2020 means everyone has to stay inside and find new activities to do. One of the many at home activities to partake in is listening to podcasts. So many people have also decided to start podcasts, since it can be done from home. Here are some of the best new podcasts, that you should start listening to, since we don't know when this quarantine is over.
...because being smart and being beautiful are definitely mutually exclusive, right?
Of all things corrupting the youth of America, the very worst is Cosmopolitan magazine. Sure, it's the best-selling lifestyle bible of the female demographic, but now that the publication is putting actresses like Dakota Fanning and Selena Gomez on the cover, the printed pamphlet for blended orgasms and all-star blowjobs seems to be catering to a new generation of sexually active females.
I recently came across an interesting blog post providing some insight into society's portrayals of sex. The cultural dialogue on sex isn't terribly nuanced. There is aggressive, brash, unapologetic sexuality promoted by porn and pop music, and then there's the less prominent demure, lovemaking more likely to be seen on TV and in movies. This post kind of struck a chord with me.
Whether we realize it or not, we all pick up subtle things from movies that we expect to find in our actual lives. And while I’m willing to overlook some of the media's follies (like the fact that people in any foreign country all speak English), some of their depictions of sex are just. so. wrong.
After years of slipping through the media cracks, Jessica Simpson is more famous now than ever. And why? The girl <gasp!> gained weight. I mean, think about it: what has J. Simps really been doing with herself, career-wise? Not a whole lot. Instead, the poor girl has been a victim of heartbreak, failed endeavors, and more media scrutiny than any person deserves.
Bravo’s collection of Real Housewives has contributed many things to pop culture, such as the infamous New Jersey table flip, the term “prostitution whore,” multiple face-lifts and boob jobs (I’m looking at you Orange County!), and who can forget the song “Tardy for the Party”? Through all the drama though, one strong willed woman has truly climbed to the top – The Real Housewives of New York’s Bethenny Frankel.
As much as I dislike Miley Cyrus and all her bimbo-ish ways (like when she said she's never listened to Jay-Z but he's mentioned in her hit, "Party in the U.S.A"), this girl really speaks her mind and sometimes, she's spot on. Like her recent comments on the painstakingly obvious double standard that young, female entertainers have to live up to in the entertainment industry.
Feminist blogger (Feministing) and author of Full Frontal Feminism and He’s A Stud, She’s A Slut and 49 Other Double Standards Every Women Needs To Know, Jessica Valenti’s latest book The Purity Myth tackles the issue of “how America’s obsession with virginity is hurting young women.”
We all want Miss California to go away. Like Mark from Road Rules season 1 (who is, like, 40 and is still doing those Real World/Road Rules Challenges), she just won't disappear. Not that it's entirely her fault; we media peeps love writing about a scandal, and this girl is drowning in it.
As a college student, to say my life is hectic would be a gross underestimation. Between classes, homework, an internship, clubs, my social life, and all of those pesky responsibilities (groceries, laundry, cleaning...ugh), I’m always pressed for time, and facing pressures to do even more.
While there are definitely tons of perks that come with being a celebrity, like the money, nice clothes, and invites to awesome Hollywood parties (to name just a few), fame also has its drawbacks. Like the paps.
The New York Times is reporting on a new study of American media consumption that says the average person spends 8.5 hours every day in front of some sort of media screen (television, computer, cellphone, etc.).