More than a Day

This Mother’s Day, Americans will spend an estimated $21 billion to show their appreciation and love to the women who gave us the gift of life.  That breaks down to almost $170 for each consumer to say “Thank You!” in cards, flowers, brunch, and other gifts. Moms certainly deserve the recognition, thanks, and praise.  But… Read More More than a Day

Abercrombie’s America: White, Thin, and Wearing Overpriced Clothes

In the past, Abercrombie and Fitch has come under fire for profiting off of the sexualization of youth.  And on the issue of race, Abercrombie’s past is extraordinarily ugly.  Not only does it promote Aryan standards of beauty to sell its products, prior to facing a lawsuit, its hiring practices blatantly reflected racism as well. … Read More Abercrombie’s America: White, Thin, and Wearing Overpriced Clothes

Why Notions of Attractiveness Poison Our Society

Dove’s recent “Real Beauty Sketches” ad campaign has sparked strong praise from those who think it opens the eyes of women to the way their self-image regarding their physical appearance can become twisted and distorted (for a whole number of reasons).  Critics argue that the takeaway is that the women featured in the commercials really… Read More Why Notions of Attractiveness Poison Our Society

Keep It Real Revolution: Catholic Schools and Authentic, Secure Girls

There is an insecurity epidemic that is raging among teenage and preteen girls in our society.  Last year we saw it most vividly in the spread of “Am I hot or not?” and “Am I ugly?” videos on YouTube, which not surprisingly led to vicious, hateful comments by anonymous commenters.  This year, there will inevitably… Read More Keep It Real Revolution: Catholic Schools and Authentic, Secure Girls