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!