Danish comedian Victor Borge is credited with observing, “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” Jason Micheli must surely be Borge’s prodigy. Though Micheli lives in Alexandria, VA, his humor in writing and in conversations over Skype have brought him very near me here in Fly Over Country. Read More
We have two girls. To say that we are proud of them would be an understatement. They have matured and exhibit a good bit of individuation but desire to remain fully connected with their families. Kimberly and Tommie get interdependence.
Young ladies in our culture need champions when they mostly experience critics. ‘You’re too . . . .” is the curse of a young girl. The sentence exudes comparisons – and unfair ones. Marty Duren draws attention to the unhealthy ways girls have been/are affected by such unrealistic images seen in the wider culture.
Marty points to one way this shows up in media portrayals – photographs and videos. After watching a couple of videos he includes in his piece it is no wonder he writes,
The finished products are not pictures; they are artists’ renderings. The “models” are no longer models. They are barely caricatures; more like cartoons.
Such moves dehumanize young women. Read More