Date a girl who – insert stereotype

By Sonja Nikcevic

Some time ago, a certain, mysterious Rosemarie Urquico posted an inspiring, literary insight into why you, and everyone else in the world should date a girl who reads. And suddenly, without warning, the Internet exploded. The post went viral in the astounding Internet-hype way that seems to have become commonplace in recent society. Girls and women all over the world paused their lonely, or not so lonely, exciting or everyday, book-loving lives and recognized themselves in Urquico’s words. I’m not ashamed to admit I was one of them. Below is an extract, so you can keep up:

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Double standards and the crusade against skinny

By Sonja Nikcevic

Remember the good old days when you could make a politically incorrect joke and not be publicly condemned by the ever-present oversensitivity police? Neither do I. This Western by-product of über-tolerance has reached an all-time high and we are being told and telling others (for the most part – rightly) that EVERYTHING is OK. Race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, body types – it’s all acceptable, desirable and a-ok. Everything that is, except being skinny.

Before the 1960’s and all the way back to the beginnings of modern society, curvy and ‘big’ women were all the rage. Remember the original pin up girls, Mairlyn Monroe and pre-Raphelites? There was nothing skinny about them and the world loved it.

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