Things We <3: Guys Challenge Decades of Stereotypes Using Only A Whiteboard and a Marker
It can be taboo to talk about, but our society has a lot of expectations for men: stay tough, don’t cry, be macho. But these guys have a different idea of what it means to be manly. We like what we see.
I was at a party on the weekend, alone, and had to reconnect with some people I hadn’t seen in years. Naturally, they wanted to know what I’m doing with my life. Naturally, I explained that I am a mother of three, and although I could have gone on about the magazine column I write or the blogs I…
You’ll recall the scenes of sexy domesticity from “Countdown” (2011): “All up in the kitchen in my heels / dinnertime.” The saucy “Drunk in Love” picks up where that song left off, viz., “We woke up in the kitchen saying / How the hell did this shit happen?” (The lyric raises questions: Does any actual food preparation take place in the Carter-Knowles kitchen? Maybe Bey and Jay should probably just slide a four-poster up against the Frigidaire and call it a day?)
Happy Birthday, Margaret Mead!
Born December 16, 1901, anthropologist Margaret Mead first came to the American Museum of Natural History at the age of 25, in 1926, just after spending nine months in Samoa doing fieldwork. Mead remained at the Museum for nearly five decades, becoming one of the most influential social scientists of the 20th century.
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 57
Jane Austen (16 December 1775 - 18 July 1817)
As if you didn’t already know: Beyoncé’s self-titled “visual album” — which, of course, was available exclusively on iTunes — sold a ridiculous 828,773 copie in just three days, making it the music platform’s fastest selling album ever. Let us celebrate by staring into her hypnotic eyes.
The results showed that both boys and girls were able to crawl the same degree of incline. However, the predictions of the mothers were correct within one degree for the boys and underestimated their daughter’s ability by nine degrees.
What this shows is that the presumption that boys are more physical causes parents to encourage their boys more in physical activities while cautioning their girls. This further translates into providing more opportunities for boys to be physical and fewer for girls. The result?
Boys actually do develop stronger physical skills than girls. But not because of anything innate or biological, but rather because of the gender roles that the parents subconsciously projected onto their babies.
The experiment mentioned is available in full HERE.
I personally think my daughter who is eight months could climb Everest. With proper nap to hydration and warmth ratio if course.
Obviously part of the overwhelming tendency of pop music fans to pit female pop singers (Beyonce, Gaga, Britney, Rihanna, Katy, Taylor, Lorde) against each other is an element of “no, x is the best” “no, y is the best”, but another big part of it is that we believe that two women who are both successful must be archenemies.
This is fruit of the same bullshit tree that tells us that there’s only room for one token woman to be successful at a given time, and encourages cattiness among women who, in reality, often have no reason to dislike or fight each other. It assumes that the success of women is a zero-sum game: for one to succeed, another must fail.
This manufactured “Hunger Games” type structure, where we make women fight each other until only one remains, is a method of distraction to keep us from seeing our real enemies - systemic discrimination, the patriarchy, etc.
Lady Gaga holding a deep dish pizza.
This young girl was photographed in Nepal.
David Bloch Gallery
Place de Clairefontaine
Peter Fetterman Gallery
Santa Monica, California
Current Museum Exhibitions
Santa Maria della Scala Siena, Italy
Fundacion ITAU, Santiago,Chile
“She ranks with the great actresses in the world,” says Blue Jasmine director Woody Allen.
Blanchett wears an embroidered silk dress by Dolce & Gabbana. Verdura earrings. Cartier 18K-gold ring, bracelet, and watch with diamonds. Jennifer Fisher rings.
Photographed by Craig McDean
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