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I’m In a New York State of Mind

14 Sep

Last night, I was OVERLY anticipating the Season 4 Premiere of Glee. Before plays the X-Factor. This gentlemen walked on stage after a series of awful, and he was a pleasant, goosebump stimulating surprise.

After that incredible version of that song, Glee began. Now, I am a fan of Lea Michele (as I previously mentioned in my Spring Awakening post), most hate her because they hate the character, Rachel. I happen to be a HUGE fan. And, I like the new character, Marley, who sings with her in another version of New York State of Mind.

I can’t get this song out of my head, but it’s worth it! 🙂

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Do I Want a Prenup?

14 Sep

Recently, I have encountered discussions concerning prenuptial agreements, and I am fascinated about this topic. Honestly, it is not a subject I have given a lot of thought, but I have found that is the case with most individuals— they simply don’t know how they feel. I have asked a collection of people what they think, and now, I am asking all of you:

 

How do you feel about prenups?

 

I’m including two articles. One is a 2010 article from USA Today titled: “Prenuptial agreements: Unromantic, but Important.” This article offers multiple perspectives on the topic, all of which are very interesting and insightful. http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/basics/2010-03-08-prenups08_CV_N.htm

Then Ask Men’s “How To: Convince Her To Sign A Preup,” which I included simply for entertainment purposes.  http://www.askmen.com/money/how_to_150/190b_how_to.html

 

Personally, I could see myself getting one. There are some prenuptial agreements that, in my opinion, cover offensive and ridiculous topics like weight limits and sexual demands. Mine would not consist of those but the important financial details logically make a lot of sense. It’s definitely not a romantic thought and I am a total sap, but what do you think?

 

 

 

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Hillary Clinton: anti-Islam film ‘disgusting and reprehensible’

14 Sep

Hillary Clinton addresses the violent video made to mock the Islamic religion. She made a speech discussion how violence and religion should never go hand-in-hand. She apologizes for the “disgusting and reprehensible” video that went viral.

Soraya Chemaly

14 Sep

After a discussion with my good friend, I sought out Soraya Chemaly because my friend suggested it in my quest for contributions on this blog. Looking at her input for “The Good Men Project,” I think I like her. I definitely like the topics she covers in a very real way.

 

This piece: “‘Ladies, If You Can’t Take a Joke, Get A New Job.’ WTF?” was one that I found very interesting. Chemaly discusses how workplaces turn up their nose when women complain about sexual harassment. Apparently, it is seen as unprofessional and weak. I’ve been thinking about this, and I don’t doubt it. Not having worked in corporate America or a more legitimate setting (most of my experience has been part time minus working on a campaign this past summer), I can still imagine how this scene plays out. I think of a man and woman who are on the same level, both strong workers who benefit their workplace. The man is harassing the woman. The woman complains. A blind eye is turned. The man is an asset to the company, despite his unprofessional tendencies. I think this would be true; the average company would protect their male employee and tell the female to “hush.”

 

“WTF?” – Soraya Chemaly                       I am asking this same question.

 

I related this article to the dialogue thefemalevoter was having about rape. Several of us mentioned peoples’ hesitancy to tell someone about being raped and that it’s “embarrassing.” After reading this article, the sexual violation of a person came even more into perspective. Not only is confessing that reality embarrassing, it is discouraged in scenarios. NO WONDER PEOPLE DON’T MENTION IT! They don’t feel that they can.

If anyone finds time, check out this blog post of Soraya Chemaly:   http://goodmenproject.com/gender-sexuality/ladies-if-you-cant-take-a-joke-get-a-new-job-wtf/. Let me know what you think. I’m still deciding.

 

 

A Petition to End Women’s Suffrage

14 Sep

This video made me laugh so hard but it was sad a the same time. A young man went around asking for women on a college campus to sign a petition to end women’s suffrage. Almost every woman signed the petition. They obviously did not know what “women’s suffrage” meant. I can only assume that they thought he meant women’s suffering. I thought it was ironic that the only person to recognize that he was getting them to sign a petition to take away their voting rights was a man! It was shocking to me that they did not realize this! Do you think that women are uneducated in general about the history of suffrage? What are your reactions to this video?
here’s the link! It’s too funny to pass up!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87U4ANfJRWg

The U.S. Helping Women Around the World Get Out of Poverty

14 Sep

Someone had a previous post about poverty and I agree that it is a significant problem for women around the world. I also comment on that previous post explaining that a lack of education is a big contributing factor to female poverty. This video shows how the USAID is helping women get out of poverty across the world. The woman in this video has no formal education and struggled to make ends meat. With the help of the USAID, she was able to get training to help her start a business and improve her socioeconomic status. However, some U.S. politicians question whether we should be spending this money on these types of foreign aid. What do you think? Do you think that we should be spending this money on programs within the U.S.?

Here is a link for the video.

http://youtu.be/I9NPblHQzOg

“When Did Nail Polish Become Part of Politics?”

14 Sep

In today’s society, the fashion of female politicians is under the microscope, not their political ideals. Hillary Clinton is constantly being criticized for not wearing the right thing. Michelle Obama’s message is always overshadowed by what she wore. I was really interested in learning about he message that Mrs. Obama was trying to deliver at the DNC. However, every station I found covering her speech, focused on her outfit and how beautiful she looked. One station even spent significant time talking about how gorgeous her grey nail polish was. While she may have looked good, it’s not fair that her appearance was getting so much attention in my opinion. She had a serious message to deliver and I feel like that was being overshadowed. I feel like this is the case for most women involved in politics. I mean no one is criticizing Mitt Romney’s suit and tie combinations. It just seems like women are not being taken seriously in politics. This has historically been the case, especially in the 60’s with Jackie Kennedy. She became a fashion icon but many people didn’t know she was actually really politically invovled. What do you all think? Do you agree?

http://www.eaglenews.org/women-in-power-under-microscope-for-fashion-not-political-statements-1.2760767#.UFKtR1FI328