Sex and Seventeen

For some reason, even though we have cancelled our subscription and no longer pay for it, every few months a Seventeen Magazine lands in our mailbox. The pop of color and twinge of teen no longer interest me the way it used to, but yesterday in a moment of boredom I decided to flip through its contents. […]

America (in)dependence – Where Freedom Falls Short

Happy fourth everyone! This holiday is always funny to me, I like the irony of celebrating the treason committed by 56 men signing a remarkably well-written document in the heat of summer. Plus the fireworks are good too. It is clear though that this treason is no longer what we truly celebrate on the fourth […]

Followup – the Morning After our Sex Talk

Ha sorry I just need to laugh for a moment at that title…. that should certainly grab some attention. Anyways, thanks to those of you that shared your thoughts on yesterday’s post “Let’s Talk About Sex.” The length of some of the comments proved this is a very complicated topic inside many larger discussions. Also, it is completely […]

Let’s Talk About Sex

Less than a year ago I started diving into some burning questions I had about what purity really means, especially as a college student. I have spent hours pouring over blogs, books, and articles looking for a perspective that addressed all the frustration I was feeling. When I couldn’t find that perspective, I realized that […]

How the Media Objectifies Men Too

The victimization of women in the media has become a very popular topic in the last ten years. It has become almost common knowledge that the photos of women in magazines are photo-shoped and Hollywood has turned women into mere sex objects. It’s a harsh reality that subconsciously hurts thousands of girls, and thankfully there are a good number of groups promoting awareness about it all.

However, something that isn’t acknowledged as often is what Hollywood has done to men.

Two things have recently brought this to my attention more than ever: the chart-topping novel Fifty Shades of Grey and the highly anticipated summer movie Magic Mike starring Channing Tatum. To be fair, I will admit that I have not read the book, nor have I seen the movie yet. It’s possible that both may have viable story lines or some redeeming qualities, but at the surface they are both fueled solely by sex (feel free to debate with me). That alone should be a flare in our minds: these are dangerous, in more ways than one.

This cover of Entertainment Weekly pretty much speaks for itself on what the main attraction of the book is