Break the Box

I found this video a couple month’s ago on Facebook and I could not have been happier to see ‘Break the Box’ campaign circulating throughout the media.

Overcoming gender stereotypes has been a pressing issues within our modern world, as sexuality and appearance don’t fall hand in hand anymore.

A couple night’s ago my mum’s friend asked me why girls decide to pin back their breasts after watching Ruby Rose’s ‘Breakfree’ video. This was a completely serious question due to the phenomenon that your physical appearance is a direct correlation to your sexual preference.

He understood Ruby likes girls, but he didn’t understand the reasons why she needed to go from a girl to boy in the video. So I took the time to explain to this adult that women chose to pin their boobs back for many reasons; all of them individual and personal.

It’s a choice to judge someone’s sexuality based on how they look, but remember it’s an an outdated ideal that needs to be put to rest.

Break the Box and overcome gender stereotypes.

Till next time,

S

Holiday-To-Do List

As I started watching How I Met Your Mother, I noticed a moment where Robin’s sister comes to visit and her. Ted then awkwardly brings up the fact that Robin hasn’t said ‘I love you’ yet during a public outing. This results in Robin and Ted fighting in the middle of the Empire State building, but there’s this random guy that ends up receiving and I love You from Ted which apparently makes a massive difference in his day as he was on his way to jump off a bridge.

Comedic? Yes. Realistic? Also Yes.

If you’re not stressing out about finals (boo), and are getting in the holiday spirit (despite the lack of now), here’s a to-do list for December:

– Tell someone they’re important
– Tell someone you love them
– Tell someone you’re sorry
– Tell someone you miss them
– Tell someone a good memory
– Tell someone you want to see them

When we say something positive it makes a bigger difference than meets the eye. Don’t doubt the power in small acts of kindness.

Lets start being more human, get on that to-do list.

Till next time,

S

5 Reasons to Love Snow

The first snowfall of the year is as magical as a Disney movie. For the many of you who decide to complain, bundle up, and hibernate for majority of the holiday season, I’ve prepared a list of things to consider before you judge the snow in such a harsh manner.

  1. If you live in Canada you cannot complain about snow. The snow is inevitable and cannot be escaped.
  2. HAVE YOU BEEN SKIING?— If you have yet to participate in a winter sport like sledding, boarding, skating, dog sledding…get on it. If your not athletic, build a snowman or a fort it’s still fun.
  3. Take a Walk in the City— the government pays for people to set up all sorts of festive shit so you can take lovely winter strolls in the city.
  4. Never underestimate the power of a Hot Coffee — your appreciation for caffeine will skyrocket thanks to the drop in temperature, and café’s feel more homey than normal during the winter season.
  5. Finals are approaching. What’s better than using the snow to procrastinate– go frolic.

The snow will probably melt by tomorrow morning, but never the less –STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT THE SNOW.

Till next time,

S

Bloomingdales Promotes Date Rape?!

I only know Bloomingdales because it’s Rachel Green’s favourite store, but never the less I was pretty disappointed reading what the hell America’s advertising. Check out the article I found from Elephant Journal:

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/11/fck-the-starbucks-cup-lets-get-clear-on-the-bloomingdales-rape-ad/

Spike Your Best Friend’s Eggnog When They’re Not Looking?!?!?

Could that be more creepy? How is that expected to sell clothes? Or want people to approach your store?

Slowly I hope we’re coming to the realization that no matter what you read lately, its dripping with complete nonsense and propaganda. I mean, how the hell could this picture have been approved by anybody? Way to go America you’ve done it again, degrading women and promoting rape culture, one advertisement at a time.

Till next time,

S

LOL @ Essena O’Neill

This really irks me. Majority of my timeline has been filled with praise or hate for Miss O’ Neill because she came to the revelation that she’s an exploited teenager in society. That’s awesome and I’m genuinely happy you crawled out of the attention most people crave, but if no one notices– she’s using social media to convey how much she hates social media. What if Essena deleted all the photos of herself and started using her attention online for something that actually matters? Then she could be a social activist who clearly understands that social media is very real and very powerful. You couldn’t have cried on webcam for nothing; Essena here is creating a ploy. Trying to gain attention through hating attention.

Once someone has gained all the publicity they need; there’s no stoping their ego from growing. Please don’t let Essena fool you; she’s loving being the latest Instagram model who didn’t take the opportunity to sign a modeling contract. If you’re ‘pinnacle of success’ was solely in LA hollywood modeling, your parents have enforced the wrong priorities in your life. The media did this yes, you also have you’re own mind.

So to quote, no one thinks you had a ‘dream life’ but you and maybe other 12 year olds on Instagram. Of course any person with more attention on their body than their mind is miserable, ‘having it all’ is definitive on the well being of an individual.

If you just realized exploiting yourself for social media is harmful, I have much less faith in humanity than I thought.

It is clear society needs to have a discussion about the use of social media as we apparently value and base our own self worth off societies mindless actions. Despite the controversy around Essena, at 12-19 no one should want 500 000 people to see you running around in a bikini. You nor your parents cared nor considered the ramifications of child exploitation on social media. Essena dear, everyone knows those photos were the last thing from candid, and no one needs to publicize a 17 minute ranty video of you crying for your 12 year old self — she’d be bored to tears.

Here’s a link to her video if you want to check it out:

Till next time,

S

‘Through the Power of the Moustache’

We all know that as Halloween passes, the facial hair starts growing because men (and some women) all over the world abandon their razors to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. In 2003 only 2 guys convinced thirty friends in Melbourne Australia to get together and create what we know as Movember today. It’s 2015 and over 5 million people are aware of how detrimental prostate and testicular conditions are, changing the meaning of November to countless communities and individuals.

Much like breast cancer or cystic fibrosis awareness, it’s important to let the world know about the issues your community is passionate about because I promise you’re not alone. If you keep your opinions to yourself, it’s impossible to make your dreams (and someone else’s) a reality.

Check out what the Movember Foundation is about, and don’t forget to sign up so you can collect donations for your Mo at:

https://ca.movember.com/

Till next time,

S