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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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!!

Because You Needed a Good Laugh-Til-You-Cry Today

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I know I’ve bombarded you with feminism in my last three posts rolleyes and I’m not just saying this but.. YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS! 

Cute little girls swearing like sailors and using the cuss words correctly = PRICELESS.  Not to mention it’s for a good cause! mrgreen

I hope this made your day as much as it did mine. lol

Eminem for Feminist of the Year 2014! Best Rapper of All Time!

EXTRA! EXTRA! Eminem says he’ll “punch Lana Del Rey” in freestyle

So when I saw all these headlines reading, “Eminem rhymes that he wants to punch Lana Del Rey in the face” I was like, 😮 I gotta see what this is all about. Let me see for myself!

(Eminem freestyle starts at 11:54)

This is what I have to say about his freestyle. The whole time I watched and listened I thought GOT DAMN this guy could rap for days – rhymes on rhymes, bars on bars. The man is a pure word genius. But I won’t lie. As a self-proclaimed feminist, I cringe when I hear lyrics of domestic violence, violence against women, or really any kind of violence ‘cause I’m a big ol’ softy.

NOOO dont hit me

But here’s what you have to realize about Eminem. Throughout his entire rap career, he has consistently expressed himself via controversial lyrics. He’s never shied away from topics regarding murder, homophobia or misogynist-stained content. That is who he is. No, it is not fair to ask the general public to simply accept him for who he is, flaws and all.  Do I wish he would use his awesomeful-amazeballs rap skills and legendary fame for good? YES! I would LOVE that. Like damn! This man is a rap god AND he’s sensitive to the world’s social, economical, and political atmosphere?! If that were so I would claim him, wear all of his paraphernalia ANY and EVERYWHERE without shame (which reminds me I need to do that for John Legend – God, love that man for claiming himself a feminist and equal rights enthusiast). But alas, I cannot rep him like that. Not all “celebrities” can serve as role models. I know people argue that we should hold them to a higher standard and at some level I do agree. However, some celebs genuinely don’t intend to be a role model, from the very beginning –case in point, Eminem. I digress! You are asking WAY too much from Em, for politically correct, empowering and egalitarian lyrics. You’re just not being realistic.

I do wonder sometimes though. I know in interviews he has said that he views himself as father first and a rapper second. But I’m most curious to hear what his daughters think of his lyrics. Do they realize that they are overwhelmingly angsty and violent toward women? If so do they agree? Or do they all just understand that he does it to boost his career as a provocative rap artist? Hmm… I wonder. I really do. In any case, before you get all riled up about his offensive lyrics, remember who you’re fuming at. He hasn’t changed since he entered the scene. He’ll always be the real Slim Shady, the angry-womanizing-explicitly-vulgar rapper that will shred you to pieces in seconds with his quick and unmatched “word crimes”.

With that I shall end with this positive image:

no violence know peace

G’on Lily Allen! Celebrities We Can Relate To

Lily Allen

Lily Allen Opened Up About Her Stillbirth In A Heartfelt Interview

^^This buzzfeed article on Lily Allen is LIKETOTALLYAWESOME! Why?

Sometimes it’s hard to find the words to say
I’ll go ahead and say them anyway
Forget your balls and grow a pair of t*ts
Hard Out Here Lyrics

1. It’s freaking Lily Allen!

2. She uses her platform to discuss serious womanhood life events without being all,  “Woe is me!”

3. She highlights the double standard that mothers experience, hinting at the fact that — Yes. This still happens in the 21st century.

4. Response to the haters: “I do what I do for the people that do like me, not to prove a point to the people who don’t.” ATTENTION! Let us all take note from this woman with brilliant insight.

5. Her accent.

I know it’s not Wednesday, but this is a serious woman crush!!

in love