Hey Jezebel, Please Stop Thinking it's 'Racism'!

This isn’t going to be a long post, but I’ve had it up to HERE with Jezebel and their thinking that any form of skin lightening is “racist.”   They did it again on Tuesday with this post.   They don’t seem to “get” that in some cultures, light skin has been a beauty standard for centuries […]

Not Liking GMail Right Now

Cynthia Cheng I have two YouTube accounts.  One for this site and another, which I’ve used for both personal and Shorty Stories videos since 2007.  Lately, I’ve been having trouble accessing the latter account.  Why?  Because it’s now associated with a GMail address, one which I’ve forwarded to another.  One which I no longer have […]

Height Issues Should Be Discussed by Media: Poll

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked whether height should be as much of an issue as weight when it comes to body image.  41.7% of you believe that it IS important.  After all, most women are 5’6″ or below, not 5’10”.  33.3% believe that not only should it be discussed, but short celebrities (which means many […]

Tiger Should Have Been Left Alone

…if he wasn’t famous, no one would be talking – that’s what 40% of you believe.  20% believe that Tiger should have said something, just to stop media hounding.  Another 20% believed that he should have spoken with the  cops (earlier on).  6.6% aren’t sure what he should have done – only that it’s a […]

Culture Clashes with Parents and the Media

Movies have been dealing with culture clashes between immigrant parents and their new country raised children.  The first talking picture, The Jazz Singer dealt with this very topic – a son of a Jewish cantor who wished to perform jazz.  Several decades later, we got Bend it like Beckham and My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  […]

Poll: Barbie and the West Virginian Politician

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Cynthia's Thoughts: The VP Debates – Sarah Palin vs Joe Biden

Thursday’s VP debate was a chance for Sarah Palin to gain back what she’s lost – the female vote. According to a Time Magazine poll, female support for the McCain/Palin ticket has fallen drastically, from 55% to 38%. Compare that to a poll taken immediately after the convention, where McCain/Palin support was at 47% compared […]