Dress Codes Are About Fear Of The Female Body

Every time I fly, something stupid happens. This manifests in a vast array of incredible and grotesque acts from fellow passengers, like the guy who sat behind me once and decided to remove both his shoes and socks before propping his bare feet directly above my head.

None of the flight attendants said a word to him about it. It took me turning around and scolding this pioneer of modern flight fashion before he finally realized, hey, maybe this airplane isn’t my living room. After this incident, I assumed that there was no dress code on planes, just a varying degree of common sense from person to person.

Imagine my surprise when I encountered the story of two young girls who were barred from a flight because they were wearing leggings. My memory immediately hopped back to the outstanding gentleman with the feet. A guy was allowed to carry on flying in a way that was actively bothering other passengers without a word from the flight attendants, but two girls in leggings are barred from a flight? Something is wrong here.

I’d like to take a minute to talk about dress codes. To be fair, I am not against them as a whole. I went to a private school that had a uniform to be worn on a daily basis, and I loved it. But this is not the type of dress code that I am referring to, and it is not the type of dress code that is essentially pulling the gender equality spectrum farther apart. That dress code is the one that United Airlines is getting behind.

Young women are first taught to be ashamed of their bodies, and are then taught that the way that they dress is what opens them to sexual attention.

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Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada

Whole Cuisine Getting Runners Ready For The 10K One Meal At A Time

When I began running back in September I figured, you have two feet and a heartbeat, get going! I did just that! I bought some inexpensive running gear; laced up some shoes my husband had purchased for me year’s prior and I ran. Running seems like it should be that easy, however, it requires more than just doing it! If you’re not putting fuel in the tank, you cannot expect the car to travel far!

I knew signing up for the Sun Run that I would have to increase water consumption and alter my diet. With two children at home we have a very busy calendar. I also knew this wouldn’t be easy! The sacrifices I have made in both my professional and personal life cannot be for nothing! I increase my water consumption day by day, and nutritionally, it’s a continual work in progress.

My eating habits have never been “clean” and definitely in need of a healthier variety. Thanks to Whole Cuisine, one of the Silver Sponsors for the Vancouver Sun Run for helping me get a handle on my nutrition with 3 meals a week. Whole Cuisine, one of the Silver Sponsors is a Surrey based meal prep company operated by health and fitness professionals who know the difference between eating and eating to be healthy.

Week 6 in the InTraining Run clinic we had Daniel Zackodnik of Power Bar come and talk to us about preparing for our runs. What our body needs and how we can ensure that we’re making the most of our training sessions. It was something about the way he explained things to the group, made sense why I was having so much success on Monday’s with the Britannia clinic but was struggling more at home in my solo runs!

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Source:: Vancouver Sun

Two drivers die in separate, head-on crashes with semi-trailers in B.C.

VANCOUVER — Separate head-on crashes in British Columbia between cars and tractor-trailers claimed two lives in as many days.

A 40-year-old Surrey man was killed early Wednesday morning when his car veered into the path of a big rig in Delta.

Delta Police say the victim died on the way to hospital.

The driver of the transport truck was not physically hurt, but police say he was being treated for shock.

RCMP in Golden say an unidentified man died at about 7:30 Tuesday morning when a car stolen in Calgary crossed the centre line and slammed head-on into an oncoming tractor-trailer just west of the Alberta boundary.

The driver of the truck was not hurt and the causes of both crashes remain under investigation.

(The Canadian Press, CHNL)

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Source:: Vancouver Sun