You only want Diamonds because De Beers wants profits

Diamonds Are A Sham And It’s Time We Stop Getting Engaged With Them

“Yeah, they say three years’ salary.” — Michael Scott, The Office American males enter adulthood through a peculiar rite of passage – they spend most of their savings on a shiny piece of rock. They could invest the money in assets that will compound over time and someday provide a nest egg.

Bodyhacking – Women

Bodyhackers Are All Around You, They’re Called Women

I have two cyborg implants. One is in my hand, and it lets my unlock phones and doors by waving at them. The other is in my uterus, and it lets me control my own fertility.

Gender in Film

The Largest Analysis of Film Dialogue by Gender, Ever

Film Dialogue from 2,000 screenplays, Broken Down by Gender and Age Lately, Hollywood has been taking so much shit for rampant sexism and racism. The prevailing theme: white men dominate movie roles. But it’s all rhetoric and no data, which gets us nowhere in terms of having an informed discussion.

Because data is a wonderful thing. If it can be measured, why guess?

Can Accepting Jeggings as Pants Make You a Better Feminist?

How Accepting Leggings as Pants Made Me a Better Feminist argues against Fashion snobbery, and espouses the author’s re-found love of leggings and their virtues. Is she onto something here? Then she theorizes that this has led her to a new place in Feminism. What do you think? And does it apply to Jeggings too?

How Accepting Leggings as Pants Made Me a Better FeministI’ve come around on leggings. For years, I was one of the most adamant legging haters in the country. When I saw a girl/woman walk by wearing leggings “as pants” my stalwart go-to reaction was: eye-roll + “echh” + one or more of the following: “Leggings aren’t pants” / “That’s not even flattering” / “Does she think that looks cute?”

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What Really Makes Katniss Stand Out? Peeta, Her Movie Girlfriend

What Really Makes Katniss of Hunger Games Stand Out? Peeta, Her Movie Girlfriend is a really interesting look at a male character we don’t often see in mainstream movies, and how that changes the main female protagonist. Far from a negative, it’s pretty refreshing to see. No big spoilers, especially if you’ve read the books.

What Really Makes Katniss Stand Out? Peeta, Her Movie GirlfriendGeneral Hunger Games/Catching Fire information below; no huge surprises revealed. ] This weekend, Catching Fire, the second chapter of the Hunger Games film adaptations, raked in enormous piles of dough – with over $160 million in one weekend, it’s the biggest November opening ever. Ever. (Take that, Twilight sequels.)

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