Chloe Evans O'Hearn 
Member since Aug 2, 2012

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Re: “Proposal Would Replace Midtown's Old Forest with a Newer Model

I overheard some hipsters talking about how all the trees in Cooper Young were locally grown. They would probably frequent Overton Park as well if it had a bocce ball court in the middle of the Old Forest.

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Posted by Chloe Evans O'Hearn on 05/27/2014 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Untapped!

I'm so excited this is kicking off tonight on my birthday! The brewery was the first building to inspire me to envision creative ways to build community in big vacant spaces.

And thanks Bianca for the shout out for Co-Motion Studio, Crosstown's finest hula hooping studio! I can't wait to hoop and play in the brewery tonight for my birthday, and I don't even have to sneak in this time!

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Posted by Chloe Evans O'Hearn on 04/24/2014 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Rising Above

Thanks for helping bring attention to our campaign. Our events start this weekend. You can find more details on all the events here: https://www.facebook.com/onebillionrisingm…

Posted by Chloe Evans O'Hearn on 02/07/2014 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Set In Motion

Thanks for the great press! Come out and play with us on Facebook and check out our current class calendar full of hooping, yoga, bellydance, circus arts, fitness classes, dance parties, drum circles, and more at http://www.comotionmemphis.com/

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Posted by Chloe Evans O'Hearn on 12/19/2013 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Richard Cohen and Rape Culture

Bianca Phillips singlehandedly redeems the Flyer. Now if only they stopped printing crap misogynist pigs like Richard Cohen in the first place. I hope that's his last syndication here. More Bianca, less bullshit!

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Posted by Chloe Evans O'Hearn on 09/19/2013 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Twerk It!

I wrote this letter to the editor about this atrocious article:
I was absolutely appalled to discover this week's Flyer is running that disgusting slut-shaming, victim-blaming, rape apologist "Twerk It" viewpoint from Richard Cohen. Beyond the fact that it was terribly written, it was also dangerously factually inaccurate regarding the details of the Steubenville rape case. The victim was not just "manhandled" and video taped naked. She was digitally and orally penetrated while unconscious and without her consent, not that the specific method by which she was raped should even matter in how heinous of a crime it was. If you want to send a message to teenagers about how their culture has "run amok", don't further blur the lines on what is criminally considered sexual assault by implying it's just bad manners, or blaming it on Miley Cyrus and pop culture. By that logic Richard Cohen is probably of the type who believes Marilyn Manson is to blame for Columbine.

Furthermore, Richard Cohen, who was himself guilty of creating a "hostile work environment" for a young female coworker at the Post, is about as qualified to comment on the women's movement as Rick Perry or Todd Akin, or any other crotchety old white guy these days who opens his mouth and lets rape culture commentary like this come out of it. You know what kind of acts actually "not only objectify women but debase them" - a bunch of egotistical jocks slapping their cocks on an unconscious naked teenage girl's face after forcing their hands in her vagina and posting pictures and videos of it all over social media while bragging about raping her. Miley Cyrus twerking not so much.

Furthermore I'm certain if you were looking for well written opinion pieces about rape culture or the women's movement, perhaps you should consider following the lead of other news sources who are publishing local and and national female writers such as Zerlina Maxwell http://thegrio.com/2013/03/18/lessons-lear… or this piece I wrote for the Commercial Appeal http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/… or this piece written by Shelby County Schools new Chief Communications Officer Emily Yellin in the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/23/opinion/…. Emily might even know a thing or two about youth culture as a result of working for the school system. Or better yet find some teen writers. I'm sure Memphis has a few.

I have lost all respect for the Flyer for publishing this crap and you have lost a loyal reader. Next time you consider running an article that trivializes rape, please consult this handy guide for editors on how to appropriately report on rape: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/09/03…

Sincerely,
Chloe O'Hearn
HoopStatic
http://www.hoopstatic.com/

Posted by Chloe Evans O'Hearn on 09/06/2013 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Letter from the Editor

Let's put this into some human perspective for real homeowners who live in Memphis:

Every week my neighbor's yard guy puts his bags full of grass clippings on top of the sewer grate in front of my house and every week the bag gets wet and rots and busts open because he uses cheap bags, and the rotting grass falls into the sewer drain and clogs it up. Can you image what will happen when hundreds of those bags sit on top of the sewer grate for 4 months?

Also every fall in the middle of the night a bunch of kids in my abundantly leafy neighborhood drag bags of leaves out into the middle of Yates and leave them there for cars to crash into and explode leaves all over the street. Sometimes they set the bags on fire. I'm sure they'd love a bunch more bags of leaves to play with. Sure, it's kinda funny in a way, but the drivers in my hood really like regular yard waste pickup. We'd gladly pay more for it.

Also every week I take two full bins of recycling to the curb and once a month I take my half full trash bin out. If you're going to cut recycling pickup, I'm going to need a few more recycle bins.

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Posted by Chloe Evans O'Hearn on 06/20/2013 at 1:00 PM

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