Adventures in Shaving and Not
Sometimes, I don’t shave.
Sometimes, I do.
This morning, my mother asked me to, “Please use the blades I bought you.”
Which is hilarious, because she’s asking me to shave, without actually having to confront me about shaving.
Reasons I shave:
- It’s too hot.
- I like the way it looks.
- It’s long enough/dark enough that I feel self conscious.
- I don’t want to make others feel uncomfortable.
- I want to.
Reasons I don’t shave:
- Shaving is super annoying and takes too much time.
- I like having hairy under arms.
- My hair is fair enough that for the most part, it doesn’t even show.
- I like the way it looks.
- I think it’s sexy.
- I feel empowered.
- I don’t want to.
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Saw this in Costco about 5 months ago and it made my heart so sad :(
My brother received this as a Christmas present. The plate came inside a sleeve and was meant to be a surprise when opened. The plate inside disturbed everyone in our family. I don’t know where they are sold, but they are produced by Topps, and have a magnet on the back. I don’t know if this is the right place to submit something like this, but I was hoping you could help me. There are so many other pictures of Leia they could use, and they definitely didn’t need to poetry the SLVGRL one. Besides that it says “Rescue Mission” across the top. Everything about it seems odd for a children’s toy to me. It was weird for a little boy to open but it would be even more awkward for a little girl to open, in my opinion. I would really like to see this plate take out of production. Thank you for any help.
[SPARK comments: WOW! I’ve always had a huge problem with the way people talk about “Slave Leia” in this reminiscent, sexy way—like, y’all know she was being held captive & sexually assaulted, right?—but this definitely tops it all. You can contact Topps and express your extreme displeasure here. We’ll definitely put this on blast for others to do the same.]
A Change of Heart: The Real Housewives Can Do Real Damage
Last December, I sat in my friend’s living room, glued to her television as we watched one of the last episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I was completely hooked on The Real Housewives series. I loved the characters and their loud, crazy, dramatic interactions with each other. I loved taking sides by celebrating some of the “housewives,” and vilifying others.
I would share the latest gossip with my friends on Twitter and Facebook: “Did you see how “crazy” Ramona was when she confronted Kelly on The Real Housewives of New York? Why is Camille Grammer (star of the Beverly Hills series) so evil and desperate?”
I saw The Real Housewives series, and other shows like it, as fun, accessible entertainment—escapism.
I was wrong.
Even though that Real Housewives viewing party happened just seven months ago, my days of celebrating and promoting the show are long gone. I can no longer stand to watch a program that—while brilliantly produced and written with respect to entertainment value—perpetuates a horrible stereotype about women: that they are hysterical, unhinged, and conniving.
I have realized that I can’t see reality shows like The Real Housewives as mindless, fun escapism anymore. These kinds of shows put women right into the gutter of a society where bias and discrimination against women are still strongly prevalent.
So glad Tumblr banded together to edit these inane “girltips,” which probably should have been labeled “girl tips for lowering self-esteem and IQ levels” instead.
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