After the circus that was the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, you know who made the following comments:
“It’s a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of,”
I could lecture from here to eternity about the reality of the world we live in when it comes to who has the power in this world and who does not have the power. But instead of getting on my soapbox, I will let Lynzy Lab sing about it instead.
The first step to solving a problem is admitting that you have one. We have a problem in our culture. Women are undervalued and often seen as sexual objects without brains, ambitions or abilities. This brilliant song shines a light on the problem and allows all of us to start on the difficult journey of fixing the problem.
There is nothing so important to a legit democracy than the ability to openly satirize and mock those in power.
Donald Trump has been an easy target for satire since he announced he was running for election. Now that he is unfortunately sitting in the most powerful office in the country, the target has become larger and easier for satire.
That being said, I give you Trumped, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, reprising their roles of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom from The Producers.
I will caution that one does need to know the overall plot from The Producers to get some of the jokes, but the skit also stands alone as a moment of political satire that is absolutely needed during this time in our country’s history.
Sometimes it seems like some grown men have the maturity of a toddler. Talking to them like grownups gets us nowhere. We need to talk to them on a level that they understand.
Enter Tracee Ellis Ross, who is guess hosting on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week. The video below is brilliant, funny and hits the point home. No means no, means no. End of story. If you don’t understand the word no, just watch the news and see the men whose professional and personal lives have been destroyed because they didn’t understand the meaning of the word. It’s not exactly a path in life that someone would actively choose to take, if they understood the meaning of the word.