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Yes, this is my face. Yes, this is not like my normal post but this needs to be said and I’m sure other people have touched on this too but I’m also gonna say some stuff too. If a woman wears makeup it’s not to impress men but if they wanna impress someone then who cares let them but not all women wear makeup to impress a man. If I wanna wear makeup it’s not because I’m ugly or insecure its because I like makeup it’s fun I don’t wear makeup to impress people or to hide my insecurities. Not all women wear makeup to hide their insecurities we are all beautiful creatures and instead of judging people for there looks we should stand up for each other. If a woman doesn’t wear makeup she is seen as brave or she is ridiculed for it. If she wears makeup she is pretty but she is hiding her problems or she is trying to impress someone. NO, I don’t wake up and decide “oh jack like the color orange I’m gonna put on orange eyeshadow” no I wanna wear makeup because it’s fun, I like it. Well this was a long rant but I needed to say it.

“Petit Bidet”

Using a handheld bidet in the form of a mini spray or spritz bottle works wonders for staying fresh throughout the day while menstrual. It also is a good tool to have in general, as it seems the US is behind when it comes to using water in bathroom hygiene.

A spray bottle works to clean front and back, cleans your menstrual cup, and gives you an overall fresh feeling. I just wish pretty spray bottles specifically for this purpose existed, so I drew an example of the kind I would want to use.

Esto ☝☝

Harta de que no respeten talles y no encontrar ropa, harta de no tener que ofenderme por que se ofenden, dejen a los cuerpos en paz, dejen de intentar moldearnos.

Y ahorrence el discurso de “no es saludable”. No son médicos ni nutricionistas, y si lo fueran si no te piden consulta no abras la boca.

Personalmente como estudiante de Nutrición la gente espera que sea delgada…mira yo estoy sana, disculpame por no tener talle egemonico.

girly is a bad word

This post will be a bit different from my others, but its something I’ve been thinking about for a while.

I was definitely raised feminist. My parents are pretty liberal, I was a hardcore Girl Scout, basically I was surrounded by a very strong “you can do whatever you set your mind to” mentality and frequently told that my sex/gender did not make me any less than a man.

I took this and I ran… maybe a bit too far. In my preteens, several things happened. I got further involved in Girl Scouts and as such got exposed to more of the “girl power” messaging…. which by the way, is amazing and empowering and absolutely beautiful in every way. But outside media and influences biased my processing of that messaging, and sometimes Girl Scouts also fell for some of the problems… anyway

I got involved in robotics, and fell head-over-heels in love with STEM. I’ve seriously wanted to be an engineer since I was 11 (and am now pursuing an electrical engineering degree btw). On top of that, I loved school, especially science.

Nothing is wrong with any of these things! I could be anything I wanted. I could pursue leadership opportunities. I could love STEM and engineering. I could dislike working with children and not want to have any of my own someday. I could choose to not be interested in dating or romance. This is what feminism is about.

The problem is, feminism sometimes forgets to remind us that is OK to not like these things or to like traditionally feminine things. Around this age, I stopped liking pink… it was too girly. When I couldn’t find summer dresses I liked (because I was still shopping in the kids section and all the dresses were too young for me), I was at first disappointed, but as years went on I simply stopped looking for dresses, telling myself that I didn’t like wearing them anyway. My mom made off-hand comments about what girls wore or about how they shouldn’t wear that much make-up. The blonde, fashion-loving girls on television were dumb and mean. The kickass Katnisses in my books didn’t waste time on makeup.

I got this stereotype in my head that I couldn’t be smart and motivated and love engineering and leadership and all the things I liked and still like feminine things like makeup and fashion. Liking those things would have undermined the things I wanted to be known for. Liking those things would have made me less of a feminist, less of a STEM-person. It was all subconscious of course. If you asked me if dressing up made someone less smart I probably would have said no. But if I saw a girl my age with tons of makeup than I would have assumed that they were a little superfluous.

I didn’t want to be seen as less than because of what I wore. I didn’t want to be taken less seriously or to waste my time on things that didn’t really matter. So when I entered high school and started to care about my personal fashion and maybe wearing makeup, I pushed it down. Maybe I thought dresses looked cute on other people, but I could never pull it off and besides, I wasn’t that kind of person. I didn’t want to wear a ton of makeup, so why should I wear any? I had never done those things. I was scared that turning around and starting would change who I am in other ways.

So, while I was more aware of my clothing and of finding clothes that I really liked, I stuck with jeans and t-shirts. The most adventurous I got was a pair of dusty pink jeans, but that was the most pink I could handle. If you asked me, I didn’t really like pink, even though I was actually just ambivalent towards it.

These things are not harmful, per say. I changed what I wore, just a little. I admired things from afar, all the while convincing myself that I could never pull it off (for no good reasons) or that it just didn’t fit with who I was. But they are, nevertheless, results from how our society often devalues femininity.

Of course it’s okay for girls to want to be like boys! Of course girls can be strong, and by strong of course, we mean masculine. But if they want to be like girls, they are missing the point. Why don’t they see that they can be so much more? Why don’t they want to be ‘strong’? They aren’t really feminists. And god forbid the boys want to be like girls. Why would they want to be weak, to be lesser than? This is what society tells us and this is harmful.

This is more than just girls like me shying away from wearing dresses that they think look pretty. This is about the girls who wear the dresses anyway and are then called shallow. This is about the girls who wear their makeup like battle armor, who are proud of what they can do in a kitchen, who look forward to raising kids, who are then told that they are fighting against feminism. This is about boys who want to wear dresses and are told that doing so makes them girly. This is about boys who are bullied when they cry, who are mocked if they let their emotions show, who are are called homophobic slurs if they are a little too feminine for society’s taste.

You hit like a girl is an insult not because it insinuates that girls can’t hit well, because trust me, girls can learn to hit harder. It is an insult because it calls the receiver a girl, and in this society, being a girl is the worst thing you can be. 

So yes, please please please tell girls that they can be anything they dream of. Just make sure that you aren’t also telling them in the process that girly is a bad word.

let’s gather a team of girls, with whom we will go on Sundays to the park for picnics, drink wine in the evenings, organize pajama parties and revise “Sex and the City”, bake cupcakes at 3 o'clock in the morning, go shopping, read the same books and every week to arrange their discussion, to support any crazy ideas and just live for our own pleasure

who is with me?

youtube

I just discovered this woman’s YouTube channel recently and she makes videos full of good advice. I recommend her channel to all of you.

asking partially from critique and partially to understand:

obviously femmes are different from straight or bi women in that they love women exclusively.  but why do some femmes say “my femininity looks different than that of a straight woman’s" when they mirror the same feminine performance and practices (heels, makeup, etc.) that straight women do to attract men?