Tuesday, February 24. 2015
When one speaks of food, everyone fancies their own favorite cuisine. It is like heaven when you get to eat your most favorite exotic dish in its best taste, isn’t it? The credibility of such delicious dishes goes to the cook.
When one talks about a cook, it doesn’t necessarily mean the professional ones, even our mom who cooks food at home is a cook. Now, here comes the stereotype. Do only moms cook food at home? Obviously not, there are many dads who cook food at home; even a lot of young boys cook too. Check out this study at TTIME magazine: http://healthland.time.com/2012/04/30/generation-x-men-spend-more-time-in-the-kitchen/
The Cooking stereo type
People are not used to see men cooking. They always think of men who cook as gay. They say that men who love cooking have less or even zero male instincts in them. But why is this stereotype? What makes a man who cooks gay?
According to the customs of the society, women are the one who should cook the food and serve it to the family. Men to show their masculinity never even enter the kitchens. This is true not just for the eastern culture but for the western culture too. Since time immemorial, cooking has been women’s piece of cake. And for the Indians, where even the God of Food Annapurna is a female, it is not very surprising to have such stereotype. Even the television commercials are feminine. You will see females in every commercial related to cooking.
It is because you grew up looking your mom working in the kitchen. We have been taught from childhood by our parents that it is a girl or a woman’s job to cook. And for the ones who choose cooking as a profession, people don’t even doubt to call then gay. The reason may be that many of the professional cooks are gay in actual life. But this doesn’t mean everyone in that profession is a gay, it will be utterly moronic to think of others as gay too.
Are they really gay?
It is actually a naive question to ask for a full-grown sensitive man. Of course cooking doesn’t make you gay at all. There is nothing gay about it; whether you do home cooking or take it as a profession. How can a profession say if you are gay? How can your passion for cooking make you effeminate? It is true that men who love cooking are soft-hearted, or are very tendering or sensitive. But that doesn’t mean they are gay. In fact, surveys say women are attracted to men who can cook.
It is very normal for a person to have a desire to cook. A good foodie will always wonder about the recipe and it is natural if he wants to cook the recipe himself. But for most people in this world it might be sinful to have such desire.
There are a lot of boys who love to cook but they had to bury their passion in their heart because of the stereotypes that friends will call them gay. It is not equitable for humans to judge others on the grounds of their passion and work. They should respect each other’s passion and profession.
if you are a man and want to learn how to cook, check out this article at AskMen.Com: http://www.askmen.com/fine_living/wine_dine_archive_100/131_wine_dine.html
Saturday, January 24. 2015
A research carried out on bearded men by the University of Southern Queensland tend to reflect that the practice of keeping beards contributes in the enhancement and growth of health for the male population. The research activity reflected that beards as facial hair growth potentially contribute in the absorption of the Ultraviolet rays of the sun. This fact potentially helps in enhancing the health parameters of men through a dual process like the slowing down of skin aging and also the through reduction of chances for the emergence of epidemics like skin cancer. The existence of beards tends to reflect that it generates around 90 to 95 percent protection to the facial skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Inferences gained from both male and women respondents relating to a survey reflected higher ratings pertaining to the parameters of healthiness and increased parenting ability for men having fully bearded faces.
The growth of heavy beards on the faces of the male population is also observed to generate increased protection from the emergence of asthma attacks generated by allergens like pollen or dust particles. Again the growth of beards around the neck and chin area of the faces contributes in the keeping of warmth and thus prevents the emergence of cough and cold.
Finally the reduction in the amount of shaving activity for men also protects the facial skin from different types of skin rashes. The above facts thus reflect the keeping of beards is indeed a healthy option for men.
Beards in Making Men Attractive
A study on human behavior based on the use of a survey has reflected that women consider bearded men to be more attractive compared to clean and shaved males. The stubble looking bearded face tended to project the features of masculinity and attractiveness in the eyes of the opposite sex. Photographs of men showing a range of beards like heavy to light stubble and from full bearded to clean shaven presented to women reflected that women are more interested with the heavy stubble male faces than that of others. Further the women in their menstrual periods are observed to range the rate of masculinity in the men depending on the growth of their facial hairs in a linear fashion. The findings related to the survey activity further reinstate that male faces that are intermediately bearded tend to be the most attractive ones.
On the other hand male faces that are fully bearded are observed by the respondents to be effective fathers. These people are considered to bear greater potentials in not only bearing offspring but also in rearing and bringing up the children. This sense of responsibility relating to the fully bearded man tends to enhance the level of attraction for them in the eyes of women. The sense of attractiveness related to the bearded men can also be observed related to the incident that career opportunities tend to increase for the male population having beards. Effectively styled bearded men tend to get increased chances of being selected in a job interview related to the fashion and celeb industry than fully shaved persons.
Thursday, January 15. 2015
Fashion has always been a big part of our culture, and gay people have always had an impact in the fashion industry, from movie stars, musicians, and fashion designers, which is why it is so hard to figure out which person has had the biggest impact in fashion. We will try to narrow the list down, with our top 5 greatest gay icons in fashion.
He was an openly gay Italian fashion designer that founded Versace, a fashion house that produced clothes, fragrances, makeup, and other accessories. He worked with some of the biggest names in the fashion and entertainment industry, and designed clothes for people like Princess Diana, Elton John, Madonna, and Sting. He is also credited with linking the fashion world with the music world, he was also one of the most popular designers in the 90s, and was mentioned in songs by a few artists.
The official Versace page
He was an openly gay British fashion designer, that had a big impact in fashion. He was the chief designer at Givenchy, before branching out on his own and creating the Alexander McQueen label. His works gathered a lot of praise, and he was named British Designer of the Year four times, and won the International Designer of the Year award in 2003. He also worked with a lot of celebrities, like Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman, Rihanna, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent was an openly gay designer that is considered one of the greatest fashion designers ever, he was an Algerian born French designer, who is credited with creating the tuxedo suit for women, and using non white models. He worked for Christian Dior at the beginning of his career, but was fired in 1960, he would later open up his own label, and go on to be one of the most influential designers in the world. His impact on the fashion world was so big that the French president and his wife attended his funeral. YSL is famous not only for awesome dresses, suits and shirt designs, he is also famous for interior designing ideas.
The openly gay German designer is one of the most famous names and faces in fashion, he is the head of design, and creative director of Chanel and Fendi, two of the biggest fashion houses in the world, as well as his own Lagerfeld fashion house. While he is one of the most recognizable faces in fashion, Lagerfeld is also known for his sharp tongue, and has made some controversial comments over the years.
Chanel was a french designer who has been dead since 1971, but is still one of the biggest names in fashion today. She designed clothes, bags, hats, jewelry, and other accessories, but her most famous creation was the fragrance Chanel No. 5, which is still very popular today.
Thursday, December 11. 2014
In the year 1954, the satyrs motor cycle club was started with just six members. But in the current days, the queer chopper collective is one of the world largest LGBT groups that still exist. The long road to equality is now one of the unique exhibits at university of southern California libraries.
“Rumble” was on view previous month at cultural Alliance of the long beach. It features nearly more than 300 snaps, videos, posters from the south California vibrant gay biker scene from 1950’s to 1960’s. This exhibits how the former military men came together for post World War II. They arrived at loss angel’s port. These men they just lived their own life in happy manner without thinking how that could affect their future.
The satyr’s club trail blazed the efficient way for just not only the motor cycles, but the LGBT protection across the country border during the pre-stone wall era. This organization was just more than a club. Many of them are hoping that the exhibition will make a move from the long beach to the USC after a quite successful run at cultural Alliance of the Long Beach. Hopefully this exhibit may become part of many historical collections wherein might be accessible to public. It will be preserved for the future generations to come.
The club presents a photo and memorabilia exhibit which entitled Rumble: The long road to equality throughout the May month. The major part of the exhibit collection belonged to black. The exhibit will take the visitors on a ride through a leather clad motor cycle which carries history of gay men in their journey towards the civil right. The exhibit displays the archived photos of snaps, videos, and other documents, uniforms from the dissolved groups and also from the existing motorcycle clubs.
The satyrs are another facet of the diverse gay culture. Most of the people make assumptions about the groups even without bothering to know about the individuals. Many of such early organizations led the men to lead a double life. One is straight at work and other one is gay at play with the trusted group of people who would come for their help at difficult time. Some time people spend too much time in telling the people regarding what they should do rather than just encouraging the people to participate in the event. Organizations like satyrs empower the people. The very first step towards change is contributing our community.
Many members of satyrs were very much forced to live in closet during 1950 and 1960 as they were feared of persecution for being gay. Being out in the year 1950s was the period of career end for many people, who would lose their job, thrown out of social organization, lose tier professional license as told by Oliver. At that circumstances even the Los Angeles police departments would not come forward to help.
The satyrs motor cycle club sponsor number of activities which includes Labor Day and Badger Flats run which is one among the best activities and along with charity funding activities.
Thursday, December 4. 2014
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple is the only one of top level of Executives of top 500 US companies who is openly gay. “Proud to be gay” was what Tim declared this week. This declaration has been one of the most important moments for the Gay community.
Members who organized the campaign state that they know many other top level executives who are gay, but are reluctant to declare that openly. However, they hope that this declaration from Cook would inspire them to reveal themselves and be proud to belong in the gay community.
Lord Brownie, who resigned as a CEO of Bp in late 2007, says that the main reason why most other CEOs are reluctant to declare their sexuality is the changing times. Likewise Cook, he also declared about a relation he shared with a man that lasted for 4 years as his partner was not so faithful.
Whatsoever, Brownie says in an interview organized by BBC earlier this year, “while I was studying in University, people from gay community who did homosexual acts, were put into prison for a long time.” He goes on to state that this might be the very reason why renowned CEOs are afraid to declare their sexual preference.
As Mr. Suki Sandhu word goes, “views of our society has changed substantially now, which has occurred in the past 10 years. He is the founder of professional network Outstanding.
Brownie also adds that Mr. Cook is an important role model for both the gay community and for those CEOs that are afraid of coming out in light from the dark and reveal their sexuality.
The second reason for declaring their gay sexuality might be the secrecy of years and even decades that most elderly Executives have retained. People in their ages of 50-60 might have been keeping their sexuality hidden from their colleagues. This lengthy secret is now proving to be a great barrier for them to declare their sexual preferences. Lord Brownie also adds that when he came out, he knew his life has become a public property. Since he was a leader of a big organization, he had to keep his secrets and privacy aside. This is the case for most of the leaders of an organization nowadays.
The other reason behind this reluctance could be commercial concerns. 78 countries are listed by The International Lesbian, Bisexual, Intersex and Trans, Gay Association to have criminal laws against activities of sexuality by the different groups it represents.
The second concern could be Career Prospects. Justin Nelson, president and co-founder of US National Lesbian and Gay Chamber of Commerce, says that over three fourth of US’ 500 largest companies have policies of non-discrimination of barring firing of people just because they are lesbian and gay.
RUTH HUNT, CEO for Stonewall, says that banks and law firms are two of those organizations that have made recent developments regarding the above mentioned issue.
Mr. Sandhu laments that, “unfortunately and depressingly, graduates who are gay openly at their respective Universities are rapidly enclosing them in a nutshell as today’s business world is being a little harsh on their sexual orientation.”
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