I’ve been neglecting my blog for some time, and I’d love to tell you that it’s because I’ve been busy doing various other tasks, related and unrelated to my blog. But that would be a lie, and I’ve told myself from the moment that I started blogging over 17 years ago – yes, I’ve been doing this in some form or another for almost half my life – that I would be true to who I am and as honest as I could be while still protecting myself and my privacy. Sometimes I feel as if this is a useless endeavor with the amount of information that people share online – their daily outfit, their daily makeup look, what they eat in a day, home tours, even giving birth I can definitely understand sharing some of these things – in fact, I’ve considered sharing an especially cute outfit or makeup look. I would also definitely do a home tour – look at it this way, a house is probably the singular biggest purchase that you’re going to make (not including college, but that’s a story for another time!) and then you spend time, money, and effort to turn it from a house to a home. It’s perfectly understandable if you want to show off your hard work – I would probably do a few home tour posts as well if I had a house. However, I currently live in public housing and decorating reminds me a bit of the saying you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
Why I am A Feminist
I would like to begin by saying that society as a whole still has a wholly negative few of a feminist. Yet, to put it in the most simple of terms, a feminist is simply a person who supports equality between the sexes. Feminists can be (and are) women, men, and transpeople. Feminists are black, white, and everything in between. Feminists are straight, gay, and bisexual. Feminists understand that inequality effects everyone.
I am a feminist – because I know from experience that the lack of equality leads to the mistaken belief that control is power and control must be achieved at any cost, even using one’s superior strength to keep another under control. I believe that this lack of inequality is indirectly responsible for many of the problems that the world faces as a whole. I’m not going to go much further into this – but let me know in a comment if I should do a post about this topic and my experiences with it.
Haha, I seriously don’t have one of these – the main reason that my blog, my tweets, and my grams are so bloody boring. But people are always asking ‘How are you?’ despite the fact that the vast majority of them truly just don’t care. It’s not because they are rude or anything like that – it’s because while we have the ability to find joy in another’s happiness and to share, perhaps even lessen, their burdens we often find it easier to push their lives, their worries, their concerns aside. We expect them to focus on us – in many ways we never lost that childhood belief that the world revolves around us.
Challenge: The next time that you ask a person ‘How are you?’ pay attention to what they are actually saying, they may reply with the typical, considered to be the somewhat polite answer of ‘Fine, and you?’ but they’re body language, intonation, and so much more will tell you the true story.
On a somewhat less serious note, because you know that being serious for prolonged periods is extremely difficult for me – my desk (a knock-off of the West Elm Parsons Desk) will hopefully be delivered soon. I am pretty sure that I have put that sentence in a post before – so if you’d like to see the plan that my Uncle used to build my highly anticipated desk, go here and I’ll post a picture on Instagram when it finally arrives. In the meanwhile, I need to do a
bit of spring cleaning.
Tomorrow I am going to post my first 5 Fandom Friday post by sharing the geeky clothing items I need in my closet, but more details tomorrow! Then on Saturday, you’ll learn about a few of the women in history that have inspired me – and perhaps if one exists, see a photo of me dressed as Joan of Arc. :O