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Why Society Should Thank ESPN For Its Annual Body Issue

In a world where everything is based on appearance and fitting into the mold created by others, ESPN's annual Body Issue helps to deliver a much-needed message of self-acceptance. While all who are featured are in prime shape, there is a diversity th…
By Jason Francis

5 Dangerous Words People Only Use When Discussing Women

The decision to break up with your previous boo (whom you loved), was entirely yours… or so you thought. Yes, those very words DID come directly from your mouth, and you believed no one could take that power away from you. So, you owned it in the mom…
By Alexa Mellardo

This Is Why I'm Never Having Children, Despite Everyone Thinking I Should

Like most little girls, I always imagined growing up, getting married and starting a family. At a young age, I became infatuated with wedding dresses. I picked out first and middle names for my hypothetical kids and even decided on the ages when I wo…
By Unwritten

21 Things I Hate About Society’s Beauty Standards (But Still Do Anyway)

I'm going to be honest with you guys: When I began to write this article, I thought it would be a free-flowing rant about every single effort I make as a female to appease what society's standards and expectations are of me as a woman. I thought the …
By Jamie LeeLo

Humane Society Endorses Hillary, Calls Trump A 'Threat' To Animals In Video

On Wednesday, the Humane Society endorsed Hillary Clinton and released a video that described a Trump presidency as a "threat to animals everywhere." The video features disturbing images of Trump's sons showing off animals they killed while trophy hu…
By John Haltiwanger

Our Obsession With Kim Kardashian's Weight Reveals 3 Flaws In Our Society

I rarely watch the news. It's mostly filled with negativity. And if you've been following the 2016 election cycle, you've probably seen or heard plenty of things that'll outrage your sensibilities. I hear about pop culture idols even more rarely. But…
By Mansal Denton

What Would Happen If Society Adopted A National Day Against Negativity?

It sounds like a dream doesn't it? Imagine a day where social media censored negative posts and where news media censored negative stories. Imagine just one day out of 365 where we all, as a society, choose to focus on the positives and not consume o…
By Chad Burrows

This Secret Society Of Women Is Fighting To Unseat Stanford Rape Case Judge

The horrifying details of how 39 people willfully ignored eyewitness testimony and wrote letters to the judge to excuse convicted rapist Brock Turner of an appropriate punishment for his horrible crime just keep coming. Their precious Speedo-wearing …
By Danielle Guercio

This Artist Brilliantly Highlights Society's Unbreakable Social Media Addiction

How obsessed with social media and technology are you? While some of us are able to admit we can't live without it, others are blind to the fact that they even have an addiction to social media. What once started as frequent, late-night conversations…
By Robert Anthony
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This Female Pro Athlete And Model Doesn't Conform To Society's Standards

If you're ever feeling lost or in need of some inspiration, look no further than Sierra Quitiquit, who proves no one thing can define your place in the world. Even from a young age, Quitiquit was never able to conform to the cultural standards impose…
By Tracey Zane

5 Common Misconceptions Society Has About Surrogate Mothers, Debunked

Surrogacy is a vague and misunderstood subject. It's a very difficult concept for some people to grasp. There are legal matters to consider, and surrogate mothers are often looked down upon. However, surrogacy is sometimes necessary for a couple that…
By Anum Yoon

This CEO Might Allow Texting At The Movies And Society Is Officially F*cked

We're finally making moves to eliminate the very last remnants of civilization. Because here's the thing about civilization: It's dumb and we don't need it. AMC Theaters currently leads the movement to drive a stake through civilized society after an…
By Kate Ryan

I'm Society's Definition Of Plus-Size, But I Still Don't Agree With It

The average size of a woman falls between a size 12 and 14. The average size of a fashion model falls between a size 0 and 00. The average size of a plus-size model falls between a size 6 and 14. I'm a size 16 or 18. Clearly, I'm no fashion model, an…
By Megan te Boekhorst

I Will Probably Never Have Baby Fever And DGAF What Society Thinks

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine told me she was expecting. While I was genuinely happy for her, I couldn't bring myself to light up with that baby-fueled glee most women my age seem to have. I was thrilled in the same way I'd be thrilled if she tol…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

#BlackGirlMagic: 4 Ways To Break Down Society's Black Female Stereotype

As black women, we wear society's wants, prejudices and fears on our skin. Since caricatures of black and brown women are so widely presented, many people feel as though they already "know" and "understand" the black female experience. People are qui…
By Danni R

Society Labels Me As A Girl With Daddy Issues, But I Call Myself A Hero

There's a lot of preparation involved in heading off to college for the first time. Some of us finally go with our moms to Bed Bath & Beyond. Others change their Facebook profiles to nicknames our home friends wouldn't understand. Personally, I found…
By Ariel Sobel

Why Society Needs To Change Its Message About Drinking And Driving

This month is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, which brings me back to a memory that is still very fresh in my mind. Last month, I went out to a cold and snowy Carson City, Nevada to visit my aunt, uncle and cousins. I always love seeing m…
By Kendra Senn

American Beauty: Why Society Needs To Redefine Feminine Standards

For many young girls, wearing makeup is a rite of passage into the fabulous world of womanhood. As a little girl, one of the things I always admired about my mom was the way she did her makeup. So when I finally reached the age where she would let me…
By Paige Woiner

In Support Of Introverts: Why Society Needs The Brilliant Balance

Stephen Hawking once said, "quiet people have the loudest minds." I would add that quiet people also have the most remarkable minds. We do not exist to be seen, heard or accepted by everyone around us. But at the very least, we have a multitude of th…
By LySaundra Janeé

#FallGoals: Starbucks Has A Society For Pumpkin Spice Latte Lovers

DO YOU EVEN HEAR ME, BASICS? I COME BEARING MORE NEWS FROM THE CAPITAL AND THIS TIME I HAVE A FREAKING AIR HORN. Starbucks' Toasted Graham Latte was yummy enough, but never really stood a chance in gaining the level of worship our beloved Pumpkin Spi…
By Taylor Ortega

Why Society Can't Take Away My Desire To Get Married

Dear men of the 21st century, The world we live in now is tough. Many people think we have it easy, with all kinds of technology and easy access to anything we can imagine. But the truth is, it has only complicated things. With simplicity comes a tes…
By Emily Kozel

How Kendrick Lamar Is Proof Hip-Hop Can Influence Society In Big Ways

When injustice permeates society, sometimes the only way to accurately convey the array of emotions it catalyzes among people is via song. Music is a potent and indispensable form of protest. The pain and rage produced by the persistence of inequalit…
By John Haltiwanger

#DoSomething: How Social Media Grants Society The Power To Change

No matter your opinion on social media, it is probably a prominent part of your life. In fact, it is probably how you will find this article. It is no secret social media has taken over the world. It allows anyone and everyone to post, share and prom…
By Emily Hussey

Artist Recreates Portraits With Barbies To Question Beauty and Society (Photos)

Besides being the centers of attention at museums and art galleries around the world, classic paintings are also great for many other things. Not too long ago, we introduced you to the person who decided to pair Kim Kardashian's selfies with classic …
By Robert Anthony

What Society Can Learn From Caitlyn Jenner's ESPYs Speech

I love someone very dearly. I love him to death. I always have, and I always will. But, whether he accepts this or not, he has bigoted opinions about LBGT issues and people. I will admit I understand why he is the way he is. He was raised in a Filipi…
By Ella Cajayon

ESPN's 2015 Body Issue Further Proves One Of Society's Deepest Faults

The ESPN Body Issue is always highly anticipated, serving as both a source of celebration and controversy. This year is no different. After releasing images of 24 exposed athletes, honoring the athletic form and the many ways the human body can produ…
By Nicole Love

Blurred Lines: How Our Tech-Savvy Society Perpetuates Rape Culture

As a woman in comedy, I'm a little bit ashamed I didn't have a devastating, piercing comeback for when it happened. Now I dream of a comeback so seamless, it weaves the wisdom of ancient feminist knowledge, while simultaneously ripping your face asun…
By Lauren Ireland

3 Ways Society Can Assist Victims Of Sexual Assault

Recently, reports have surfaced from 2005 stating that Bill Cosby admitted to drugging several women with the intent to have nonconsensual sex with them. This news comes just months after dozens of allegations, spanning over approximately 40 years, s…
By LySaundra Janeé

What We As A Society Can Learn From The 'Amy' Documentary

The coroner's report shows English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27. What it failed to mention was the broken heart that also stopped beating that fateful day. Perhaps, the most enlightening part about th…
By Chris James

What I Have Learned About Society From Dating Men Outside My Race

I’m the borderline neurotic girl whose mental list of dating deal-breakers is longer than a Yeezus rant. But dating a guy of a different race isn't included. (Although a dude's improper chewing habits warrants instant romantic execution.) Like a Rame…
By Niki McGloster

By Society's Standards, Here's How Long It Takes To Look Like A Woman

It's a tough world out there for women, especially in the age of Pinterest. In the 1950s, keeping yourself beautiful meant styled and set hair, watching your diet and keeping up a basic cosmetic routine. A decade later, beauty standards were even tou…
By Emily Arata

Why It's So Damn Hard To Recover From An Eating Disorder In Our Society

When I first left in-patient treatment for anorexia in 2006, my dietician said to me, “I wish I could just put earmuffs on you and keep you in my house all day. But I can't, so you just have to work on ignoring all the noise.” I lived in Los Angeles …
By Jill Pohl

#CallMeCaitlyn: Why Society Can't Judge Different Types Of Courage

In the world today, we like to claim a lot of different things as universal truths. We often post on social media our disdain and distaste of the most trivial things, such as the coffee shop barista who didn't get our order right, or a subtweet about…
By Jason Credo

Why Caitlyn Jenner Is The Woman Our Society Needs

Today, Vanity Fair tweeted its July 2015 cover, featuring the person we formerly knew as Bruce Jenner: Caitlyn Jenner. Sporting a white, strapless bustier, Caitlyn is dressed to the nines with a fresh face of makeup and a long, brown locks. While she…
By Alexa Tanney

6 Ways Millennials Can Change Society For The Next Generation

All people think their generation will change things. Some are right, but others just follow the established paths. I think we're living in one of the most exciting times of human history. We're Millennials, and we're going to change the world. Here'…
By Damian Rucci

Why Society Needs To Stop Telling Women They Don't 'Need' Makeup

Let's just get one thing out of the way: I have nothing against women who choose not to wear makeup. What's included in your "getting ready routine" is your business. Pick up a mascara wand, or don't pick up a mascara wand; I have no judgment either …
By De Elizabeth

Why It's Imperative For Society To Stop Romanticizing Mental Illness

I was 8 years old the first time I felt depressed. I locked myself in the bathroom closet and cried so my dad wouldn’t hear me. Don’t ask me why I was crying; I had no reason; I was just sad. At night, I couldn’t sleep, I felt nauseated all of the ti…
By Bri Ray

While Society Argues Over Rape Culture, Who Is Helping The Victims?

Managing Editor Will Dana's letter, written as a preface to the much-anticipated Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism report on the failures of Rolling Stone's UVA rape story, held harrowing undertones extending beyond the failures of th…
By Daniel Newcomer

4 Realities Of Being An Only Child Society Finds So Hard To Believe

If I had a dollar for every stereotypical question I'm asked or slightly condescending comment I receive when someone discovers I'm an only child, my college tuition and housing fees would've been paid off long before puberty hit. Seriously, though —…
By Kayla Ziadie

Why Women Are Also To Blame For Gender Gaps In Society

Someone once asked me why I hate men. My response was somewhat akin to, “…what?” I am very openly a feminist, and yes, there is about a 150 percent correlation between feminism and standing up for female rights. But, that in no way means I hate men. …
By Nora Lin

Why The US Constitution Needs To Recognize The Evolution Of Society

Now, before you start at me with the tired, patriotic banter of “our founding fathers” and “America the great,” let’s all take a deep, rational breath and try to see things from a more linear perspective. The reason the Constitution of the United Sta…
By Candace Owens

Hey, David Moore: Yoga Pants Are Not The Problem, Society's Sexism Is

According to Montana State Rep. David Moore, yoga pants are the devil's sweatpants and should be banned from society. This is not an exaggeration; he thinks yoga pants should be deemed illegal due to their "inappropriate" nature. His hatred is direct…
By De Elizabeth

Lady Killer: Why Society Has Trouble Accepting The Female Sociopath

This past year hosted a surge of on-screen depictions of sociopathic female antiheroes — from the calculating and homicidal Amy Dunne of "Gone Girl" to the nameless but no-less-frightening main character in Taylor Swift’s "Blank Space" music video. T…
By Moira Sullivan

Subtle Sexism: Why We Need To Address Its Prevalence In Society

When I told my friend I’d never experienced sexism, she told me I had, and every woman had because we live in a patriarchal society. The term "patriarchy" was spat out like it was toxic on her tongue, and I resented being told my perception was ingra…
By Rachel Farnham

Why Political Correctness Is Bullsh*t And It's Hurting Society

Political correctness is absolute bullsh*t, but not for the reasons you might think. Political correctness works against us in two ways. First, we ostracize people for wanting to discuss issues we'd rather not address. Second, it prevents us from hon…
By John Haltiwanger

Society Doomed: Inflatable Pillow Lets You Use Your Phone In The Bath (Photos)

Unfortunately for some of us daredevils, taking our phones into the bathtub has ended horribly at one point or another. It's normal to want to get your Rev Run on while you soak, but let's face it, overpriced electronics and water just don't mix. How…
By Robert Anthony

Society, When Did We Start Erasing Women's Nipples?

Out of the entire, expansive list of women’s body insecurities, I am most insecure about my nipples. Even the word “nipples," and the shape your mouth forms when you say it, makes me slightly uncomfortable. Sparing the details as to why, I just never…
By Laura Argintar

These Illustrations Perfectly Show How F*cked Up Our Society Really Is

Be prepared: This is going to mess with your mind. In his latest project, Spanish artist Luis Quiles set out to reveal the uglier side of our society through a variety of images that combine current affairs with pop culture. In the series, Quiles tak…
By Kaylin Pound

It's Killing Society: 5 Reasons Why Being Politically Correct Is Ruining Us

Most people today have opinions and statements to make. As individuals, we like to put in our two cents and show others how smart we are. However, when it comes to social pressure and appeasing people around us, we tend to turn down motivation and ho…
By Elite Daily Staff

Adjusting To Our High-Speed World: 3 Ways To Make Yourself Useful In Today's Society

"High speed" is the new selling point in many of our advertisements. We want fast cars, fast food and, most importantly, fast Internet connection. We live with almost all the information we can manage, right at our fingertips. If we are hungry, we ca…
By Stephanie Glass