Monday, August 6, 2012

Feminism, the Horror!


A word with a ridiculously negative connotation. A word that will peg the believer as a social blight.  I have been called a crazy feminist, a man hater, feminazi, and many other negative things because I openly call myself a feminist. Am I crazy for wanting to be equal to my male counterparts? Does my want for equality automatically mean I hate men? The answer to these questions is of course No. What is crazy about wanting equality, to want the same opportunities and respect my brothers, my father, and my male friends get at birth because they are men? I don't want to be superior to men I just want to be equal and that certainly doesn't mean I hate men. I quite enjoy men actually! 

The thing is most people are feminists they just don't know or don't want to openly admit it. Do you think a woman deserves equal pay, the right to govern her own body, speak her mind, and the right to equality in general? If you do guess what? You my friend are a feminist

Feminist shouldn't be a word that reflects negatively on a person, it should be a word that is worn and spoken with pride. A feminist can be anyone and should be everyone! We are not a group of evil, crazy, man hating women who want to take over the world! We are a group of women AND men who think everyone deserves equality!


Friday, April 6, 2012

What The Friday!

I have seen this bumper sticker in a couple of places and it completely pisses me off! I don't care if you like him, I don't care if you agree with him, I don't care if you think he is an ass, he is still our PRESIDENT and as such he deserves our RESPECT!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Web Video Wednesday February 1, 2012

Rick Santorum continues to attack women's reproductive rights! Here is a great video showing some of the stupid things he has said on the subject!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Coming Soon!

Hey everyone! I'm going to be adding two new weekly features! What The Friday!?!? or WTF!?!? will be a series where I post some of the crazy utterances I have heard or read throughout the week. The other being Web Video Wednesday, which I feel is pretty self explanatory! Also if you guys and gals have any videos you want me to watch and comment on, let me know! Thanks for reading my blog! Love, Kate!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Hey Everybody, Every Body Is Beautiful!

Hey everyone! Sorry it's been forever since I have posted, but life has been ridiculously busy going to school full time and working full time. But I'm back and my goal is to write at least one blog post a month.

But, enough of my excuses! I want to talk about a picture that has been floating around my circle on Facebook. This one to be exact.

When I first saw this picture I couldn't help thinking "HELL YES! Curves are where it's at!" This picture promotes healthy weight for women and not the usual stick thin models that are shoved down our throats every time we go to the store or turn on the TV. So I shared it on my profile. It was then brought to my attention a healthy weight isn't the only thing this picture is trying to tell women. It's trying to tell the small amount of women who are naturally tiny that their body type is not attractive. (This is why discussion is a good thing. It allows us to see more than one side!)

Now, I think this picture had the right intentions. The majority of women aren't and never will be a size zero and this picture was trying to promote the fact that curves are a good thing, be happy with the body you have!
But in trying to do so it inadvertently puts down the women who are thin. I also think the broader discussion this photo brings to the table is how did we go from thinking the natural softness and curves of a woman is something to be desired to thinking the thinner the better? In today's fashion magazines the women we see on the covers aren't representative at all to what women actually look like. These photos can and have been doctored. In a simple click of a button a computer can change the body type of a person. So in reality the majority of women look like women in the bottom row of the photo. But, that bottom row isn't an obtainable body type for some. Many are thinner and even more are heavier. 

In regards to pictures that represent women, I like this one better.

Everyone needs and should be comfortable and happy with the body they are in! Every Body Is Beautiful!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Remember Girls, Modest is Hottest!

As we move into warmer days I find myself longing for my shorts and tank tops, but also preparing myself for the stares and judgments that will accompany them.  Living in Utah with no religious ties and there for with out the stigmas of dressing "modest" is sadly, rather lonely.

Now don't get me wrong I have my friends and we have a blast, but I mean lonely in the dating field.  The moment you decided to dress against the modest norm you brand yourself a skank and unworthy. The "licked cupcake" if you will.  When it comes to dating in Utah, being considered any of those things is like driving the nail into your coffin.  No boy's mother wants him dating THAT kind of a girl.

The way I dress would be considered rather conservative in most parts of the country, but the mass majority in this state are far too fundamental. Their idea of what is modest is soooo extreme that girls who are not their brand of modest are just trying to tempt their boys away from god! But modesty is just a word used to put the responsibility of men's behavior on women's shoulders. Now why is that fair?  Why should my worth be based upon what I wear and what others assume my purity status is? It's partially because of things like this I'm looking at going out of state for college where they are a lot more open minded.

Don't get me wrong wear what you want to wear, but don't do it because you have people telling you "When you dress to gain other's attention, you lose God's." Wear what you want because its comfortable and you feel good in it!!! A cupcake I may be... with all its delicious and voluptuous frosting exposed, but I have never been licked. Even if I have been doesn't mean I'm less palatable or worthy of the opposite sex! (Or that it is any of your business).

Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Body. My Choice!

In light of the recent bill to remove federal funding from Planned Parenthood because of abortion, I have decided I'm going to put my opinion out there! 

First of all Planned Parenthood is a great tool in getting basic health care. They provided services like STD testing, cancer screenings and affordable contraception. Their website provides all the information you need on birth control, body image, men and women's sexual health, sexuality, pregnancy, the morning after pill and yes, abortion. 

I wanted to know what exactly they say about abortion because that's what seems to me is the reason everyone's panties are in a twist. Here is what is on their website. 

"There are two kinds of abortion in the U.S. in-clinic abortion and the abortion pill.
Abortions are very common. In fact, more than 1 out of 3 women in the U.S. have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old.
If you are pregnant, you have options. If you are trying to decide if abortion is the right choice for you, you probably have many things to think about. Learning the facts about abortion may help you in making your decision. You may also want to learn more about parenting and adoption.
If you are under 18, your state may require one or both of your parents to give permission for your abortion or be told of your decision prior to the abortion. However, in most states you can ask a judge to excuse you from these requirements. Learn more about parental consent for abortion.
Only you can decide what is best for you. But we are here to help. A staff member at your local Planned Parenthood health center can discuss abortion and all of your options with you and help you find the services you need."
Hmmm doesn't sound so evil to me. In that paragraph they provide links so you can get more information on what ever it is you are going to decide. Even links on parenting and adoption. They are not telling you to go out and get an abortion they are giving you facts so you can make the best decision for you as a woman. They also make sure you know the laws in your state about parental consent.  

Now lets talk about abortion. I believe it is a woman's choice to do with her body as she pleases.  And nothing makes me crazier than a room full of men deciding a woman's future! Men don't have to carry the child, their bodies don't blow up like a balloon and they sure as hell don't have to stick around once the baby is born. (Not that all women stick around, it's just the most common scenario.) The point is men will never have to deal with getting pregnant and having to face this choice. So why should they get to decided what I choose if the situation ever presents it's self to me? I'm a capable person who can think for herself and I DO NOT need someone to decide for me! With that said for me personally I don't think I would get an abortion, but that doesn't mean I would ever stop or think ill of someone who does!

I was talking to my grandma on the phone and she asked me what I was doing. I told her I was writing this blog post and she told me "Good for you! Back when I was younger abortion was illegal and so girls had closet hanger abortions and a lot of them died. People are going to do what they want no matter what!". Good point grandma!!! It's better to have the facts and get a safe abortion rather than the shady alley way abortion that will most likely lead to your death! and Planned Parenthood provides you with that information!

I want to make it very clear that I don't think the choice of abortion should be taken lightly and that you need to look at all your options, but I also believe that it NEEDS to be one of your options! The only thing Planned Parenthood is guilty of is letting you know you have options and to take their federal funding away for that is ridiculous! A doctor could do the exact same thing, just for more money!

 Planned Parenthood is a place where people go when they need help and need information! And to take that away would be devastating. How many people would go around not know they had an STD? How many people would go around not knowing they had cancer? They help millions every year and if they loose federal funding the possibility of STD, pregnancy and abortions rates climbing significantly will increase! So lets think about this. Have a place where people can get affordable healthcare or take that away and leave them to fend for themselves?