Yoga is the neo-yuppie craze that’s found its way into mainstream American gyms – and homes – over the past several years. It’s got a certain social status attached to it now; you can almost picture the big name celebrities going to their yoga and pilates classes, right? Unfortunately, this leads to a public perception that yoga isn’t for everyone, which couldn’t be further from the truth.
Hatha yoga – the most popular – is marketed by gyms as a fitness routine and one of the less cerebral forms on offer. You don’t need to assemble an altar to practice it; you just need to buy a mat and some really cool yoga pants. Continue reading
Blogging passed silently into the mainstream years ago, showing us the wonderment that is a cryptic Rosie O’Donnell poem or the company messages of a big name CEO. Everybody blogs now; even my computer-confused mom has a LiveJournal account.
Need further proof? Here are a few of the strangest bloggers we’ve come across to prove that Everybody Blogs.
Two young women who reportedly caused a disruption on a Southwest Airlines flight from Tampa to Los Angeles are accusing the airline of discrimination – because they’re pretty.
“I think they were just discriminating against because we were young decent-looking girls. I mean, nobody else on the plane looked like us except us,” commented Sarah Williams, who was questioned by police officers after having a profanity-filled argument with another passenger. “[The flight attendants] were like older ladies. We were younger. Who knows, they could have been just jealous of us because we were younger.” (view the video here)
That’s right – we all have chips on our shoulders because we’re uglier than them. Continue reading
Marketing and PR consultant Francine Hardaway makes our latest edition of NewsWatch for a blog entry that is just too true: a short-and-sweet commentary on our multi-tasking culture. Shouldn’t all great articles start with the line, “Bill Clinton talked on the phone while receiving his famous blowjob from Monica Lewinsky…”?
Of course, Hardaway is 100% right. Today’s NOW culture is about instantaneous information, and more recent communications technologies have been designed for just that purpose. Continue reading
This article from ABC News highlights an important study that came out this week, which found that bisexuality is neither a phase nor a myth, but rather a distinct sexual orientation. But look closer at the link provided and see if you can’t spot the problem.
ABC News’ title line for the article reads, “‘Lesbian Until Graduation?’ It’s a Myth”; meanwhile, the title within the article says, “Study Shatters ‘Bisexual Until Graduation’ Myth”.
So what exactly is the myth here? That ABC News will report a landmark study on the validity of bisexuality, whilst simultaneously confusing it with what the study confirms is a completely different sexuality (homosexuality)?
Clearly all the reporting in the world still won’t allow stereotypes and misconceptions to die that easily.