This week a photo of French police enforcing the burkini ban by demanding a woman remove her clothing circulated the worldwide web and caused a lot of conversation over the ridiculousness and insulting imposition that had been placed across 30 French towns. Thankfully, France's highest administrative court ruled that mayors do not have the right to ban burkinis and suspended the ban.
When I saw this Indian laundry detergent commercial, I felt a bit of relief that someone is acknowledging all the work women tend to take on, even outside their regular day jobs. It's something I had learned and realized in one of my Global Studies classes in university, but had never seen acknowledged outside that environment. Women do 3/4 of the work in the world, and much of it is unpaid. Here in the first world it is becoming more common that men are stepping up to the plate to help out with "household duties," but it's overall still not a fair balance.
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex
This popped up on my gossip newsfeed Friday morning, and I was extremely appalled. How Kanye chalked this up to artistic expression is beyond me. I'm not sure what's more troubling, that he claims "bitch" is a term of endearment in hip-hop culture, or that his wife was apparently okay with this. I am not an expert on hip-hop culture, so I don't know if that's true or not, but there is something very wrong with that kind of logic.
My mom is your typical, gossiping, always has something to say kind of gal. Recently, over dinner, she was talking about the various girlfriends of cousins and friends and whatnot. She never has much to say about boyfriends, but about girlfriends she always does. She notices how helpful around the house they are, whether they cook or not, how well they put themselves together, etc. The more of those they can do, the better.