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E D I TO R- I N - C H I E F Emma Baty – @emmabaty M A N AG I N G E D I TO R Bridget Hallinan – @bridget_rh C R E AT I V E D I R E C TO R Lexey Watson – @lexeywatson DESIGNER Estella Xian L I F E S T Y L E D I R E C TO R Gabriella Salkin – @gabbysalkin
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The summer after my freshman year, I worked as a hostess at a touristy restaurant in my hometown. To my surprise, men hit on me more times than I care to admit, most of whom were much older (and more married) than me. These instances offended me, but none offended me more than the time one of them questioned my choice of major. He struck up a conversation with me while waiting for his table, asking me where I went to school and what I was studying. When I told him I was a magazine journalism major at Syracuse University, he looked and me and replied “Really? You do know the magazine industry is dying, right?” I quickly defended myself, but instead of telling him why he was wrong about my career path, I told him I was also studying art history. “Oh, that’s much better,” he replied. It’s been three years and this interaction still bothers me. It bothers me that when someone questioned what I dream of doing for the rest of my life, I gave an alternative option. Most of all, it bothers me that I felt the need to defend myself in the first place. To me, being an empowered woman means not having to apologize and explain things like your future career. If you’re feeling a little insecure like my 19-year-old self was, this issue can help with that. Take a hint from Hillary Rodham Clinton and the women who blazed the trail before her (page 24), embrace the style of your favorite feminists (page 34), and learn to get what you really need—and deserve—in the bedroom (page 6). That version of me from the restaurant makes an appearance every once in a while. I still defend myself for things I shouldn’t and compare myself to others when I should be only be worried about me. Thankfully, the path to empowerment is a journey. Let’s go on it together.
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FEMININE MYSTIQUE Amp up your look with these vintage-inspired pieces
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Where is the love?
College women aren’t climaxing enough
2. Make your bed, clear your head The psychology behind having a clean room
WORKIN’ ON YOUR FITNESS There’s no shame in strong
16.Lush lips for winter
THE PHOTOSHOP QUESTION Is less more?
30. Work your wardrobe
Tips for beating colder weather
Business doesn’t have to be bland
How to fake a shorter hairstyle
The new staple your wardrobe needs
Our favorite female movie leads
Your guide to highlighter
The unconventional accessory you need
Bringing glitz and glamour to your makeup routine
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3. Confessions 9. Like This, Try That 43. DIY 44. Drink Up 45. Overheard at SU
4. Power to the Interns Stand out on your 9-5 grind
5. Let’s give it up for the ladies
7. Beer Yoga
Would you like a drink with that downward dog?
17.Long bob, low commitment 18. Let it glow
21. Sparkle Season
8. Bye bye blues
24. Hillary Blazes the Trail
10. Treat yourself
27. Destigmatizing the stain
Beating the winter sadness Stop starving, start savoring
Even in loss, women still win
Learning to love your monthly gift
31. Viva la velvet
32. The Perfect Patch
CLEAN ROOM, CLEAr MIND Time to break out the Febreze. Tidying up your room can in fact improve your psyche. by SARAH BASILE
Your mom may have been bugging you to clean your room for a reason: according to science, less mess equals less stress. A cluttered room can easily overwhelm you and your brain. Clutter is essentially external stimuli that causes our brains to focus on things that aren’t necessary or significant. A study done by Princeton University psychology professor Sabine Kastner on the effects of untidiness showed that the more objects around someone, the more distractions. The study found that distractions cause the brain to tire more easily. In the experiment, researchers used easily recognizable shapes to see how the subjects’ brains reacted. Kastner showed the subject a variety of random street car scenes with cars and people; the subjects were then asked to focus on a person or the car, all while a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) measured their brain activity. When a different object was
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placed nearby and the subject tried to maintain focus on the first object, the fMRI machine detected a blurry version of the object on the brain scan, demonstrating that the brain must work overtime to focus. As psychologist and author Dr. Sherrie Bourg Carter explains, clutter draws attention away from what we are focusing on and causes stress. To avoid the stress of mess, it’s important to have a clean living space. We’ve all had those days where the only thing we want to do when we get home is take off our constricting jeans and toss them on top of a pile of dirty clothes in the middle of the floor. To combat a messy room, Deborah Cabral, the “declutter coach” and host of national TV show “Organization Motivation!” suggests sticking to a cleaning schedule. Tidying up for even 2-3 minutes each day can increase efficiency and ease your mind. Another way to keep clutter at bay is to establish a home for
everything, as Regina Leeds, zen organizer and author of the book “One Year to an Organized Life,” suggests. Try storing your supplies in a designated box and your random papers in a closed folder. That way they’ll be out of view and you’ll be distraction-free. An organized space also boosts productivity. Minimalism, a lifestyle consisting of owning less material possessions, creates calmness because of less external stimuli on your mind. Buying new shades of nail polish every season may be exciting, but it’s not always practical, Leeds suggests. Focus on getting rid of things you no longer need. Or, as Dr. Carter says, if you don’t use it, lose it. Your room should be your sanctuary — a place to escape from the outside world, as Cabral says. It is much harder to escape from that world when your brain must work overtime due to the chaos clutter causes. So, clean your room — and in that way, you will also clean your mind.
S N O I S S E F CON ” “
sex with e v a h to y tr n u diocre. foreign co I traveled tonaly met once. The sex was me someone I o So last year I went home with
I was having lunch with my friends at a diner and I had to poop–so I went. When I went to flush, the toilet got backed up. And to top it off, I went into the girls bathroom because the male toilet was occupied. So I tried to fix it, but it led to overflow. So I quickly deconstructed the toilet, placed all the parts on the floor and told the person in line that the toilet was broken. I ran straight to the car and sat there until my friends finished eating.
About a month into this semester, a new guy moved onto my floor. I thought he was really cute and tried to flirt with him whenever I could. One night, I was pregaming with a few of my friends when I took a shot that didn’t sit well with me. I sprinted out of my room in search of the bathroom, but didn’t make it in time. Instead, I threw up in my mouth in the hallway all over the floor… directly in front of my new crush. I traveled to a foreign country to have sex with someone I only met once - the sex was mediocre.
a kid from a party and he was pretty drunk. After we hooked up I really had to pee and so I just threw on my parka jacket, grabbed my phone and went to the bathroom. When I was coming back from the bathroom, I went to open the door and it was locked. I started knocking on the door furiously, yelling his name while also trying not to cause a scene. At this point it’s 4 a.m. and I start calling everyone I know until finally one friend does. I run across the street to her dorm with only my jacket and phone. The I spent the majority of my Halloween night party hopping night ended with me walking out of her dorm at 5 a.m. to two DPS from different fraternity off officers questioning me about campus houses. From what I do why I didn’t have shoes on and remember, I was having a pretty then deciding that I “was not awesome time at one house until I ran into a girl I don’t get along intoxicated so they can let me go” with. I ignored her, however, and and that “it sounds like I just have really bad luck.” Didn’t have to continued to dance obnoxiously tell me that to know I did. and hang out with my friends. The next morning I woke up and While on vacation, me was brushing my hands through my hair when I found a huge and my boyfriend had to wad of gum stuck in my hair. It sleep in the same room took over an hour of applying as his parents. They were ice cubes and rubbing peanut on a bed and we were butter in my hair to finally get it on an air mattress on the all out. I’ll always wonder if it was floor. We had sex while we that girl, a pissy stranger, or my thought they were asleep, drunken antics that put the gum but I’m pretty sure one of in my hair.
I went to a fraternity’s date night and afterward me and my date were going to hook up in, of all places, his friends closet and I told him to pin me against the wall so I couldn’t move. In the closet. Then his friend came into the room. Then, the next morning I had diarrhea in the frat house and got back into bed with my date.
them might have still been awake.
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NAILING YOUR INTERNSHIP
As an intern, it can be hard to establish your voice and communicate your work ethic, but this advice will help you stand out for more than just coffee runs. by LARRY STANSBURY
Internships are a great learning experience to have upon graduation, so naturally landing a dream internship is super exciting. But when you actually start working, learning how to impress the boss while handling everything that's thrown your way can be seriously intimidating. But don't worry—we have plenty of ways to kill it at your internship: SHOW UP 15 MINUTES EARLY WITH STARBUCKS Grabbing coffee before work is the ultimate internship hack. Showing up with a latte and a little breakfast before your shift starts can give you energy for the day—and the early arrival will leave a lasting impression on your boss. Zoe Malliaros, a former intern at Diane von Furstenberg and senior advertising major, says you should “arrive to work before your bosses and don’t leave until you’re told.”
is asked of you, but go further and do it to the best of your ability.” If you want to be the best intern you can be, you should “ask others if they need anything if you have any down time,” Rosenblum says.
WORK HARD TO STAND OUT This might sound cliché, but never underestimate the impact of a job well done. In order to leave a good impression on your boss, “you need to complete tasks with precision and effectiveness,” Rosenblum says. Doing little things can certainly add up in a big way. Phoebe Smith, a former intern THINK OUTSIDE THE CUBICLE A good intern is adaptable and excited about at Columbia Records and junior public relations major, says you should “ask new experiences. “Internships are about questions, plan meetings and don’t slack off.” learning and adjusting to an environment you're not used to,” Malliaros says. “Don't be Malliaros also mentioned, “it's important to afraid to assist outside of your department— tackle something challenging during your internship that still remains after you've left.” you want to make an impact on more than just your team.” TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS Making decisions in an internship can LEND A HELPING HAND Offering to help others is the best thing that be overwhelming. Brittany Wallace, you can do when you have free time. Greta an Office Coordinator for the Career Development Center in Newhouse, says Rosenblum, a former intern at Purple PR and junior public relations major, says “you “if you feel uncomfortable, remove yourself from the situation.” need to not only complete every task that 4 | EQUAL TIME Fall 2016
Girls Do It Better Ditch the sappy Rom-Coms for the night. Let these leading ladies inspire you to embrace your inner kickass. by ADELAIDE ZOLLER
In 2015, a report by the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism revealed just how bad Hollywood’s gender problem is. An analysis of the of 4,370 “speaking or named characters” in 2015’s blockbusters showed that only 31.4 percent were women. The numbers for people of color, people with disabilities, or LGBTQ characters were even bleaker. The recent remake of “Ghostbusters” starred an all-female cast, promoting more buzz around gender inclusion in film. Hopefully the number of female protagonists will continue to rise and there will be an influx of strong female leads in future movies. Here is a roundup of some of the most empowering female characters in film to date. These women are intellectual, brave, funny, and dynamic female leads who have helped pave the way for strong feminist characters today.
“THE COLOR PURPLE” (1985):
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Color Purple” illustrates the life of an African-American woman, Celie Harris (Whoopi Goldberg), in the early to mid-1900s. The movie follows Celie as she overcomes abuse, leaves her husband, and forges friendships with two other strong female leads.
“THELMA & LOUISE” (1991):
Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon are the epitome of a kickass duo in this film. Louise (Sarandon) shoots a man trying to rape Thelma (Davis) and the two take off in a ’66 Thunderbird. The film features a screenplay by writer, producer, and known feminist Callie Khouri, and has been hailed as the ultimate girl power movie.
“10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU” (1999): This retelling of
Shakespeare’s “The Taming Of The Shrew” follows the opinionated nonconformist Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) as Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) tries to woo her. Stratford remains steadfast in her beliefs regardless of what people think, and is basically the badass outspoken feminist we should all aspire to be. Case-in-point: “I guess in this society, being
male and an asshole makes you worthy of our time.”
“ERIN BROCKOVICH” (2000):
This film is based on the real life case where Brockovich, played by Julia Roberts), brings down Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for contaminating water in a small town and causing health problems for the citizens. Brockovich is smart, savvy, and unbelievably driven, considering she had the odds stacked against her.
“THE HELP” (2011): Taking place in
Jackson, Mississippi during the Civil Rights era in 1962, this film follows the friendships that form between aspiring writer “Skeeter” Phelan (Emma Stone) and two African American maids, Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis), and Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer). Skeeter defies the gender and racial barriers of the time by being a career-driven woman pursuing a story about the lives of African American maids in white households. As she continues to investigate into the lives of “the help”, she reveals the struggles that these women endured. As their stories develop, so do the the characters’ smart, bold, and oftentimes hilarious personalities.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Maud Watts (Suffragette), Juno MacGuff (Juno), Hermione Granger (The Harry Potter Series), Storm (The X-Men Series), and Alice Paul (Iron Jawed Angels).
WHEREFORE ART THOU,
ROME(O)? Too many college women aren’t having orgasms, but finding your bliss shouldn’t be as hard as we make it. by DARRIEA CLARK Female empowerment and gender equality is one of the biggest trends for Millennials at the moment. Whether it’s in school, work, internships, or even artistic expression, young women are reaching their goals, becoming stronger and more confident, and taking a stand. But their growing power doesn’t seem to translate in the bedroom. In general, women tend to orgasm fewer times than men, but some college women have never had one at all. For Claire Whalen, junior aquatic and fisheries science major, orgasms are pretty sparse. “Probably out of all the times I’ve had sex ever, [I orgasmed] less than 10%,” she admits. But if we as women are dominating in the public sphere, why not with our sex partners? Lisa Hochberger, M.E.d, sexologist and co-founder of Sexpertise says the lack of communication between lovers and understanding one’s body are the reasons Millennial women don’t orgasm as often as men. A long-term relationship establishes communication between two people, but technology makes it easier for youngsters in this age to avoid them, Hochberger explains. College students are engaging in a racy hook
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up culture and apps like Tinder help maintain this flow. “People used to go elsewhere to be entertained, and now people get entertainment from their screens,” Hochberger says. “They’re on their phones instead of being intimate.” Being vulnerable and discussing what feels good physically and emotionally allows you to be comfortable with your partner and have orgasms easier. The pressure to perform well in bed and doubting the ability to succeed serves as additional mental barriers. “A lot of [younger] people are focused on pleasing their partner, but you have to figure out what works for your body,” says Hochberger. “If you’re so worried about what the other person thinks, then it makes your chances of having an orgasm less.” Thanks to the internet, pornogoraphy substitutes sex ed for Millennials. This makes college women too focused on looking like and mimicking pornstars in the films. Students are generally influenced easier by porn because they aren’t as established in bed. Hannah Evans, a senior television, radio, and film major, thinks this has to do with age. “Older people know what they want already,” she says. “They’re more comfortable with their sexuality and have more experience to draw on.” The negative stigma around
female masturbation prevents college women from self-sex, but according to Hochberger, this is a prime method to knowing which techniques and positions turn you on the most. “When you don’t know what feels good for yourself, how do you communicate that to someone else?” she asks. Touching your genitals, feeling other areas of your body like your stomach, butt, or chest, and learning your preferred pace and strength of contact helps you to understand how you like to be touched. Once you have it down, you can share the best moves with your partner. In order to get what you want in bed, connect with your body. Hochberger suggests doing reflective activities such as meditation or journaling about feelings during sex. Avoiding one night stands may help also. The best route is to build trust by really getting to know your partner before exchanging physical information. You don’t have to moan, excrete, or body bend like the pornstars, because he or she will simply enjoy having sex with you. No matter how satisfied you are with your sex life, you can take it to the next level by being transparent about your emotions and what gives the most pleasure. Comfort will give you the confidence to take control and get the sexual experience you desire.
Grab a brewski and start your drunk salutations because “beer yoga” is the exercise trend you need to try. by EMMA BATY
Most people think of yoga in one of two ways: a way to relax and connect with your body or a weird way to stretch and move your limbs in awkward positions they aren’t supposed to be in. Whichever team you’re on, you may be interested in a new trend among yoga amateurs and veterans alike. Across the country, people are combining the practice of yoga with drinking beer. Seems like an unlikely match, but if you Google “Beer Yoga Class” there are results from LA to New York City. I learned from an article in The New York Times that this trend started in 2011 when a South Carolina yoga instructor named Beth Cosi decided to host a class in a brewery. She noticed that if she bribed people with a beer after yoga class, more non-practicers came. In the article, Cosi noted that adding the social element after class promoted a community atmosphere that wasn’t as apparent before. Participants weren’t just packing up their mats and heading to their cars. Other yoga instructors claim there’s something to be said for the detoxing quality of yoga and the retoxing post-practice beer. I was convinced. I had to try it. I’ll preface this by saying I don’t practice yoga on a regular basis and I am not a beer drinker by nature. Sure, I’ll shotgun the occasional Natty Light at a party if I’m already drunk off something more enjoyable, but other than that, I’m not a casual beer sipper. So you may be wondering why I decided to try this in the first place. For me, exercise is not something I’m very good about. I haven’t been to the gym in more months than I care to admit. But If you add in alcohol as an incentive, I’m suddenly up for
the challenge. That’s how I found myself in a yoga class at O Yoga Studios in Syracuse on a Friday evening when I usually would have been planning my outfit for a night out. I participated in a beginner’s Vinyasa Flow yoga class with about 40 of my sorority sisters. Our instructor, Carlie, told us to listen to our bodies and do whatever felt right. For over an hour, I tried not to laugh at myself while attempting downward facing dog. At one point we were posing to The Chainsmokers’ “Roses” and I found myself nodding my head to the beat while rhythmically breathing like I was instructed. By the time the class was over, I was feeling relaxed. It was time to move on to phase two: the beer. Although I couldn’t find a class that combines beer and yoga in Syracuse, I decided to replicate the scenario by going out to dinner with friends afterwards and treating myself to a beer. I went to Faegan’s Pub and ordered a Founders All Day IPA. Like I said, I’m not a regular beer drinker, so my order was mostly a guess with no strategy involved. I noticed that because I was thirsty from the yoga, I drank the beer faster than I would have if I was casually drinking. My friends and I got to talking and quickly enough, I was tipsy. We were laughing and sharing stories over dinner, and it was definitely more fun than if we had all just gone home after our class. I’m not sure if there are any real health benefits to drinking beer after practicing yoga, but between the relaxing quality of the yoga class and the calming process of getting a little drunk afterward, I felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. Whether you like yoga, beer, or neither, this “exercise” option is definitely worth a try.
Winter Blues on the
Feeling down this December? The changing seasons may be affecting your mood.
by ANNIKA HOEIM
Though the snow may be fun during the first fall, the gloomy gray that comes with it can make waking up and finding motivation difficult. Waking up to a cold, winter day and feeling sluggish, sad, and depressed can seem highly relatable. “The change in the daylight changes our circadian rhythms, so it makes it harder to get out of bed,” says Kelsey Devoille from Unbridled Counseling in Seattle, Wash., “That can lower motivation, people’s sense of self-efficacy, and confidence. People have less energy and less motivation, which keeps them from doing a lot of things that brings them happiness and joy and that has a compounding effect.” As tempting as it is to linger inside warm covers during a blizzard, it’s time to get up and at ‘em. Here are some unconventional ways to fight the urge to hit snooze.
Get some greenery
The New York Times noted that although plants may not have any physical health benefits, a Norwegian study from 1998 showed a potential link between owning plants and feeling less anxiety or depression. Bringing
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brightness and life to a room is a small but tangible way to affect one’s daily outlook.
Carbs may seem comforting, but they can in fact make you feel more lethargic and agitated. The New York Times, SELF magazine published an article on omega-3 fats, which have now been confirmed by the American Psychiatric Association as “complementary therapy” for dealing with depression. A diet with lots of fish, vegetables, fruit, and nuts is not only better for your body, but also your mind.
Find a creative outlet
Doing something engaging and productive can add joy and purpose when your life feels dull and ineffective. Try something new and busy your mind with learning new skills instead of stress and sadness. “It’s important to engage in the activities that make you happy,” says Syracuse University psychology professor, Shannon Houck, “If the weather is keeping you from doing those things, then maybe find some new hobbies that will bring you joy.”
Synthetic light A relatively new invention, so-called “happy lights” are meant to simulate real daylight and regulate melatonin, the hormone related to our sleep cycle and mood. Devoille also suggested light-sensitive alarm clocks, which get increasingly brighter in order to naturally wake you up. Get your friends together and find activities to do together. “Start a book club,”says Devoille. “Whatever it may be to keep yourself engaged and active. It doesn’t even have to be physically active, but just be connected to other people.” Remember that it is common for winter to spark feelings of laziness, aimlessness, and isolation. Express your feelings to someone close to you and trying some of these methods offered can help you stay positive. If it seems like none of this works and your thoughts become too overwhelming, it’s important to seek professional help. Do what you can to keep active, healthy, and positive. Seasons of life may differ, but your purpose doesn’t have to waver when the sun goes down.
LIKE THIS, TRY THAT COMFORT FOOD
Eating healthy doesn’t mean that you have to ditch your favorite treats. With a few simple swaps, you can treat your tastebuds while cutting some calories. Chocolate Chip Muffins >>> Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins With only 153 calories and four grams of medium zucchini) protein in each muffin, there’s no need to 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce feel guilty about satisfying your sweet tooth. 1/3 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt (I used Fage) INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup mini or regular chocolate chips (I 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour like mini) 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda INSTRUCTIONS 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Preheat oven to 375 F. Line 12-cup 2 small to medium ripe bananas, mashed muffin tin with cupcake liners and 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil spray inside of liners with nonstick 1/4 cup honey cooking spray. 1 teaspoon vanilla Squeeze shredded zucchini with a paper 2 egg whites towel to drain excess water. 1 cup shredded zucchini (about 1 In medium bowl combine flour, baking
mac and cheese >>>
powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. In a large bowl, add mashed banana, oil, honey, vanilla and eggs. With an electric mixer, and mix until smooth. Add in zucchini, applesauce, and yogurt and beat again until well combined. Slowly add in dry ingredients until just combined. Make sure not to overmix the batter to ensure that you get moist muffins. Gently fold in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Evenly divide batter into muffin cups and fill to top of the liner, or fill halfway to 15 muffins. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Quinoa Mac ‘N Cheese
Substitute squash for cream and get some protein with this delicious quinoa mac ‘n cheese twist.
1 small butternut squash ¼ cup almond milk 1 tablespoon dijon mustard 3-4 cups cooked quinoa 1 cup goat cheddar (or shredded
cheese of choice)
into blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Add more milk as INSTRUCTIONS needed. Texture should be thick, but Preheat oven to 375 F. easily pourable. Peel and seed butternut squash, and Transfer to a bowl and add quinoa and chop into 1 inch chunks. Add to a stock cheese. Stir until combined. pot, and cover with 1 inch of water. Boil Spoon mac n’ cheese into large until tender (about 15 minutes). baking dish. Smooth top and bake for Drain and transfer squash to a blender. 20-30 minutes. Add almond milk and dijon mustard Remove from oven and cool.
brownies >>> Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites These easy, no-bake bites are the perfect on the go snack, with little caloric impact.
Makes about 20-25 balls. 1 cup oats (Old fashioned or gluten free) 2/3 cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes 1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter 1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/3 cup honey or agave nectar (Honey creates a thicker consistency, so if you use agave you might need a little extra) 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
tablespoon or 2 of honey or peanut butter. If the mix seems too wet, add extra oatmeal. Cover and chill bowl in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes (it makes the mix easier to handle and mold) Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever DIRECTIONS: size you would like, but preferably about Add all ingredients together in a large 1 inch in diameter bowl, and thoroughly mix together. Store in an airtight container and keep If the mix seems too dry, add in an extra refrigerated for up to one week mag.syr.edu/equaltime | 9
Moderation, not Starvation Being unfaithful to your diet isn’t necessarily a bad thing. By Naomi Duttweiler
Our parents, professors, and that one friend of your mom who misses her glory days will always tell you college is the best time of your life. They typically mean that this is when you physically look the best. “It’s all downhill from here!” they say, shaking their stomachs and sagging jawlines at you. A 2011 study of British collegeaged women found that most participants would give up over $8,000 of their salary or up to 10 years of their life if they could 10 | EQUAL TIME Fall 2016
maintain their ideal body. 79 percent said they wanted to lose weight even though over half were already at a healthy weight. Pressure to be as skinny as possible in our twenties often leads to unhealthy fad dieting or just quitting food entirely, which makes sense—stop eating and you’ll shed pounds, right? Actually, it’s true. “If you cut your calories, you’ll lose weight, however you do it,” says Jane Burrell Uzcategui, registered dietitian and
nutrition professor at Syracuse University. The problem is that starving yourself is probably the unhealthiest and ineffective way to lose weight. “When you lower your calorie intake… you’re going to start using your muscle tissue to make glucose for your brain, so you lose muscle mass,” says Uzcategui. While the scale may say you’re 10 pounds lighter, what you’ve shed isn’t just excess fat—you’ve lost healthy muscle, too. This biological
mechanism is called “starvation mode,” an evolutionary response to the cavewoman days. Our bodies use up muscle to conserve fat stores, which use less calories to maintain and therefore saves energy that you can use to fend off local sabretooth tigers instead. This is great for the pre-24-hour fast food days, but will backfire on your 21st century weight loss plans. Your metabolism slows down, your body stops burning calories as quickly, and your weekly weight loss will plateau. Not only is this kind of “diet” ineffective, it’s nearly impossible to sustain. Kelsey Coughlin, a senior Television, Radio, and Film major at Syracuse University, unsuccessfully tried every fad diet in high school. “I wasn’t really eating anything. I would go three days of just eating apples, carrots, and vegetables, which was great, but then the fourth day would come and I would just eat anything in front of me,” says Coughlin. “When I finally did lose the weight, I wasn’t any happier than I was before.” Now a bikini competitor, Coughlin just wants to eat right. “I’m trying to find this balance of healthy eating, things that fuel my body for my workouts, but also things that, this is cheesy, fuel my heart and make me happy,” she says. “In the whole scheme of life, it’s just food and I shouldn’t put a number to it.” Part of the reason you feel the need to diet and starve yourself is probably that you’re unhappy with how you eat, says Kara Corey, registered dietitian and bodybuilder. Corey suggests journaling to identify the real reasons food isn’t making you happy and full. “What I like people to do is not only track the food they’re eating and with that portion size but also look at timing of meals, when am I eating throughout the day, what led me to eat at this time, and how did it feel after I ate,” Corey says. In terms of cutting calories safely, going below a certain number can be dangerous to your health, “Women should not go lower than 1,200 calories a day,” says Uzcategui.
“Probably 1,500 is the low for a lot of people.” It depends on each individual body, but anything less than 1,200 calories makes it nearly impossible to get all of your essential nutrients. If you’re thinking of going on a calorie-cutting diet, you should start by contacting a registered dietitian who can prescribe the safest calorie count for you. While the end goal is to lose weight, dieting is more about maintaining balance and eating in moderation. Anyone who has ever tried completely cutting out their favorite guilty pleasures probably found it impossible. You can only go so long without late-night Insomnia cookies before caving and eating every baked good in sight. While a whole bag of Doritos will leave you feeling stuffed and ashamed, eating an occasional handful of chips can actually help you stay committed to your lower-cal lifestyle. A 1944 study from the University of Minnesota found that completely denying subjects food made them obsessed with eating, more likely to secretly binge eat, and many reported feeling “out of control with food.” “If you love ice cream, don’t tell yourself you’re never eating ice cream again because you and I both know that would be a lie,” says Coughlin. “Maybe don’t eat ice cream every day, maybe only on the weekend. Moderation, not deprivation.”
3 Healthy Cheat Treats to Keep You on Track
Overnight oats Combine steel-cut oats with Greek yogurt and chia seeds and leave in the fridge overnight. Mix in almond butter and flavoring like cinnamon or pumpkin spice on your way out the door. A 2015 study says eating high-protein foods for breakfast will keep you satisfied and help you avoid grazing the dining hall desserts later in the day. Protein shakes Throw frozen fruit like strawberries, blueberries, and banana into a blender with dark greens like kale or spinach and almond milk for a healthy serving or two of fruits and veggies. Add chocolate protein powder if you have it for a sweet and ultra-nutritious kick. Trail mix For a healthier twist on your go-to chips, mix nuts, M&Ms, pretzels, and dried fruit in a Ziploc bag for a perfectly portioned salty and sweet trail mix. mag.syr.edu/equaltime | 11
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If You’ve Got It, Flex It Learn how successful female athletes are putting body shamers in their place. by KENNEDY ROSE The women on this year's U.S. gymnastics team are all incredibly decorated athletes, amassing nine medals together as the "fab five. However, when shining star Simone Biles posted pictures on Twitter of herself and some of the other members of the Fab Five at the beach wearing bikinis, they were criticized. It wasn’t for a fashion faux pas or a nip slip, but rather for their bodies. This is not only a woman’s issue. Criticism of women’s bodies has seemingly stemmed from race and gender. Tennis powerhouse— and quite possibly the greatest female athlete in history— Serena Williams, a black woman, has not only been called a man by some of the worst trolls the internet could produce, but also a gorilla. Black women face a much different challenge when it comes to physique than other races because they not only have to defend their beauty in terms of standard conventions of femininity, but must also defend a type of beauty that deviates from the widely accepted white/ European traits. The Olympian womens abs are not edited, and neither are their biceps- these women are ripped. And they should be, considering the years upon years of grueling training that’s required to be an Olympic
gymnast. But as soon as their bodies aren’t being shown to win the U.S. gold medals, people described their figures as “unattractive” and “man-like” on social media. People did jump to the team’s defense. Twitter user @ blackandbougie said, “They’re the best gymnasts in the world. I promise you, they didn’t get those abs to impress your dusty ass.” This amassed over 50,000 well deserved retweets. These women are decorated athletes and having bodies with strong muscular definition are absolutely necessary to succeed at their level. Christine Amato, a personal trainer from Long Island, New York, says that she’s seen a rise in women who want to be more muscled rather than the traditionally accepted toned muscle look. “I love it,” says Amato, when asked about the Fab Five’s physiques. “It completely changes your body and makes you feel strong,” she says. A mato prides herself in lifting weights and loves the muscle definition she gets from it. Amato has found that she sees a difference in reactions to muscular women across genders. While women compliment her for her muscular arms, men often comment on how they don’t like the muscular look. “I think men think that they
don’t like the way women look and that they don’t like muscular bodies,” Amato explains.“What I’ve found from the women that I talk to is that they love it.” Eisha Eisenberg, a Phoenixbased fitness competitor, found solace in building her body. Eisenberg trains in physique competitions, which is one step below bodybuilding. “Before I started, I had low self-esteem. I did not think very highly of myself,” she says. “Ever since I started training, I’ve started to love my body exactly where it’s at, no matter what I looked like.” Eisenberg also found that women’s bodies are policed far more than men’s are when it comes to the extremes of physical fitness. “I admire them [the Fab Five] tremendously,” Eisenberg says. Though she herself gets up every day at 3 a.m. and goes to sleep at 10 p.m., Eisenberg still commends the hard work that women put in to get their bodies to peak physical fitness, “If you’re putting in that much time to get your body to look a certain way, that’s dedication and discipline that not many people can do.”
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IS PHOTOSHOP FAILING WOMEN? As companies like Aerie reject the societal expectation to edit womenâ€™s bodies, more women are finding empowerment in the ads they consume. by ALEXIS MEADE
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e are no strangers to images of beautiful models with flawless skin and small waists. Everyone knows these photos have been retouched, but they still affect our body image and self-esteem, forcing women to aspire to one standardized “ideal.” Brands use Photoshop to rid models of any flaws and create a false representation of women who are already beautiful. Because technology and digital photography have advanced so much, graphic designers and advertisers can completely change a person’s appearance in a photo. These unattainable beauty standards that brands set can be detrimental to the self-confidence of women and young girls. The pressure to meet this unattainable standard set by society can lead to harmful activities and incite eating disorders. Rebecca Ortiz, an advertising professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications who specializes in media effects and women in the media, says the research is definitive at this point: seeing unrealistic images of bodies that are all very similar negatively affects body image. This not only impacts women’s self-esteem, but can have just as much of an influence on men as well. The idea of a “perfect body” is limited and people are not seeing themselves represented in mainstream media. Celebrities have begun to speak out against these Photoshop practices. Ortiz believes it is both a smart and popular decision for women like Demi Lovato to post unretouched photos of themselves. Meghan Trainor removed and rereleased her music video for “Me Too” after discovering her figure had been digitally altered in the first version of the video. “The backlash that the media is getting for this is making the public more media literate. They’re starting to realize it’s not real. Celebrities tweeting and speaking out sort of breaks the fourth wall so people can see what’s happening behind the scenes,” says Ortiz. Just this past summer, a woman anonymously let Refinery29 in on what she has seen in her career as a retoucher for Victoria’s Secret.
The woman, dubbed as “Sarah”, since. We get constant good feedback says the body “fixing” begins on set and an outpouring of letters about with hair extensions and wearing how it’s helped these women feel bras underneath bathing suits to better about themselves. They tell give the models cleavage, and then us their stories and are thankful for later editing the bras out. Perhaps what we’ve done,” Acri says. the most shocking revelation was a The decision to stop using retoucher will have to actually add Photoshop to retouch bodies and hide some “meat” onto these models’ flaws has gained an immense amount thighs, butt, and breasts to make of praise from the general public them look curvier because they are Although magazines and brands so skinny in person. use Photoshop to make their Brands have picked up on the products look appealing and attract sentiment that these edited images customers, it disheartens women make people feel marginalized. and creates a negative image of Since people are now exposing themselves in their minds. They and denouncing edited images, want to feel good about themselves, the perspective of beauty in the especially when buying lingerie, media is changing. and Aerie has helped them in that Aerie is one brand that has regard. made the move Aerie isn’t the Beauty standards toward promoting only brand that are beginning to natural beauty and has banned digital change for the alteration of photos. unedited images. The campaign was better, but there’s still Darling magazine was room for improvement. the first magazine to created in 2013, The media needs to take ban retouching of its and launched in a step further and send models. It implemented January 2014. Torrey Acri, the the message that we this policy in its ninth director of brand don’t need editing: we issue. voice for Aerie, is On its website, are beautiful the one of the creators Darling states, “We way we are. of the Aerie Real are committed to campaign. Acri says the goal of portraying real women of all shapes, the campaign is to speak to their sizes and ethnicity…and offer an customers in a different way and alternative to what we consider to differentiate the brand from others. be the harmful effects of traditional “What started as an idea turned media on female self-esteem.” into defining us as a brand. It Melanie Loon, executive assistant became who we are,” Acri says. to the editor-in-chief of Darling, says Photos of Aerie models are still it’s much healthier for people to see edited as far as adjusting the colors beauty in imperfection. and lighting of the picture, which is “It’s strange to for us to accept necessary with digital photography, two definitions of beauty where but they do not retouch any part of one is manipulated— impossible the models’ bodies. to match, raised as the standard— “All blemishes, scars, and ingrown while another with a different hairs are left alone. We don’t touch richness and depth calls to us. The their shape or curves,” Acri says of first distracts us, tells us we’re not the process. good enough, and can’t be beautiful Aerie departed from the or useful without materialism and competition. Other lingerie brands modification. The second is what show their airbrushed models, while we’re after: beauty apart from Aerie celebrates body positivity and vanity,” Loon says. all body shapes and sizes. Beauty standards are beginning The immediate reaction to the to change for the better, but there’s Aerie Real campaign was tremendous. still room for improvement. The “The biggest tell-tale sign was media needs to take a step further sales. Sales increased about 30 and send the message that we don’t percent in the first year and have need editing: we are beautiful the continued to increase every year way we are.
We rounded up our favorite chapsticks, scrubs, and balms to help your lips stay perfectly pink all winter long.
by JANE LEE
As the days get shorter and the nights grow darker, it’s not just the leaves that begin to crackle. Though cold is inevitable, chapped lips don’t have to be. “The lack of humidity in the air coupled with sun exposure will cause your skin to get dry,” says Dr. B Choi from Yein Skin Clinic in Seoul, South Korea. “Lips are the thinnest and most sensitive part of our epidermis system. It’s just that much more important to take care of them, as you do with your skin.” Preventing chapped lips may seem impossible, yet there are simple tips and products to help keep your lips moisturized.
2. MOISTURIZE -
Using the right moisturizer is essential. A lot of lip balms contain alcohol, which can leave your lips feeling even drier after use. So look out for products with SPF and natural ingredients.
Blistex Medicated Conditioning Daily Lip Treatment (Bed Bath & Beyond $1.69) is probably the best bang for your buck. With SPF 20, cocoa butter, aloe, and vitamin E, this will help defend your lips through the polar winds. This one’s a little on the pricier side, but it’s definitely worth it to salvage your lips. Sisley’s Nutritive Lip Balm (Nordstrom, $74) contains butter, kokum, hazelnut, plum, and 1. EXFOLIATE - It’s important to scrub off the first sunflowershea extract, which all come together to help layer of dry skin cells that have been exposed to nourish, protect, and repair. It’s long lasting, and a the cold environment all day. “Our skin rejuvenates little will go a long way. when we’re sleeping, so for best results, exfoliate A teaspoon of coconut oil mixed with a at night, and follow up with a moisturizer,” says a teaspoon of honey is a DIY alternative. Just Sephora makeup artist from Destiny USA. massage the blend on and around your lips before Sugar’s Lip Polish (Sephora, $24) will leave your going to bed, and you’ll wake up lipstick-ready. lips feeling silky smooth and hydrated like none 3. PREPARE - Get into the habit of carrying your other. The brown sugar helps wipe off the excess skin on your lips, while the jojoba and grape seed oil favorite lip balm around. help condition them after the scrub. The trick with Too Cool For School’s Dinoplatz Lip Balm this product is the shea butter. Leave the product (Sephora, $15) comes in a variety of shades, and on for about 5 minutes, and the butter will sink into each give the perfect hint of gloss while maintaining your lips. hydration. Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub (LUSH, $10.95) Burt’s Bees also has an enormous selection of features a cooling sensation after use that comes tinted lip balms (Ulta Beauty, $4.99), all made with from the Tagetes oil infused into the product. one hundred percent natural ingredients and sold Unlike the Fresh product, you can lick this one right for a bargain price. off after you scrub. You’ll taste the vanilla for sure.
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Faking It Embrace the latest trend without committing to the chop. By Sarah Basile
It may feel as though all of your friends are sporting the lob, but cutting off half of your hair can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it before. A perfect solution to the age-old “to cut or not to cut” dilemma is to fake it.
1. First, prep your hair with some dry shampoo to give it texture and hold its length. Curl it to make it look shorter. The tighter the curls, the better.
2. After that, tuck your hair into a sweater
or scarf. Tammy Kontak from Garbo’s Salon recommends leaving your top layers out of the shirt you are tucking it into, instead concentrating on tucking in the longer pieces underneath.
3. If you aren’t planning on bundling up or
don’t have layers to tuck, pin your hair up for a more convincing lob. Shannon Smith from Hair Habitat recommends tightly rolling up the bottom half of your hair and securing it to your scalp using bobby pins. You should put in at least three bobby pins to hold the hair in place, and place one perpendicular to the other two for extra security. Let the hair on top fall over the hair pinned to your scalp. Once you’re done, use hairspray to keep your hair in place.
Photo Credit: Hannah Meader
Apply texture cream to enhance its natural texture. After applying, run your hands through to separate the curls and boost your hair’s volume. mag.syr.edu/equaltime | 17
Illuminate Your Look We created a complete product guide on highlighter and how to use it. by MELISSA LEE
Highlighting, also known as “strobing,” is the latest beauty trend that has taken off in the past year, mainly due to the fact that it is easy and looks natural. When done the right way, it has the same face-framing effects as contouring but without all of the heavy makeup. Luckily for you, we’ve gone through and created the ultimate highlighter shopping list so that you can officially join this freshfaced crew.
drop applicator that allows you to easily control the subtlety or intensity of your look. The product comes in three shades and is best applied either with your fingertips or a beauty blender. Celebrity makeup artist Molly Stern commends the product’s versatility because it can be applied directly to the skin for specific highlighting techniques or added to your foundation for an overall glow.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector
This cream-to-powder multipurpose stick can be used as a blush or a highlighter. The product definitely caters to the “strobing trend.” The line offers four shades. Stern recommends this product since the applicator makes the product fairly simple to apply. However, she also noted that it does require more effort to blend in since the finish is more intense. Nars the Multiple cream stick $39
This is one of the most popular highlighters on the market; it’s a bestseller at both Ulta and Sephora. The liquid version comes in six shades and promises an effortless dewy glow. If you want to amp up your sheen, try and mix it with your primer, foundation, or moisturizer. The pressed powder comes in five shades, the most popular of which is “Champagne Pop,” designed by YouTube beauty guru Jaclyn Hill to work for all skin tones. For a more intense look, try combining the liquid and the powder together. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector $41 Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed $38
Sephora Collection Radiant Luminizing Drops Sephora’s exclusive illuminator comes with a
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Nars ‘The Multiple’ Cream Stick
Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighters Though Anastasia is famous for its eyebrow products, the brand has also branched out into other arenas, such as highlighters. Makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, used one of their past season’s holiday shades on Kim Kardashian in a video featured on her YouTube channel. After great success, the brand introduced the Glow Kit, now one of their staple
highlight by face shape items. There are currently four different highlighting kits: “Moon Child,” “Sun Dipped,” “That Glow,” and “Sweets.” Stern suggests using a brush to dust the powder on the high points of your face. Anastasia Beverly Hills “Riviera” and “Peach Nectar” $28 Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit $40
Highlighting technique should vary depending on your bone structure. Check out this helpful guide to put your best face forward.
Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick and Strobe Cream Makeup Revolution offers a wide variety of highlighters all at a great price point. The shade “Shimmer Brick” is a popular dupe for Bobbi Brown’s “Shimmer Brick.” For an intense shine, wet your brush before applying the product. The Ulta exclusive brand also offers strobe cream; the balm formula perfect for copying the trend or simply applying under your powder highlight to amp up your look. Makeup Revolutions Vivid Shimmer Brick, $7 Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick highlighter $46
Mac Highlighters Mac makeup artist Jojo Sauder suggests using its Cream Color Base for a dewy highlight. The product was used by Mac senior artist Fatima Thomas at New York Fashion Week. She also recommends using Mac’s Mineralized Skin Finish, particularly the shades “Cheeky Bronze,” “Global Glow,” and “Soft and Gentle,” which work for most skin tones. If you are trying to achieve a less glittery glow, Trip Light Fantastic Powder is the Mac product you want in your collection. This line comes in three shades. It promises sheer luminosity and amazing blending capabilities. Mac Cream Color Base $22 Mac Mineralized Skinfinish $33 Mac Trip The Light Fantastic powder $34
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All That Glitters Go bold with makeup that shimmers and shines. Photographer: Hannah Meader Makeup: Annie Zeina, Jaime Creighton, Carolyn Gillis Models: Aliyah Autry, Sky Howard, Tayler Bradford 20 | EQUAL TIME Fall 2016
Get the look: Start with a bold, shimmery eyeshadow. Then take glitter, like this gunmetal gray option, and dust your inner eye area and lower lash line.
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Get the look: Start with minimalist eye makeup, but fill in your brows as much as possible. Take eyelash glue and apply that to the bottom of your brows, and then use a tissue as a guide to apply the glitter to the glue. If youâ€™re feeling extra bold, blend the glitter even further into your brows. 22 | EQUAL TIME Fall 2016
Get the look: Start with a bold, red lip and layer red glitter on top. The lipstick acts as a natural adhesive, so your look should last all night. Red lips are a staple, but if youâ€™re feeling adventurous, try silver or gold for extra pop. mag.syr.edu/equaltime | 23
: HILLARY How We Got Here
A wise person once said “well-behaved women seldom make history.” Thankfully for us, “nasty women” often do. by SAMANTHA MENDOZA
In a makeshift campaign office in Eugene, Oregon in the early 1960s, dozens of women huddled around a cluttered dining room table for a monotonous routine: a routine of continuous stamp-licking. Each day for a series of weeks, these women removed bundles of trading stamps from envelopes that had been mailed to their office, licked them, pasted them in books, and exchanged them for money or merchandise that they could sell. It was a quiet routine, a subtle act of rebellion to fund a presidential campaign for the 1964 primaries. “A political first,” one news commentator would call it. “A campaign financed with trading stamps.” But this was a first in more ways than one. These women were raising 24 | EQUAL TIME Fall 2016
funds to support Senator Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to ever be considered for a major party’s nomination in a U.S. presidential primary. At a time when women were denied access from top-tier universities and discouraged from seeking leadership positions, Smith faced a number of challenges. Women distributed petitions to force her name to even be listed on the ballot, and each time she was asked a standard presidential question (such as “Who will be your vice president?”), crowds erupted in laughter before she could even respond. She was the butt of the very joke that decades of patriarchal oppression had played on her, but faced criticism with the same rebellious spirit of the stamp-lickers who supported her. “When people keep telling you
you can’t do a thing,” she stated in an address, “you kind of like to try.” While Smith came far from gaining the nomination, her candidacy and the everyday acts of defiance that contributed to it are a reminder of the obstacles that women have faced in achieving political equality, and the resilience with which they have battled them. This battle began long before Smith made history in 1940 as the first woman to serve in the House of Representatives; in 1949, Smith was the first woman to be elected to the Senate. It began with the extraordinary sacrifices of women like Sojourner Truth, the African American abolitionist who became an advocate for women’s suffrage in the 1850s, and Eleanor Roosevelt, who worked
to expand the role of women in the workplace and the civil rights of African Americans in the 1950s. It began with women fighting for rights — the right to vote, the right to run for office, and the right to seek a life outside of the home to engage in the political process. The battle continues today, even though former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost the race for the presidency to Donald Trump. Clinton’s loss was difficult and shocking, but her successes far outnumber her failures. Her story has inspired women around the country to see themselves in major political roles — roles that were initially intended only for working white men. Clinton’s political success is the result of women who have defied tradition, refused to conform to
societal norms, and stood proudly against injustice to fight for equality. It is the result of centuries of progress pioneered by women who risked their lives to fight for it. And it can all be traced back to Seneca Falls, says Katherine Kleeman, senior communications officer at the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. “It was the first time women really began speaking up for women’s rights, the ability to vote, and full inclusion in the Constitution,” Kleeman says. “It sparked the struggle for women to speak up in different ways.” Kleeman is referring to the Seneca Falls Convention, the first ever American women’s rights convention, held in 1848, where women suffragists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott organized a two-day conference in Seneca Falls, New York. The convention gathered leaders from across the country to sign the “Declaration of Sentiments,” a petition for the expansion of women’s rights that eventually resulted in the signing of the 19th Amendment in 1920. This highly controversial convention was the first step in assuring the inclusion of women in American politics, and the first step in achieving liberation from a patriarchal society that relegated women to household roles. Of course, this is a well-known event in history. But history only tells one part of the story, and it is often the part that is filled with women like Stanton, Mott, and Susan B. Anthony. These were resilient women who were rebellious, intelligent, and revolutionary, but in most cases, were white and upper middle class. While the contributions these women made
to the advancement of women’s rights should not be ignored, the contributions of women of color are often overlooked, both in history books and in the greater American consciousness. “We can’t lose sight of women of color who opened doors and kept reminding white women that this cannot just be a white women’s movement,” Kleeman says. “They didn’t have access to large roles, but they weren’t absent. They weren’t not speaking up, they were speaking up where they could and when they could and paving the way for the people who can do more today because of what they did then.” These minority voices may have been invisible, but they were far from silent. They roared, loudly and without restraint, against the oppression of women of color even within the women’s equality movement itself. From Ida B. Wells, who campaigned for anti-lynching legislation and helped found the NAACP and the National Association of Colored Women, to Dolores Huerta, who protested against sexism in the farm workers movement and went on to co-found the United Farm Workers, these voices have echoed throughout history, culminating in the creation of opportunities for all women. Nancy Ewert, programming coordinator for NEW Leadership Texas, a program established at the University of Texas at Austin that develops the leadership skills of college women and encourages them to enter politics, says no discussion of women of color who have paved the way for Hillary Clinton’s success would be complete without mentioning Shirley Chisholm.
secure the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination for President in 1972—the first black person to ever do so. Much like the pioneer before her, Margaret Chase Smith, she struggled to be taken seriously as a candidate. Still, despite threats to her life and unsuccessful fundraising efforts, Chisholm continued to speak on behalf of women. “She was the kind of person who said, ‘You have to listen to me,’” Ewert says.“‘I may not get where I’m going, but I need to be heard.’” If Chisholm’s destination was the White House, she did not come close to getting there. She did not win a single primary or confirm her spot on the ballot. But she was fighting for more than her place in the Oval Office. She, like the suffragists and feminist activists before her, was fighting for a woman’s right to simply have the opportunity to be there. As Hillary Clinton prepares to potentially become the first woman President of the United States, one can’t help but wonder if this moment, was, in fact, the ultimate goal of suffragists before her. Clinton began her career as a student at Yale Law in the early 1970s, a time when women were just beginning to find their place at competitive universities and in professional careers. In a now famous and widely-shared interview with Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton, she recalls men shouting discouraging remarks to her while she took her law school admissions test. “I couldn’t afford to get distracted because I didn’t want to mess up the test,” she says. “So I just kept looking down, hoping that the proctor would walk in the room.” She eventually became a staff attorney for the Children’s Defense Fund in Massachusetts before continuing to fight for children and families as the First Lady of Arkansas in 1975. She later
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served as a U.S. senator for New York for two terms, and after an unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2008, was appointed U.S. Secretary of State by President Barack Obama, visiting over 100 countries to stabilize diplomatic relations during her four-year tenure. In 2015, Clinton returned to the mainstage of American politics to once again try to make history as the first female U.S. President. This campaign, however, has suggested women still have more obstacles to overcome. The media often criticizes Clinton for not smiling enough or for speaking fiercely in a tone that, in simple terms, is unladylike. “Young girls are still being told to act a certain way and speak a certain way and think a certain way. It’s just part of the culture that needs to be changed,” Ewert says. “But I think Hillary can show women that they can be who they are without having to conform.” Hillary Clinton has ascended the ranks of American politics by her own merit, inspiring young girls around the country to do the same. She has spent her life fighting for others, just as the feminist activists before her spent their lives fighting for all women, hoping they would one day be regarded, quite simply, as equal. Hillary’s status as the first female nominee for a major U.S. political party is a monumental achievement for all women, seen and unseen, throughout history. “ I've had successes and setbacks and sometimes painful ones,” Secretary Clinton said as she conceded the election to President-elect Donald Trump. “This loss hurts, but please never stop believing that fighting for what's right is worth it.” A political first, historians might say. A campaign financed with trading stamps, defiance, and centuries of women knowing that their fighting would be worth it in the end.
Seneca Falls Convention
Sojourner Truth rises in the ranks of the American suffragettes
The 19th Amendment is approved by the Congress
The 19th Amendment is ratified when the final vote to approve it is cast in Tennessee
Margaret Chase Smith is elected to Congress, the first woman to do so
The Voting Rights Act is passed
Shirley Chisholm makes history as the first black person to run for President; Title IX is passed, the first law protecting people against sexual discrimination
The Supreme Court protects a woman’s right to have an abortion after the famed Roe v. Wade case
Sandra Day O’Connor is the first woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court
Madeleine Albright joins President Bill Clinton’s Cabinet as the first female Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected as a U.S. senator for New York
Condoleezza Rice joins President George Bush’s Cabinet as the first black female Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton runs for president for the first time; Barack Obama gets the nomination.
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is passed by President Obama.
Hillary Clinton is sworn in as President Obama’s Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton was the Democratic nominee for President, the first woman to make it this far in the presidential election; on a brighter note, a record number of minority women were elected to the Senate
A PROMINENT PREDICAMENT
MONTHLY MENSTRUATION CAN PROVE TO BE DETRIMENTAL TO SOME WOMEN’S LIVES. LUCKILY, NADYA OKAMOTO ISN’T LETTING THIS STAND. by ZOE FARRELL
THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A LATE BLOOMER I got my period exactly a month before my 15th birthday. In most ways, this was a blessing. Compared to the vast majority of my peers who had been graced with their monthly visit from Aunt Flow as early as the ages of 11 or 12, I glided through the awkward years of middle school and freshman year of high school 100 percent stain-free. Unfortunately, being a late bloomer came with its own anxieties. Anytime I got a cramp, I convinced myself I was getting my period. Any mood swing, craving, backache, or pimple, I was getting my period. With the arrival of any one of these symptoms, I would frantically excuse myself from wherever I was, run to the bathroom, pull down my pants and look for any sign of blood. I know. Exciting isn’t exactly a word that comes to most people’s minds regarding menstruation, but I think being such a late bloomer allowed me to appreciate the significance of my period in an entirely different light than other girls my age. For me, getting my period meant I was growing up. I was maturing and becoming a woman. As someone who longed to be an adult since she was five years old, this process was thrilling. Alas, as the rest of my friends hit their growth spurts, developed breasts, and transitioned from child to adolescent, my chest remained flat, leaning towards
being debatably concave, and my hips remained narrow. I was so ready to grow up, but my uterus had other plans. A large part of me was genuinely excited for the day where I’d finally get my period, but the other 45 percent or so was absolutely terrified. It wasn’t so much that I was scared of the period itself, but scared of what others might think if I didn’t properly hide my period like social norms implied I should. What if someone saw me take a tampon out of my backpack if I needed to change it during class? What if I bled through even the tiniest bit? What would I tell my PE teacher if my cramps were so bad that I couldn’t participate in class? All of these questions took away from an experience that I saw to be such an exciting part of growing up. When I finally got my period, my body clearly felt it was necessary to make up for lost time. I didn’t start with the occasional light spotting, or even an irregular flow. Nope. Instead, my period hit me like a truck. I would bleed through super plus tampons within two hours, my periods would last eight days instead of nature’s suggested five to seven, and I still wasn’t even graced with the slightest presence of boobs until I was well into my 16th year. The excitement was gone. The fairytale shattered. Having my period straight up sucked.
ABASHMENT (EMPHASIS ON THE BASH)
On average, a woman can expect to get her period 450 times within her lifetime. That’s 2,250–3,150 days of their lives, depending on how long their menstruation period lasts. Yet the society we live in insists that women do whatever they can to cover up any trace of what they go through every single month. Whether it’s tampon commercials with girls effortlessly playing tennis in their perfectly bleached, white ensembles, or TV shows that depict menstruating women as these extreme, hormonally imbalanced monsters who will tear your head off the second you say something slightly critical, there’s an underlying sense of shame that goes hand-inhand with our monthly gift. In my experience, I have never once felt shamed by another woman about my period, and why would I? We all go through it, we can all empathize, but most men seem to only view periods at their most basic level: blood coming out of a girl’s vagina for a week straight. Even I have to admit, when you approach it just as that, periods are pretty damn foul. Leah Cooper, a sophomore Public Relations major, remembers
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when she first got her period. “I remember my dad asking me once why I was washing my sheets and I told him it was because I bled through the night before. His response was, ‘I’m never asking another question in this house again.’” While Cooper’s father’s remark was said jokingly, there is a very prominent issue with our society in the way that men approach, or rather avoid, talking about menstruation. But let’s consider this: What if we presented periods to men as exactly what they are at a broader level? The formal definition of a woman’s menstrual cycle is as follows: “The recurring cycle of physiological changes in the uterus, ovaries, and other sexual structures that occur from the beginning of one menstrual period through the beginning of the next.” In short, this means that as a result of not getting pregnant, a woman’s entire lining of her uterus sheds and is excreted from her body over the period of a week, and if she fails to get pregnant the next month, this process happens again, and again. So, no, periods aren’t simply blood coming out of a vagina. Periods are the result of a key part
For so many women, menstrual bleeding isn’t just an inconvenience, but a life sentence. In poorer countries like New Delhi, menstrual bleeding can keep women from participating in things as rudimentary as going to school. In fact, reports show that 23 percent of adolescent girls ages 12-18 in New Delhi will drop out of school once they start menstruating. Similar to this, in Kenya, girls miss an average of 4.9 days of school each month because of the lack of access in menstrual hygiene products. When girls live in an environment where they can’t afford sanitary products or simply have no access to them whatsoever, they are forced to either endanger themselves by using materials like unsanitized cloths or paper bags to attempt to
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of a woman’s anatomy completely transforming on a monthly basis. Maybe if men, or society as a whole, viewed menstruation in this light and were able to somehow grasp how crappy this process is for women to endure, they wouldn’t make snide remarks on our mood swings, they wouldn’t snicker or scoff if they saw a woman who had bled through her pants, and they sure as hell wouldn’t shame women for something they have entirely no control over.
A CHANGE IN THE TIDES
Over the past year, there’s been a kind of shift in the way periods are being talked about. Bodyform, a well-known feminine care product line, has started the Red.Fit campaign, which is based solely on the idea that “no blood should hold us back.” With its main ad, titled Blood, filled with beautiful shots of women being complete bleeding badasses as they sustain injuries while surfing, running, playing rugby and dancing, the Red.Fit campaign addresses menstruation by showing other situations in which women bleed. By doing this, menstruation is being presented in a way that it never has been before; a battle of pain and inconvenience that
absorb their bleeding, or to make the decision to skip school altogether. After being put through her own set of personal trials while also witnessing women around her struggling with their periods, Nadya Okamoto created her nonprofit organization, Camions of Care. A camion is formally defined as “a strongly built car or wagon for transporting heavy loads,” which is only fitting for the literal and figurative loads that the organization focuses on dealing with. “During my freshman year of high school, my family was legally homeless, which put me in a position where I saw first hand how menstrual hygiene for women in poverty was a legitimate issue,” Okamoto said.
women must fight each month. The overall idea is that blood is blood, regardless of where in our body it’s coming from, and no blood should have the power to make us sit on the sidelines. This campaign couldn’t have come at a more suitable time. With athletes such as Fu Yuanhui, the Chinese Olympic swimmer who openly discussed her period’s impact on her performance during this summer’s games, and British tennis player, Heather Watson, attributing her loss in the 2015 Australian Open to her monthly gift, the impacts of periods are finally being talked about rather than shoved deep in a shame filled corner.
“No uterus? No opinion” and “Does than that of your average box of your tax make you feel awkward?” tampons, its reusability practically allows it to pay for itself, and, SOAK IT UP DIVACUP according to the DivaCup website, When it comes to how women reflects about $100 to $150 in approach their own menstrual savings each year. hygiene, they have to decide Best of all, menstrual cups can between two basic options: internal actually be healthier for your or external protection. Regardless vaginal pH levels. Because tampons of if you prefer internal or external soak everything up, including soaking procedures, there are more vaginal fluid, they can offset your options than just tampons and pads. pH balance, which can lead to If you hate the thought symptoms such as bloating and of sitting in your blood all day, breakouts, whereas menstrual cups but would like an alternative to only collect your menstrual blood, tampons, DivaCups have become which provides less opportunity for an increasingly popular option bacteria issues. among women. A DivaCup is a Alternatively, a company called reusable, bell shaped menstrual cup THINX has actually created that collects rather than absorbs reusable period underwear. That’s There’s power that is to be your menstrual flow. right, underwear that does all of embraced by women who no While many people are initially the hiding for you. The company longer hide behind the stigma of freaked out by the thought of has created multiple styles like menstruation. In November of collecting your menstrual blood in the hiphugger cut, a thong, and 2015, menstruation became the a cup, there are some pretty clear a boyshort, all of which have subject of demonstration when it benefits to this product. different levels of absorbency. The came to the two women, Charlie First off, you get 12 hours Hiphugger can hold up to two Edge and Ruth Howarth, who of absolutely no leakage with tampons worth of menstrual blood! protested the tampon taxation in the menstrual cups. The soft silicone This may seem like some sort of UK. The two women stood outside that DivaCups are made of molds voodoo magic, but the company of Parliament in London while free to your body to ensure that even boasts that its “anti-microbial, bleeding, not using any menstrual when a sudden ‘surge’ in your moisture-wicking, and absorbent” products to conceal their periods. flow occurs, you are 100 percent material is completely leak resistant, While wearing white pants so as not protected. Second, even though the and doesn’t make you feel like to hide their menstrual blood, Edge suggested retail price of a DivaCup you’re sitting in a diaper of your and Howarth held signs that read is $39.99, significantly higher own blood.
“The motto behind Camions of Care is that menstrual hygiene shouldn’t be seen as a luxury, it’s a right. You
dangerous in itself. There are poisonous snakes that women are forced to look out for, and in some cases, should be able to have your period and still kick ass.” men stand on the trails, kidnap the girls, rape them, Now a freshman at Harvard University, Okamoto and then put them back in the huts like nothing ever has been able to share her story along with the happened.” mission of Camions of Care with people all across Okamoto’s passion for giving every woman the the nation and the world, and has been able to hear right to safe menstrual hygiene has allowed Camions other’s struggles concerning menstrual hygiene in of Care to grow tremendously, and has shed a much return. more serious light on the importance of this issue. “I found out that in some of the more rural areas of “After my interview on NPR I got around four hate Nepal, women who are menstruating are completely calls, mainly from people in the southern US. One isolated from the community and are forced to woman told me I was doing the devil’s work by talking live in a hut in the woods until their menstruation so blatantly about menstruation. Overall though, the period is over,” Okamoto said. “It’s illegal, but it still majority of feedback I get is so positive, so little bumps happens, and even worse, the trek up to these huts is like that don’t really bother me,” Okamoto laughed. mag.syr.edu/equaltime | 29
Think Outside the Cubicle Dressing professionally doesn’t mean you have to ditch personality. by SHELLEY CHEUNG You recently got hired at your first corporate job out of college, and you couldn’t be any happier. The hard work has paid off, and your four years of studying have led up to this moment. You feel prepared, but it suddenly dawns on you that you have nothing to wear.
In the ever evolving fashion industry, millennials tend to struggle with putting together a professional wardrobe. “Business casual” is a phrase not everyone understands amongst various business industries. The distinction between professional
and casual can be difficult to decipher as newbies in the workforce. It is important to understand the culture of the company before heading to an interview or networking event, as dressing appropriately can make or break a first impression with a recruiter or manager.
Once you try on a pair of pixie pants, you will never want to take them off. Slim-fitting like leggings but more structured and appropriate for work, they’re a business casual essential. These are great with a denim chambray button down and leather ankle booties for the wintry months.
Patterned Bright Colored Blazer
A leather handbag is an investment that will last you a lifetime. It’s both fashionable and functional, holding all of your daily work essentials, like paperwork and makeup. You might have a week’s worth of outfits planned, but forgetting the little details like pairing the wrong purse with the wrong shoes, throws off your whole ensemble.
Styling a patterned blazer is simpler than you think. Consider it as a bold statement piece in your wardrobe. The print can say a lot about who you are--whether it’s windowpane plaid or floral--blazers come in all types of fabrics and materials, making it easy to find the right style and fit for you.
A lightweight jacket is essential both for walking to work and wearing around the office. For the fall, you can wear a mid-length trench coat, complete with a pullover sweater and pleated skirt. When it starts getting colder, a doublebreasted wool coat keeps you warm, and you can have fun with a pop of color. A bright color or winter white will set you apart from the rest of the staff who are working in monotonous colors. getting the little details like pairing the wrong purse with the wrong shoes, throws off your whole ensemble.
Finding the right pieces for your professional wardrobe is all about wearing what makes you feel comfortable. Not only will it give you the confidence to be your best self,
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Originating in the 1930s, penny loafers remain a classic and are a perfect option for a long 9-to-5 workday. If you’re going for a classic and sleek look, try leather loafers. Impress your coworkers with a suede pair to lend a dash of luxury to your outfit. Not only is this staple making a comeback, but your feet will thank you later for the much needed rest.
but it will prove to your bosses that you dress to impress. With a limited “I have to pay back student loans soon” budget, be wise and invest in transitional, versatile clothing
that can be worn for all types of work situations. Fashion trends may change from season to season, but our suggestions can help you shine yearround at your job.
Photos: Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2013, Giorgio Armani Fall 2016, Valentino Fall 2016
WHY VELVET IS THE “IT” PIECE YOU NEED IN YOUR WARDROBE by ANNIE ZEINA
Velvet has always been seen as a material fit for royalty. Who could forget Lady Gaga at the 2016 Golden Globes in her sleek black velvet gown? Or Beyonce in her velvet mermaid gown at the Oscars, circa 2005? Even Princess Diana’s most iconic looks were fashioned in the glamorous material. However, the luxurious material that is velvet has taken an alter ego: an edgier, glam-rock and casual persona that has officially become the it-girl fashion piece of the year. Designers such as Victoria Beckham, who displayed her Spring 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week with deep colored velvet suits and slip dresses, and Sies Marjan, who tried her magic with loose fitted blouses and casual culottes, are working to incorporate more velvet into their ready-to-wear looks. While it may be difficult to envision velvet as a fabric that fits into your day-to-day wardrobe we promise that it is necessary statement piece for any aspiring street styler. There’s no shame in the days where we just want to put on a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt and call it quits, but velvet can truly transcend an outfit you thought was just “playing it safe” to one that exudes the sense of being
effortlessly chic. Conquering this trend takes on a specific formula: simpler is chicer. The key is pairing a luxurious material like velvet with casual pieces such as a denim jacket or cropped jeans for a laid back look with a little pop. “I am absolutely obsessed with velvet at the moment”, says Camille Soriano, a junior at Syracuse University. “It’s perfect to wear velvet booties with an oversized jean jacket.” With velvet, you can’t be intimidated by color. So for all the fashion lovers who love “all black everything”, you may want to break out of your comfort zone. From jackets to chokers, the texture of velvet shines brightest when worn in different colors. Try a mustard yellow, a deep red or blue, or even a military green velvet piece with something simple, like boyfriend jeans, for an easy on-thego look that is 100% street style approved. It’s hard to let go of our favorite trends once the weather changes and the next wave of fashion rolls in from the runways, but the velvet crush doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. With chameleon traits which take on color, texture and style, velvet isn’t just a trend, it’s a staple.
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Spice up your look with subtle patches and pins Styling: Danielle LaRose Photos: Emma Wishnow
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Take inspiration from the â€˜70s feminist movement with high waists and even higher necklines Photographer:Joey Marion Styling: Danielle LaRose Makeup: Annie Zeina Models: Stacy Fernandez, Claire Duncan Special Thanks to Sound Garden
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Lovely Lace up Transform a basic sweatshirt into a tailgate essential. by KATE KOZUCH
An old sweatshirt | A Sharpie | Scissors | Cording/String | Ruler (optional) Gamedays are religion on college campuses. They’re also the perfect opportunity to rummage through messy dorm drawers in search of stylish team swag. But because no one likes to wear the same thing twice, some older items are left to collect dust–until now. By following the steps for this DIY lace-up neckline, you can easily repurpose some of your older sweatshirts without breaking the college bank.
1. Lay your sweatshirt flat 2. Carefully cut a small and, using your Sharpie, mark 8-10 dots descending on an inward slant from each the left and right side of the neckline towards the center chest area. The marks should make a dotted ‘V’ design. You may use a ruler for a to measure and maintain straight lines.
slit (approximately half-inch) on each mark using your scissors. Pay extra attention to the lowest marks – you need two distinct, side-byside slits for the lace-up to work.
3. Leaving at least a half-
4. Starting from the
inch of space, cut a straight line from the sweatshirt collar along the inside of the marks on both the left and right sides so that the lines meet in the center of the chest above the bottom two marks. You can use the ruler to sketch the line before cutting. Complete the ‘V’ by cutting along the collar from the tops of each of the cut lines.
bottom, lace-up the neck of your sweatshirt with cording or string of your choice as you would shoelaces. Tie off the excess and trim it remains or let it hang.
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Mistletoe & Mixed Drinks These shots are sure to secure your spot on the naughty list. By BRIDGET HALLINAN
With holiday season (and parties) just around the corner, these festive Jell-O shots are sure to get you on Santa’s radar. We’ve combed through Pinterest to find the most delicious recipes, ranging from colorful Christmas shots to bougie champagne shots that are perfect for New Year’s. So when Aunt Phyllis tries to break out her holly jolly punch this year, counter her with these sinfully sweet bad boys — soon, you’ll have the whole party shooting it like Santa. From all of us at Equal Time, cheers! (And please drink responsibly!). TRIPLE LAYER JELL-O SHOTS
Original recipe from tablespoon.com Ingredients: 1 box (3 oz.) Jell-O cherry 1 box (3 oz.) Jell-O lime 3 packets unflavored gelatin 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk 1 1/2 cups whipped cream vodka Whipped cream and colored sprinkles for garnish Directions: Lightly coat a square dish with cooking spray. For the red layer, sprinkle half of a packet of unflavored gelatin into 1/4 cup of water. Allow it to soak in for a minute or two. Add one box of the cherry Jell-O and 1 cup of boiling water. Mix thoroughly. Add 3/4 cup of vodka. Repeat for the green layer. To make the white layer, sprinkle the other two packets of unflavored gelatin into 1/2 cup of water. Allow it to soak in a minute or two. Pour in 1 cup of boiling water and one 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk. Stir until everything is thoroughly mixed and gelatin is dissolved. Allow to cool to room temperature. Pour half of the red mixture into the greased dish. Place pan in refrigerator to set, about 20 44 | EQUAL TIME Fall 2016
minutes or so. Then add 1/3 of the white mixture to the top of the red mixture. Pop any air bubbles and return to fridge to set for about 20 minutes. Repeat with half of the green mixture. Then white, then red, then white again, then green. Allow finished pan to set another 2-3 hours, or overnight. When you’re ready to serve, gently pull the edges away from the pan, and invert onto a cutting board. Slice into even squares. Place on serving platter and top with whipped cream and sprinkles. Enjoy!
EGGNOG PUDDING SHOTS Original recipe from findingsilverlinings.net
Ingredients: 1 cup whipped cream flavored vodka 1 cup eggnog 1 packet vanilla instant pudding 1 tub Cool Whip Whipped cream and nutmeg to garnish Directions: 1. Lay out squeezable shot glasses on a tray. 2. In a big bowl, combine Cool Whip, vodka, eggnog, and pudding mix (electric hand mixer is preferable). Make sure everything is thoroughly
mixed and smooth. 3. Pour the mixture into the shot cups. 4. Refrigerate for at least an hour, until the pudding is set. 5. Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Enjoy!
CHAMPAGNE JELL-O SHOTS Original recipe from ericassweettooth.com
Ingredients: 15 oz champagne (prosecco or sparkling wine works too) 1 tablespoon sugar 3 envelopes plain gelatin White sparkly sprinkles Directions: 1. In a medium saucepan, combine 10 oz of champagne and the sugar. Sprinkle the gelatin on top and let it soften for about 2 minutes. 2. Place saucepan on low heat and stir until gelatin has dissolved, about 2-3 minutes. Take off stove and mix in the last 5 oz of champagne. 3. Once mixture is combined, pour into a square Tupperware container. Chill for at least an hour. 4. Dip the container into warm water, and run a knife along the sides to separate the Jell-O. Use a sharp knife to cut into squares. 5. Dip the top of each shot in sprinkles to add some extra sparkle. Enjoy!
overheard @ SU “I could crack “I’ve done a walnut with 3 walk of that ass,” shames in the past 5 days.” “As soon he put it in, he came.” “My iPhone
automatically connects to the WiFi at Friendly’s.”
“If I could have sex with one of the presidents, I’d choose Franklin D Roosevelt.”
“Does my costume make me look like I have the clap?”
“I’ve lost three belly rings at Sammy over the course of my Syracuse career.”
“Let his pants fall, I would be that one to give him the best "Can you get mono blowjob out here” from period blood?"
“Do you think it’s “I feel like Peter a coincidence that Dinklage gives every guy who’s really good made me orgasm hugs.” had an American flag in his room?”
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