Though Mean Girls was rated PG-13 for “sexual content, language, and some teen partying,” that was a rating Paramount had to fight for, says Waters. “We had lots of battles with the ratings board on the movie. There was the line, ‘Amber D’Lessio gave a blow job to a hot dog,’ which eventually became ‘Amber D’Lessio made out with a hot dog.’ Which is somehow weirder! That’s the thing we found: When you’re trying to make a joke obey the rules and not use any bad words, it can actually become seamier, even.” Still, there were some things that Waters simply refused to change. “The line in the sand that I drew was the joke about the wide-set vagina. The ratings board said, ‘We can’t give you a PG-13 unless you cut that line.’ We ended up playing the card that the ratings board was sexist, because Anchorman had just come out, and Ron Burgundy had an erection in one scene, and that was PG-13. We told them, ‘You’re only saying this because it’s a girl, and she’s talking about a part of her anatomy. There’s no sexual context whatsoever, and to say this is restrictive to an audience of girls is demeaning to all women.’ And they eventually had to back down.”
Congress will have been in session for eight days total during the 102-day stretch from Aug. 1 to Nov. 12, after the midterm elections. As the Hill explains, given lawmakers’ $174,000 annual salaries, their pay works out to $608 per hour over that span.
the most fucked up thing is that
one of the most
i’ve heard in the longest time, and the result? the result from these men who claim that they would be all for feminism if it weren’t for all “the man hating”?
Last week, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals voted in an 8-1 ruling to strike down a law against “upskirting.” While affirming that taking sexualized, nonconsensual pictures of women in public was “intolerable,” the court ultimately found that a woman’s right to privacy did not override a photographer’s freedom of expression — even if that expression entails taking creepy pictures.