May 9, 2013 |
When you're around the internet as much as we are, you tend to notice patterns. Specificially, you notice that men and women seem to keep repeating the same mistakes. Below are 10 things both women and men need to stop saying as soon as possible. WOMEN: “I just get along better with guys!” No, you don't. You just make poor choices of which women you pursue to be your friends, based on whatever bullshit factors will prop you up further (popularity, money, connections, looks)
April 25, 2013 |
The first time I saw one of Dove's "real beauty" ads I was charmed. I was in college and the ad was the one featuring a line of women in suspiciously unsexy white underwear. They were all of different nationalities and of healthy weights. All I could think was, "Those models' thighs are touching! THEIR. THIGHS. ARE. TOUCHING!" Compared with the underweight Victoria's Secret models I was used to seeing pouting away on billboards and magazine ads, these women almost looked fat. I had to stare at the ad for a few minutes while my brain recalibrated: This...
April 23, 2013 |
When Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith made his comments about a female reporter becoming the first woman ref, a lot of things weren't clear. It was an uncomfortable, awkward exchange resulting in Keith expressing his frustration in a bad way. Once he brought up the league's lack of female refs, he was being sexist and should be criticized. But this was just a blip on the radar of sexism in sports. And it's finally gotten to me. Sexism is basically encouraged in the four major sports.
April 21, 2013 |
To the men of Chicago: Stop texting women! I know, calling a girl sounds more terrifying than getting a prostate exam from Carrot Top. And for the half of you who aren't afraid but simply lazy, fine. But it's time for change. Today, I urge girls everywhere to embrace the hashtag #girlsagainsttexting. This is not a joke or a suggestion. This is an order. We as a gender must reclaim the power that technology has stolen from us. I want this hashtag trending until every man in Chicago realizes we no longer will put up with the communication equivalent of wearing a sweat suit...
April 9, 2013 |
Can you be for female empowerment in the workplace, believe there is an unjust double standard for women in every aspect of life from assertiveness to sexuality, observe Equal Pay Day and generally be just feminist as f*** while still thinking Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” is a total tool? Obviously, I think the answer is yes (or I wouldn't have written this column). I have not read “Lean In” but Sandberg has been popping up everywhere, from...
March 13, 2013 |
Already a breast cancer survivor before her 30th birthday, Lauren Wakefield knows she's one of the lucky ones. "I found a lump one day and went in probably within the next two weeks after that," the 27-year-old wedding photographer said. "From the time that I went in to when I was diagnosed was only a couple of weeks, and it was already Stage 2. It was pretty fast moving. " Like many of her peers, the West Town resident thought breast cancer was something that only affected older women.