Whitney Houston Opens Up on Oprah

I loved (and still love) Whitney Houston’s music.  To this day I find myself singing “I’m Every Woman,”  “I Will Always Love You” and “I Learned from the Best” consistently,  in the shower, much to the dismay of fellow roommates and family members.  As Oprah states, Houston remains the most awarded woman in music history. …

Study Finds that (Only Heterosexual???) Feminists are Sexy

Please try to ignore the startling breasts in your face on the left of this website, (startling breasts) brought to you by GreatGlam.com. — from <http://www.world-science.net/othernews/071015_feminist.htm&gt;: “Pop­u­lar stereo­types of fem­i­nists as un­at­trac­tive and sex­u­ally un­ap­peal­ing are wrong—in fact fem­i­nism may im­prove ro­man­tic rela­t­ion­ships, a new stu­dy sug­gests. The find­ings, by Lau­rie Rud­man and Ju­lie Phe­lan…

Hair Down There

I wish to blog about an issue that is on my mind constantly!  Well, maybe not constantly, but often enough.  It is the issue of pubic hair and WHY it is considered appropriate and even “sexy” in Western societies for women to get rid of theirs.   We Western women go to great lengths to shave,…

Jewish Woman + Porn Star = Role Model?

A very interesting article from Bitch Magazine that I stumbled upon that discusses whether or not openly Jewish Playboy Centerfold Lindsey Vuolo can be considered a role model for other Jewish women. Read the full article here.

Mom…Dad…I want to be a Sex Therapist.

A scene from life with my conservative Russian Jewish family, as I introduce them to my future career plan: becoming a sex therapist.  I think many can relate… (*Note: I do not mean to disparage sex work or sex workers with this post —  I have some close friends in the field and have a…

Weight IS Just a Number….

Food for thought…I got this info from a relatively unknown website so I can’t be sure if the case studies are accurate..but it all sounds pretty plausible to me…why do y’all think? Also, while I usually find it problematic to write about weight and emphasize numbers (i.e. facts like ‘5’2 female weighing 180lbs’) sometimes I…

More On Body Image…

Some positive body image parenting notes from the wise and beautiful Kate Winslet (Oh how I love her…) Kate Winslet has always been the actress in Hollywood to embrace her body and not conform to the pressures and expectations of the industry. She has begun to teach her daughter that it is okay to have…

Cutting Girls Down to Size

I recently rediscovered an awesome documentary about the effects of media and advertising on woman’s images of themselves, their body images, their mental health, and the positioning of women in advertising and society. It’s called “Killing Us Softly III” by Jean Kilbourne. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the film online, but the Barnard Library has it,…