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Will the religious tradition of wearing a burka come to an end?

I read in a blog today on lemondrop that the Belgium government was going to vote today to decide whether or not to ban burkas in public places.

However, according to the Daily Mail, “MPs were hours from voting on proposals to outlaw full face veils when parliament was thrown into disarray with the resignation of prime minister Yves Leterme after only five months in office.”

Now they plan to vote on the ban in mid-May; one day after France intends to vote on it.

In the blog, according to the Daily Mail, MP Daniel Bacquelaine said: “The notion of recognising people in the street is essential to maintain public order”

“It’s also a question of human dignity. The full face veil turns a woman into a walking prison, and we have widespread cross-party support to have this item outlawed,” said Bacqueline.

I think it’s wrong for the government to try and eliminate a tradition that has been around for thousands of years. It should be the right and choice of the woman.

“If the proposed law is passed, Muslim women wearing a face veil in public would be fined £110, but if caught a second time would face a week’s jail term.”


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Enough said.
Heidi Montag is only 23 years old and she had 10 plastic surgeries in one day.

In an article in Us Magazine, Dr. 90210 (real name:Robert Ray) said that he is worried about the message Montag is making to young girls. He also said that his nine-year-old daughter looks up to her.

Is he not concerned with the message he is sending to his daughter about his profession?

I laughed when Perez Hilton said Dr. 90210 should be worried that his daughter looks up to Montag in the first place.

Check out Montag’s mother’s reaction to her surgery.

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Love Your Body Week

Inas Agabein is a body image peer educator at Towson. She shares with us her take on positive body image and the importance of “Love your body week,” an event where students can hand in photos of their favorite body part. The photos will be shown during “Love your body week” this fall.

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Is that suit too sexy for work?

Does a woman’s wardrobe influence how she is perceived at work? How sexy is to sexy or should we keep our bodies under wraps?

Clothes are no longer an asset for simply covering our bodies. They represent who we are and our seriousness in the game. Our bosses take notice to our wardrobe at first glance and more often than not this boss is a male.

Relationships with the boss are very common. An article about sex in the workplace by Kenya McCullum gives examples of different women who have slept with their boss.

Attraction is an uncontrollable feeling. Do we need to cover up our bodies to be taken seriously at work? Are women that are sleeping with the boss to climb their career ladder hindering women’s reputation and ability in the workplace?


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Posing in a bikini saved Kara DioGuardi’s job.

Pushing 40 the songwriter Kara DioGuardi decided that maybe posing in a bikini on the cover of American Woman magazine would help enhance her career.

Well no wonder why posing half-naked on the cover of a tabloid did in fact gain her some recognition. You go Kara. She says that her family doesn’t hesitate to tell her when her figure is falling from top-notch.

“Someone [close to me] said, ‘You may want to work on your arms — they’re a little jiggly,'” she says.

If someone said that to me, especially a member of my family I think they would get smacked.

Her body is in great shape, although she said that this “defining moment” helped her fit in with her fellow judges on American Idol. Hello? Do you really think Simon Cowell cares about your opinion when he has images of your cleavage and bare thighs dancing around in his brain?

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Open relationship maybe, but open marriage?

Oscar nominee Mo’Nique raves about how comfortable she is being in an open marriage with her husband.

She has never had sex outside of her marriage but he is free to do so. She is married to her third husband, Sid Hicks and she claims that if she found out he was sleeping with another woman that it wouldn’t be a problem.

Most people don’t respond well to relationships that aren’t monogamous. I wonder what society thinks of these two being open to breaking tradition?

I don’t know what ended Mo’Nique’s previous marriages but obviously her logic must be skewed on what can make a relationship work. Any woman in her right mind would go on a serious, jealous rage if she found out her husband was sleeping with someone else.

But she says that she trusts her husband entirely and that there is no worrying about adultery because they both gave each other permission to commit it. They have been friends for over 25 years and they say that they know who each other is.

I think this cavalier attitude about being open in marriage totally contradicts the whole point of being married and sharing your life with another person.


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Don’t judge me because I live in The Colony

I doubt there are many of you who don’t know where The Colony at Kenilworth is, but let me say that you are not missing out on anything! My mom was completely revolted when she saw my new living quarters as of last September. Her direct quote was “I hate this place, it’s ghetto!”

The whole reason I moved there was because it is a cheap affordable place for college students. But once my closet doors started falling off, the cabinet doors wouldn’t close, the baseboards had holes in them, the ceiling fans didn’t work and we greeted our collection of mice friends, i realized that this place is embarrassing!

Just a pic of recent events…

Yes that is in fact our drain pipe lying on the street. It has been there for over a week. I hope I won’t be living in the colony for the rest of my life or I will be very sad.

Did you know that according to the Center for American Progress over half of the 37 million Americans living in poverty are women! Women are poorer than men in all racial ethnic groups.

We also have a over 20% chance of being poor between the ages of 18-24 and a 15% chance before we’re 30! I know don’t want to live with mom and dad for the rest of my life and I don’t want to live in the slums either!


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