The healthcare system is something many of us tremendously depend upon. We see doctors when we’re unwell, or unsure about a condition or a diagnosis, and we put significant faith in physicians when it comes to our overall wellbeing. Unfortunately, the same experience cannot be said for many overweight people, based on several conversations I’ve … More Overweight people and the healthcare system: an injustice
Social media, as wonderful as it can be, can simultaneously be destructive towards those who make use of it. And by destructive, I’m referring to the inevitable occurrence of comparison that comes with social media. It’s extremely difficult to avoid comparing ourselves to others when we’re scrolling through our social media timelines. We compare ourselves … More Stop comparing and start celebrating
A few days ago, my boyfriend and I were conversing about all of the social media postings as of late regarding changes to abortion laws in the U.S. If you use social media, you’ve likely noticed the onslaught of individuals advocating their stance on abortion across all platforms. I said to my boyfriend that while … More Social media: communication channels or argumentative platforms?
Cyber bullying is a topic we’re all familiar with. We’ve either been subjected to it ourselves, or we know someone else who has. I find it somewhat surprising that despite the frequency of cyber bullying cases in today’s day and age, no one really seems to be addressing it. I realize it’s an incredibly complex … More It’s time to address cyber bullying
A new commercial from Gillette, a well-known men’s hygiene company, is creating quite a stir across social media platforms as of late. The advertisement, titled “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be” is a short-film style commercial that makes reference to patriarchy, toxic masculinity, and the #MeToo movement regarding non-consensual sexual harassment, assault, and violence. … More Way to go, Gillette
Body shaming is, unfortunately, a rather integral component of social media today. Just the other evening, I was watching a video posted to Instagram, by a male, scrutinizing a woman for her physical appearance. The comment section was absolutely topic, and reading such hurtful, awful words encouraged me to recognize how sad it is that … More Why are we still body shaming?
An article from Reuters by Anna Mehler Paperny should, in my opinion, serve as a warning to Canadian citizens. Titled “Hate crimes in Canada jump 47 percent in 2017,” I think it’s safe to assume that you get a good idea of the article’s contents when you read the headline. The 47 per cent increase … More Hate crimes in Canada are on the rise
Being pushed around sucks. One might think that this typically happens during our childhood years, during which it is commonly referred to as bullying. Spoiler: it still happens when we’re adults, and it’s still called bullying. Standing up for oneself is such an important thing to do in warranted situations, but sometimes, depending on the … More How to stand up for yourself (respectfully)
A Eurekalert release titled “Acne stigma linked to lower overall quality of life, Irish study finds” reports that women and young girls who experience acne are more likely to face a lower quality of life than males with acne. A study from the University of Limerick, Ireland, has revealed that people who suffer from acne are … More Acne can contribute to a lower quality of life
The more mature and experienced we become in all aspects of life, the more we encounter people with different personality characteristics. This is both a good thing and a bad thing. It’s good in the sense we’re exposed to a variety of people that come from different walks of life, and hopefully, our minds can … More Dealing With Aggressive Personalities
A couple of days ago I had a heart-to-heart conversation with someone close to me about the amount of judgment that exists in contemporary society regarding plus-size individuals. The stigma surrounding overweight people has always bothered me, but the conversation I had with someone I love who happens to be a victim to this stigma … More Why Someone Else’s Weight Is None of Your Business
My sister recently shared an article with me regarding an incident in which a woman was body shamed for being curvacious and being married to a male with a six-pack. This incident impacted Jenna Kutcher, a body-positive blogger, and occurred after she shared a photo of her and her husband on a beach via Instagram. She and … More Body Shaming and Its Implications