Feminist Files: Always swim with a buddy

While I’m laid up with a bad back, let’s look at some headlines. (PS: I’m very open to guest posts right now. Hint, hint.) * Anthropologically speaking…: Could it be that when girls see positive images of women in STEM (thats’s science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, the result is more women in those fields?…

Feminist Files: No Damsels in Distress here

Real women save themselves: Did you catch the interview of Sigourney Weaver on NPR in which she declares that she doesn’t buy into the idea of the damsel in distress. “When I look around the world, I don’t see too many damsels in distress. If they’re a damsel in distress, they’re manipulating some guy to…

Clean plate club

Thanks to a long-overdue overhaul by the USDA, school lunches are likely to look a lot different starting July 1. Here in Las Vegas, the Clark County School District — the nation’s fifth largest — is readying to implement new school lunch guidelines this fall. And it’s one tall order. As this well-written and insightful…

The heavy

Are you doing something that is triggering someone you know with an eating disorder? Take a second and think about that. What about in your online life? What do your updates on Facebook and twitter say to the world about weight, body image, working out, eating and other related issues? I started thinking about this…