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All Girls Aren’t Clumsy. They’re Just Written That Way By Lazy, Lazy Hollywood.

Hollywood, I love you. But Hollywood, you’re lazy. You constantly (and pretty much exclusively) use the "adorable and clumsy pretty girl" trope to humanize your leading ladies. Why? Surely there are other ways to show me these beautiful women are "human"?As a result of your laziness, we audiences are presented with cookie-cutter filmmaking, boring films, and almost NO female characters and female leads who are well-rounded and human because of their personalities. And no, clumsy is not a personality trait. And yeah, this video is funny! But I’d love it if there were never enough footage to make another again.

All Girls Aren’t Clumsy. They’re Just Written That Way By Lazy, Lazy Hollywood.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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