Since I didn’t grow up during the 1970s, I can’t say firsthand, but that is not a decade that is typically thought of a Golden Age for much of anything.
Aside from the fact that it doesn’t even make business sense for a company to cut out the 69 percent of Americans who are plus-size, not to mention the growing ranks of people overseas, there’s a clear double standard between the treatment of women’s bodies and men’s bodies.
There was a lot to read on the subject of social issues this week.
We need to move away from seeing someone’s size and assuming that we know absolutely anything about their health or lifestyle.
All three series look like they use the characters’ disabilities as a jumping off point, not as a means to limit them.
You might be thinking that it’s silly of me to expect political correctness on the subject of race from a story that takes place in the 1920s. I don’t, not really. But anyone who has read Gatsby has probably taken note of the depiction of race in a story in which no major characters are people of color.
Here are some of the best articles that we found this week.
I guess they thought they were promoting diversity? But whatever the reasoning behind copyrighting a holiday was: it’s pretty ridiculous. That’s like Coca-Cola copyrighting Santa of Christmas. At least Coca-Cola has some right to the image of modern day Santa.
There are many people who assume that people choose to be gay.
The overlap of race and class that results in the meme-ing of Charles Ramsey, of Kai and of Antoine Dodson is simply an extension of the fact that we expect people of lower classes to perform for us if they want our sympathy.
Psychopaths actually prove Rifkin’s point that our society is built on empathy. If none of us had this quality we wouldn’t have even made it to the stone age.
When do we ever get to evade that public ownership?
In Egypt, while much of the attention has been focused on politics and sexual assaults in the country, there are other more mundane concerns that take place there as well.
It’s a really cool idea, one that I hope can be honed for future campaigns, but there are several problems with it.
All of the links that we thought were worthy of notice last week (or, more honestly, that we noticed last week).
Reading through some of these posts, inspired me to think about the women in my family and I found that there are common threads that go beyond physical appearance that link us all together.
“The booty don’t lie.”
Deforestation has been an issue for decades now, with agriculture the biggest driver.
Girls with an interest in programming will be able to see themselves and be encouraged to pursue this field.
Did you just say the word “Screech” out loud because you’re confused by this mission? I thought you might’ve.
Imagine a world where being homosexual was the norm and heterosexuality was considered disgusting and those who are heterosexual are called ‘breeders’ and condemned to hell.
After the tear-flowing experience that was The God of Small Things, we were ready for a less heart-wrenching read this month.
Honestly, we could go on for days about religion, post-colonial India, castes and a hundred other things that somehow are incorporated so gently into this story.
Though we are constantly hammered over the head by proclamations of students’ ineptitude compared to other countries, it seems that the picture is not nearly as clear as proponents of charter schools would like us to think.
As many as 100,000 drug dealers recently roamed the streets of Rio de Janeiro.