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The Ho of the Week, and really of our lifetimes, is Hollywood. You can’t even spell Hollywood without ho. Anyways, the reason this week for calling Hollywood a ho is their complete inability to pass the Bechdel Rule. The Bechdel Rule was introduced in Allison Bechdel’s comic Dykes to Watch Out For back in a 1985 strip. The basic principle is that in order to pass three simple rules must be followed:
1) There must be two women in it
2) They must speak to each other
3) About something besides a man
The fact that there are so few movies that pass this test underlines the male-centric view of the world that Hollywood presents. Bitch Ph.D. discuss this phenomenon in terms of summer blockbuster #1, the Dark Knight Returns. NPR discusses it and extends it to other under represented groups.
A list of movies and their Bechdel Rule factor.
So there is a shitload of drama surrounding Bristol Palin’s pregnancy. Specifically, is this actually her second time being pregnant, and is “Twig,” VPILF’s supposed fifth child, actually Bristol’s child. The Philly Daily News breaks it down:
This is my favorite part, it’s the “what if they aren’t lying” scenario:
In April, reportedly 36 weeks pregnant, Palin flew to Dallas to give a speech. Before the speech, she began to leak amniotic fluid. Tough Alaska moose-hunter that she is, she gave the speech anyway. She called her family doctor, who is not an OB-GYN, who allegedly told her it would be OK to fly back to Alaska. For the record, there are hospitals in Dallas.
Having given up the governor’s private plane, Palin flew commercial, not telling Alaska Airlines that she was in labor and that her water had broken. No airline personnel seemed to note her as a woman about to give birth.
Her looooong Dallas to Alaska flight had a stopover in Seattle. There are also hospitals there.
So Palin finally arrived in Anchorage, where the airport (ironically named after Alaska Sen. Ted “Bridge to Nowhere” Stevens) is six miles from possibly the best medical facility in the state, Providence Hospital. Providence is one of two hospitals in Anchorage that has a NICU unit, which could come in handy for a 40-plus woman, just off a long flight, about to give birth to a premature baby with Down syndrome.
Palin, however, drove (or was driven) approximately an hour to the much smaller Mat-Su Regional Hospital in Palmer, Alaska, which does not seem to have a NICU unit.
The New York Post has excerpts from Johnston’s MySpace page:
On his MySpace page, Johnston boasts, “I’m a fuckin’ redneck” who likes to snowboard and ride dirt bikes.
“But I live to play hockey. I like to go camping and hang out with the boys, do some fishing, shoot some shit and just fuckin’ chillin’ I guess.”
“Ya fuck with me I’ll kick [your] ass,” he added.
He also claims to be “in a relationship,” but states, “I don’t want kids.”
See also: The Palin Effect, Face It: They Didn’t Vet Her, Sarah Palin’s Children, Surely this will sink the Palin nomination, How the Palins’ Pregnancy Issue Could Hurt Obama, This should play well with the parents of teenagers…, Has McCain blown it with the Palin pick?, Father of Bristol Palin’s child IDENTIFIED!, Anchorpoll: Does Sex Ed Prevent Teen Pregnancy?, and Religious Right responds to Bristol Palin’s pregnancy.
[tags]Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin Pregnancy, Levi Johnson, Levi Johnston, Levi Palin, Levin Johnson Bristol Palin, Palin Baby, Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin Daughter Pregnant[/tags]