Jay-Z’s not changing his tune or his lyrics… yet.

The birth of Jay-Z’s daughter has not inspired him to alter the degrading language frequently used in his music. Yet. I must admit, I don’t keep up with celebrity gossip. In fact, I was shocked to hear that Beyoncé had given birth, as it was only recently I heard she was pregnant. Then my co-worker… Continue Reading →

LG Kompressor Plus: Is it funny to vacuum someone’s fat away?

The marketing masterminds employed by LG to sell their Kompressor Plus vacuum are coming up short with this commercial attempting to showcase the superior suction properties of their product: [media url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biym0whZK4A”] This clip rates high in the shock-value department, but the benefits highlighted in it are not those one would typically associate with a household… Continue Reading →

“Smart Girls at the Party” shows that smart girls have more fun

It’s not often we see girls and young women honored for their intelligence, but that’s exactly what Smart Girls at the Party does. [media url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoAy8jTfzyo”] Smart Girls is a ten-episode web series created by actress Amy Poehler, producer Meredith Walker, and musician Amy Miles. Poehler says the show was created, in some ways, as a… Continue Reading →

Body-shaming a common theme at the Golden Globes

I have to be honest — I don’t watch a ton of TV. But even I am aware that on January 15, the Golden Globes were the talk of the media-inclined. Unfortunately, the articles I read are often diluted (read: polluted) by messages of sexism, attractiveness, and more often than not, body-shaming. I’m talking, of course,… Continue Reading →

The language of rape becomes mainstream

Right this minute, my head is spinning and my eyes are popping out of my head over two recent reports about how the insidious, disrespectful, anti-women messages of “Bro Culture” have completely infiltrated pop culture.