Serena Williams is a powerful athlete, worthy of praise - instead, she is criticized for her "manliness," accused of "doping," and told to lose weight. Why?
The thing holding us back from progress is a refusal to express empathy for those who disagree with us. They are the reason why Baltimore is fighting back.
Discussing The Puritan Principle: If it feels good, it must be bad.
It's almost as if seeing people struggle with weight is being fetishized. Pornographic in nature, even.
Y'know, I often wonder just how much of our body issues as women come from men. Trying to attract men... or trying to keep a man... or trying to please a man. This isn't some man-hating thesis... I love my men just as much as the next hetero chick (or gay dude, for that matter) [...]
An empowering campaign met with criticism from people who call themselves feminists? Ya don't say.
As someone who works in marketing, I'm often analyzing something from the aspect of the company. Why would a company pay to put "this-particular-image" in my face? What are they trying to get me to do? Why does my reaction benefit them? Is it truly in my best interests to react to this in this [...]
Last month, The Atlantic published an essay titled "The Dreadful Inconveniences of Salad," which almost instantaneously sent my eyes on a journey to the back of my head. "Oh, look - another essay basically telling us, 'Pushing healthy eating alienates the poor, so let's stop pushing healthy eating,' like that's some nuanced position or something." [...]
Black women dare to have high self-esteem... rest of country marvels.
What we never talk about - much to my dismay - is an eating disorder that is not only far more prevalent in mainstream society, but in the Black community specifically...
So, I know I'm late in writing about Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (JOFR), but I really needed to sort out my thoughts on it, first. As I've mentioned, I'm not much of a pop culturist. If I didn't have twitter already, I might never know what a twitter is. I know that's shameful, 'cause I'm [...]