10 Shameful Myths About Fat Women And Obesity You’ve Probably Always Believed Were True


Photo: Getty By: Leora Fulvio/via YourTango.com You might be surprised. I’m really sick of hearing people saying… “If so-and-so knew what she was doing to her health, she would just stop eating and start exercising.” Or, “Why can’t so-and-so stop eating?” Or, “So-and-so is setting such a bad example for her children!” Let’s set theContinue reading “10 Shameful Myths About Fat Women And Obesity You’ve Probably Always Believed Were True”

Just Because Someone Else Is Beautiful, Doesn’t Mean You Aren’t


Photo: Google  By: Bev Aron/YourTango.com   This is going to change everything. “She’s so gorgeous,” I said to my daughter, referring to a woman I know. My daughter wrinkled her nose — “no she isn’t!” she protested. It turns out, I was responding to the woman’s vivacious spirit and sparkly eyes, whereas my daughter has a more analyticalContinue reading “Just Because Someone Else Is Beautiful, Doesn’t Mean You Aren’t”

What it means to raise a Black girl in white America


Photo: Google When we learned we were having a girl, my aggressive planning for my child’s upbringing had to change This essay is part of a series on fear and impending fatherhood. Read  I used to stare down the barrels of guns . Now I’m going to be a dad , and that’s scarier” andContinue reading “What it means to raise a Black girl in white America”

India: Future of romance in #MeToo era


  Man-woman interactions have never been easy. But now every exchange seems officiated. Words are closely evaluated, by both men (before) and women (after). By Hemant Morparia\Mumbi Mirror  I have to start with a disclaimer here: the concept of romantic love is alien to me. The title of this piece presupposes that romance had a past. A casualContinue reading “India: Future of romance in #MeToo era”

Women of Value


I arrived at the end of a fight in the parking lot of a discount store. The woman I was standing next to was a friend or a sister who was angry with the woman with the blood stain on her shoulder and the large hole in her top. The friend or sister is standingContinue reading “Women of Value”

How an economic miracle transformed love and marriage in post-war Italy


A newly married couple walks near Rome’s Arch of Constantine. Photo: AFP By: Catherine Edwards/The Local Italy in the 1960’s was experiencing a whirlwind of change. The Second World War had left a legacy of acute poverty and a country suffering an identity crisis after years of fascism and occupation, but by 1964, the transformationContinue reading “How an economic miracle transformed love and marriage in post-war Italy”

Welcome to Generation M: Muslim women are set to define our global future – get ready


  Meet Generation M By: Shelina Janmohamed/UK Telegraph   If I were to pick on face to define our global future, she would be female, Muslim, urban and digitally connected. That might sound surprising, especially given that most of what we know of Muslim women is limited to what they wear or how oppressed weContinue reading “Welcome to Generation M: Muslim women are set to define our global future – get ready”

China’s Leftover Women: What its really like being Unmarried at 30


A ‘leftover woman’ in the SK-II ad  By: Yuan Ren/Beijing As I turn 30, I am left wondering what it means to be a Chinese woman – and a well educated one at that – entering her third decade. One thing is for sure: if like me, you’re unmarried at 30, your life “is over”. JustContinue reading “China’s Leftover Women: What its really like being Unmarried at 30”

The I-NFL 1.0 “Women and Brady “


By CityFella The NFL currently earns 10 Billion a year. With lucrative sponsoring and  broadcasting deals they project their earnings to be more than 25 Billion by 2027. But there are cracks in its image.  Cracks that could  impact the future financial growth of the league.   I call it the ” I-NFL”  I forContinue reading “The I-NFL 1.0 “Women and Brady “”

Congress’ despicable war on working women: How our warped laws perpetuate discrimination


John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul (Credit: Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/AP/Alex Brandon) By: Katie Mcdonough/Salon Women account for two-thirds of minimum wage workers, and a great many of them are supporting families on just $7.25 an hour. For a family of four, that’s well below a poverty wage. Women also account for two-thirds of tipped workers,Continue reading “Congress’ despicable war on working women: How our warped laws perpetuate discrimination”