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Wild ‘n’ Wise Wednesday 7-20-11

Wild ‘n’ Wise Wednesday 7-20-11

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It’s Wild ‘n’ Wise Wednesday, and here’s a look at some of the past week’s interesting stories.

Woman Charged with Sexually Abusing a TSA Security Official:

A woman who groped a female TSA security official to give her a taste of her own medicine is charged with sexual abuse. This reminds me of the time  a TSA official frisked me right up into my privates. I felt incredibly violated. I get angry just thinking about it. It’s unbelievable that TSA officials are allowed to touch people in ways that would otherwise be considered abuse.

The Sex Worker Look is Going Mainstream

Surgery to reshape the labia and other areas of the vagina is picking up fast, say plastic surgeons. Once the domain of sex workers, nude entertainers, nude models, swimsuit models and the occasional woman who needed reconstruction for medical reasons, now women from every walk of life are having cosmetic vaginal surgery. The bulk of them are trying to conform to a idea of beauty most often seen in the porn industry.

Empowerment Stresses Women Out

As women around the world enjoy broader opportunities and expanding roles, they’re also experiencing one other increase in their lives — stress. Nielsen, a leading provider of insights into what consumers watch and buy, recently released findings from a study that identified spending and media habits of women around the world. The study reveals that though women today feel empowered to reach their goals and get what they want, this level of empowerment results in increased stress in their lives.

Natural Family Planning isn’t the One-Size-Fits-All Solution

Ellen Dollar says that while Natural Family Planning (NFP) works wonders for many Christian couples, it shouldn’t be elevated to one-size-fits-all status. She cites the story of Bethany and Sam Torode, who divorced after nine years of marriage, after writing a book arguing that NFP is the healthiest, most spiritually enriching contraceptive approach for Christians.

No Wonder Our Perception of Beauty is Distorted

This is an old Dove commercial. But it still just amazes me how photos of models are photoshopped to create  false, unattainable standards of beauty.

 

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Mary Kassian

Mary Kassian, the founder of Girls Gone Wise, is an award winning author, internationally renowned speaker, and distinguished professor of Women's Studies at Southern Baptist Seminary.

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