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“This is embarrassing”: Law professors skewer Trump lawyer’s “lying women” defense

“This is embarrassing”: Law professors skewer Trump lawyer’s “lying women” defense

[ad_1] What the Manhattan jury weighing the case against Donald Trump makes of adult film star and director Stormy Daniels’ testimony this week could hinge on societal perception of “lying women,” according to a leading feminist legal theorist and former Manhattan prosecutor. “All of us are shaped by a culture that casts accusers as unreliable sources of information,” Deborah Tuerkheimer, also a professor at Northwestern Law, told Salon. Tuerkheimer, the author of the book “CREDIBLE: Why We Doubt Accusers and Protect Abusers,” said female caricatures such as the gold digger seeking fortune above all, or the scorned woman seeking revenge, or the regretful woman ruing consensual sex, are ubiquitous. “The ready availability of certain stock representations of lying women makes it easy for us to disbelieve,” Tuerkheimer wrote in her book. On Thursday, Daniels faced additional cross-examination by Trump’s defense team and a round of questions from prosecutors — with the defense seeking to portray Daniels as having entirely made up the story of the sexual encounter on the basis of her salacious background, her …

With “Hind’s Hall” Macklemore finally delivers an allyship effort that isn’t embarrassing

With “Hind’s Hall” Macklemore finally delivers an allyship effort that isn’t embarrassing

[ad_1] Macklemore is corny. People have been saying that for years. His corniness worked when “Thrift Shop,” his megahit with Ryan Lewis, put them on the global map in 2012.  It was less acceptable when the duo strutted off with Grammys for best new artist, and best rap song, best rap performance for “Thrift Shop,” along with beating Drake, Jay-Z, the artist formerly known as Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar to take home best rap album for “The Heist.” Even Macklemore knew better, while also suspecting that letting the world know he agreed with most hip-hop fans that Lamar should have won might be worth something. He was right. It earned a headline-generating diss from Drake in Rolling Stone and made him the modern poster child for Black music appropriation.  That image was not ameliorated in 2016 with the release of the nearly nine-minute “White Privilege II,” an unlistenable corn-cob stab in the auditory canal doubling as a rumination on the Movement for Black Lives. The thing about corniness, though, is that it is in some …

Darren Criss claiming he’s ‘culturally queer’ isn’t just embarrassing, it’s ignorant

Darren Criss claiming he’s ‘culturally queer’ isn’t just embarrassing, it’s ignorant

[ad_1] For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails I have been so culturally queer my whole life,” said sexually straight Darren Criss, the 37-year-old former star of Glee. The cisgender actor and musician was speaking at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo earlier this week when he made the remark, explaining: “I was gonna say, ‘Not because I’m trying to be cool…’ but I’m gonna erase that, because I am trying to be cool. The things in my life that I have tried to emulate, learn from and be inspired by are 100 per cent queer as f***.” But, contrary to Criss’s bizarre declaration, there is no such thing as “cultural queerness”. Not really. Me, I sometimes dress in black and have a vehement dislike of clowns. But I don’t go around telling people I’m culturally Batman. To be fair to Criss, the core of what he’s saying is understandable enough. He has been a vocal …

Erik ten Hag labels reaction to Manchester United’s Coventry win ’embarrassing’ and a ‘disgrace’

Erik ten Hag labels reaction to Manchester United’s Coventry win ’embarrassing’ and a ‘disgrace’

[ad_1] Ten Hag admitted Antony should not have acted in such fashion but revealed that his behaviour was a reaction to early provocation from Coventry players. “Did you see the reaction of Harry Maguire?” Ten Hag asked. “He [Antony] was provoked. This was a reaction to that. You haven’t seen the provocation, you only saw the reaction. But he should not do it. “But I have also seen Harry Maguire straight after and others. We should acknowledge the performance from Coventry to come into that final and come back. We are for 70 minutes totally dominating the game by far and creating many chances and 3-0 must have been the game closed. But the return from their side was very good.” United play bottom club Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night when Ten Hag could be without at least 12 senior players after his squad was further decimated by injuries sustained against Coventry. Ten Hag has doubts over Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford and hopes Alejandro Garnacho and Bruno Fernandes can recover from …

Employee Accidentally Took A Shower During A Zoom Meeting

Employee Accidentally Took A Shower During A Zoom Meeting

[ad_1] Since the pandemic, virtual meetings have become quite standard. With that came a host of tricky moments ranging from awkward technical difficulties to children running around in the background making a ruckus. However, one woman shared a particularly wild story she heard of an employee accidentally flashing his entire team during a virtual meeting. The employee accidentally took a shower during a Zoom team meeting in front of his co-workers. Career content creator Liz Miller explained that the incident occurred at her friend’s company during their all-sales team meeting. The company is a hybrid work environment, so some employees were taking the call remotely while a group joined from the office. “The in-office group was a couple of minutes late, and worth noting, the leadership was also in the office. Anyone with hosting privileges was not in the meeting right when it started,” Miller explained. “It’s like a group of remote employees waiting for the meeting to start.” RELATED: Woman Who Hung Up On A Zoom Job Interview After Only 2 Minutes Is Told ‘Millennials Don’t Want To …

Trump Courtroom Witness Confirms Embarrassing Moment

Trump Courtroom Witness Confirms Embarrassing Moment

[ad_1] “I was in the courtroom. I saw him falling asleep,” MSNBC analyst Jonathan Alter told the network’s Ayman Mohyeldin. “This is not ‘reportedly.’ This actually happened.” Alter said he saw the former president nodding off several times on Monday, Thursday and Friday. “That’s not a good look. It makes it hard for him to call Joe Biden ‘Sleepy Joe,’” he said. “That nickname goes out the window.” He said Trump was also whispering with his attorneys during the proceedings. “Not a good look,” he repeated. See more of Alter’s conversation with Mohyeldin below: [ad_2] Source link

Royal Family LIVE: Prince Harry faces ’embarrassing outcome’ | Royal | News

Royal Family LIVE: Prince Harry faces ’embarrassing outcome’ | Royal | News

[ad_1] Prince Harry has found himself in a “sticky situation” out of which there can only be “three possible conclusions” with an “embarrassing outcome” regarding his US visa application, a royal expert has claimed. The Duke of Sussex could be in hot water over his US visa application, as American conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation launched legal action in an attempt to have the official documents made public, alleging that Harry either misrepresented his past drug use on his visa application or was favoured by the US government. Harry has previously admitted to using drugs, including cocaine, in his memoir Spare – published in early 2023 – and three years after he was granted his US residency visa. Now royal expert Jennie Bond told OK!: “This is a sticky situation for Harry to find himself in. There seem to be only three possible conclusions: he lied in his visa application, he lied in his book, or he has been made a special case by the American authorities. All of these signal an embarrassing outcome …

Paul McCartney Reveals ‘Embarrassing’ Moment With Beatles That Nearly Made Him Quit

Paul McCartney Reveals ‘Embarrassing’ Moment With Beatles That Nearly Made Him Quit

[ad_1] On Wednesday’s episode of his podcast, McCartney: A Life in Lyrics, the former Beatles musician, 81, reflected on an incident during one of the band’s first shows together that made him want to say goodbye to playing live music. “We had this gig and it was the first thing I ever played, and I was lead guitar player,” he explained. “John [Lennon] was rhythm. I had a solo and I totally froze. Could not move my fingers.” “It was just so embarrassing,” he added. “My lead-guitar-playing career melted at that moment and I said, ‘Well, I’m not doing this again. I’m not cut out for this. I’m no good.’” McCartney did not clarify when and where the ill-fated performance took place. The English singer-songwriter later went on to become the iconic band’s bass guitarist. He’s since learned to play more than 40 instruments, including the harmonica, mandolin, cello and ukulele, according to IMDB. “I am so happy with @beyonce’s version of my song ‘Blackbird’” McCartney wrote on Instagram. “I think she does a magnificent …

“Biden Censorship Regime” Blocks Media Access At Border Over Embarrassing Invasion Video That Shocked Nation

“Biden Censorship Regime” Blocks Media Access At Border Over Embarrassing Invasion Video That Shocked Nation

[ad_1] New York Post’s Jennie Taer is on the ground at the southern border wall and was the first to report the shocking invasion footage in El Paso, Texas, one day ago, when migrants attacked US National Guard troops. In response, the federal government has blocked media access to at least one stretch of the wall because the footage is extremely shocking and embarrassing for the White House.  “Media now being blocked from the scene where we captured a breach by hundreds of migrants in El Paso yesterday, how do we do our jobs now?” Taer posted on X on Friday evening.  Media now being blocked from the scene where we captured a breach by hundreds of migrants in El Paso yesterday, how do we do our jobs now? pic.twitter.com/0AnJ9K8VxT — Jennie Taer (@JennieSTaer) March 22, 2024 One day before, the NYPost journo captured this video that shocked the nation.  This is the moment when TX National Guard became overrun by migrants rioting to get across the border here in El Paso today We were there and saw it …

How I Manage My Embarrassing Skin-Picking Disorder

How I Manage My Embarrassing Skin-Picking Disorder

[ad_1] I sat nervously in the exam room, staring at the floor as my mom sat nearby. At age ten, I’d never been to a dermatologist before, and I didn’t know what to expect. My pessimistic mind pictured a medieval torture chamber of sorts. My anxiety about the awaiting pain was made more intense by one truth. You see, I had a secret that I was too embarrassed to tell even my mom. She was very concerned when she noticed the rash on my forearms. She examined the little red marks and showed them to my dad. Oddly, they weren’t anywhere else on my body. She called the dermatologist’s office to get me in immediately. But the dermatologist couldn’t help me, and I was too scared and ashamed to speak up. The dark secret was that I did this to myself. I noticed one day that picking at my skin helped me feel calm when I felt stressed. As a sensitive and anxious kid who was bullied often, I tried what I could to help …