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The Bedazzling of the American Gymnast Though television brings all the athletes up close, they can get lost amid the actual competition on the floor, and shine helps highlight and distinguish each girl. “When the judges are there, every little thing counts,” said Samantha Peszek, a member of the 2008 Olympic team who is working for NBC’s digital and social content team for this summer’s games. The crystals also serve to emphasize the aesthetic aspect of a sport that has become ever more focused on athleticism and tricks — to its detriment, some argue. In a way, the fanciness and drama of the leotards can be seen as an attempt to correct a perceived imbalance between artistic power and physical power: telegraphing the idea that while “our skill level says one thing, our dress style says another.” The Olympic stadium “is the biggest stage of our lives,” Ms. Though other national teams have also begun to bedazzle, none have reached the extent of the Americans, who have made it their signature. Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle Photo

Vi tolererar inte dansk sexism Feminism är en politisk rörelse för att göra kön till en ointressant kategori i en människas sociala liv. Att födas med ett visst könsorgan ska inte ha någon betydelse för vilka förväntningar som ställs på en, vilket arbete man får, vilken lön man får, hur svårt eller lätt det är att bli vd eller vara hemma med småbarn, hur sällan eller ofta man får se sin kropp exploateras för att sälja allehanda produkter. För Dennis Nørmark är en sådan frihet från könsföreskrivna manus någonting negativt. Läs Dennis Nørmarks artikel: Kære svenskere Samtidigt säger Nørmark sig tro på jämställdhet; en jämställdhet som bejakar skillnaderna mellan könen. Vart för oss egentligen uppmaningen att "bejaka könsskillnaderna"? Vad kräver en sådan manöver? Han talar vidare om den "mångfald" som följer på att det finns "två olika kön". Nørmark påstår att på kön följer givna värderingar och givna öden. Men feminismen handlar ju, som alla politiska kamper, om en konflikt om resurser och makt!

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Flight Attendant Jet Age Uniforms 1959-present Back to basics with Delta's longest-lived uniform—a professional, tailored suit of tropical wool in navy blue. Originally jackets, pants, vests and skirt also came in gray, but navy became the preferred color. First Delta uniform with maternity wear—a loose navy jumper. Designed by Van Lupu for Omniform, this uniform was a classic when it was introduced in 1983. An update in about 1988 added double-breasted suit jackets, in addition to the earlier-style single-breasted jackets. A 1991 update added new and redesigned items. In 1996, special scarves and ties promoted Delta as The Official Airline of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta. Ask the Crafter Web 2.0 free buttons maker! - The program (Photoshop, hosting php-gd2) Tara Moss: 'I wear a corset for pleasure, but also to avoid pain' As many of my readers will know, I have scoliosis (curvature of the spine). It was discovered when I was a teen, and by the time I was in my 20s a respected Australian doctor had strongly suggested I have a rod inserted in my back. I said no. I've managed my pain and back health in many ways over the decades, from osteopaths and Alexander Technique, to pain killers and yoga, even writing my books while reclining and surrounded by pillows (Hey, it works for me). Since October 2015, corset wearing has become an effective and rather miraculous part of my personal health arsenal. "There is a reason the eye is drawn to the silhouette of a corseted form. There is more to a corset than aesthetics, however, and this is where my real corset story begins. I first came to view corsets as more than attractive additions to my wardrobe last year. Perhaps I had medical corsets in mind that day (they are often structurally similar) and I unconsciously craved the stiff posture support.

America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl Word of the day: Zaftig /zäftig/ adjective: (of a woman) Having a full, rounded figure; plump. Meet Hilda, the creation of illustrator Duane Bryers and pin-up art’s best kept secret. Voluptuous in all the right places, a little clumsy but not at all shy about her figure, Hilda was one of the only atypical plus-sized pin-up queens to grace the pages of American calendars from the 1950s up until the early 1980s, and achieved moderate notoriety in the 1960s. “She’s a creation out of my head. I had various models over the years, but some of my best Hilda paintings I’ve ever done were done without a model,” veteran artist Duane told the online pin-up gallery Toil, Despite being one of history’s longest running calendar queens alongside the likes of Marilyn Monroe, even the most dedicated vintage enthusiasts probably won’t have come across Hilda before. That isn’t to say Hilda wasn’t capable of “inspiring strong sexual sensations in any red blooded woman-lover” (and still is).