
All of the answers were hardly compelling, citing God, religion and the bible as reasons to ban gay marriage. One young woman even went so far as to suggest that by legalizing gay marriage, she will be forced into a same-sex relationship:
Uh, no. No one’s going to force you into anything, FYI. You’d still be allowed to go about marrying the man of your dreams, while the LGBTQ community will be able to legally marry the person of their dreams.
Of course, as people of the internet are wont to do with answers like these, they got a little silly with the pad and paper format and pretty much meme-d that shit. Here are just 7:
Is it mean to meme them? Yes. But remember that interracial marriage was only legalized in 1967, 46 years ago.
“Shipping” has become prominent in television and film viewing nowadays. Almost all couples (and even non-couples) are labeled with conjoined names (I.e Romione, Klaine, Delena). With blogging and fanfiction, shipping has taken the media by storm. It breaks the servers of websites hosting polls on best pairings, and even influences writers. In fact, Ryan Murphy addresses shippers explicity on Glee as characters refer to their ship names. Principal Figgins actually called Rachel and Finn, “Finchel” and characters continually refer to their fan base as Brittany addressed how lesbian bloggers might not like her being with Sam.
Looking back on old shows, you will realize we were all shipping before it became it became a thing on the internet. There were couples (especially on much beloved Disney shows) where in our eyes, the whole show centered around two characters that had to be together. There was no possibility Lizzie was going to end up with any guy who she dated, because she was meant to be with Gordo. Phil could not go to the future before he confessed his love for Keely.
There are so many pairings that were meant to be in our eyes. We shipped them, and we shipped them hard.
Take a trip back to look at characters from your childhood that you definitely shipped
Lizzie & Gordo (Lizzie McGuire)
Over the course of Lizzie McGuire we saw Lizzie through multiple and awful relationships. Gordo was the one constant in all her relationships, the one who would bring her back up again after yet another guy knocked her down. Lizzie didn’t always know Gordo loved her, but we did, and that is why we will never forget when they finally kissed in the movie. Poor Gordo, that only took a few seasons to happen…
Helga & Arnold (Hey Arnold)
Even though Helga is considered to be psycho, and her romance with Arnold is in her head, their relationship is pretty endearing. She will go to great lengths to help out Arnold, and if thats not love, then what is?
Keeley & Phil (Phil of the Future)
There was never a question Keeley and Phil were meant to be together. Whenever one had a potential love interest, the other became extremely tense and obviously jealous. Even though we wanted Keeley to mind her own business and not find out Phil was from the future, Keeley loved him all the same after she found out. True love is dating someone with four toes.
Zoey & Chase (Zoey 101)
Although we all knew Chase only had eyes for Zoey from the first episode when he fell of a bike to get a good look at her, we didn’t know if Zoey would reciprocate his feelings. It was only until Chase got a girlfriend of his own did Zooey realize she liked him — typical. Although Chase chased (ha!) Zoey when she changed boarding schools not realizing Zoey stayed at Pacific Coast Academy, the two finally got to be together in what might have been the best Disney Channel finale of all time.
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You know celebrities are too rich for their own good when they let their significant others take over their whole wardrobe. Because in the case of Kim Kardashian, that’s exactly what she let Kanye West do in an upcoming episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
In the preview of Sunday’s episode, Kim is given an ultimatum to ditch the entire wardrobe she currently has while Kanye proposes that he’ll purchase the replacement.
With a whole new and expensive wardrobe provided for free, it’s obvious Kim obliges.
As she and her main squeeze check out the new clothes, Kanye is quick to praise his own pickings saying, “Look how dope this s–t is.”
And as he knows his mission is complete after Kim comes out in a dress with a very plunging neckline, he comments, “[You're] getting on best dressed lists now. You’re stepping into this territory. You look amazing — it’s a new Kim!”
I’m by no means a fan of a man taking control of a woman’s wardrobe. Because really, who gives Kanye the right to tell Kim what to wear? But after watching the video, I could not help but laugh at the sheer ridiculousness of it. How nice it must be to be rich and buy a completely new wardrobe. And given that the pile of her old clothes was massive, I sure as hell hope she ACTUALLY donated it to a good cause!
That being said, do you like Kimye? Or is Kanye West being too controlling?
Watch the Kanye make Kim throw out her wardrobe here.
According to People, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are no more. The couple decided to end their relationship recently and “there are no hard feelings,” a source told PEOPLE exclusively. “It was completely mutual and they both decided it was time to move on.”
The source added that Biel is keeping her house in L.A. and she and Timberlake will remain friends. The two had been dating since 2007.
Reps for both of the stars released a statement on Thursday, confirming the split: “Addressing the media speculation regarding Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake’s relationship, we are confirming that they mutually have decided to part ways. The two remain friends and continue to hold the highest level of love and respect for each other.”
This news isn’t really shocking, the two haven’t been seen together for quite a while now. I’m sure there are thousands of girls, and boys, out there who are thrilled Timberlake is a single man again. Same goes for Biel. They are the hottest people in Hollywood right now, so I’m sure they will have no problem rebounding and finding new love. Plus, as far as Hollywood relationships go, they lasted quite a while. Time to move on, you two!
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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino told PEOPLE what he looks for in a woman—and surprisingly it isn’t just someone to look at his crazy abs all day.
The Situation is a more complex man and looks for a girl who gives just as much as she gets.
“Ultimately, she’s just got to work well with the way I live my life,” he says, “I need a girl who knows a relationship is 50-50.”
“I’m a Cancer and I’m Italian,” he said at the launch of NoX Edge (a workout supplement), continuing, “I like to take care of people and do nice things. It doesn’t matter if her hair is blonde or brown, but she must be giving and generous – like myself.”
“If she’s bossy, controlling or high maintenance, those are deal breakers for me.” Also, he also says that “looks are big,” and although he’s not actively looking for a relationship at the moment, he adds “I’m the type of person that’s open, whatever happens, happens.”
If you’re looking to get a piece of The Situation, check him out on the second season of Jersey Shore which premieres July 29 on MTV.
This rant is long past its expiry date.
Just like Lindsay Lohan’s and Samantha Ronson’s relationship.
These two really need to grow up and move on. Even though I think these two deserve each other—both have successful careers (somewhat), unstable emotional and verbal outbursts and act like children in public—together they make Britney and K-Fed’s relationship look sane and normal.
Now that’s bad.
But really, how many times a week can we read about LoRon’s roller coaster relationship? This past week, TMZ.com reported that Lohan flew from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in order to surprise her (wo) man. She showed up at the club where Ronson was spinning and, after a few drinks (what else is new?) and some trashy/wild dancing, Lohan went to the bathroom. When she came out, Ronson was already gone.
Ah, smart move. Read more…