Archive for June 2, 2022

Can Obese People be Sexy?

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , on June 2, 2022 by andelino

In case you missed it, there was a fleeting internet controversy involving Yumi Nu, the conventionally attractive plus-size model who graced the cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, and Jordan Peterson, the based high priest of Generation Incel.

As is often the case with internet controversies, both sides behaved insufferably and wasted the opportunity to have a constructive dialogue about justice-oriented body positivity and representation in the fashion industry.

It’s time we address the elephant in the room. (No pun intended.) Full-figured, aesthetically challenged male bodies continue to be woefully underrepresented on the covers of magazines and other platforms that claim to promote “inclusive” beauty standards. That needs to change.

Representation matters. Have we not learned anything from the incessant social media outrage of the past decade? And while it’s true that media outlets have come a long way in terms of driving inclusive change and widening the aperture of body-involved diversity initiatives, the industry continues to ignore demands for increased visibility of healthy, aesthetically diverse male bodies. This is tantamount to violence.

Sports Illustrated would like us to applaud it for letting a conventionally attractive blonde woman flaunt her “beautiful” C-section scar in a string bikini. That is a far cry from the holistic approach to body positivity Americans must embrace if we want to be on the right side of history.

I believe achieving inclusive justice in America will not be possible until society is ready to acknowledge that all bodies are beautiful.

Are you ready?

Want to Join NATO

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , on June 2, 2022 by andelino

Northern Europe looks for a savior from Russia.

“There is a bear in the woods. For some people, the bear is easy to see. Others don’t see it at all. Some people say the bear is tame. Others say it’s vicious and dangerous. Since no one can really be sure who’s right, isn’t it smart to be as strong as the bear?”

Those are the words from a famous ad for United States President Ronald Reagan’s reelection campaign in 1984. He was using the bear as a symbol of the Soviet Union. Reagan was claiming he was the man strong enough to stand up to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, whether Moscow was a threat or not. Reagan went on to win the largest electoral landslide in American history.

Read more at “Finland and Sweden Want to Join NATO”

Doom of Cryptocurrencies

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on June 2, 2022 by andelino

Alternatives to state-controlled commerce are vanishing.

Cryptocurrencies are failing. Bitcoin, the most well-known cryptocurrency, declined to the lowest level since December 2020. Some still hope it will recover, but other currencies are also struggling. In total, $1 trillion has been wiped out of the cryptocurrency market in a month. Many investors are in despair. But the implications of this are even bigger. People thought cryptocurrencies would give them independence from a state-controlled monetary system. But now, this isn’t going to happen.

Read more at “The Doom of Cryptocurrencies”

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