“No…how bout you make ME a plate!” – She said

Girl Power!

Feminism!

And anything else that makes women believe in the brilliance of their minds & bodies.

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It’s no secret to those who have kept up with this blog or to those who know me personally that I am someone who not only believes in feminism, but also respects it. I think people get the wrong idea when, someone says I’m a feminist. They think right away “oh god, here we go, here comes the rant. She hates men.” And the truth is, that’s just ignorant thinking. Feminist simply believe they are to be treated equally. To be treated as a human being. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen men (both men I know personally and men I don’t know) ask their wives or girlfriends to make their plate of food for them or get them a drink, etc. And that’s all well and good if the woman chooses to do that for her husband or boyfriend, by all means that’s her choice. And doing it doesn’t make you any less of a woman. But it should be appreciated and not just expected of her. What gets me the most, is what is he doing at that moment that is so catastrophically time consuming, that he can’t get his food himself. And it’s usually nothing. He just expects to have her do it for him, because he simply doesn’t want to do it himself. I’m sorry but he has legs and hands and can do it himself. #SorryNotSorry. I often joke that my future boyfriend is in for a rude awakening, because I don’t put up with that crap! It may sound crazy to men when I say this, but that little act can feel demeaning to a woman; it’s as if you think that’s her duty, or her place in life. And I swear if someone says a woman’s place is in the kitchen….oh you will feel my wrath. I understand in the older days that’s how things were. And I’m sure as a wife you want to take care of your husband and cook for him, especially if he’s been working all day. But guess what there are working women out there in the world too. And they still work full days and come home (most likely to a house full of kids) and also still cook dinner and clean and keep a houseful of people in tact. So I ask you men out there, why haven’t YOU made your wife a plate, or cooked dinner for her. Let’s be clear I realize their ARE men out there who do, and I don’t want this to be taken out of context and to be thought of as me bashing men. That’s not what this is. But this is something I’ve noticed and it’s something I felt I wanted to address. And for the men that do reciprocate the gesture. I truly respect and admire that. Your mothers would be proud! Because YOU get it. YOU realize that times have changed, and will continue to change. Hey who knows maybe men will be the ones having the babies in the *Utopia* future. haha I vote all women start asking men to make their plates and see how they like it. Who’s with me? 😉

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So now I bring you just a little playlist to get you happy and dancing.

Enjoy Ladies, you deserve it.

Order In Tonight, Kick Your Feet Up, Let Dad “Watch” The Kids [isn’t that a funny thing to say, we always say it but in reality are they not HIS kids too! Give me a break, it ain’t babysitting if they’re YOUR kids too Homie, haha.] Pour Yourself A Glass Of Wine, and Feel The Good Vibes Of The Music.

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Because you are a woman and should be damn proud of it!

*Women’s Empowerment Playlist* (PART 1)

20 Songs.* By Women.* For Women.* About Women.* To Inspire Women.

“I Really Don’t Care”– Demi Lovato

“Can’t Hold Us Down”– Christina Aguilera

“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”– Cyndi Lauper

“Wanna Be”– The Spice Girls

“Mr. Know It All”– Kelly Clarkson

“Respect”– Aretha Franklin *THE ULTIMATE!*

“Halo”– Bethany Joy Lenz (as Haley James Scott; One Tree Hill)

“Boss”– 5th Harmony

“No Scrubs”– TLC

“Problem”– Ariana Grande

“I’m Every Woman” – Whitney Houston

“I Will Survive”– Gloria Gaynor

“Set Fire To The Rain”– Adele

“Skin”– Alexz Johnson (as Jude Harrison; Instant Star)

“I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman”– Britney Spears

“Hips Don’t Lie”– Shakira

“Run The World (Girls)”– Beyonce

“Man I Feel Like A Woman”– Shania Twain

“You Oughta Know”– Alanis Morrisette

“So What”– Pink

When in doubt. Dance it out.

Enjoy!

*Notice it says (Part 1) because there’s a LOT more where this came from.*

Stay Tuned for more fun songs coming your way…soon!

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Feminism; Embrace it, Empower it.

For so many years women were told they couldn’t do something as well or as effective as men or that they couldn’t be as powerful as men could. And to that I say….Fuck it. (excuse my french). It’s incredible to seegender-equality how far women have come and how much drive there is to continue that progression.

In fact, I guess it isn’t exactly a progression, because the drive and motivation for women to do as we wish and say what we feel and think has always been within the hearts of all women everywhere.

And with that said, I’d like to share these two campaigns I’ve come across as of late.

Campaigns with positive, inspirational messages for women, and young girls everywhere.

 

Let’s start with the Always campaign that I’ve seen plastered all over facebook…

#LikeAGirl

“When did doing something “like a girl” become an insult?”

“Why can’t “run like a girl” also mean win the race.”

*I love this ad because it goes to show how societal restraints have distorted a phrase that could be used to motivate. It shows how young people can change the view of that, and that they have the power to do so. I respect “Always” and female director Lauren Greenfield for doing such a stellar job on this campaign. It brought tears to my eyes, I have to admit.*

“In my work as a documentarian, I have witnessed the confidence crisis among girls and the negative impact of stereotypes first-hand,” said Lauren Greenfield, filmmaker and director of the #LikeAGirl video. “When the words ‘like a girl’ are used to mean something bad, it is profoundly disempowering. I am proud to partner with Always to shed light on how this simple phrase can have a significant and long-lasting impact on girls and women. I am excited to be a part of the movement to redefine ‘like a girl’ into a positive affirmation.”

-Lauren Greenfield

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Next, I’d like to share this empowering message brought to us by Pantene.

Not Sorry #ShineStrong

“Why are women always apologizing?”

“Don’t Be Sorry…Be Strong and Shine.”

*I loved this concept the minute I saw it. I love how they took something used throughout social media to make a clever point. #SorryNotSorry is basically used to say you don’t wish to apologize for what you are doing. As a woman I find myself apologizing for stupid little things all the time and it’s amazing to see that women don’t always have to say sorry for speaking their minds or for being bold in their actions. Or for simply being who they are. Men never make apologies, so why should we.*

“As women, we weaken our own strength (in ways men never do) at work, at home, during moments in between. Sorry is more than just one, little, reflex word.

Pantene #ShineStrong stands for women empowerment. This video highlights some of the ways that we, as women, weaken our own strength.”

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Join in and be a BOSS #LikeAGirl

while you #ShineStrong

and Do YOUR Thing!

And support each other through it!

#GirlPower

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