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I have received such wonderful feedback from th e-world , and I have suddenly become aware that this blog needs an identity of its own. I am calling on you my (new) faithful readers!
I know you are creative, free thinkers, who stand apart from the masses. [Otherwise you wouldn’t love me so!]
Help me name this blog. I will put it up to vote once I have enough submissions.
Also I’ve been asked if I would accept posts from other writers. Absolutely!
I will start a Guest Writers page where I will the guidelines for submission. Thanks to everyone for fostering such a warm free environment for me and my thoughts!
The Vagina Monologues at Hunter College were amazing!!!
I want to thank every women who preformed tonight, many of whom blew Eve Ensler away.
I fell in love with each and every one of you. You are the locus of goodness and pussy power/cunt power/ righteousness/ good.
I am so excited to be at Hunter this time next year. I think any ideas I had about going to another CUNY school were totally dismissed tonight.
Pending essay completions review to follow
Tonight was the last night at Hunter but you should all go see a V-day event near you… until the violence stops.
Recently someone posted a response to a status update on my Facebook asking if it were necessary to stop shaving my armpits in order to attend The Young Feminist Leadership Conference in Washington DC.
This statement says a lot. First and most obviously it says that all feminist are ‘hairy armed’. Second it implies that to be allowed admission into a feminist event one cannot fit into the current aesthetic of feminine beauty. Now, it perpetuates the concept of the “ugly feminist”. Okay I know what you’re going to say. “Just because I want to have the same equal human rights as the next fella, to be paid the same, to not have an unpaid ‘second shift’ after work, to feel my job safe if I chose to have children, to know my culture status is not at risk if I do not [etc.] Doesn’t mean I’m ugly!” And you are right. You are beautiful. Most of the men and women involved in feminism are. So, let us examine the myth of the ugly feminist and set the facts straight. Since this is my first post I’d like to start with me. I am 21 years old. I love reading, tea, coffee, art , especially printmaking. I wear dresses. I like pretty things. I wear make-up with some frequency. I like to painting my nails and I shave my pits…There’s more to me but what am I forgetting? Oh right and I AM A FEMINIST! [pardon the caps locks].
Now that’s out-of-the-way. You ask ‘What is a feminist any way?’
1 : the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes
But do we still need feminism? Isn’t that, like, a 60’s thing?
So what does a feminist look like?
I’d like to thank the girl who posted the comment, because it was what sparked the need more me to blog this.
Please share feminists that you find beautiful.
OR ADD YOUR PRETTY/HANDSOME/GORGEOUS FACE!