Appearance: (noun) the way in which a person’s physicals attributes make up their image, and of which there is only one correct and desirable form.
Gosh, men. They seem to have it all, don’t they? The higher wages, the ability to objectify women with no repercussions and the general holding of power in the world. Just your basic male stuff. I don’t blame some of them for not being number one fans of the feminist movement. I too would be wary of something that could dismantle and take away all the precious things that only I can have, in a system that benefits me. Men have all the luck!
“Well, she’s all you’d ever want
She’s the kind I like to flaunt and take to dinner
But she always knows her place
She’s got style, she’s got grace, she’s a winner
She’s a lady.”
She’s A Lady, Tom Jones.
Let’s bypass the fact that this is my first blog post in months and get straight to it, shall we?
I’m sitting here on my bed in France with one window open on my laptop watching Crazy, Stupid, Love on Netflix, and the other one open writing this blog post. I, again, had not much to do tonight so I thought a movie might be a nice change from rewatching old Gilmore Girls episodes. I had previously added Crazy, Stupid, Love (which takes a lot longer to type than you would think, so I’m going to shorten it to CSL) to my list on Netflix, and remembered thinking it was good so I gave it another go.
Today was my last exam- finally! Not that I really had that many … I only had four and they were spaced out quite nicely but still … when you’re lazy like me, exam season kills ya. While I’m finished sweating trying to write four pages in an hour and holding in my pee and sneezes in a drafty hall, I still have one more essay to write. But instead, I’ve spent the last little while on here. Introducing … My new and improved blog! Continue reading “A New Look, A New Direction”
It’s coming on a year since I’ve had this blog, and like all good relationships, I feel both it and myself have grown. We’re not the same girl and laptop we were when we started (even though we are but I’m trying to be poetic), but we’ve grown in the sense of the content that we produce. Me and my laptop. We’re a little team.
My favourite thing about sites such as WordPress, Tumblr, Facebook and all their counterparts is that they’re like their own little world. I mean, have you ever tried to explain what Tumblr is, to someone who doesn’t have one? Gets me in a sweat. But once you’re immersed in them, you know exactly how they work.
Continue reading “They Are Angry Because We Become Feminists”
Guess who’s back. Back again. The renegade master! Bet that went a different direction than y’all were expecting. *cough* Anyway. Apologies for the absence. My raging social life got in the way. It won’t happen again, I promise.
How great is that, as women, we are lucky enough to have one day every four years to convert traditional relationship structures? Today is Feburary 29th, which makes 2016 a leap year. But more importantly, today is the only day that women are allowed to propose to men. But actually, thinking about, one day every four years seems a bit greedy. Wouldn’t want the patriarchy to get the wrong idea, now would we?
Continue reading “Run, Joey, Run”
You know what they say… third time’s a charm. My third Feminism Friday post. Enjoy!