During one of our discussions about gender expectations, one of my senior girls says, "A master key is a key that can open any lock. That's how we treat boys having sex. But, a lock that can be opened by any key is a bad lock. That's how people look at girls." Brilliant. Devastating.
The increasing hyper-sexualization of female celebrities in the end should not be justified as pro-feminism. It is instead an embodiment of the traditional patriarchal ideal in which women live to please men.
If you're looking for a few new songs to spruce up your existing mix, you're in luck. Alternatively, if you need a clean break, you can swap in this entire list -- since it blends a variety of speeds and sounds that will get you moving and keep you guessing.
Toddlers and runny noses. Beck and artistry. Taylor Swift and awkward award-show courtside dancing. Yep, some things just effortlessly go together. Take the Franco-Finnish duo The Dø who are about to have their "damn right" moment.
During the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Anna Kendrick, Blake Shelton, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Neil Patrick Harris and Lady Gaga Tweeted about the show from their seats and backstage. Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson, Lorde, and Brooklyn Decker live-tweeted from home.
On Sunday night, either the Seahawks or Patriots will walk out of University of Phoenix Stadium as winners of Super Bowl XLIX. Leading up to the big game, though, the biggest winners of Super Bowl weekend are the fans attending the wide variety of events hosted by NFL partners and other corporations across Phoenix.
Long gone are the days where women were merely background accessories to rap videos. "Women can handle rap too, we're standing up for women's power."
What's striking about this month's top 10 list is the quantity of pop songs it contains by folks who aren't archetypal pop stars.
Celebrities are not here to raise your children or be their role models. You are. While celebrities can be charged with this responsibility because of their powerful influence, the fact of the matter is that their purpose in society is to provide good entertainment.
Must we really celebrate big butts by deriding small ones? Does there always have to be at least one body type that's not as "good" as the others, leaving some subset of women clamoring to try to feel better about their loathsome, not-as-sexy selves?
I just don't quite get what so many feminists and bloggers and all-purpose haters are so up in arms about. So Meghan says she isn't a feminist. Does a person have to be a feminist in order to write and sing about her perspective of body love?
Have we fallen so far? Have our standards for what we constitute as art dropped so low that when we hit lower and lower depths we become desensitized to it all? Where do we go from here? Is this vulgar lowbrow popular music the new normal? I certainly hope not.
The summer might be over, but the Jewish boys of the famed Viagra Falls house in the New York gay getaway Fire Island Pines just released this Hebro-s...
Why can't Nicki be a sexual person? She's a grown adult, capable of making her own decisions. I see where the criticism comes from, though. We, as women, are tired of being treated like a piece of meat. We have a lot more to offer than our bodies. But aren't we, too, sexual beings? Do we not have desires and wants?
Summer might be winding down, but you'd never guess it from this set of sunny songs. The top 10 list below kicks off with a remix of Calvin Harris' ode to the warmest season and continues to heat up from there.
Jason Flom: "I think it was really for the general work that I do. I haven't done a ton of work on the arts side, but I have been involved for over 20 years trying to reform the criminal justice system."