The Art of Chillin’

What does it mean to "chill"? There are many meanings behind the surface level vocabulary word. However, according to Urban Dictionary "chill" can be defined as: 1) to stop from doing something. Example: "Bruh, chill it's not that deep put the scissor down". 2) to hang out. Example: "Girl stop playing and come over to... Continue Reading →

Hang Mioku, now 50, had her first plastic surgery procedure when she was 28. She soon became extremely addicted. Following operation after operation, her face was eventually left enlarged and disfigured, but she would still look at herself in the mirror and consider herself as beautiful. Eventually the surgeons she visited refused to carry out... Continue Reading →

At the age of 12 years Brooke Bates received her first cosmetic procedures for liposuction and a tummy tuck. Brooke weighed 220 pounds before the liposuction and tummy and afterwards she lost 35 pounds. By the next year she gained the weight back and then proceeded to have a lap band put in. Now that... Continue Reading →

Marianismo…….The Ideal Woman?

Marianismo is a gender role associated with women  in Latin communities and is the counterpart to Machismo. Machismo "macho man" is suppose to be the provider, protector, and be a brave man. The origin of Marianismo comes from Virgin Mary, who is seen as the definition of true femininity. The ideal traits of  femininity are: modest, pure, faithful, submissive, motherly,... Continue Reading →

I am using this book for my Women in Developing Countries class. It has great data from almost any topic concerning women from wages to domestic abuse. Here is an example from one of the pages (click to enlarge): This page is dedicated to women and breast cancer. The map  shows the rates of breast cancer per 100,000 women... Continue Reading →

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