Pantylines, March 8, 2010

Posted at 8:00 AM Mar 08, 2010

By Andrea Grimes

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Good morning, Dolls! If you, like me, forgot everything you ever knew about life and love and truth when Gabby Sidibe didn't win a Best Actress award last night, you may have forgotten all kinds of important ladynews that happened over the weekend. Here's a refresher course featuring Bigelow, Bea Arthur and an unhealthy dose of conservative sexual bigotry.

  • Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman ever to win a Best Director award, plus The Hurt Locker got Best Picture. [Jezebel] Forthcoming Criterion Collection DVD to be released, with bonus special feature, Point Break.
  • Of course, the Daily Mail saw this as an opportunity to point out that the Hurt Locker was really just a chance for Bigelow to get revenge against ex James Cameron. [DailyMail] Because women often engage in exhausting work with long, hard hours and little chance of appreciation in order to get our boyfriends back and/or make them cry.
  • Bea Arthur, Farrah Fawcett were both notably missing from the In Memoriam tribute. [AccessHollywood] The official story: it was to cut down on time. You mean, cut down on time like DYING, Academy? That was way harsh
  • California State Senator (and Republican) Roy Ashburn says there's no connection between him being a secret, self-loathing gay and his passionate anti-gay voting record and policies. [Pandagon] I anxiously await his next statement, wherein he will finally prove that unicorns are real.
  • Zainab Salbi's International Women's Day call to action against violence. [TheDailyBeast] Remember that time when people had to be reminded that violence against women is especially prevalent and awful? Ugh. Take a shot. Yes, I know it's not noon yet.
  • D.C. will become the first city in the U.S. to give out free female condoms. [RHRealityCheck] And, hopefully, instruction booklets.
  • A Boulder, Colo. Catholic school denies a student admission because she has lesbian parents. [ABC7] More remarkable is the fact that every other parent of every other kid at that school has never, not once, sinned in his or her life. Who's on that story?

Comments

Mrs. Micah said:

Thanks for the female condom heads up. I'll keep my eye out for them, since...I've always wanted to try one. Is that weird? Well, my husband's great about condoms, so I've just never bothered to buy & try. But for free, sure.

Paul said:

Hey, Khan himself got stiffed in that presentation too.

Though, arguably I stopped paying attention to the awards since Ellen Burstyn didn't get best supporting actress in Requiem for a Dream.

Nicki E. said:

Wow, good ol' Catholics, always hating on the gays.

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