Seems Semprae Laboratories, the makers of Zestra, a non-FDA approved blend of essential oils geared toward enhancing female arousal, can’t buy air time for love or money. But, it’s not that “non-FDA” label keeping networks from broadcasting the brand’s full two-minute spot. No, apparently the word “sex” and “sexual” are too much when coming from the lips of a woman.
“The Cialises of the world are a perfectly acceptable part of conversation in our culture today, but when it comes to talking about the realities of women’s lives, like menstruation, you always have some woman running in the field in a dress,” notes Semprae Laboratories president, Rachel Braun Scherl. “There’s a double standard when it comes to society’s comfort level with female sexual health and enjoyment.”
But, if society isn’t comfortable with female sexual health, it is certainly comfortable with the female intellect—because, for the first time, the majority of doctorate degrees in the U.S. have been awarded to women. The Council of Graduate Schools analyzed their data and found that for 2008-2009, female doctorate recipients moved up from their 50.4 percent share to 60 percent.
Of course, there’s still some gender disparity between fields, which needs to change. “If the U.S. is to remain competitive and economically strong,” remarked Nathan Bell, director of research and policy analysis for the Council of Graduate Schools, “it is important that we recruit and retain the best and brightest students in graduate education, and that means from all segments of the population.”
In other populations, the stepdaughter of the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is getting her Masters of Sexy by posing semi-clad and punky in Zoo, a proclaimed “lad mag.”
Staci Child the mohawked New Yorker appearing in the photos wearing an Australian-flag bikini, is the daughter of the Prime Minister’s partner, Tim Mathieson. Child’s stepmother was just sworn into office after a long, hard election battle, but so far, Child believes the Prime Minister will approve of the photo shoot, declaring, “I think Julia will think it’s a very Australian thing to do.” Seeing as the nation just elected an unmarried female Prime Minister, it seems Australian is a very cool mode of thinking. G’day, Mate!