By Sonia Rao The Washington Post Thu., Feb. 7, 2019 In What Men Want, Taraji P. Henson gains the ability to hear men’s unspoken thoughts after she (1) accidentally drinks drug-laced tea; (2) dances to 2 Live Crew’s “Hoochie Mama” during a friend’s bachelorette party; (3) is knocked over by an inflatable penis; and (4) is slammed into a nightclub stage. Nothing about this movie is subtle. That’s almost a good thing. Henson’s lively spirit carries What Men Want, an otherwise so-so gender-flipped remake of the 2000 romantic comedy starring Mel Gibson. Replacing Gibson’s chauvinistic adman — a guy mystified by the female mind — Henson stars as Ali Davis, a self-absorbed Atlanta sports agent who will stop at nothing to sign an NBA draft pick after she is passed over for promotion at her firm. Ali’s main issue, both at her testosterone-fuelled office and in her personal life, is that she seems unable to … [Read more...] about What Men Want can’t quite be saved by lively Taraji P. Henson
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Filipinas’ femininity, resiliency culminate Women’s Month in SM MANILA, Philippines — Beauty in resilience. This was how photographer Niccolo Cosme wished to portray Filipinas in his recently held exhibit “World of Women” at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall in Mandaluyong City. Featuring 30 wonderful Filipinas from diverse backgrounds and parts of the country, the exhibit was staged by SM Supermalls in celebration and culmination of the Women’s Month in March. Names included Miss World 2015 Megan Young, mother and daughter Vicky Belo and Cristalle Belo, former beauty queen Abbygale Arenas De Leon, and Bantay Bata director Jing Castañeda, among others. Clad in white, each one is set against a background of pink, crumpled paper. The result is a portrait of femininity and resiliency. “My idea of the pink paper is femininity. But it is crumpled because you will find beauty in resilience. This is my perspective of a … [Read more...] about Filipinas’ femininity, resiliency culminate Women’s Month in SM
Professional stylists and former wedding planners, the women of Going Out In Style, have now turned to the funeral business. Their services cover all aspects of the event, and they encourage clients to think outside of the box. They work both with consulting clients who are looking to pre-plan their funerals, and the families of the deceased. The four women of Going Out In Style want you to think differently about death. That is, what happens after your death – including what you’d like your funeral service to look like, smell like, taste like, and feel like for the guests. Of course, you won’t be there to enjoy it, but GOIS wants to style, organize, and throw you the ultimate after-party anyway. The women consult with clients prior to death, as well as family or friends of the deceased. Their last client – who held a memorial service at New York City’s renowned power-lunch spot, The Grill … [Read more...] about These four women want to help plan your dream funeral
By 2040, it’s expected that 40% of Japan’s households will be single-person — a statistic that supports what experts call the “demographic time bomb” in the country, stemming from low fertility and consumer spending.However, Japanese women in their 20s would prefer to marry young, and focus on building a family along with a career.This pattern reflects a societal shift in Japan from the 1980s, when women were pressured to choose either marriage or a career.In the 1980s, the number of unmarried young people in Japan increased along with the economic bubble. With those singles now in their middle age, the one-person household is projected to be more than 40 per cent of the country’s total households by 2040.In a stark contrast, more millennials, particularly women in their 20s, increasingly wish to marry young – almost three decades after that bubble burst.Nearly 80 per cent of women between ages 18 and 34 felt marriage was important in 2015, up … [Read more...] about Facing a ‘demographic time bomb,’ young Japanese women want to marry as soon as possible – but they aren’t getting their wish
What do women want from men in the modern world? What deal must we make with each other at the start of a parlous century that is coming down the hill at us like a boulder?We want men to be our allies, our good friends.Young men and woman are doing good work in achieving this, but the latest anti-feminist backlash — this one over summer jobs of all things — is coming from a strange controlling group of men indeed.A flurry of mostly male political columnists think anti-abortion and anti-gay religious groups should be able to get government grants on principle. I watch the men huffle and puffle, patting each other on the back. (There are very few female columnists in Ottawa.)The groups use the grants to hire summer students to campaign against abortion rights by displaying distorted bloody fetus photos on the streets and delivering them to people’s homes. Yes, extreme religionists like the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform make children cry. As a principle, … [Read more...] about What do women want from men?