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  On the second floor of a house near Journal Square in Jersey City, Claire Caster sinks into a worn leather ottoman inside her living room. Still in her gym clothes, she drags her fingers lazily across the screen of her smartphone – encased in pink. The doorbell rings and she rises to answer it. Outside, a Buon Appetito deliveryman waits with an extra large pizza inside an insulated warming bag. This delivery – the sixth one this week – is part a social experiment that has resulted in an unexpected twist: sexual harassment. Two weeks ago Ms. Read More
How many times have you passed by a homeless person, and not noticed them? Living in N.Y.C. I would venture to guess that number would be very, very high. It's not often that we stop to talk to, or even look at the homeless. It's something we'd simply rather not acknowledge. Maybe because its scary to think that anyone could be sitting there, a loved one, or possibly ourselves? Well the folks over at the New York Rescue Mission have cleverly created an incredibly heart wrenching new video that asks, Have the Homeless Become Invisible? and sadly, the answer is yes. Read More
In true Sociology 101 style, a woman approached men on the street and flat out asked them if they wanted to have sex with her. The same experiment was repeated with a man, but asking women on the street for sex. Obviously, there was going to be a gendered response. The reactions of the people on the street are entertaining, but they also illuminate deeper societal issues. To no surprise of mine, the girl had a 50% success rate with just 14 dudes, while the guy had a 0% success rate with 100 ladies. I'm honestly surprised he didn't get punched by some of those BFs. Lucky guy, really. Read More
It was back in 2004 that Dove first launched its Real Beauty Campaign aimed at changing society's accepted standards of beauty. Dove's models have realistic proportions, showcasing how beautiful women of all shapes and sizes are. You might remember one ad in particular that accentuated the unrealistic and even unhealthy sizes of Victoria's Secret models in comparison to Dove's. Now Dove has released their Real Beauty Sketches project, in which an FBI-trained sketch artist was asked to sketch women’s faces based solely on their own descriptions. Read More