Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.
(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).
Happy 20th to the G.O.A.T. rap album, Illmatic… #nas #nasirjones #illmatic #illmaticXX #tapes #ivanstapes #vinyl #hiphop #sayqueensbridge
A few definitions to tee this up:
Oligarchy: A society where power is in the hands of very few people, usually determined by wealth, corporate and family ties, and the military.
The Gilded Age: From the 1870s to the early 1900s, our country was run by very few people (think John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Andrew W. Mellon, Andrew Carnegie) but also marked by extreme poverty. The term was coined by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner to mean “an era of serious social problems disguised by thin gold gilding.”
So … are we there yet?!
It’s like, what is wrong with people, ya know?
Today exactly 4 years ago on April 19, 2010 Keith Elam (aka Guru of Gang Starr) died of cancer at the age of 48 after going into a coma. Today lets pay extra respect to the legendary half of one of the greatest hip-hop duos ever. May his influence and positivity never be forgotten.