Posts made in June 3rd, 2012

Men’s Porn Use Linked to Unhappy Relationships

Men’s Porn Use Linked to Unhappy Relationships

Young women who report that their romantic partners look at porn frequently are less happy in their relationships than women partnered with guys who more often abstain, new research finds. The study bolsters some anecdotal evidence that men’s porn use can shake the self-esteem of their girlfriends or wives, though certainly not all couples have conflicts over pornography, said study...

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MARKETING BY MASCULINIZING THE FEMININE

MARKETING BY MASCULINIZING THE FEMININE

From Sociological Images.. Elliott J. sent in a comic by Kris Straub, who posts at chainsawsuit, making fun of the way that marketers often try to masculinize products that are associated with women, making them safe for men to consume. After reading the comic, I thought it would be fun to have a round-up of examples of masculinizing the feminine — that is, attempts to sell items to men...

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Women Loving Women

Women Loving Women

For the next week, let’s all make a concerted effort to see women as allies instead of enemies; and let’s stop judging other women for their success, their talents or their looks. Before we give a woman walking into a room the once-over and before we start to feel threatened by another woman’s accomplishments, let’s dig deep and recognize where that judgment stems...

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Five Year Olds Worry About Body Image

Five Year Olds Worry About Body Image

By Rebecca Smithers The Guardian, Tuesday 29 May 2012 Girls as young as five now routinely worry about their weight and appearance while more than half the entire UK population is grappling with mental and physical problems relating to negative body image, according to a parliamentary report published on Wednesday. The pressure to achieve an unrealistic “body ideal” is now an...

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Your Rapist Is Your Work Supervisor?

Your Rapist Is Your Work Supervisor?

Your Rapist Is Your Work Supervisor? It should be no surprise that on America’s farms, many women are treated as less than human, since not even the government sees them as worthy of respect under the law. There aren’t many jobs in the U.S. that are tougher than farmwork–spending the day picking crops under a sweltering sun, earning just enough to survive, jumping from one...

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