Archive for Sexuality

Measuring Self-Worth

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I was at a party recently and in the course of otherwise reasonable events that took place, one in particular from that night has bothered me ever since.

I was sitting and chatting with some friends when a couple of girls (presumably NOT from my school) drunkenly stumbled through the room. Now don’t get me wrong but on any other Saturday night, this would have seemed like perfectly normal behavior, except on this night these three girls decided to wear wife-beaters that they made themselves with the phrase … continue reading this entry.

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When is Enough, Enough?

This season on Measuring Beauty I touched upon the topics of beauty in the media world and the shapings of body image. The pursuits of skinnyness and perfection will continue to rise, with no signs of giving up. So now I leave you with something to ponder – are you willing to give up your happiness to be thin and beautiful, or is being thin and beautiful what makes you happy? … continue reading this entry.

Don’t be a Boob About Tit!

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In this May’s issue of JANE magazine (Take note that Jane Magazine is no longer in publication and the pictures have been removed) the editors decided to do something out of the ordinary, something that no magazine has done before – which was to feature real women with real breasts (absolutely NO boob jobs!). Their goal was to feature breasts au naturale in hopes that women would begin to feel better about their own bodies. In the year 2005, 364,610 women in the US went under the knife to have breast augmentation performed… with the exception of women who had breast implants as a result of mastectomies, i would presume that all of these women were part of the skyrocketing 70% of the women in this country who claim to dislike their breasts. I guess it doesn’t help much that fake boobs are everywhere, bouncing around in our faces like torpedoes without a purpose, not actually proving to be useful (unless you’re at a bar) but just there to intimidate small chested women. … continue reading this entry.

Real Women Have Curves!

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I was at the gym flipping through a tabloid magazine when I came upon an article that used the most desired body parts of celebrities to create a ‘super’ celeb. This may seem like any normal article that a tabloid would run but what really stuck out for me was that readers voted the best/most-desired body in Hollywood to Beyonce Knowles (above, in SI’s Swimsuit issue). … continue reading this entry.

But What Are You REALLY Trying to Sell Me?

I just watched Jean Kilbourne’s “Killing Us Softly III” in which Kilbourne offers an in-depth analysis of how advertisements have influenced and affected today’s women. Her main focus is on how women are depicted and how their bodies are objectified – usually as individual objects (i.e. legs, breasts, butt.. etc) rather than whole beings. … continue reading this entry.