Nov 27th, 2009
On June 7, 2008 Hillary Clinton conceded defeat as the Democratic nominee for president. In her concession speech she stated that although, "we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it." She was of course referring to the Glass Ceiling Effect, an important concept in many feminist frameworks.
If you’re not familiar with it, it basically means that women encounter invisible barriers when moving up the ranks in their profession. Once they move up to a certain point on the corporate ladder, they find they’re not able to move any higher due to external barriers such as discrimination, sexism and the like. Certainly there is some legitimacy to this phenomenon, but the question begs, how much?
Sep 1st, 2009
During my last Botox injection I had a brief conversation with my dermatologist on its long-term effects. Not about the long-term affects on our bodies, but specifically the consequences these types of technologies might have on our species. Let me give you a tiny example. A woman of say 25 begins receiving Botox. At 30 or so, she is receiving Botox and facial injections of products such as Juvaderm to replace the tissue that she is losing – losing fatty tissue in our face is just part of the natural aging process.
Aug 20th, 2009
Get ready for the end of the Y chromosome. It's the weakest link.
by Jessica Kay
Okay, ladies, what I’m about to tell you, you should keep to yourselves. Do not; I repeat do not share this sensitive information with your husbands, boyfriends, brothers or fathers. And, gentlemen, I warn you that what I’m about to discuss may traumatize your delicate nature (ego). I urge you to look away from your computer then close your browser at once! You have been warned.