Media and society needs to change the way they are portraying models. It gives a false sense to people, of what we should be. I hope more actors/actresses jump on the Jamie Lee Curtis train. This is amazing!
I have an almost 12 year old daughter, she is reaching the age where the usual puberty changes are happening, there are boobs and hormonal mood swings and there is the hair… Sprouting from armpits, legs and you know, everywhere.
And so it got me thinking about the relationship between young women and their body hair. It is such an odd thing when you think that though teens are desperate to grow into adults, they also want to remove the body hair that shows their maturity.
We live in a society where the norm is to remove every inch of hair from our legs, armpits and fannies and though I have no issue with women who choose to do this, it concerns me that the vast majority of images we see are of hairless women.
I watched The Devil Inside recently, a movie about demonic possession, there is a scene…
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Over in America there are these frankly bizarre things called Purity Balls, no, it’s not a cleanser for testicles but an event in which young girls pledge to their fathers that they won’t have sex before marriage. Within the conservative christian movement, these purity balls are spreading and now happen in 48 states across the USA with daughters committing to “live pure lives before God” to their fathers.
The images of these balls show young girls dressed in white, like mini brides, standing by their fathers, wearing suits akin to a groom. The ceremonies have a similar structure to a traditional wedding with vows, dinners and speeches with the average age of the girls being 12 – 13, the kind of age where puberty is becoming more apparent.
The Christian Centre, which holds purity balls in Illinois states on their website; “We hope you will join us as we encourage…
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The Pretenders, “I’ll Stand By You” is playing right now. I love this song so much! I just wish I had someone to sing it to ME!
Sometimes words are windows.
You happen upon them and they immediately show you something that you weren’t expecting to see.
This week one such window came in the form of a casual friend’s status update. He’s a Christian who relayed with great joy how he had triumphed over adversity that day, which he chalked up to spiritual warfare.
The Devil, he said quite matter-of-factly, had tried to derail his pilgrim’s progress by giving him a flat tire on the way to work and he spoke with righteous defiance of his absolute refusal to be defeated by his vicious adversary.
My friend reported how he basically replaced the tire and continued merrily on with his day, thus thwarting Satan’s ineffective evil scheme.
I’m so used to hearing my fellow Christians speak in these terms that it’s almost become white noise, but on this particular day seeing it show up in my news feed unexpectedly just made the claim seem jarring and rather silly.
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I think I’m being told to give up sugar. I’ve been having a lot of signs lately. This being one. In my Intensive Outpatient Therapy, yesterday, we talked about the effects of sugar and a couple days before that, I was thinking I need to give up sugar. I’m not sure how to commit too it. This is one of my huge addictions. I don’t know where to start.
Like most of my theories, I have tested this one on my 13-year-old son, because his brain is most like mine in our family (poor guy). After he has consumed three pumpkin muffins, his character completely changes, like the Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) in Spider-Man. Depending on the amount of fructose corn syrup in the muffins, his head sometimes spins around like Linda Blair in The Exorcist, and his pupils can do a 360 in the eye sockets. He is horribly obnoxious for about three hours—twerking at the refrigerator, riding his lacrosse stick like a horse through the living room–and then he starts sobbing: “I hate my life!! Someone please shoot me!” Often the next morning he will wake…
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Thank you everyone for the support and encouragement! I so greatly appreciate it!
I got out of the hospital yesterday around 830 am. I am home safe. Just posting that I am home for now. Will tell you about my adventures later. I have a big day tomorrow, so have to head to bed.