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Women’s Role in a Male Dominated World
Being a woman in a male dominated world is not easy. Getting a job requires women to put in strenuous effort, whereas men can easily get a job. The workforce is never easy for a woman. Women have a hard time gaining access to jobs and communities that are traditionally male. When women do finally obtain these positions, they are typically perceived in a negative way. This statement is quite sad, but very true, and there are many different reasons as to why this is a woman’s reality.
How to Apply Eyeshadow
Are you looking for an easy beginner’s eyeshadow tutorial? Don’t have much time and don’t want to read like a billion word essay? OK, great! Let us guide you into your first steps of creating that flawless look whether you use cheap eyeshadow or more high end stuff like Laura Mercier Master Class Artistry In Light Illuminations Edition Makeup Palette
Wrap It Wear It
I wear black. My color or lack of color by choice. Black t-shirt, black jeans, black leggings - black good to go. It’s not because of grieving or loss. It’s because it’s simple. People remark that I wear black. Why do you wear black? Do you always wear black? Anything in your closet besides black? What’s with the black?
This is What Men Really Think about Strong, Independent Women
After writing an article about the dark side of being an independent woman, I got a lot of responses from men who shared their perspectives. From that article, I have been able to learn more about what men think about strong, independent women.
Weddings, Babies and Wine — What Screenwriters Think Women Are All About
I hate starting a new movie, only to discover that its main female character is another one-dimensional, cardboard cutout shaped like a woman.
Do Men Actually Like Women, or Just the Performance of Femininity?
This might come as a shock to some, but adult women have body hair. And sometimes, a lot of it. Adult women also don't have flat stomachs - we need the extra padding to protect our reproductive organs.
The Truth Behind 'I Only Wear Makeup for Myself'
Many women insist they only wear makeup for themselves. 'Because it's fun.' 'It's a form of self-expression or even art.'
British Nurse Edith Cavell Executed by German Firing Squad
British nurse Edith Cavell was working in occupied Belgium when she was executed by the Germans on October 12, 1915. Cavell admitted to harboring and helping Allied soldiers and men of military age to escape German forces. She was signing her death warrant. The American and Spanish Ambassadors made frantic attempts to save Edith, but they were not successful.
Could we find a better metaphor?
"We seldom think of conversation as commitment, but it is... Coping with a lifetime of change is a struggle, but through a lifetime of change we will only experience ourselves as full persons only to the degree that we allow ourselves that commitment to others which keeps us in creative dialogue." by Mwalimu Imara, in Dying as the Last Stage of Growth
5 Misconceptions of the Girl's Cycle
Campsite, I loathe. Camping is a romantic holiday that a man may enjoy for me. It's not because I'm a rolling princess needing comfort from my beast. Just like a lusty muscle ox, I love to have intense animalistic sex.
My Guide to a Healthy VAG
Growing up, I didn't have anyone to teach me how to keep my private areas clean as a female. I always thought any kind of soap and water was just fine. I learned out the hard way that you're not supposed to spray perfume on your vagina or even put baby powder in your underwear because it can cause infection or cancer. However, I am here to tell you what's good and what's not good for a healthy vagina. These are just a few tips that have helped me along the way.
No, Ladies-- You Are Not Responsible For Spelling Out Basic Boundaries In Order To Prevent Being Assaulted
I'm going on my first date (since before the pandemic) this weekend, and I'm having a lot of feelings about it. And not the feelings that I want to have.