woman with limb difference Source: Anna Shvets/Pexels by Sydney Tran Consumers are asking brands to include more diverse and inclusive representations that reflect society. Companies that do not make changes to their representation in ads risk losing customer support. While this call for inclusion is important, there are a few issues: 1) much of the attention has focused on racial, ethnic, and LGBTQ+ representation and not disability representation, and 2) companies that address these calls for action must do so in a way that is genuine so that their actions are not perceived simply as a marketing tactic. For example, Nike released its Go FlyEase sneaker this week, which was designed in collaboration with disabled people, but failed to focus on the disability community in their ads . Despite being the largest minority group in the United States, people with disabilities are underrepresented in advertisements. This intentional exclusion is known as ableism. … [Read more...] about Disability in Ads: Celebration or Commodification?
Home Fashion Bollywood wardrobe Bollywood Wardrobe Aayushi Adhaulia By Aayushi Adhaulia | on September 28, 2020 Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is one of the most stylish actresses in the Bollywood industry with great fashion sense. From ethnic to western, formal to fashionable, she always add some twist to each outfit of hers and makes it look extraordinary. Recently, the fashionista took to her Instagram feed and treated us with her two different looks- semi-formal and party-perfect. She styled and pulled off both the outfits in the sassiest way and gave us major fashion goals. So, let us take a close look at her outfits and decode it. Sonam Kapoor In A Striped Shirt And Pants Sonam Kapoor sported a half-sleeved mandarin-collar stylish shirt, which was accentuated by blue striped patterns. Her cool shirt also featured round-shaped white bodice and she teamed it with midnight-blue oversized pants. The actress … [Read more...] about Sonam Kapoor Shows Us How To Pull Off Semi-Formal And Fashionable Look In The Sassiest Way
Source: A3pfamily/Shutterstock “Would you like an apple or a banana?” “No, I want an orange!” Ever since my now 12-year-old son was a toddler, this has been our typical exchange. He just cannot help but want to do the opposite of what we ask him, or choose whatever option is not in the set. This tendency to go against the grain is called psychological reactance (Brehm & Brehm, 1981). Reactance is usually activated when we feel that our freedom is threatened. When we perceive that someone or something is trying to influence us to do something against our will, reactance arises. Reactance motivates us to protect our own beliefs and views, and sometimes, to do the opposite of what we’re being asked to do. Some individuals (like my son) are predisposed to resist and oppose any influence perceived as a restriction on their autonomy. They have naturally high trait reactance , a personality characteristic of those who resist any and all attempts at influencing them. … [Read more...] about Why We Don’t Like to Be Told What to Do
Over decades of secrecy and solitude, Henry Darger worked obsessively at his art. He toiled tirelessly across several mediums, but his masterpiece was an illustrated epic novel. Verbosely titled “The Story of the Vivian Girls in What Is Known as the Realms of the Unreal of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm Causes by the Child Slave Rebellion,” the entire document was over 15,000 pages long. But despite dedicating his life to his art, it was never seen by anyone else until his death. It was only when he died, aged 79, that any of his work was discovered. He also didn’t have any living relatives or friends. All of his belongings, including his opus of artistic works, fell by default to the ownership of his landlord, Nathan Lerner. On his deathbed, he told him to throw it all in the trash. However, Lerner was a photographer and instantly recognized its artistic value. Lerner shared his pieces with the greater art world, which became similarly taken in by his work. He slowly … [Read more...] about The Power of Intrinsic Motivation
You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise. — Maya Angelou Despite the inroads generations before us have made, gender bias in the workplace is still prevalent today. While the discussion of gender roles at work has advanced significantly in the past few decades, executive women have found blatant interpersonal exclusion to be a consistent theme across industries. Source: ColleenAmmerman and BorisGroysberg, used with permission In a study led by Colleen Ammerman and Boris Groysberg at Harvard Business School, the authors discovered 40 percent of men believed their gender had been an advantage in advancing their careers. They found the number of female CEOs still struggles to reach the 10 percent mark across a variety of indices. In their upcoming book, Glass Half-Broken: Shattering the Barriers That Still Hold Women Back at Work (Harvard Business Review Press, … [Read more...] about Will the Glass Ceiling Ever Fully Shatter?