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Pole-Dancing Classes For 7 Year Olds!

According to the metro there is an after school class in Bolton where 7yr old's can pole dance to keep fit! Obviously the parents of the children currently taking the class don't have a problem with it as 'its not in the slightest bit sexual.'
Apparently the class is more gymnastics then actual pole dancing, though if that is really the case then why the need to specify the use of a pole anymore then the use of the horse, rings or the floor?
Not buying this, parents shape up!
See Link: Pole dancing Classes For Seven Year Olds, Metro

Black Selling Power - Vintage Ad

Hip Hop as we know it may not have been invented yet at the time of this vitinage advert, but from the looks of it black culture was still an effective marketing tool!
Though the advert can be seen as positive, it serves as an example of black culture being exploited - no change there!

Photo taked from:
http://heritage1960.tumblr.com/#9

Decline in Positive Female Role Models!

As a girl growing up Barbie was a very important figure and role model not just to me (I'm very sure) but to girls around the world.  She was a strong successful woman, who encouraged you to be whatever you chose to set your mind to and like Barbie you could be a doctor, dancer, government official, or simply be well travelled or a wife & mother. So imagine my shock horror to see Barbie or a black friend of Barbie (which just makes it WORSE!) as a 'video girl', the child friendly expression of video vixen/hoe!
Is this all young girls are encouraged to become? And should I be expecting to see a WAG Barbie next?
I'm not even going to discuss the racial factor involved because honestly it wouldn't make this product any better if it where a white doll version, as the simple facts are the white dolls are more influential then the ethnic dolls anyway!
Hang your head in shame Mattel this is nothing to be proud of!

Book Review: Utopia

Utopia by Sir Thomas More,

I would recommend :0)
First published almost 500 years ago, Utopia is written by one of King Henry VIII trusted adviser.  That is until they clashed on the subject of separating the English church from the Roman Catholic church, in which More was beheaded for treason (a little history for you!).
A quick little read, the book is about More's in counter with an enlightend and well travelled man who came across a country called Utopia.  A model country with an exceptional way of living and thinking. The book is mainly descriptive, with the entire 2nd part (its broken into 2 parts) written in 3rd person. The main theme of Utopia is communism, as the Utopians live in a peaceful communist society free of the sinful and debauchery habits encouraged by Capitalism. 
Despite being far fetch and somewhat unrelatable, it does leave you thinking, I guess.  Like how public polices encourage bad behaviour and rewards it; also that the conditions of society work in favour …