Women have finally made it. How do I know true equality has been achieved? It’s because women can now make films that are just as raunchy and disgusting as movies for men. If you walked out of “Wedding Crashers” or “Wedding Crashers 2” and thought, “Our culture is so sexist. I wish they made a movie where women could put their bodily functions on public display, where women could drink until they were sick, where women talked like sailors and objectified members of the opposite sex,” you’re in luck.
This summer you can go see “Rough Night” starring Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon or “Girls Trip” starring Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah. In the former, five friends accidentally kill a male stripper they have hired for a bachelorette party. While a surprising number of critics have worried about the idea of playing a dead stripper for laughs, the plot is completely secondary to the idea that five women in Vegas are finally going to let loose — or as one of the characters has it — they’ll be “swimming in d–k” this weekend.
Letting loose, in case you didn’t realize, means acting like men. Which is why one of the characters yells at another, “Stop being a stupid f–king c–t and do a little cocaine.” It’s why the women do shots and then vomit onto the table and why when the stripper does arrive, one of them yells, “Get to the beans, get to the beans.” The notion that women 10 years out of college with real jobs and children at home talk and act like this — even when they’ve consumed an excessive amount of alcohol — is a bit of a stretch.
In a world where people are seen as swipes in a "game" of Tinder, it can be hard to know where a game of "Candy Crush" ends and the quest for a relationship begins.
About 20% of 18- to 24-year-olds now say they are using mobile dating apps, according to Pew Research, which is up substantially from 2013. And that's not the only way to find a partner online: People are finding love in the DMs on Twitter, Instagram and more.
All of these options makes the Internet a wonderful place to meet people from all different backgrounds and interest groups that you may not normally have access to. But it begs the question: Once we find someone we like online, does all of that choice sabotage what we already have and present temptations to stray?
At first, having tons of options while dating online seems like an amazing thing. If someone breaks your heart or moves away or happens to live too far from you, you can simply open your dating app of choice and move on to someone better suited to you.
Over the last decade or so millennials have been exposed to stories of young entrepreneurs making millions, even billions of dollars seemingly overnight. Furthermore, social media has given way to unrealistic perceptions of young twenty-somethings jet-setting across the globe, driving fancy cars, and living the dream. It’s no wonder, millennials have adopted the “keeping up with the Joneses” mindset from past generations, only amplified. This mindset coupled with the rise of the gig economy and technology has led to many members of Generation Y to throw themselves into a world of constant work. The drive to live and present the “good life” has led many to justify this obsession with success as part of “the hustle ”, even wearing it as a badge of honor, not realizing the consequences it has on building and maintaining meaningful relationships.
What many millennials don’t appear to be realizing, is that research suggests having meaningful relationships helps manage stress and improve health. Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, marriage and family psychotherapist, shares the importance of relationships, “ human beings are built for relationships. It's in our DNA. It's what ensures the survival of our species, and its what will ensure the survival of your career.” He goes on to share the importance of relationships, “we enhance our selves, our families and the world around us.”