Invisible Women

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One of the biggest stories to captivate entertainment headlines this year has been the emergence of Lupita Nyong’o. Her Oscar winning performance as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave catapulted her to the forefront of the public eye. Once there, she has developed almost a second career as the Queen of the Red Carpet, appearing at film festivals looking flawless in stunning gowns that designers are falling over themselves to dress her in. This summer she landed the cover of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful issue. Her Oscar acceptance speech about what defines beauty sparked a wave of affirmation from women around the world who fight daily to be seen as attractive and desirable within themselves when bombarded constantly with a narrow standard of beauty. Lupita is the most recent black female star to explode into pop culture but obviously she isn’t the only one. From Michele Obama to Olivia…

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Ho Ho Ho! Merry! … What the?!

 A Merry Disney Christmas to You!!

Yeah! You read that right! DISNEY! Holy themed Christmas Tree! 😍😜

Happy Holidays, Blogosphere!

Stick This In Your Juice box and Suck It!

Jealousy_Anti Feminist

But, seriously though. I’m talking about that pure, unadulterated jealousy. Not that, “Oh my gosh. S/he is so rich! I am so jealous!” When you admit it out loud like that, it’s not malicious. That cold and selfish jealousy I’m referring to, consists of ill-willed feelings and the celebration of other peoples’ failures. It’s dark and we shouldn’t allow ourselves to be overpowered by it.

I CAN NOT stand when women have a strong dislike or even hatred for other women, just because she’s another “pretty woman”. When I see how mean women are to each other, I just want to scream.

What is that? Why is that?
That SH*T feeds into that catty female stereotype.
It’s not just a woman thing. Men are guilty of it as well.

So you’re jealous of your co-worker’s relationship with the boss. It’s understandable, especially if your boss plays favorites. BUT don’t be PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE. In the past, I have been guilty of such feelings and passive-aggressive behavior but I learned that it got me ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE.

I’m tired of this mean-spirited behavior. Let’s all just love one another! Let’s all support the dreams and desires of others! Please? 😦

Be Better Than Me. Be Optimistic.


^^ArticleAustralian TV Anchor Wears Same Suit Every Day For A Year To Prove Sexism Is Going Strong

If you guys haven’t already heard this awesome awesomefullerest story – this man wore his blue suit every day while his female co-anchor wore different outfits for each “Today” Show. It’s a fact that women are scrutinized for their outer appearance much harshly than men. I really do commend Karl Stefanovic for bringing light to this. ::raised hands:: ::raised hands:: Three cheers for Karl!!

Here’s the thing though. I’m so glad. So very glad he did this. And may there be more men like him in the world. But then I think “What Now?” I’m afraid that this clear demonstration of appearance double standards is REAL but I’m not sure what people will do with the highlight. I’m sorry I sound like such a Debbie Downer. (I’m trying to be more optimistic!) I HOPE that people will take this as more than, “Oh that’s so weird that he got away with that.” I want people to understand that you have to do something with this information. None of this, “That’s not me. It’s never happened to me. So it doesn’t affect me.LEARN! Learn from this experience! We all can!

Ladies! One of the worst things women do is tear each other down. We’re so much more than that. You and the woman next to you are more than those “in season” colors and those shoes that make the outfit. You’re smart/kind/charming/hilarious/and everything smarvelous under the sun! You’re not just another pretty face! Don’t get me wrong, makeup and pretty clothes can be fun, but don’t judge based on the superficial. It gets us nowhere!

Mens! Don’t ignore this news story! The world needs better people! The world needs you! I need you! I’m not sure if this will make any difference, but any man that understands the obstacles women face is a hero to me, even moreso if he understands the obstacles men face. 😉 In fact, I worship the ground you walk upon. I know that would piss off some of my fellow feminists but, hey we’re not equals YET so presently I can appreciate/praise a man who gets it. 😀

Final Thought: Feminism goes both ways. Women shouldn’t be viewed as thoughtless uber-sensitive “barbie” dolls and Men shouldn’t be viewed as emotionless chauvinists. Now, let us break the stereotypes and frolic together! 

YEEHAW!!

For Nostalgia’s Sake Part 2: Roma!

Alright. Alright. Alright. –Matthew Mcconaughey

As promised, here are my photos of from my visit to Rome, Italy.
*Note: A good portion of these pictures were taken at night, unlike Paris. When we visited Rome, it was during the last week of August. -_____- Yeah.. we were melting the whole time. The first day we visited we were like, “Soo… about the sun… Yeah… Let’s see everything at night.” LOL. But nonetheless, I hope you enjoy the flicks!

I know I do! Wahh! Take me back! & I mentioned in my About Me that I was a carb fiend. So when we ate there– I died and went to heaven. 😀

4 Words: Tomato Bruschetta Every Day

For Nostalgia’s Sake. Europe – Take Me Back!!

Fall Season is almost at it’s end. This year, Mother Nature has been awfully kind to New England. THANK GAWD! I don’t do well with severe cold and I hate driving in snow conditions. The temperature has stayed within the 60s this past week. But…

Winter is Coming. – Game of Thrones

Today’s weather actually required a warm jacket. It made me think of a place I visited not so long ago, which had THE perfect weather – Paris, France. I traveled to Paris last summer with my friend and her parents. It was ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! I never wanted to leave. Since I am strolling down memory lane I figured I would post some photos.

We also visited Rome, Italy. But I’ll share those pictures with you guys in the next post. 🙂

ENJOY!