It’s time for a change in attitude

Sheila Copps, Oprah Winfrey, Rufus Wainwright, Fran Drescher, Terri Hatcher and Meredith Viera are just some of the names of high-profile individuals who have admitted to being victims of sexual abuse or rape. Add to them to the list of victims speaking out against Bill Cosby and Jian Ghomeshi who are only two of the high-profile names of perpetrators. Sexual abuse of both genders has been rampant since the beginning of time. But victims now have an ally—social media. One up-side of the recent exposure of these crimes is the…

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And the winner is . . . Eddie Redmayne

When we went to see "The Theory of Everything" at the movies last night, I was expecting a nice little story about love conquering all difficulties. What we got was a thought-provoking, skillfully acted and beautifully filmed story about physicist Stephen Hawking's personal journey from being a promising young student at Cambridge University in England through to mid-life and recognition around the world. Diagnosed in 1963 at the age of only twenty-one with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gherig's Disease as it is commonly known, he was given two…

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Victoria’s Secret yields to customer demands – sort of. . .

Thanks so much for your support of the change.org petition (here's the link to my earlier blog http://boomerbroadcast.net/2014/10/31/here-we-go-again-ladies) criticizing Victoria's Secret for their recent ad campaign glorifying skinny female bone bags with fake surgically enhanced breasts as being the perfect body. While we didn't achieve one hundred percent success in getting them to pull the ads, they still acknowledged that they heard their customers and modified the wording somewhat. Nov 16, 2014 — Victoria's Secret changed the wording of their advertisements for their bra range Body from 'The Perfect 'Body'' to 'A…

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Never cry rape

Reva Seth and Lucy DeCoutere deserve a medal for their courage in coming forward with their accusations about Jian Ghomeshi. Recent evidence indicates Ghomeshi's behaviour had been witnessed by many people over the years and for various reasons they chose to remain silent or no action was taken. The ensuing media attention has heightened awareness about the frequency of assaults on women and men and I can only hope that our politicians and law enforcement with the support of citizens in general start to do something to correct the situation.…

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Here we go again ladies

It seems they're not listening to me so I'm going to keep condemning companies that continue to glorify grossly Photoshopped, tall thin bodies as being the ideal. Not surprisingly, Victoria's Secret is taking a lot of heat about their new campaign entitled "The Perfect Body" that shows unrealistic body shapes as being the standard perfect body we should all strive for. While I never shop at Victoria's Secret as I'm not a fan of their frou frou frillies and the uncomfortable fit, I think they're losing hundreds of thousands of…

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An invention waiting for an inventor

In her book about menopause called The Sexy Years, Suzanne Somers recommends a magic elixir of so-called natural biodentical hormones to relieve the symptoms. She describes the Seven Dwarfs of Menopause as Itchy, Bitchy, Sweaty, Sleeping, Bloated, Forgetful, and All-Dried-Up. This part is true. And taking hormones does relieve the symptoms. But doctors are reluctant to prescribe hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for a prolonged length of time because of concerns about the unknown long-term potential health consequences. The fact remains that HRT makes you feel once again like a normal…

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