Category Archives: Public expectations

50th anniversary of the birth control pill.

This small oral contraceptive that has changed the lives of everyone is still pressing on and into our future after 50 years.

What do you think the pill has done for you or our history?

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Can depression, anxiety and substance use be the reasons why we like to indoor tan so much?

In the article, Indoor Tanning Addiction Observed in College Students, explains that depression, anxiety and substance use are factors in why college students like to fake and bake so much.

I like to indoor tan when summer is on the approach and personally I think I look dreadful in a bathing suit when I’m my natural skin tone, which is pale.

However, I do like to drink. I wouldn’t say I’m depressed or anxious but I think we all say that until someone tells us otherwise.

Two tests were run on 421 college students and 229 said they indoor tanned.

“Students who met both sets of criteria were significantly more likely than those who met neither set to report greater symptoms of anxiety and greater use of alcohol, marijuana, and other substances.”

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Do new moms feel pressure to lose baby weight?

Apparently the pressure to lose baby weight applies to celebrity and regular women.

Kourtney Kardashian was extremely offended when OK! magazine photo-shopped her cover photo. She posed with her newborn son, Mason, and Kardashian said that they made it look as if she already lost her baby weight. The magazine also said that she only gained 26 pounds during her pregnancy; Kardashian says she gained 40.

Kardashian shares what helped her lose the baby weight.

Jessica Alba skipped to the gym two weeks after her pregnancy.

Here are some before and after pictures of celebrities.

For those of us without personal trainers her are some tips from 18 ordinary women.

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Women are fighting for the right to walk around topless.

What would you do if you looked out your front window and saw your neighbor Ms. Williams getting the mail and she didn’t have anything on but a thong?

A couple in Boulder, Colorado have continually been spotted walking throughout their yard completely exposed. A public hearing is to be held this Tuesday that will declare whether or not public nudity will be banned throughout the entire city.

I also read about 24 women who rallied through the streets of Portland, Maine with no shirts on to vouch for equal oppurtunity public toplessness. They believe that because men are allowed to roam around without a shirt on that they should be able to as well.

I don’t know why public nudity has become so important to our equal rights? I think there are more important things to fight for than a nice breeze on our bare chest.

Come on ladies, you know how much guys like our goodies. Why would you want to give them the gratification of being able to see our breasts for free on the streets?

If you want your jaw to drop, check out www.purenudism.com. They say the main reason why so many people object to public nudity is because they fear it and that the best way to try and embrace it is to simply “expose yourself.”

If women start walking down the block with no shirts on, it is going to be an extremely, huge, uncomfortable adjustment. Think about children or senior citizens exposing themselves in public.

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Are women expected to have children?

When I was in high school I had absolutely no desire to have kids. My mom told me that she thought the same way when she was that age. My decision did change over the years and I wouldn’t mind having kids one day. But for some women even those that have been married for 5-10 years have no intention on ever having kids.
I work with very different women at my job.
Julia is 31 and has been married for over 10 years and has no children nor does she plan on having any. Lini is 27 and has been married for over 5 years and doesn’t plan on having any children. Julia is simply annoyed by kids. She finds puppies cuter than two year olds. Lini is not willing to sacrifice her freedom or lifestyle to have children. They seem very confident in their decision and informed there families long ago that they don’t ever plan on having kids.

I like to pick on little kids and mess with them. People ask me if I ever want to have kids like they’re offended by my lack of respect for them. Kids are kids. They’re goofy so I’m going to be goofy right back.

Anyway, I work with a woman named Christina who is married with four children. We were talking one day about Julia and Lini’s decision to never have children and Christina said that it is unfare and wrong that they chose not to. That hit a nerve. I don’t like the idea that women are expected to have children. Christina says women should have babies because there are people in the world who cannot. I’m sorry but if I was a person who didn’t want to have children I would not want to be told by the world that I am being unjust to those who can’t.

We have the divine right to choose and just because we have the biological capability does not mean that we have to have children.

Read this interesting article about this woman who believes that children are a “threat to the planet and its future.”

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