Music Monday: I Want to Be Annie Lennox When I Grow Up

Hi Meltingpot Readers, I know the Grammy’s are yesterday’s news, but I’ve been reading about them and watching the performances on YouTube since last week trying to catch up. Because I care, just not enough to sit through the whole show on a school night. Anywho, all I have to say is please watch this amazing “duet” between newcomer Hozier and Annie Lennox. I use quotation marks around duet because really, Hozier, who I do admire, is really just Annie’s opening act. I’ve always been a fan of Lennox’s but…

Surgery and Self-Hatred: Korean Beauty Rituals Going Too Far?

Hi Meltingpot Readers, It’s no secret that women are hard on themselves when it comes to beauty rituals. In almost every known culture women are judged on their appearance first and their other attributes — intelligence, strength, moral character — second and a distant third. So, we primp and diet and spend oodles money on bottles of miracle potions, creams and lotions. We pay other women to buff our nails and strip the dead skin off of our feet. We suffer through hot wax being poured on our nether regions…