Posts tagged "women"

Barbie's New Purpose: To Make Men Hot #unapologetic

Barbie, a doll that little girls (and boys) play with, is on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue, all grown up and ready to give men boners. The companies behind the campaign, Mattel and Sports Illustrated, say the theme of the campaign is “unapologetic.” I call it a bucketful of sleaze. How did this... Read more »

God I Hate My Body

God I Hate My Body
I know, I’m not supposed to say that I hate my body. I’m supposed to say that at 40 I’m learning to love my body. Or I’m so proud that my body was able to produce a new life. But the truth is, I really hate my body. Not the inside. I’m happy with how... Read more »

Techweek Chicago Pic Shows How Women LOVE Wearing Bikinis to Conferences

Techweek Chicago Pic Shows How Women LOVE Wearing Bikinis to Conferences
What a wonderful photo from this year’s exciting and groundbreaking Techweek Chicago 2013. Yet again, the technology community is showing that men and women are equals. Objectification? Phooey. Sexism? Get over yourself. In fact, ladies, let’s admit it. This is what we want. We’re asking for it! We want to be judged by how we... Read more »
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Surviving Abuse is Only the Beginning: Double Victimization

“Get over it.” “It wasn’t that bad.” “It was worse for me.” “You just want pity.” “You’re a liar.” After surviving a childhood filled with abandonment, neglect and abuse at the hands of my family members and their partners, I thought I’d seen it all. I mean really, after you’re forced to live with a... Read more »

Maria Kang, Matt Walsh and The Photo That Sparked a War

Dear Matt Walsh, I was quickly disheartened as I read your letter to the “Haters of America” this morning. Apparently, you have concluded that anyone who has criticized Maria Kang this week – after a controversial photo of her posing half naked went viral online – are “thin-skinned, jealous, and spiteful” assholes who have nothing... Read more »

What It Takes To Be a Pop Star (if you're a woman)

Pink, who claims to be fighting the hyper-sexualization of women
Lately I’ve been wondering: do we judge male pop stars differently than female pop stars and, if so, how much does sex play into the equation? What I found really shocked me. Guys who take the stage these days tend to wear uber-fancy suits or comfortable, casual clothes. Women, on the other hand, are all... Read more »
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What's Wrong With Twerking? 33 Girls Suspended at Scripps Ranch High School

In San Diego this week, a group of girls from Scripps Ranch High School were suspended for “twerking” on school property. In case you’re living in a cave, like I apparently have been, you may not be familiar with this phenomenon. So what is twerking? It’s when a person, usually a woman, rapidly shakes her hips... Read more »

Gabrielle Reece Says She's Submissive to Her Husband. Ew.

Gabrielle Reece may have been a powerhouse on the volleyball court but her personal life, particularly her marriage, is a whole other story. As the wife of legendary surfer Laird Hamilton, Reece has come out recently to declare that women should be “submissive” when it comes to their men. “To truly be feminine means being soft,... Read more »

Wrinkles Are Beautiful, Said No Woman Ever

Wrinkles Are Beautiful, Said No Woman Ever
My preoccupation (fine, obsession) with my muffin tops has subsided recently, only to be replaced by a more intense preoccupation (ok, obsession) with what’s happening to the lower part of my face and my neck. Years ago, I remember watching Nora Ephron on Oprah, talking about how she disliked her neck. Being only a few... Read more »
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What Obama Can Learn From Kim Kardashian

I know, I should be happy. President Barack Obama is not sexist. He does not have binders full of women. And our country recently elected its greatest number of women senators, 20 to be exact. So why does the news today that Obama’s newly chosen economic advisors and inner circle are dominated by men make so... Read more »