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Women are Worry Warts…..

14 Oct

After reading an article in Time magazine about how women produce more stress when reading bad news, I realized how stereotypical it was. Scientists found that women stress levels did not alter while receiving the bad news but the stories made them more reactive to stressful situations afterwards. The magazine claims the reasoning behind the stress levels was because the lead author Marie-France Marin says “it could be that they carry the [emotional] load longer than men, which could also influence their memory.”

The article goes on warning women to be aware of what type of news they are reading because it will affect their mood. Unfortunately, this is not a joke and Time magazine gives women advice on how to handle “stressful news:” “For women, perhaps recognizing that they may be particularly vulnerable to news-related stress could help them lessen the burden by simply being mindful of the potential effect of mass media, or by engaging in coping mechanisms like meditation and exercise.”

Even if the study is valid, their generalization that women should maybe exercise to deal with reading bad news is outrageous. I don’t know about you but I read news throughout the day, hard and soft news, and my mood is not affected. But after reading this Time article I might need to go do some yoga to deal with the stress, since according to Time I am not man enough.

you can check out the article HERE

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Double Standard for Music and Relationships

14 Oct

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Does Taylor Swift bully her exes lyrically? If she were a male vocalist, I feel like there would be some people upset by the insults she throws at them. The people she is involved with run a risk of having their personal stories shown for the world to see. I would feel bad if this was a man talking negatively about other women, and I feel that the same empathy should be given to the subjects of Swift’s songs. There are two sides to every story (and breakup) and while it makes for good music, lyrics like hers could hurt people’s reputations and make them feel even worse about the end of their relationships.

Phenomenal Woman

14 Oct

I’ve been in a encouraging mood lately. I just want my fellow classmates and friends to be uplifted on this week. Regardless of our situations we all still strive to do and be the best that we can be. Forget the negativity all around us. Here is a poem from one of my fave poets Maya Angelou! Be Encouraged and Enjoy!

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/178942

Phenomenal Woman
Maya Angelou
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size   
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,   
The stride of my step,   
The curl of my lips.   
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,   
That’s me.
I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,   
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.   
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.   
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,   
And the flash of my teeth,   
The swing in my waist,   
And the joy in my feet.   
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
Men themselves have wondered   
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,   
They say they still can’t see.   
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,   
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.   
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.   
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,   
The bend of my hair,   
the palm of my hand,   
The need for my care.   
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Malala is my Hero

14 Oct

Many of us, Americans, take our rights for granite.  We are born with the right to freedom of speech and we just assume we have the right to speak out against anything unjust and typically there aren’t any consequences for our words. I could not imagine living in a country where if you speak your mind you are faced with death. After reading the article about the 14-year-old girl, Malala Yousufzai, who spoke out against the Taliban I was shocked. She wrote about how the Taliban restricts women especially when it came to education.

The young girl acted years above her age and understood she could face death when she wrote about her beliefs. Yousufzai was hunted down and the Taliban opened fire at her school. She was left seriously injured but awarded with the Pakistan’s first peace prize for her bravery.