We’re not only writers, we’re readers and below are some of the highlights of the past few weeks that we wish to share:
Men to blame for childless women?
In Asia there’s a new tendency for men to go their own way – with thousands shunning marriage and kids for a life of independence and control, which no family court can destroy. The same thing is happening across America and Canada. In fact, author Helen Smith PHD recently published a book entitled Men on Strike, where she notes that: ‘America has become anti-male. Men are sensing the backlash and are consciously and unconsciously going on strike. They are dropping out of college, leaving the workforce and avoiding marriage and fatherhood at alarming rates.’ (DAILYMAIL)
A woman’s face may drive a relationship’s length: study
In a study with several hundred heterosexual male volunteers, a team of researchers made composite pictures of women’s faces, and asked the men which ones they would choose for long- or short-term relationships. There were two versions of each face — one with slightly more feminine and the other more masculine features. The faces were taken from European or Japanese faces. They found that men rated women with more feminine features more highly for a fling. (CTV)
Why Is There No Country for Chris Bosh?
I don’t know who Chris Bosh pissed off in a former life but you have to feel sorry for him to an extent because he really has never done anything egregious to warrant the amount of slander given to him. Many times I look at Chris Bosh as the collateral damage of Lebron’s decision and the formation of the “Big 3” in Miami. There were only so many hairline jokes to be thrown at Lebron James and comments on Dwayne Wade’s wardrobe while Chris Bosh would do things that made him more of a target for ridicule. Chris Bosh also doesn’t help the situation by many of his facial expressions and demeanor which makes for classic comedy jargon. Chris’ representation of being a punk and dude people can get over doesn’t help his cause either. (ASHY2CLASSY)
Paula Deen and the “N” Word
Paula Deen’s use of the “N” word is inexcusable. She fully understands the racist history and ideology of this word. I’m not prepared, however, to call this woman a racist. From what I have observed and know about her, she seems to be a nice lady. In America, we use many hateful terms that we don’t necessarily attach genuine hate to—we just use them. When many Black people use the “N” word and its various derivatives, they’re not using the words with hate—they’re just using the words. Should we excuse them for their use of the “N” word? No. (REVPAID)
The Reason There’s No Guilt for Cheating with the Ex
In the last episode of AMC’s Mad Men the leading man Don Draper ran into his ex-wife (pun intended) at a location where her husband and his wife weren’t in attendance. While Betty has been unattractive and plump for 2 seasons, she lost the weight, got on her game and she looked so beautiful that Don lost his mind and wound up in bed with her. Scandalous? Sure It is, but realistic? A bit more than we would like to admit.
I have always felt that matters of the heart are one thing but sex is in its own category of things. When we have broken the barrier of nakedness and sex with a partner, rekindling those old flames to “jump right back in there” tends to not feel as taboo as it should for us, does it? (UP4DSN)See some words or phrases that you don't understand? Check out The Dragon's Lexicon.