Asked by Anonymous
- i am angry because this is just another example of women being shamed for taking nudes instead of the douchebag who spreads them being shamed for violating someone’s privacy like that
- i am angry because nobody deserves this, regardless of how i feel about their personality
- i am angry because this is pure misogyny and shows how women aren’t respected in our culture
- i am angry because she did not consent to having those pics posted everywhere but they still were
- i am angry because on the VERY RARE occasion this happens to a male celeb he is not shamed but rather the perpetrator is and it’s forgotten quickly whereas this will haunt jennifer for years and years to come
- i am angry because this was a sex crime and people are treating it like a joke
- i am angry because she is being exploited/objectified and some gross dudebros are probably jacking off to those pics
- i am angry because people are CONGRATULATING the fucker who did such an atrocious thing to her instead of being appalled
listen i may not like her personally but the fact remains that as a human being she is entitled to body autonomy and to choose who sees her naked body and who doesn’t
Character: Maureen Johnson
Appears in: Rent
Commonly Interpreted as: Bisexual
Maureen has always been attracted to men and women. She was in a relationship with a man named Mark (played by out bisexual actor Anthony Rapp) but she broke up with him prior to the beginning of the movie.
Throughout most of the movie Maureen is in a relationship with a woman named Joanne. The two have a rocky relationship because Maureen is incapable of being faithful. Maureen and Joanne almost get married, but it is called off when Maureen flirts with the bartender.
Her friends sometimes treat her flirty and flighty nature as a joke. A few jokes are thrown Mark’s way about the fact that his girlfriend left him for a woman. But in the end, Maureen’s relationship with Joanne is treated with equal weight as any of the other relationships in the movie.
Thanks joannaagain for this suggestion.
I love Rent and I love that there are both bi actors and characters in the musical and movie, but I hate how Maureen falls into the “unfaithful bisexual woman” trope… and I HATE the jokes about how Mark got ditched for a woman. as if that makes him less of a man. Bullshit.
September is PCOS Awareness Month, so this time of year is perfect to bring awareness to PCOS and show support as well. You can bring awareness in many ways; social networking, your local community, PCOS Awareness runs, even PCOS awareness items! (Check out Zazzle’s PCOS Awareness item boutique). Spread this message and bring awareness even if you do not have PCOS, because there may just be someone in your life that does, someone who may not even know they have it!
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorders that is affecting women in numbers as high as one out of ten, although many cases remain undiagnosed because symptoms differ from one woman to another. While one woman may experience a range of symptoms, another may have little to none. PCOS is a condition in which the sex hormones in a female’s body are imbalanced, which can cause cysts on the ovaries, weight gain, changes in menstrual cycle, trouble getting pregnant, and other problems. If left untreated, it can lead to heart disease and endometrial cancer. At this time PCOS is not curable but with medication, exercise, and healthy eating, the symptoms can be treated.
- Not all women who have PCOS are insulin-resistant or diabetic.
- PCOS is a leading cause in infertility and menstrual irregularity.
- Five to seven million of the female population have PCOS.
- Less than twenty-five percent of women with PCOS have been diagnosed.
- Between thirty to forty percent of women may experience insulin resistance.
PCOS Health Risks
- Endometrial cancer
- Lipid abnormalities
- Heart disease (4 to 7 times higher)
- Sleep apnea
- May develop anxiety and/or depression
- Weight gain
- Oily skin
- Cysts on ovaries
- High cholesterol levels
- Skin discolorations
- Elevated blood pressure
- Insulin resistance
- Repeated miscarriages
- Thinning hair
- Male-type hair growth
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Healthy eating
- Weight control/Weight loss
- Medication (Metformin, Spironolactone, Clomid (infertility), & birth control are a few that are commonly prescribed)
- Regular exercise
- Ovarian wedge resection
- Laparoscopic ovarian drilling
- Polycystic ovaries
- Polycystic ovary disease
- Stein-Leventhal syndrome
- Polyfollicular ovarian disease
I have PCOS and by pulling all this information together through research, it gives the option to spread this to family and friends, along with anyone else who comes across it, informing everyone on a female endocrine disease that isn’t well known yet should be.
Whether you are a male, or female without PCOS, spread awareness because someone in your life may in fact have PCOS yet isn’t aware. If you think about it, 5 to 7 million of the female population (1 in 10) have PCOS, and a large majority are not even aware they have it! Although there is not a cure known, it can still be manageable with the proper lifestyle change, but first one must be diagnosed.
If you know someone who has any symptoms listed above, please do not hesitate to speak to them about PCOS because it’s important they get the treatment that is needed to manage PCOS and keep it from getting severe.
Bring awareness to one of the most common female endocrine disorders.
Be aware of your body and PCOS.
A very dear friend of mine designed the images in this post, so a very big thank you to K.