Who’s Winning in Diversity in Our National Sports Programs?

As society begins to welcome diversity in many new areas including race relations and same-sex marriage, the trend appears to be making its way into national sports as well. Football, baseball, basketball and hockey, considered the Big Four of U.S. professional sports, have made great strides with diversity not only with players, but also with coaches and administrative personnel.… [Read more]

Olympics 2016: What We Can Expect in Women’s Gymnastics

With trials for the 2016 Olympics Women’s Gymnastics competition coming up, the world will soon know who will be competing in the Olympics. According to students with Ohio University masters in coaching, the United States, China, Russia, and Romania will all have strong teams with several stars to watch in the coming summer Olympics.

United States Simone Biles will be a strong contender.… [Read more]

Plastic Surgery: Five Growing Trends in Today’s Beauty Industry

The aesthetic surgery and beauty industry depend on a good economy for growth. Right now there is an increase, but in past years of recessions in 2001 and 2007-09, the stagnation of the economy led to less procedures and products bought. The products supplied and bought are some of the most profitable since they can change and move with a flexible economy.… [Read more]

There She Is…Miss (Indian) America…

Oh, how the pageant world has changed. Pageants now span all ages, education and socio-economic levels, with everything from Toddlers & Tiaras to our country’s most renowned pageant, Miss America, representing the genre. Yet the one barrier we have consistent trouble overcoming in this arena is the race boundary. Isn’t it amazing that we as a nation can welcome into our homes a beauty queen as unrepentantly ridiculous as Honey Boo-Boo, but a great number of us shudder at the thought of one Nina Davuluri being crowned Miss America.… [Read more]

History 101—One way WWII had a positive impact for women

In my spare time {groan} I’ve been reading Tom Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation. I enjoy reading about and studying history, and WWII is one of my favorite subjects. You remember WWII , you know, that war we fought to clean up the mess from WWI. You remember WWI, the ‘war to end all wars’. As the men went to war, women went to the workplace and, even though they were ‘fired’ at the end of the war, their presence in the workplace created more opportunities for women.… [Read more]

Air Force ‘old boy’ pilot network?

Talk about bad timing. Late last week, when we honored International Women’s Day, across the wires came the story of an Air Force general quietly nullifying a Lieutenant Colonel’s recent court-martial conviction and prison sentence for aggravated sexual assault.

Members of Congress, headed by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), angrily protested, demanding answers from senior Air Force officials as well as the newly confirmed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.… [Read more]

Why Men Need to Stand up for the Equal Rights Amendment

Yesterday was International Women’s Day. Looking at the events and purpose of the day, I now propose we men take a sensible step back from the underarm-applied testosterone supplement bathroom mirror world view of our receding hairlines to reflect on some still unfinished business. In this country, we need a renewed push for the still unenacted Equal Rights Amendment.… [Read more]