Topic: Mothers

Crass Cougar Life Billboard That Sexualizes Breastfeeding Is (Thankfully) Coming Down

Crass Cougar Life Billboard That Sexualizes Breastfeeding Is (Thankfully) Coming Down

Cougar Life, a “the premier online dating service that pairs women in their prime with younger men,” is taking down its controversial new LA billboard after pressure from the community. What’s so controversial about the billboard, you ask? It depicts a naked breastfeeding woman with the word “Jealous?” in a thought bubble attributed to her (presumably male) baby. Yeeesh. More »

And You Thought Your Relationship With Your Mother Was Strained: Katy Perry’s Mom Shops Book

And You Thought Your Relationship With Your Mother Was Strained: Katy Perry's Mom Shops Book

Many of us have difficult relationships with our mothers. We go home for holidays only to be asked probing, boundary-violating questions; our hair is always colored a little too much or not quite enough; and we haven’t yet produced grandchildren. In other words, we are a steady, ongoing disappointment. (Who’s with me?)

But I’m willing to bet that not many of us are international pop stars who are known primarily for our tits, and at the same time have evangelical Christian mothers who sit at home and pray for our souls. More »

What Did Your Mom Teach You About Beauty?

What Did Your Mom Teach You About Beauty?

For most of us, our first memory of beauty has something to do with our moms or other women in our lives – the first time you smeared lipstick all over your face, it was probably your mom’s lipstick. And when you clomped around in a pair of grownup shoes that dwarfed your toddler feet, they were probably your mom’s shoes.

For better or for worse, our mothers are often the first people who teach us – consciously or subconsciously – about beauty. More »