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Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 8, 2012 at 23:32:45 in HuffPost Live 321

“Your assumption that my knowledge of the era is limited to a television program is a direct result of your arrogance. That, my friend, is the only 'disconnect' here. It's unfortunate that you wasted so much space describing events that do nothing to refute my point re: women's extreme social disadvantages in the early 60's v. the latter part of the decade. Similarly, I could list a dozen black American organizations that existed in the early 60's..that would in no way suggest that blacks suffered less then vs. the late 60's after many civil rights had been gained.   ”
Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 8, 2012 at 17:51:28 in HuffPost Live 321

“the early 60's culture was a world away from that of the late 60's. The sexism of the early 60's was pervasive...Mad Men anyone?”

Laxsmi de Potrero on Dec 8, 2012 at 19:07:48

“mad myth. if your knowledge of history is based on current tv series, there may some disconnect. the sexual revolution of the late 60's saw the rise of the anti-war male chauvinist in battle with the chauvinist patriot--fighting for top dog. the early sixties were not part of the hyperventilated sexism.

try barbara winslow (http://depts.washington.edu/antiwar/interview_winslow.shtml) or even the wikipedia entry that contains:

Women were a large part of the antiwar movement, even though they were
largely relegated to second-class status within the organizations. Sara
Evans’ Personal Politics details the sexism women faced within
opposition groups such as the SNCC and the SDS.[54]
Leaders of such groups often viewed women as sex objects or
secretaries, not actual thinkers who could contribute positively and
tangibly to the group’s goals. Others believed that women could not
truly understand and join the antiwar movement because they were
unaffected by the draft.[55]
Women involved in opposition groups disliked the romanticism of the
violence of both the war and the antiwar movement that was common
amongst male war protestors.[56]
Despite the inequalities, participation in various antiwar groups
allowed women to gain experience with organizing protests and crafting
effective antiwar rhetoric. These newfound skills combined with their
dislike of sexism within the opposition movement caused many women to
break away from the mainstream antiwar movement and create or join
women’s antiwar groups, such as Another Mother for Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), and Women Strike for Peace (WSP),
also known as Women For”
Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 8, 2012 at 16:59:42 in HuffPost Live 321

“Sadly, we now live in an era when one person's uninformed 'opinion' carries equal weight as another's FACT-based commentary. Anyone with even a superficial knowledge of history would agree with your viewpoint.”

treetracker on Dec 8, 2012 at 17:05:55

“Thank you.”
Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 8, 2012 at 16:55:41 in HuffPost Live 321

“Unfortunately, sexual harassment of women is standard practice in Hwood...too many offenders to make a big fuss over Hitchcock. To be fair MANY women (and men) use sex to get ahead, so the only thing that's unusual is Tippi's refusal to play along.”
Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 8, 2012 at 16:38:37 in HuffPost Live 321

“But she was no longer on track to be a major star -- and blackballed from opptys due to Hitchcock's influence.

Imo, Tippi was no worse than 90% of any successful Hwood star -- male or female. Most of them are mediocre with good looks.”
Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 8, 2012 at 16:21:38 in HuffPost Live 321

“And I was just expressing MINE, dear.”
Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 8, 2012 at 15:49:11 in HuffPost Live 321

“Yes women's ROLES were superior, butactresses were quite subservient to the male studio power structure.”

Laxsmi de Potrero on Dec 8, 2012 at 16:01:22

“not necessarily in the 60's. many bio's and autobio's show that was not esp true. it may have been a golden age and no one recognized it”
Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 8, 2012 at 15:42:28 in HuffPost Live 321

“Tippi was also much OLDER then, so it was probably her age that stopped her from going farther. And remember she wasn't that young when she got her break so, yes, by stopping her when he did for as long as he did, Hitchcock ruined her career.”

Jinni on Dec 8, 2012 at 16:03:42

“Well, despite her age she still got decent work. Unfortunately her acting range was very limited. She was a mediocre actress with stunning looks.”
Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Tippi Hedren, 'The Birds' Star: Alfred Hitchcock Ruined My Career (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 8, 2012 at 15:38:16 in HuffPost Live 321

“She has every right to blame him for 'subsequent years.' those years were not nearly as vauable to her.

She lost 7 years of her YOUTH and career momentum. Those things are PRICELESS and irreplaceable capital in Hollywood. He stole them from her out of spite. I don't understand why this is confusing to people.”

Jinni on Dec 8, 2012 at 16:06:30

“no need to have a hissy fit....just expressing MY opinion....”
Oprah's Natural Hair Debuts On Cover Of <em>O</em> Magazine September 2012 Issue (PHOTO)

Oprah's Natural Hair Debuts On Cover Of O Magazine September 2012 Issue (PHOTO)

Commented Aug 2, 2012 at 18:05:37 in Black Voices

“Some black women do have very full hair. It was actually the norm during the hot comb era before women started using toxic straighteners. People are so used to seeing stringy thinning chemically abused hair that they can't believe hair like hers is possible.”

Kimiko Austin-Rijs on Aug 3, 2012 at 03:23:15

“Agreed. My hair is as full as hers because I haven't straightened it in a long time. When I do it is more textlaxed but I haven't done that in over a year.”
Walton Henry Butler Allegedly Shoots Everett Gant, Told Police After Arrest He 'Only Shot A N----r'

Walton Henry Butler Allegedly Shoots Everett Gant, Told Police After Arrest He 'Only Shot A N----r'

Commented Aug 2, 2012 at 17:00:55 in Crime

“1) You're a liar. Members of EVERY ethnic group uses slurs about themselves in jest -- and they ALSO hate it when outsiders do the same.

2) How dare you defend this criminal trash and turn the focus into a tantrum over the freedom to call black people racial slurs?

Ridiculous.”
Jamie Lynne Grumet, Breastfeeding Mom On 'TIME Magazine' Cover, Illustrates Attachment Parenting

Jamie Lynne Grumet, Breastfeeding Mom On 'TIME Magazine' Cover, Illustrates Attachment Parenting

Commented May 15, 2012 at 09:02:30 in Parents

“You're making my point. Young children may not yet have the vocabulary to express their developing sexuality but it is still there.”
Zoe Saldana: 'There's Just Not Enough Diversity On Magazine Covers' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Zoe Saldana: 'There's Just Not Enough Diversity On Magazine Covers' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Commented May 11, 2012 at 23:13:18 in Latino Voices

“Well...let's see... Zoe's got a national forum for her opinion, so it apparently it counts more than you'd like.”
Jamie Lynne Grumet, Breastfeeding Mom On 'TIME Magazine' Cover, Illustrates Attachment Parenting

Jamie Lynne Grumet, Breastfeeding Mom On 'TIME Magazine' Cover, Illustrates Attachment Parenting

Commented May 11, 2012 at 22:57:35 in Parents

“You are incorrect. Children do begin to have sexual thoughts/feelings at a very early age.”
Jamie Lynne Grumet, Breastfeeding Mom On 'TIME Magazine' Cover, Illustrates Attachment Parenting

Jamie Lynne Grumet, Breastfeeding Mom On 'TIME Magazine' Cover, Illustrates Attachment Parenting

Commented May 11, 2012 at 11:05:55 in Parents

“I once spent a lot of time around a co-worker's 4 year old boy who still breast fed. It was a VERY creepy experience to have this child ask me whether he could 'nurse' from ME. I'm sorry, but kids that old have budding sexual feelings and no way in the world can I be convinced that some wires aren't getting crossed there.”

AHuffPostReader on May 13, 2012 at 21:11:22

“They don't know those feelings are sexual, perhaps. Maybe he associates that with human touch and comfort? Freud would say children are sexual beings, but I find THAT concept creepy.”

jcar on May 11, 2012 at 11:36:48

“A child this young has no thoughts of sex. Breastfeeding is simply feeding to a newborn, and that isn't going to change as the child gets a few years older. It is feeding, and some comfort and affection.

Dr. Sears advocates parenting the way people did before baby bottles and plastic sippy cups and cribs came along-- it is really going back to what is natural for humans, because, he believes that it is better for the child. Research is proving him correct.

I've read that breastfed babies have higher I.Q.s as do babies fed on demand, both advocated by Dr. Sears.”

notaniceguy on May 11, 2012 at 11:33:10

“100% correct. I had a strong erection on since I was 5 years old for sure but could have been earlier, don't remember. I was breast fed for 1 year.”
Zoe Saldana: 'There's Just Not Enough Diversity On Magazine Covers' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Zoe Saldana: 'There's Just Not Enough Diversity On Magazine Covers' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Commented May 11, 2012 at 10:46:49 in Latino Voices

“Your opinion of how much inclusion should pacify us doesn't count.”

Elecktra001 on May 11, 2012 at 14:50:35

“Nor does Zoe's for that matter”
Zoe Saldana: 'There's Just Not Enough Diversity On Magazine Covers' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Zoe Saldana: 'There's Just Not Enough Diversity On Magazine Covers' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Commented May 10, 2012 at 21:35:32 in Latino Voices

“To be fair, Vogue has done a fairly decent job of including women of color...they actually got the memo.”
Zoe Saldana: 'There's Just Not Enough Diversity On Magazine Covers' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Zoe Saldana: 'There's Just Not Enough Diversity On Magazine Covers' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Commented May 10, 2012 at 21:06:18 in Latino Voices

“Of course they can! But if some of those magazines want our money (and they do) then they need to include us.”

White Diamond on May 10, 2012 at 21:31:11

“You have been included. Have you picked a fashion magazine within the past twenty years?”
huffingtonpost entry

Newt Gingrich: Obama's Trayvon Martin Statement 'Disgraceful'

Commented Mar 24, 2012 at 11:23:16 in Politics

“Just stop with this garbage.

He was ASKED about Trayvon by a reporter. That's why he mentioned it.”
Solange Knowles Stars In Carol's Daughter 'Transitioning Movement' Campaign Video

Solange Knowles Stars In Carol's Daughter 'Transitioning Movement' Campaign Video

Commented Mar 15, 2012 at 18:17:16 in Black Voices

“Her hair was not ever hers...that was a WEAVE.”

makemesmile on Mar 16, 2012 at 22:30:54

“Beyonce got the gorgeous face in that family. Solange with that big lower lip is homely.”
Rihanna Starts Online Feud With Chris Brown's Girlfriend Karrueche Tran

Rihanna Starts Online Feud With Chris Brown's Girlfriend Karrueche Tran

Commented Mar 8, 2012 at 16:08:10 in Celebrity

“Notice how they used an unflattering pic of Rhianna and an 'innocent lamb' photo of Tran...so transparent...”

prettysmart420 on Mar 8, 2012 at 22:09:31

“Thought it was just me thinking that......”
huffingtonpost entry

Minority Students Face Harsher Discipline, Fewer Options, New Federal Data Shows

Commented Mar 6, 2012 at 10:36:58 in Education

“Thanks! I'd be pretty worried if you agreed with me.”
huffingtonpost entry

Minority Students Face Harsher Discipline, Fewer Options, New Federal Data Shows

Commented Mar 6, 2012 at 10:15:22 in Education

“Stop with the empty political rhetoric and stay on topic.

(And btw, your comprehension is lacking. Those teachers were absolutely spouting TYPICAL CONSERVATIVE drivel against quotas. It just so happened that the targets of their bias were innocent black children who went on to achieve DESPITE their opposition.”

IrisMozenter on Mar 6, 2012 at 13:15:07

“You are absolutely right, they were spouting typical well-meaning conservative drivel. It made me sick enough to eventually pull my kid out. And if there hadn't been so-called quotas (forced by a court case long ago), those minority kids would have been stuck in their awful neighborhood schools and wouldn't have had such great outcomes. Those quotas are now defunct, and the school system is trying to work around it to have better outcomes for minority kids and in fact all kids. The jury is still out on how those efforts will turn out. But at least they're acknowledging the problem, whereas before they turned a blind eye. Good for Arne Duncan for calling attention to this. This is a community problem, not a black, brown, white, blue or green problem.”

Paul Is Right on Mar 6, 2012 at 10:33:31

“I am right on topic. I completely disagree with your "analysis" (using the term very loosely) of my comment.”
huffingtonpost entry

Minority Students Face Harsher Discipline, Fewer Options, New Federal Data Shows

Commented Mar 6, 2012 at 09:58:30 in Education

“Thank you for posting this. Most white people have no idea (or refuse to believe) the degree of hate and ignorance people of color have to wade through to achieve anything in this society.”

Adonijah on Mar 6, 2012 at 10:22:01

“TRUTH!




@Most white people have no idea (or refuse to believe) the degree of hate and ignorance people of color have to wade through to achieve anything in this society”

Paul Is Right on Mar 6, 2012 at 10:05:15

“Yes, thank you for posting this because we know that conservative ideology is nowhere to be found in education, not from the administrators down to the teachers.

We know that conservatives believe in the innate ability of anyone to succeed in this great country. We know that conservatives do not favor special or disparate treatment of any minorities; conservatives do not support the "quotas" Iris mentioned.

I truly appreciate Iris' comment because it is not conservatism that created the atmosphere of racial prejudice. But it is conservatism that can eliminate it.”
Rihanna In Talks To Play Whitney Houston In Rumored Biopic

Rihanna In Talks To Play Whitney Houston In Rumored Biopic

Commented Feb 28, 2012 at 12:05:35 in Entertainment

“Whitney's barely cold in the ground and that devil Clive is still finding ways to cash in on her...disgusting.”
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