Do you even know your pants size?

We’ve all been there. You walk into a store, scan the racks and pull six different sizes of jeans, unsure of what really fits you, because, unlike men’s pants, women’s pants seem to be arbitrarily sized. 

Maybe at H&M you’re an 8. Maybe at Target you’re a 6. Maybe at Old Navy you’re a 4. Go into a new store and then you have to find out what size you are there too. It’s an endless, maddening cycle that can leave women confused as to what their bodies really look like.

Last week, 27-year-old Deena Shoemaker, a preteen and teen counselor in Kansas, decided to show off this infuriating predicament in a once viral and now removed Facebook Post.

The post itself, which in just one week has clocked over 80,000 shares and thousands of comments, shows Shoemaker in four different sizes of pants and six different styles, all of which fit. The sizes range from size 5 to a size 12. 

“As I was going through my clothes tonight I started to notice how dramatically different the size of all my pants were,” Shoemaker wrote. “And I have a real problem with the fact that my size 5 pants fit me THE EXACT SAME WAY that my size 12 pants do. Let me explain why I’m not happy, America.”

The problem, according to Shoemaker, is that these varying sizes can throw off the body image of a young girl, who has likely been told that it’s best to be the smallest size possible, and then goes into different stores and finds herself varying widely size to size, completely randomly. Really, of course, it’s the store’s sizes that are changing, not the girl.

It’s all a lie, but all girls don’t know that yet. 

“When you resize a girl’s pants from a 9 to a 16 and label it ‘plus size,’ how am I supposed to fight that?” Shoemaker wrote. “Photo manipulation is one thing but how do you expect me to convince her that the number printed inside her clothes is a lie too? How do you expect me to convince her that she doesn’t need to skip dinner for the next month because her pant size didn’t *actually* go up by seven digits?” 

“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” famously had pants all women could fit into.

Because of how widely sizes differ across stores, for women’s pants sizes in particular, it can trigger certain women to be unhappy with their bodies.

“Stop telling my girls that a size 4 is the ‘ideal body size’ and the ‘epitome of beauty’ if you’re going to change a size 4 into an 8 or a 12 or whatever number you feel like on any given day,” Shoemaker wrote. 

At the end of her post, Shoemaker issues a call to the young women who, like her, have a range of sizes in their closets, and may feel insecure about that.

“My size 2 girls or my size 18 girls, your size doesn’t determine your beauty; your life does,” Shoemaker wrote. “The size printed inside your clothes is subjective to the fashion industry’s personal taste and it fluctuates rapidly. Stop believing the social normatives about who and what you should be.” 

“My daughters currently range as well depending who makes it. My oldest hates it. She ranges from a 5 to 12,” one woman wrote. Another: “I have size 4 to 12 in my closet and extra small to extra large. It all fits.”

Shoemaker’s is just the latest post about people being fed up with women’s sizes that’s gone viral. In May, a man put on his girlfriend’s clothing and went on a rant about how wrong it is that a size XL was so small. The problem was less about the clothes themselves, and more about how women view themselves as a result.

So obviously, Shoemaker isn’t alone in her fury here.

Now, if only clothing stores and brands could be just as mad too.

Blog by Julez for Styles Rebel Radio

AIP: A Podcast Made by Artificial Intelligence

The AIP, or Artificial Intelligence Podcast will be debuting tomorrow on StylesRebelRadio.com

The Artificial Intelligence Podcast is a creation of radio’s Rebel DJ, Style himself. The podcast is a monthly show comprised with the goal of having every aspect of it made by AI. The brainchild of Style, AIP is entirely written by AI, The podcast art is created by AI, artificially voiced, and even the music heard in the background has been composed by AI! There is as little human input in each episode as possible with the only text directly written by man being: “Hello and welcome to the podcast. I’m Your host,” which can be heard to start out each episode. The remainder of the show is entirely comprised of artificial intelligent generated script.

The First episode of AIP officially be released tomorrow, September 6th, 2022, but the early pilot can be heard now on Anchor.fm or Spotify(below)

Early test and focus groups who listened to The AIP’s reactions were quoted in a recently released article about upcoming programming changes coming to StylesRebelRadio.com and can be read here.

-Article for StylesRebelRadio.com

The Rebel Radio Show and Year of October Collab

The Rebel Radio Show will be using Year of October for their October theme song!

Long-time listeners of The Rebel Radio Show will know that since debuting on CBW Radio, the broadcast has been played in by an altered cut of Green Day’s “Shes a Rebel”. Likewise, preceding the live radio show, The classic “suspend the show” track has played host to the into of every Rebel Podcast to date. As we once again approach October, The Rebel Radio show begins to gear up for the highly anticipated month of conspiracies. Three years running, the WSRR team has taken the top suggested conspiracy theories from listeners via the WSRR Discord server and dedicated their weekly show to dive deeper into them.

(Last years’ Missing Flight MH370 episode linked below)

Previous seasons have seen guests in the likes of WMMS’s Corey Rotic, NCX’s Joe Czekaj, and many more as well as listener-submitted voice recordings, voicemails, and interviews. This year Style’s Rebel Radio is pleased to announce a partnership with Nashville band Year of October to use a cut of their track “Wastelands Pt. 2” as the show’s main theme for the month. Year of October are no strangers to CBW Radio being featured on The Rock Revival’s Independent Spotlight as well as in daily rotation alongside promotional spots voiced by the band! The track can be found on Year of October’s album Wastelands which debuted on CBW Radio in April of 2022. (Below)

To learn more about Year of October you can check out this article from Style, or head to their website!

-Article written for StylesRebelRadio.com

Format Changes: Fall 2022

StylesRebelRadio.com will be seeing some exciting changes to the formats of multiple shows as well as the addition of new programming!

Minicast Format Switch

With recent adaptations to the WSRR studios, Minicasts and in-house shows will now have the ability to be recorded live with virtual audience interaction via exclusive WSRR Discord events. This will give listeners a chance to witness shows live before they become available to the streaming market as well as potentially participate alongside their favorite hosts.

The Pigeon Hole

The Pigeon Hole, Hosted by “The Pige” Evan Sinarski has moved into season 2 as of 8/28/2022. With this, Evan has begun recording his monthly Minicast LIVE for the WSRR Discord audience, encouraging members of the community to join the show, chat with him, and discuss the submitted content. As always he will continue to read and react to the internet’s worst it has to offer via listener-submitted Tweets, Comments, Texts, emails, and more. You can submit any and all off-the-wall internet findings to the Pigeon Hole section of the Discord server to see them featured in the following month’s episode. The first episode of season 2 featuring Style can be heard below!

*Season 2 premiers at 10am Eastern time

Off Air

Shayne E.’s show about radio hosts’ thought processes while not on the air is another program affected by the new studio renovations. Shayne E., alongside co-hosts Jake Underwood and Style, will be recording batches of content live on the WSRR Discord in special events. These events will allow live listeners to call in and take part in the live discussion before being featured on the podcast! Off Air‘s new format begins on Thursday 9/01/2022.

New Programming

Beyond Bounds

Beyond Bounds, a show to be hosted by Evan Sinarski, will tackle theoretical explanations of the universe as well as everyday life. While not a physicist, Evan will be diving into theoretical and metaphysical paradoxes in an attempt to explain or comprehend the reasoning behind them.

While still in the development stage, Evan has expressed great interest in the possibility of guest involvement as well as listener involvement and fan-submitted theories. Keep up to date with StylesRebelradio.com as well as the WSRR Discord for updates to follow about the debut of Beyond Bounds.

Codename: AIP

A new series created by Style is currently set to air on Anchor and Spotify in Mid to Late September. The series WILL NOT feature the voice of Style, however, nor any familiar WSRR members. While still in early development, the project is currently being kept under the alias of “codename: AIP”. Not much is currently publically known about the forthcoming series other than the fact a pilot was distributed to a test/focus audience for input about the show. (anonymous focus Audience comments listen below).

“Oh God, I Love it. I’m both intrigued and confused after listening to that.”

“It’s even more terrifying in headphones but I love it, Gave me chills.”

“That thing went wayyy off.”

“Bro, That shit is awesome.”

“I can’t wait to hear this shit.”

While no exact date has been announced, as always, stay up to date on StylesRebelRadio.com and the WSRR Discord server.

-Article written for StylesRebelRadio.com

Have an Idea for a show?

Style’s Rebel Radio is always looking to add more compelling content! If you have an idea for a show or are already producing one, WSRR offers Studio time, Production, and distribution tailored to your specific programming! For more info visit the WSRR Podcasts page!

The Latest: Vince McMahon Sex and Hush Money Scandal

Recent allegations involving WWE CEO and Chairman have surfaced involving an alleged agreement for an employee to keep quiet following a sexual encounter with the boss.

On June 15th, 2022 Wall Street Journal reported that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon had allegedly paid 3 Million dollars in a Nondisclouse agreement to a former WWE paralegal with the intention of keeping her quiet involving a consensual sexual relationship with McMahon. The WWE board began investigating the matter as well as others involving similar payments and misconduct as well as John Laurentius who has since stepped down as Head of WWE Talent Relations. Laurentius was said to have also had sexual relations with the same paralegal as McMahon. The WWE Board was informed of these actions via an anonymous email from someone claiming to be a friend of the paralegal in question. She describes the woman was initially hired on a $100,000 salary which was increased later to $200,000 after beginning a sexual relationship with McMahon. A Settlement agreement including an NDA stated the paralegal would receive 1 Million dollars upfront upon her departure to keep quiet on the matter with an additional $2 Million to be paid out over the next 5 years. Upon the news of the investigation breaking McMahon stepped down as CEO of WWE, a role that was filled by his daughter Stephanie McMahon.

On July 8th WSJ once again reported on the ongoing Vince McMahon investigation claiming he had, “Agreed to Pay $12 Million in Hush Money to Four Women”. One of these reports involves a former, unnamed, female wrestler who was persuaded into giving the Chairman oral sex before being moved down the card and eventually released upon refusal of sexual activities in 2008, in 2018 she was paid $7.5 Million to remain quiet on the subject according to Jude Terror. Another report of unsolicited nude photos of McMahon alongside sexual harassment came from a contractor in 2008 who was allegedly paid 1 million dollars in response. In a third instance, McMahon paid another $1 Million to a long-time personal manager he had engaged in a sexual relationship with.

As the investigation of Vince McMahon continues, stories of Nondisclosure agreements and sexual assault allegations are still being reviewed by The WWE Board of Directors.

-Style

Images, .css-1i2ud9c-CreditTag{font-weight:400;text-transform:uppercase;}Photo: Michael N. Todaro/Getty. “WWE’s Vince McMahon Steps Back from CEO Role amid Misconduct Probe.” The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones & Company, 18 June 2022, https://www.wsj.com/articles/wwe-appoints-vince-mcmahons-daughter-as-interim-ceo-amid-probe-11655467082?mod=article_inline.

Murray, Andy H. “More to Come from Vince McMahon’s ‘Hush Money’ Allegations?” WhatCulture.com, WhatCulture.com, 18 July 2022, https://whatculture.com/wwe/more-to-come-from-vince-mcmahons-34-hush-money-34-allegations.

“PWInsider – WWE News, Wrestling News, WWE.” IS THERE MORE TO COME FROM THE VINCE MCMAHON SITUATION?, MY PICK FOR FLAIR’S LAST OPPONENT, SASHA OUTSIDE WWE AND MORE | PWInsider.com, https://pwinsider.com/article/161099/is-there-more-to-come-from-the-vince-mcmahon-situation-my-pick-for-flairs-last-opponent-sasha-outside-wwe-and-more.html?p=1.

Terror, Jude. “WSJ Reports 3 More Sexual Misconduct Ndas for WWE’s Vince McMahon.” Bleeding Cool News And Rumors, Bleeding Cool News And Rumors, 8 July 2022, https://bleedingcool.com/tv/wsj-reports-3-more-sexual-misconduct-ndas-for-wwes-vince-mcmahon/.

CBW’s Along For The Ride

No stranger to CBW’s Independent Spotlight, Gavin Michaels brings his newest EP, Along for The Ride, to The Rock Revival IN PERSON this Friday, June 17th.

Gavin Michaels will join Radio’s Rebel DJ, Style during The Rock Revival 6/17/22 show to debut his newest EP for the first time on-air. Gavin will be playing the absolute best variety the internet has to offer alongside Style and will be featured during the 2:15pm showcase time. When asked to give some insight about Along for The Ride and the tracks featured on it, Gavin had this to offer;

“Aesthetic Cigarette is about falling in love with the idea of someone, only to wake up one day and realize they’re a complicated, living, breathing human, and not some idealized version you made in your mind. 

Teenagers vol 2. (1979-2K79) is a song that I wish was about me. I wasn’t exactly a rebel kid, even if I wanted to be. I got really good grades, was overly polite, and I dared not change my hair-style too much lest it make my parents mad. When I discovered punk music though, it was all about identity and saying screw you, I am who I want to be. That punk spirit has always been inside of teenagers. And you hear it in the music today, you hear it in the Ramones, and you hear it in Shakespeare. Well, this was a song to kind of honor the spirit of the teenager inside of me – even if he didn’t smoke cigarettes and drop acid all the time.

Along for the Ride started as a parody of the My Chemical Romance Song “I’m Not Okay” (Hence the Chorus: “I’m afraid that I’m okay, what will I do if I’m not emo anymore?”) As I was working on the song, I was on the upswing from a serious period of depression in my life, and it was a very real fear of mine that I wouldn’t be able to access that sort of dark place that I went to for inspiration. The song personifies my depression as another sort of love-hate relationship where I won’t let myself fall back into the pit of depression entirely, but won’t let myself be free of it either. 

I’m constantly messing up in my life. I’m only at the very begging of a long journey of maturing. I think these songs more than anything are reflections of different levels of maturity in my life – experiences I had to grow from – whether as a teenager, young adult, or man. In the future… We’ll have to see. There’s so much I want to explore. But you can bet that it will be full of all of my passion, groove, and love.”

-Gavin Michaels

Tune in and hear Along for The Ride Live on-air along with the man himself this Friday June 17th starting at 12pm eastern. Listen all over the world and wherever you are by downloading the free Live365 app and typing in CBW Radio!

-Article originally written for StylesRebelRadio.com and CBW Radio

Meet Year Of October

Year of October is an on-the-rise independent band based out of Nashville that has heavily featured on CBW Radio over the past three weeks, but who exactly are they?

Introduced to CBW Radio via the Independent Spotlight during The Rock Revival, Year of October has quickly become a fan favorite amongst listeners of the station. Capturing both a classic rock and modern sound, Year of October’s featured tracks off of Wastelands have found a home on Fridays as well as regular CBW Programing. Upon reaching out to the band, I was able to secure further information about this incredible act and just who they are.

Who is Year of October?

Year of October is Phlecia Sullivan, Josh Sullivan, and James Varner.” The band was formed by Phlecia and Josh While attending the University of Kentucky in 2010. The name comes from “When Phlecia and I (Josh) first started playing music… I was playing acoustic guitar and she was singing and it had a campfire music kind of vibe. Phlecia came up with the name based on that feeling of fall.”

How would you describe your sound?

“We’d describe our sound as fuzz, rock, soul. I would say that our music combines rock, soul, and blues; We’ve put out 4 records now and each record has continued to change and evolve (our sound)”

Who have been your biggest influences?

“We like a lot of different music, Some of our favorites include Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Black Sabbath, Jack White, Dead Weather, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, The Budos Band, and Charles Bradley.”

Year of October can be heard regularly on CBW Radio where Josh describes, “It’s definitely an honor for us to be showcased… It’s an awesome station and we are truly very thankful.” As well as on any major streaming service such as Spotify or iTunes.

You can also catch Year of October live in Nashville, TN at Drifter’s BBQ on May 14th as well as Kimbro’s in Franklin, TN on May 25th!

-Article originally written by Style for CBW Radio and StylesRebelRadio.com

Gavin Michaels Comes to CBW Radio

On Friday 04/29/22 during The Rock Revival, The CBW local music spotlight will be on Gavin Michaels

CBW Radio has begun heavily showcasing local and independent musicians during The Rock Revival show hosted by Style. In recent weeks we’ve heard the music of bands such as Year of October as well as Jet Star, the latter of whom appeared in person during last weeks Rock Revival to talk about some of her favorite music and newest album! This week CBW Radio will showcase the music of Gavin Michaels, a newcomer to the Cleveland music scene but not to THE music scene. If you find yourself asking, just who is Gavin Michaels, we’ve got you covered!

Gavin Michaels, “was born in the pouring rains of Seattle WA, and recently moved to the equally dreary Cleveland OH to bring his signature flavor of emo/pop-punk to the Midwest.” In his own words.

Heavily inspired by the Punk Rock scene, Gavin strives to create shows that are exciting, engaging, and reflect the uniqueness of every particular audience.

Gavin details his days in the Seattle Music Scene below

“In college, I tore up the Seattle music scene with several pop-punk bands, and grew significantly as an artist. When 2020 hit, I took that time to focus inward, and developed my own music. What initially started as indie-acoustic venture, (A Song for the Insecure) eventually grew into to lofi-pop EP (Butterflies), and finally to the powerful pop-rock single Goodnight Seattle! With the return of live music in 2022, I’m focused on making music that’s not only a good listen, but meant to be experienced.”

Gavin Michaels new EP, Along for the Ride, drops May 27th and features three tracks that, “lie somewhere between The Killers, Panic! at the Disco and Green Day.” The EP is set to explore identity, anxiety, and the never-ending struggle to grow as a person.

Look for Gavin Michaels on Spotify and YouTube and catch his music played live on CBW Radio! Gavin’s song Goodnight Seattle! Debuts on air Friday during The Rock Revival at 2:15pm eastern!

This article originally written for StylesRebelRadio.com and CBW Radio.

Who Is Jet Star

This Friday afternoon, 04/22/22, local Cleveland musician Jet Star will appear on CBW Radio’s Rock Revival show, But who exactly is Jet Star?

CBW Radio prides itself on being The Last Station You’ll Ever Need, Providing the best variety of music you can find anywhere online. Spanning all decades as well as all genres, one of the most important genres of music when it comes to Radio Resurrected is Independent and Local music. Always an honor and a privilege CBW brings to you some of the absolute best around. As previously showcased with local Akron band, The Breezeway, CBW will be adding Cleveland native, Jet Star, to their regular rotation! But who exactly is Jet Star, The following is a short interview conducted via SMS to help answer just that question!

How would you describe your sound?

“I’d like to call what I do space funk, but I really enjoy working in multiple genres. Maybe jazzy synthetic space funk? I like to work in one genre but include elements and staples of others. I like to make very odd or less familiar Melodie’s, and I “Manually” Dj. I use my vocals as an instrument as well, and I was in several different choirs throughout high school, so layering vocals and building a choir of my own voice is common in my music.”

She continues,

“I also have synesthesia so I like to work in colors. I’ve been producing for a very long time, and since I started I’ve been making collections of colors and how they sound to me. I prefer to produce my music so that it’s an experience in its entirety. Something immersive.”

Who are your musical influences?

“Grimes, Marc Rebillet, Filler, Saint Motel, and Caravan Palace. I was raised on a lot of jazz but a lot of what I make now is the result of overindulging in these particular favorites.”

Where does the name “Jet Star” come from?

“My old fried ace started calling me jet in 2019, then Jet star. One of My favorite movies is Tank Girl, she’s one of the characters. I always went by fake names growing up, but Jet has stuck. I feel like it fits me better than anything, honestly, it’s the only name I’ll respond to right away. Thanks, Ace boogie!”

How did Planetary Gore come to be?

“I have a r i d i c u l o u s amount of music, and this particular album has gone through many different transformations over the past two years. It was ready in 2020, then I made stuff I liked better, and then it happened again, and again. This year I narrowed it down from 32 songs to the 12  you hear now. Only five of them were absolutes, the other seven just stuck and were work-in-progress acoustics. None of the songs from the original three versions of this album actually made it into this collection, but that’s not a bad thing. 
I wanted Planetary Gore to be an ALBUM. Like a mosaic, meant to be heard in that order. I feel like there’s a very good balance to it, and I’m very happy with the result. 

Fun fact- the original title for this album was QUARANTUNES. “

Jet Star will join me this Friday, 4/22/22, During The Rock Revival on CBW Radio to showcase some of her music featured on Planetary Gore, as well as play all of your requests! Be sure to keep up to date and follow Jet Star on Instagram as well as CBW to keep your finger on the pulse of the next up and coming musicians!

This article was originally written by Style for StylesRebelRadio.com

THE GOO

In the evening while at the laundromat I found myself in a predicament. I had a pocket full of quarters and a hankering for a delicious treat, but to my surprise  all the candy machines were empty… all but one.

Upon further inspection of this specific machine I noticed that this was not a candy I could buy but instead a sticky mound I liked to call Goo. This gelatinous mess seemed to be the byproduct of really old melted candy and an ill maintained laundromat but nevertheless I grew fond of the Goo.

As weeks passed I’d visit the Goo and was in awe of its progression, it never got bigger or more disgusting, it just seemed to solidify more and more over time. The Goo gained a following over time as well it became very famous on several social media platforms, everyone was overjoyed that the Goo was sticking around. 

After a couple of months of this red Goo being the only thing in these candy machines I figured the Goo would never go away. It was reliable, but one sad night I found myself at the laundromat and as I went to check on my old friend the Goo was nowhere to be found, in its place SKITTLES!! I wouldn’t think it’s odd if they had filled the rest of the candy machines as well, however the only machine that has candy in it used to hold the Goo.

It’s my belief that the Goo is still there hiding just beneath the skittles which means two possible outcomes: one the skittles add to the Goo with the impending summer heat that’s coming our way or two enough people use their quarters to buy the skittles and uncover the illustrious Goo.

I know I’m romanticizing melted candy but it was a friend and I will always cherish the time we had together and I hope to see the Goo return in all its glory someday until then farewell old friend.

Blog by Julez for Styles Rebel Radio