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Of course! Being kind is all it takes men!

December 28, 2007 Leave a comment

New craptastic book alert! Victoria Zdrok, a Penthouse columnist, is the author of a new book called Dr. Z on Scoring: How to Pick Up, Seduce and Hook Up with Hot Women.

The Economic Times (for some weird reason) has a little article about it. In it, it explains that being kind is really the only important things and that pretty much any women, whether she’s attracted to you or not, will give into your great man-kindness and at least get in bed with you!

“And kindness is one of the qualities women most look for in a male. Be sure to have a good sob story handy about the times you were ‘down on your luck’ and now want to ‘pay back’ the community. Next thing you know, you’ll be enjoying soup in her kitchen,” Zdrock added.

Um. Ok. Is this really how all women work? I doubt it is. And if men were smart at all, maybe they wouldn’t listen to someone who works for Penthouse. I mean, seriously! Oh, and of course, the book mentions “women’s lib.” So good.

“Contrary to your instinctual aversion to women’s lib, National Organization for Women meetings are the perfect breeding ground for available horny women,” she wrote.

“Liberated women are much more likely to cast away outdated notions of courtship and chivalry . . . and you just might get laid on the first date,” she added.

Warning to all liberated females at the National Organization for Women meetings/conventions/whatever. Be weary of any man that comes and is kind, tells a sob story and clearing looking for some ass. Since you know, we’re liberated and all, so we’ll just sleep with absolutely anyone we can get our hands on.

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Cool.

December 13, 2007 Leave a comment

Oh how pregnant women never cease to amaze me! Now, studies are showing that pregnant women have more “flexible and supportive spines than men to keep them from toppling over under the weight of pregnancy.”

“Pregnancy presents an enormous challenge for the female body. The body must change in dramatic ways to accommodate the baby, and these changes affect a woman’s stability and posture,” said Katherine Whitcome, an anthropologist at Harvard University, who led the study.

“It turns out that enhanced curvature and reinforcement of the lower spine are key to maintaining normal activities during pregnancy,” Whitcome said.

It really amazes me to see how much a woman’s body can accomplish. All those pregnant out there, feel good and accomplished with your bodies!

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Revisiting red-light districts

December 11, 2007 Leave a comment

Thanks Amy for sending me your link at Travelhacker about the world’s most famous red-light districts.

Red Light District

I think that this can definitely be a controversial topic in terms of feminism. I think when we think of any red-light district, we think of women whoring themselves out and degrading themselves. And the article does mention some not good things that occur in some red-light districts, such as child prostitution. But at the same time, I think we have to have a different look at it as well. In many of these red-light districts, it appears that there are safe places for sex workers to work. The street has always been an unsafe place to work, and I completely support brothels and other buildings where sex workers can do their thing. After all, these women are making a living. This could be something that they personally like doing. Or it really could be something that they are doing just to make sure money is coming in.

Of course, a lot of this work can be looked at as degrading. There’s no contest there. But I definitely don’t think that blaming the women who are in this kind of work is right, or will do anything. This definitely is a feminist issue that comes back to the social, political and economic stance of women across the globe.

So, I know this is a controversial topic. What do you all think about red-light districts and women in this work? Do you support brothels in any way, shape or form? Or are you completely against all of this?

How am I not surprised?

December 2, 2007 Leave a comment

Bush has proposed a budget that would cut half a million people from the WIC program (Women, Infants, and Children). People who obviously need this program to survive.

Bush has proposed $5.4 billion in funding to serve about 8.3 million people. However, the caseload has increased to 8.5 million. Also, prices for products like milk and cheese, which account for about 40% of WIC food costs, have increased. Because of that, the proposed spending level will cut about 500,000 people from the WIC program, reports USA Today.

This program is a necessity, and it’s a good program, although I’m sure it has it’s rough spots. It’s important that the budget for this program be greater, but I honestly can’t expect much from Bush anymore. I hope that the next President will care about people who aren’t straight, white, males.

Sad.

November 27, 2007 Leave a comment

Four elderly women were killed in a car accident after leaving church on Sunday.

The women died after a northbound minivan, a 1993 Mercury Villager, crossed the centre line and crashed into their 2003 Ford Focus.

Three of the women died at the scene of the crash and the fourth while on the way to hospital.

This news breaks my heart. I admit that I have a soft spot for the elderly, and thinking that they were killed after they left church just gets me. It’s even worse that the police say alcohol might have been involved in the accident, from the driver that crashed into them. Sad story of the day.

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Sucky commercial of the day!

November 21, 2007 Leave a comment

This Quizno’s commercial reminds us that the “perfect, pretty girls” are always in control and that the “ugly” people will always want to be them. This link unfortunately doesn’t have the last 2 or 3 seconds, when the woman with the sandwich is flattered when the “perfect” woman says “I hate you.” Blech.

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The 50 women to watch for 2007

November 19, 2007 Leave a comment

The Wall Street Journal has made a list of of the 50 women who have made it to vice president or higher in their particular corporations. The article is quick to point out though that only 16.4% of Fortune 500 corporate-officer jobs are held by women. Not too much.

That is an increase of just 0.7 percentage point from 2002, according to a survey by Catalyst, the New York research group. Similarly, they comprise just one-sixth of corporate directors.

But the article thinks it’s very promising for women and this is a step in the right direction. It definitely is a step in the right direction. A lot of changes are unfortunately very slow, and this is one of them. As long as more and more women are getting into those corporate jobs, it’s a good sign. And hopefully, as the article points out, it will only encourage other women to go for those jobs and be successful there!

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