Feminism Fridays: Body image in media has to change

Body image in the media has been a problem for way too long. Let's just get that fact out of the way right now. Victoria's Secret decided to not help this problem at all in any way when they released their new "perfect 'body'" ad campaign. Good job on that one....more

Dear Time Magazine....

I notice on the cover of your "100 Most Influencial People" issue set for next month, you mention some pretty educated, powerful people; Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, and Hilary Clinton to name a few. These leaders, whether we're for them or against them, there is no denying these individuals are educated, intelligent and have earned their mark in world history....more

Four Things That Aren't Helping Today's Youth

As a mother of young children and one preteen, there are quite a few things that I see in our pop culture and through the media that really bother me. They bother me because they are destructive and mess with the heads of our children.I've compiled a brief list of four things and people that I wish would just go away.1. Justin Bieber's video deposition relating to his DUI arrest. Picture this being YOUR child...more

Tom Junod’s Cruel Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

The shocking death of Philip Seymour Hoffman of a drug overdose has understandably sent many scrambling to make sense of yet another artist falling to addiction.  Esquire Magazine’s Tom Junod has waded into treacherous waters in his attempt at trib...more

Thinking about JFK

Today is the 50th anniversary of the day that John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. I was just a toddler on that day, so I don't remember it first-hand, but I’ve been thinking about that time a lot lately. 11/22/63...more

Big Media and the Herd Mentality of Party Politics Create More Crises Than They Solve

Salon’s David Sirota today offered an article instructing Progressives to “check their optimism” when it comes to President Obama’s inauguration speech and what it might bode for his second term.  He stated that although Obama strung “together the most tried, true and poll-tested applause lines,” Sirota pointed out that no sentence “was as appropriate yet also dissonant as President Obama’s assertion that America should not “treat name-calling as reasoned debate.”  Sirota states:...more

"Tickle Me," Elmo?

Today's a sad day. It's a sad day for children. Today Elmo's creator, Kevin Clash, resigned from Sesame Street due to  allegations he sexually assaulted 2 adolescent boys. And while I'm sad Elmo is forever tainted, I'm more saddened by the response. ...more