If You Need An Example Of How Silly Our Standards Have Gotten For How Women Look ... Ta-Da!

I try not to pay attention to body-shaming BS for my own sanity, but I just learned about a trend pressuring women and girls to have a gap between their thighs, and it really caught me off-guard. (Haven't heard of it? Lucky you!) What's next? Obsessions with perfectly round freckles? Super wrinkly elbows?Thank goodness for satire because without it ... well, just hopeless tears and frustrated head-shaking, I guess. This tutorial makes a great point about how ridiculous this "ideal" is, plus it's friggin' hilarious.

It is safe to say that the wise words of Muhammad Ali stands the test of time. Widely considered to be the greatest heavyweight boxer the world has ever seen, the legacy of Ali extends far beyond his pugilistic endeavors. Throughout his career, he spoke out about racial issues and injustices. The brash Mohammed Ali (or who we once knew as Cassius Clay) was always on point with his charismatic rhetoric— despite being considered arrogant at times. Even so, he had a perspective that was difficult to argue with.

As a massive boxing fan—and a huge Ali fan—I have never seen him more calm and to the point then in this recently posted BBC video from 1971. Although Ali died in 2016, at 74 years old, his courage inside and outside the ring is legendary. In this excerpt, Ali explained to Michael Parkinson about how he used to ask his mother about white representation. Even though the interview is nearly 50 years old, it shows exactly how far we need to come as a country on the issues of racial inclusion and equality.

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