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TV Anchor Wears Same Suit Every Day For A Year To Prove Sexism Is Prevalent

5457368-i-have-nothing-to-wear-cartoonAustralian newscaster Karl Stefanovic wore the same suit every day for a year to draw attention to an all too common form of sexism. Co-host of the Australian morning news show “Today,” Stefanovic became frustrated with the unsolicited fashion advice and appearance-based criticisms viewers regularly offered his female co-presenter, Lisa Wilkinson. He then decided to conduct an experiment. He wore the same blue suit on air every day for a year, and, as the TV personality revealed to Fairfax Media, absolutely nobody said a thing:

No one has noticed; no one gives a sh*t. But women, they wear the wrong colour and they get pulled up. They say the wrong thing and there’s thousands of tweets written about them. Women are judged much more harshly and keenly for what they do, what they say and what they wear.

I’ve worn the same suit on air for a year –- except for a couple of times because of circumstance –- to make a point. I’m judged on my interviews, my appalling sense of humour – on how I do my job, basically. Whereas women are quite often judged on what they’re wearing or how their hair is … that’s [what I wanted to test].

According to Debora Spar, President of Barnard College and author of “Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection,” such scrutiny of appearance is a reality for many women today.

Don’t let the scrutiny of others impact you because you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Though it seems like a cute churchy saying, this verse says that God made you special. God has a special purpose and plan for you. Be not only confident but comfortable in who you are because you are intentionally unique Under Your Brim!UnderHerBrim_Blog

H/T Jezebel 11/14

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Mind them Feet! Spring Public Service Announcement (again)

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Ahhhh it’s a beautiful day! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the temperature is projected to reach record highs! WOOO-WHOOO!

Spring colors abound with mild temperatures sending big clunky boots Maxim-Malevich-3-650x650with the snow salt in the treads, back into closets. Time to show love to the open-toed, slingbacks and sandals as they emerge from their winter hibernation and take center stage.

At Under Her Brim we feel that it is important to share information that will empower, support and help our readers stay knowledgeable and prepared. In the true spirit of preparation we share this Spring Public Service Announcement in love – Mind them Feet!!!


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Do not turn away from the nail salons if the pedicure stations are full!!
 
Do NOT be thwarted by the crowd! If the pedicure station is full, make an appointment, run an errand and go back—Press forward and get that pedicure!!

If all else fails it does not hurt to take the time to maintenance them at home.Clip them nails, sand those heels and lotion before bed (make sure they are clean). Be encouraged, you can do it!!

Also remember when it comes to lotion, you CAN and are encouraged to reapply often throughout the day.  Your feet will Thank you.  Your skin will Thank You and finally, those of us who get a glimpse of those nails reaching over your shoe hitting the ground making tap sounds from Under our Brim sincerely Thank You.

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I’ll be My Own Number One

There are days when you wake up and have to be like David and encourage yourself. Not3d89edafa9dd80de939756405b9cb9a9
because you don’t have an awesome other half that listens to you whine, encourages and holds you up when you are feeling down and deflated. No matter how you try to shake it you see evidence of the irritation(s) everywhere you look. Each sign making the tear in the irk fabric larger and larger until its a deep, dark, empty hole. Continue reading

I Speak A New Language – porque soy más del 40!!

I work for an organization where some of my colleagues speak many languages. It is an enviable ability that has had me wish I really paid attention when Senior Fazinni was teaching my Spanish class, at least to recall more than a few phrases. The one that I still remember and used most – ¿puedo ir al baño so  I could find a study hall to socialize in. I’m ashamed but confession is good for the soul. Hola NAHS clase de 89!! Continue reading

The Big Reveal!!

20160808_053821.jpgWalking on the Boardwalk at the shore….and came across this gem. Go ahead and look at it again…I’ll wait. Did you peep (as my kids would say)? The irony got my attention and made me stop to snap a picture. It wasn’t the lovely red and blue letters covering every inch of space on the banner screaming it’s message, nor was it the oh-so-pristine & ornate security gate that made me share this with you all (you’re welcome). As I giggled and sent it to my fellow sarcastic/ironic/blooper loving friends (Heeyy  Opod, PJ and TeeDubb) I thought of an expression that would make the perfect caption for this picture if this was the picture of  a person.  ‘When people show you who they are, believe them’  – The cautionary advice given by the great Dr. Maya Angelou in these nine simple words carry an often ignored wisdom. Look at the picture again. Clearly the gate is down but we know without even witnessing it, some genius walked up, read the sign, saw the gate down & lights off and still looked for another door on the side or out back to go inside, after all it’s NEVER CLOSED!!.

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Teachings from Miranda Priestly

Who is Miranda Priestly you ask? Who. Is. Miranda?! — First, me get this out of the way: Yeaaaahhh I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated whats been going on Under this Brim. Forgive me, I have taken on a new challenge….school. Mommy always says ‘You are never to old to learn or never to young to teach’…lies. There are differences in adult learning and the youth learning…but we’ll whip out our course notes from WhereEver University & commiserate on that subject later.

Let’s learn a thing or two from one of my fave movies….The Devil Wears Prada. This movie is about 10 years old and I can tell you that the one liners are still used today. In summary Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) is an icon revered in the fashion industry. Her new assistant Andrea (Ann Hathaway) has much more to learn other than what Miranda wanted for lunch…If you have not seen it go see the movie, come back and tell me I’m wrong. If you are an Miranda Priestly fan….you will want to get your snack, take notes and read on. Continue reading

Time to Let Guilt Go

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First let me thank my ultimate motivator who has no problem calling me out on updating Under Her Brim. What can I say, I’m an organized mess and it still takes a village to nudge me along to keep my mess organized. So to you I say Thanks! – I hear you and appreciate you (and all of the Under Her Brim followers!!) here…. have some Skittles. Continue reading