Oprah, George & Amal Clooney Are Joined By The Spielbergs & Katzenbergs In Pledging $500,000 To March For Our Lives

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Oprah Winfrey stepped into the philanthropy box Tuesday, joining George and Amal Clooney, in also committing a $500,000 donation and general pledge of support for March for Our Lives in partnership with Everytown for Gun Safety. The event is being organized by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Both Clooneys will also participate in the Washington, DC demonstration on March 24, being organized by the surviving students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

"Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School . . . Our family will be there on March 24 to stand side by side with this incredible generation of young people from all over the country, and in the name of our children Ella and Alexander, we're donating $500,000 to help pay for this groundbreaking event. Our children's lives depend on it."

The March for Our Lives is organized by Stoneman Douglas students Cameron Kasky, Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Alex Wind, and Jaclyn Corin, in partnership with Everytown for Gun Safety. “I'm just a high school student,” Kasky wrote in a recent op-ed, “and I do not pretend to have all of the answers. However, even in my position, I can see that there is desperate need for change—change that starts by folks showing up to the polls and voting all those individuals who are in the back pockets of gun lobbyists out of office.”

The articulate voices of the students have overwhelmed open-minded adults across America. On Twitter, Winfrey compared the Stoneman Douglas student organizers Cameron Kasky, Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Alex Wind, and Jaclyn Corin to the Freedom Riders of the 1960s who “also said we’ve had enough and our voices will be heard.”

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Two more Hollywood couples joined the Clooneys and Oprah in matching their donations. Producer Jeffrey Katzenberg and his wife Marilyn were joined by Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg in also supporting the initiative.

“The young students in Florida and now across the country are already demonstrating their leadership with a confidence and maturity that belies their ages," said Spielberg via his representative, Marvin Levy. "Kate (Capshaw) and I applaud their efforts to take a stand for the benefit of this and future generations. They are an inspiration to us all, and we are joining in this movement with a donation of $500,000.”

In a statement sent by representative Rachel Peterson, Katzenberg said, “(My wife) Marilyn and I are proud to stand with the brave young leaders from Parkland, Fla., who have taken their pain and grief and turned it into action. We will join Amal and George Clooney on March 24 to stand alongside these remarkable young people. We are also donating $500,000 to March for Our Lives to support this historic event.”

Florida Lawmakers Say They Will Not Debate Gun Control But Declare Porn A Health Risk

A small group of Parkland students arrive in Tallahassee, Fla state capitol ahead of Wednesday's students, to watch the legislature refuse to debate gun control the same day they declared porn a health risk to these students.

A small group of Parkland students arrive in Tallahassee, Fla state capitol ahead of Wednesday's students, to watch the legislature refuse to debate gun control the same day they declared porn a health risk to these students.

After posting on FB last night that South Carolina lawmakers want to declare gay marriage 'parody marriage', I see that Fla lawmakers are also very, very busy.

Our brave Parkland kids rose the buses for 8 hrs. yesterday to their state capitol -- sleeping in the civic center w/their parent minders Tuesday night -- even though Fla legislators announced yesterday that there is no way they will debate an assault weapon ban or other gun legislation.

BUT the legislators DID have time to declare porn a health risk, reports BuzzFeed. .

I REPEAT, Fla legislators declared porn to be health risk but say they will NOT debate gun control in any form. My international friends, this is the state of the American conservative Republican mind today, the Trump mind in action.

More guns. Less porn. Maybe porn is so important to them because they buy more of it and watch it on Sunday. The credit card companies have worked in HUGE research studies -- like 500,000 porn purchases -- to identify by state and date bought.

Throw these bums OUT! I repeat. Throw these bums OUT, OUT, OUT! If you believe getting rid of porn is more important than gun legislation, which Americans overwhelmingly support, then these kids will lead a movement to get you OUT of office.

I am not optimistic that the kids will seriously change the laws. But I AM optimistic that they will clarify just how misguided our legislators are in what is important and a TRUE danger to the health of our kids. These kids will strip them naked in their right-wing priorities.

Note that I'm not speaking of all conservatives, several of whom I really like and agree with. I am speaking of religious bigots, the so-called words of God tribe who has installed their man Trump in office..

Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg and his wife Marilyn, joined the Clooney's and Oprah, with a $500,000 commitment to March for Our Lives, calling the Parkland students "remarkable young people" -- and they are.

Bannon Promises That Feminism, Not Toxic Masculinity, Is Responsible For America's Demise

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The mere fact that Harper's Bazaar would feature an article on the topic of toxic masculinity tells you the degree to which the female mindset in America is changing. Even the fashion industry is concerned about toxic masculinity. Oh yes. The Trump male posse can descend on us -- throwing stink bombs and calling us libtards -- but the facts are the facts in their non-factual universe. The jigs up, gentlemen.

When Trump was elected, Mr. Brexit Nigel Farage proclaimed: "The alpha males are back." That may be so, but large numbers of alpha males -- are the very definition of toxic masculinity -- and it's a masculinity that kills, no matter how the alt-right dresses it up.

More than other countries in the developed world, the American culture worships men with guns. They are conquerors of 'weaker men' and women are eager to have sex with them. In reality, men who commit mass shootings do not have the respect of the larger culture, but their "catastrophic sense of male entitlement" gives them admiration in their own equally toxic communities. 

Of all the mass shootings since 1982, only three have been committed by women. While women comprise about 50 percent of the victims of mass shootings, female mass killers are “so rare that it just hasn’t been studied,” according to James Garbarino, a psychologist at Loyola University Chicago.

Almost 60 percent of victims of mass shootings are family members, dead at the hands of a man who is showing them who's boss. Automatic assault rifles are a great assist to a deranged male ego seeking to show his friends and family -- and the public at large -- that he will command their full attention in fear, if admiration is not available. 

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Alt-right men don't even take responsibility for their actions. Jordan Jereb, the leader of a white nationalist hate group responded to the Nikolas Cruz massacre, saying, “There’s a very real sense of feminism being a cancer. That could’ve played into what he did.”

Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon is quoted in the new, updated paperback version of Bloomberg writer Josh Green's 'Devil's Bargain' as saying the "anti-patriarchy movement" might "undo ten-thousand years of recorded history."

“You watch. The time has come. Women are gonna take charge of society,” Bannon said, according to Green. “And they couldn’t juxtapose a better villain than Trump. He is the patriarch. This is a definitional moment in the culture. It’ll never be the same going forward.”

The Cut dismisses Bannon's words, but many of us fear them. Dead bodies lying strewn in Florida, Texas, Las Vegas all across America confirm that primarily white men -- especially in large mass killings -- are in revolt. 

Do not fear women wearing black dresses at the Golden Globes, as Bannon argues. Feminism is not the threat, as American women are not killers. Instead, beware of men carrying assault rifles in public, because THEY are the ones who are showing us just who is the BOSS! ~ Anne