Pole Dancing + Comedy = Schtick A Pole In It

My name is Jasmine and I’m a pole dancer. I know what you’re thinking: I always knew she’d end up stripping. That’s not what I said. Pole dancing is a wildly popular form of dance, sport, and exercise that is still highly stigmatized. But we’re not strippers, we keep on our clothes… (not a ton…

#BanBossy

#BanBossy… The movement started by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in which she wants to ban the word “bossy” as she says it is detrimental to the future success of women. The reasoning behind the push to ban the word as stated at banbossy.com: “When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when…

TV Is My Boyfriend

I’m in love for the second time. But this one just feels right. This time, TV is my boyfriend. I can’t even explain it, there’s just something about TV that I’m so drawn to! And I told myself I would never open my heart up again, but here I am. I just can’t get enough.…

Snowpocalypse?

As a born New Yorker, when I hear that a snow storm is coming, I think of the essentials I need to purchase: wine and snacks. No, I don’t need a flashlight or three blankets kept in my car. In New York City, everything is around the corner. You can look up any restaurant you…

What’s The Point of Survival?

I don’t get the obsession with survival. I honestly don’t. I’ve held this view for a while, but last night when just trying to stop at the grocery store to pick up a bag of rock salt what I saw was chaos. Shelves stripped bare, people running around like lunatics, traffic jam in the parking…

It’s Only Racist If You Let It

In honor of Black History Month, let me make something clear: not everything is racist. As a society, we are way beyond boy-who-called-“wolf” status. We’ve called “racism” so many times, the word has lost all meaning, so let’s go back. Google defines racism as: “the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities…

Birthday Resolutions

Today’s my birthday! Well, only if you’re reading this article today. If you’re reading it tomorrow or the day after, then it’s my belated birthday. Either way, the occurrence of my birthday means a few things: #1. 24 years, 9 months, and 5 days ago, my dad was using this line: “You know what they…

I Need A Gimmick.

I’ve figured it all out. I figured out how to get a girl. It has nothing to do with online dating or meeting a girl through a mutual friend. I can get a girl the old fashioned way in bars, in line at the grocery store, coffee shop, I just need a gimmick. That’s all…

The 5 Girls Every Guy Will Date

A friend of mine posted a link to an article on Facebook today titled “The 5 Guys Most Girls Will Fall In Love With At One Point In Their Lives.” I skimmed it out of curiosity and it was boring. But it gave me the idea to write a piece about the 5 girls that…

The Resolutions Series: My New Year’s Resolution

The writer’s of NY Social Status thought long and hard about their New Year’s Resolutions. As those dream big with aspirations of love and money, we decided to document the first days/month post our New Year’s bliss. Read Comedy/Pop Culture Writer Ryan Houssein’s recap of how he survived the first few days post his resolution…

Miley Cyrus > Pope Francis

One of the most popular people of 2013 has been Pope Francis. He even won Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, beating out Miley Cyrus. Which is bullshit, Miley totally should have won based of the fact alone that I never beat off to the pope naked on a wrecking ball… But any who, I…

I’ll Mourn Who I Want!

I am really tired of being told who I am allowed to mourn. The recent trend on the Facebook is whenever a celebrity dies you have the people with their friendly rest in peace status, then you have the people, “8 SOLDIERS DIED AND YOU DON’T KNOW THEIR NAMES!!” Dude, neither do you, if it…

Body Shaming: A National Epidemic

If there is one thing I am tired of lately it is of this culture of body shaming that we have created. Overweight and out of shape chicks are constantly posting links to articles on Facebook showing “real bodies.” It is always a gallery full of fat chicks and implies that any woman who is…