Entries by B.J. Epstein from 07/2012

Objectifying Women: The Latest Olympic Sport

| Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Sport

Skimpy outfits, made-up faces, smoothly waxed bodies. These are some of the images that come into my head when I think of the Olympics. I'm certainly not sporty in any way myself. So perhaps I'm going about it all wrong when I look at athletes, especially female ones, and wonder why their bodies are so hairless and why their leotards and sports bras seem to barely cover their flesh.

Pride and Joy

| Posted 07.26.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Pride is a day when children raised by LGBTQ parents can meet others like them and can be reminded that it's not actually such a unique or unusual position to be in and that their family goes through many of the same trials and has the same joys and the same love as any straight family.

Harry Potter and the Olympic Games: The Importance of the Next Generation

| Posted 07.30.2012 | UK Sport

Amidst all the wonderful British quirkiness at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games, there was a sequence dedicated both to the NHS and children's literature. This might seem like a strange combination, but director Danny Boyle linked them through the Great Ormond Street Hospital, which focuses on children's healthcare.