Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Do you know who you're dating?

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How many of us women google men before dating them?

I do.

I try to find out something about the guy before deciding if I’d go out with him or not. Or if I find a guy I meet interesting, I search on the web for something about him.

In real life, women would usually consult with their friends about a guy they are interested in before going out on a date with him or before continuing the relationship into higher level.

Online, there are several sites or portals for single people that allow them to find a date but rarely do you find a site that lets you rate a guy, discuss him with your peer or read about other women’s experiences on dating. WomanSavers addresses all these concerns for women. A pioneer in its kind, WomanSavers was established in 2003. Their tagline, "Research & Rate B4 U Date", bespeaks of its objectives.

WomanSavers makes dating safer for women worldwide by letting its users share their experiences and help women worldwide avoid dating alleged cheating men, lying men or abusive men.

WomanSavers is a community with a global database that searches and organizes a man's relationship history with an emphasis on infidelity, trust, abuse, commitment and general character. Members post and share their stories about a guy.

Unlike some dating sites I have encountered, WomanSavers offers infidelity and adultery advice, monogamy statistics and signs of cheating, and reasons why husbands and boyfriends cheat and lie.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Warm welcome to Peachy Herrin

Hello W3O readers! It is a great pleasure for me to introduce you to Peachy Herrin as one of our contributors here in W3O. Expect her to contribute once in a awhile in this blog to share her insights and recent findings online.

Peachy Herrin is most known for her blogs that are insightful, thought provoking, and liberating in a lot of ways.

Welcome Peachy Herrin!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Did the Campaign for Real Beauty worked?

Last August 21, 2005, I made a blog post about Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty and expressed my support and ideas then. Lately, I found this article as how Dove used this sensitive and politically charged campaign on women's concern and made me reflect on whether the campaign fulfilled its bigger purpose or will it ever do it?

Looking at the reactions and all, I must admit that it made women discuss the concerns. Dove's campaign on this topic was also stepped up as it showed images of young girls who think that they are not pretty or good enough. Forgive me for saying this but at times I feel that the company went overboard on exploiting women's concern.

The campaign for real beauty, in order to really make it work, needs to be directed as well to the greater population, including men and traditional media giants. Just look at your favorite TV programs, all you could see are pretty and seductive hosts. Observe childrens' programs running on these popular channels, even the female cartoon characters are too conscious on their looks, skin, weight, and these are realities that need to be dealt with.

Instead of anchoring on the definition of what is beautiful and changing our perception on whether we are pretty or not, regardless of imperfections, Dove will be better of putting its funds on programs that would alleviate poverty, get more kids to school, provide health care access, among others. At first, yes, the whole campaign for real beauty has novelty in it. But as to how it is turning out now, c'mon, there are bigger issues that needs to be addressed that is beyond beauty.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Charity and religion

Since childhood, we were taught to be giving especially to the less fortunate. Later on, there were government reminders that giving money to beggars is not allowed as a lot of them are partly syndicated. You'll know a professional beggar once you see one, especially in areas where there were no beggars before, like Cebu. To stop tolerating child labor, we were also informed not to buy items from children. But my point of view change when our parish priest told us that buying from children can be considered as an act of helping them. At least spare them the agony and burden of working late.

Whenever there were victims of calamity and contributions are called for, I prefer giving help to household maids who are supporting relatives in those areas and directly to the church whom I have more confidence that the money given will be sent to, without usual grandeur publicity of sorts.

I'm no longer surprised that religion really plays a major factor with our attitude towards money and charity.