Category Archives: OPINION

Manterrupting

Manterrupting is the act of unnecessary interruption of a woman by a man. Or talk blocking is you prefer the neutral term, or the associated phenomenon of “bropropriating”, taking a woman’s idea and taking credit for it. The most widely witnessed manterruption was back in 2009 at the VMA’s when Taylor Swift so deservingly was called up for best female video. Kanye pounced upon Taylor swift and her microphone, declaring that “I’m gonna let you finish”, but microphone in hand, he launched into a speech about how Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!
It provided great entertainment, kind of, as there was a lot of booing and it rung in the ears of women around the globe. I discuss the reality, the research and the possible interventions and tactics that can be used to prevent or limit the manterruptors.

Makeup

Makeup is a multibillion dollar industry, we often forget that Makeup, has been around for centuries, within a range of diverse cultures.

The social context that surrounds these tubes of liquid gold, is what constructs our modern day makeup culture.

Makeup is like a fairy god mother, when you conceal that awful throbbing pimple from the rest of the world. Makeup is clear dead give away, when your mascara runs, or when it’s smudged beneath the bags created, after a hard night out.

Don’t you just cringe from your mascara face, or even worse, that dreadful moment when you’ve just applied a nice coat of mascara, no clumps, then BAM! ACHOOO!!! Mascara flicks and smudges galore paint your face.

We can question Makeup, is it corrupt ? Is it empowering ? Or is it sexist ? It depends who you ask…

No Frills Twins – Dying To Be Thin

I’ve uploaded the most incredible podcast – The No Frills Twins have been brave enough to record a song and video called Dying To Be Thin, about people struggling with eating disorders and body dysmorphia. They approached this serious topic so professionally, by not only starting the conversation, but by including their personal and motivational messages. From understanding the self deprecation and pressure placed upon us , from the dictated perceptions of beauty in our world today. Confirming that taking care of your health, is far more important than following the pre packaged delusions, that are being injected into our minds. Beauty can take many forms, it has been said that “Beauty is in the eye of  the beholder” thus hold yourself in high regard, because you are beautiful.

Beauty

This was a test podcast I made, sitting with my sister and just talking with her about beauty, young women and the pressures we face. It’s my earliest work, but hey, it deserves to be here, because people responded. It (unfortunately) never goes out of date.