Friday, July 24, 2009
Coupon for Boots
For those of you that are into boots, the wonderful creators of WHOOGA have given my readers $30 off any purchase at http://whooga.com
. Just type Vixentales into the code box in the cart.
Whooga's are kinda like Uggs..you might not need em now, but when the cold arrives, you will sorely wish you got them.
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Friday, July 17, 2009
Sexual Double Standards
One of my absolutely fav blogettes recently wrote a post that hit home for me. Here is a teaser...the first few paragraphs...but you seriously should go to her page and read the whole thing, not only is it eloquent, argumentative, passionate and brilliant; it's beautifully articulated (she should be a lawyer!)
There is no way that I can eloquently express my stance against this ridiculous double standard that is permeated in our society today beyond what the Mahogany Misfit has already said. Without further ado....read this...and leave your comments, either here or at MM's page. I want to see what other women feel about this issue.
A while back, I was involved in an "internet discussion", regarding female sexuality, male respect for female sexual expression, etc., and wanted to express my utter dismay over the term "giving it up", in reference to the act of sex.
More specifically, my dismay over the fact that the term "giving it up", is ONLY applied to a women's role in a sexual exchange.
We need to expunge this term from our vocabularies.
First of all, this verbiage implies that I, as a woman, have relinquished something. I "gave" something away which would imply that it is "gone" and I am now "out" something. Does that make sense? The very language puts me, the woman, at some sort of imaginary sexual disadvantage and smack dab into the role of "victim".
Victim to a man and his powerful ways OMG! I am now rendered helpless after giving "it" up!
A woman who is empowered in her sexual choices, has sex when she chooses, with whom she chooses, and demonstrates a healthy sexuality is not "giving something up" by having sex. She's engaging in an act and receiving pleasure from it.
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Wednesday, July 08, 2009
PANTENE is looking for you!
Pantene is looking for real women (that's us!) for their 2010 ad campaign.
Apparently they did a casting call in three cities last year, but it was too limiting for start of a new decade! Is your hair so beautiful that you want to show it off to the world? Here's the skinny:
Women will have the opportunity to upload videos July 1 through July 31, 2009 by visiting www.relaxedandnatural.com. All submissions will be evaluated and finalists will be flown for in-person casting in August. Final decisions will be made by September 15, 2009.
To be eligible, the following criteria must be met:
Applicants can have hair that is relaxed or natural, but it must be healthy and beautiful
Applicants must LOVE Pantene and be able to tell other women why
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and live within the United States
The women who were chosen from last year’s casting call were given an all-expense paid trip to New York City to shoot the advertising campaign that appeared in national magazines in 2009.
Good luck to all contestants!!!
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