So, Is Feminism really a dirty word?

It seems like over the years feminism has become more and more of a household name among the younger generation – but not for the right reasons. Throughout the years the once innocent name ‘feminism’ has received the fair share of stigma and has been clouded with taboo. With feminism being tainted all that remains are anti-feminist memes,tweets and social media pages. People have been heavily influenced by celebs who find it more important to be sexually empowered than intellectually empowered. And for this reason feminism conjures up images of angry, man-hating, bra burning women instead of peace and equality. It sparks up arguments instead of a voices of harmony. But why is it that feminism is seen as offensive? And ultimately is feminism really a dirty word?

Let’s take it right back to the roots and the original feminist movement and purpose, this was none other than First-wave feminismFirst-wave feminism was a period of feminist activity and thought that occurred during the 19th and early 20th century throughout the Western world. It focused on legal issues, primarily on gaining the right to vote. It was often known as women’s liberation before the very offensive term feminism came about. So Google :what is the definition of feminism ‘the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.’ So why is it that people feel threatened to claim that they are feminists. It is all these constant negative connotations toward feminism that both women and men feel uncomfortable to even say the word feminism! 

But to enable ourselves to move forward and continue the feminist movement we need to reject the negative stereotypes and ignore the fact that on the day of the women’s march all you see is anti-feminist tweets and memes, we need to ignore those downward glances at a women or man who is strong enough to proudly say ‘I am a feminist.’ And remember that changing the ‘oh so very offensive’ word feminism to equality will definitely not change the motive of the movement (EQUALITY), it wont reduce those groans of disbelief and looks of disdain. But surely that does not mean that feminism is a dirty word, it means that maybe if society would change its mindset on feminism we wouldn’t have to change the word we regard it as. Stop making excuses to find a way out to help deal with important issues and start realising that if it does not affect you now it will affect you in the future. So now you truly tell me, Is feminism really a dirty word?

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5 #GirlBoss Habits you need to know!

PERFECTION. Do you want to know the issue with this word? No one is perfect. It’s an illusion. By aiming for perfection you set goals so unrealistic that they become impossible to reach and you never feel satisfied. You need to stop imagining this instagram perfect life, because were all guilty of pressing the snooze button one too many times or leaving that assignment right up to the last-minute. But what’s better than perfection is having the power to carry on because there is nothing better than some girl power so here are some #GirlBoss habits that you need to know.

  1. Wake up early- There is nothing like waking up later than scheduled, if you need to be somewhere it will set off unbelievable levels of anxiety thus starting your day of with bad vibes. I even find waking up late makes me want to procrastinate a lot more. It’s normal to find it difficult to wake up early but after around 2-3 weeks your body will adjust. Related image
  2. Stop procrastinating- I mean I have to admit, like everyone else, I too procrastinate from time to time. Sometimes it’s those mundane things- like sorting through some old files or organising your wardrobe. But often it’s actually bigger tasks that have a bigger impact on our lives. We manage to come with all sorts of creative “reasons” why TODAY is not the right time. But these are just pure excuses fuelled by fear, if you want to be a real #GirlBoss then face whatever you have to do head on.Image result for Procrastination
  3. Hydration is key- Now you have probably heard this one a million time but if you want to be on your A game you need energy and dehydration definitely wont be helping you! Get yourself a cute tumbler or bottle or whatever will motivate you to drink more water.Image result for cute water bottles
  4. Move forward Maybe this a me thing but I always get caught up on the little things but you need to keep your eye on the bigger picture instead of the little bumps. If you get caught up on the little things you will never achieve your goals and will get stuck in one place!
  5. Stop putting yourself down and start pulling yourself up.- If you don’t believe in yourself how do you expect others to. Having the right mindset and confidence make anything seem achievable. And remember a true #GirlBoss never compares herself to anyone instead she finds ways to improve herself.

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Thanks for reading, future girlbosses of the world! Now that you have all the intel go and share and don’t forget to thank the informer (ME!) by liking, following and be sure to leave me a comment! 

Times up movement

The end of 2017 brought many new,  pressing issues to light ,Hollywood has been rocked by allegations of sexual assault against film mogul Harvey Weinstein of the Miramax entertainment company. To give you a bit of a background these allegations first came to light in a New York Times article on Thursday October 5th ; after the release of this article many more women have since come forward with allegations, there is currently over 50 sexual assault allegations against Weinstein. Gwyneth Paltrow. Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan, Claire Forlani, Cara Delevingne and Lupita Nyong’o are only a small number of hollywood stars who went public with their allegations.

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