The question of gender equality is a fascinating one, to say the least. I recently had a great chat on Facebook with one of my friends on the implications of the advice given in this post about men encouraging women’s quest to be modest in their dress to help decrease the level of objectification of… Read More It’s Quicker to Get to my Service Project with a Car that Works: Some Thoughts on Material and Spiritual Progress
The title seems harsh, doesn’t it? I know that this the post might get my inbox filled with emails from irate Beyoncé fans, but her song “Run the World (Girls)” still is, in my opinion, part of a series of popular girl’s anthems gone wrong. It doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate the song. Quite… Read More Missing the Point: What a Girl’s Anthem Should Not Sound Like
Last Friday, Amanda Stenberg went to prom with Jaden Smith. He wore a dress, the internet is up in arms, and I’m confused. Why can’t Jaden Smith wear a dress? Is it for the same reason little boys are told they can’t wear princess themed shirts or pink shoes? This doesn’t make much sense. How… Read More Him Wearing a Dress, Her Wearing a Suit: Why the Fuss?
The richness of the diversity of opinions, if tapped adequately, can generate invaluable insights which contribute to the advancement of the well-being of humanity. One example of this is chronicled in the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln”. Author Doris Kearns Goodwin describes how President Lincoln chose to work alongside his… Read More Some Thoughts on Michael Bublé and The Bum – Part 2
I will never, ever forget that day. I was 10 or 11, wearing a knee length black skirt with ruffles and a pretty white shirt. I had white tights with little squiggles on it, cute black shoes with bows on them, and my Mom had helped me with my hair, which was gathered at the… Read More The Dangers of Little Girls Playing Big Girl Games