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Matt Forney: The Case Against Female Self-Esteem

A friend pointed this out on my university’s Feminist Society facebook page.  Read it and weep. I find it incredible that this man has actually managed to have any kind of relationship with a woman – his views are quite frankly disgusting. 

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Chocolate and Rainboots

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This is ‘If I Should Have A Daughter’ by Sarah Kay.

This woman is my inspiration.  Her intelligence and creativity radiate from her and her poetry is so beautiful.  Frequently her work, while often having themes of love and family, also includes political and social messages.  As you can see from this video, she encourages women to believe in and stand up for themselves.  She is making a name for herself, making a difference in the world, and I can’t wait to see what she does next.

For more information, please visit Sarah Kay’s official website .  All credit obviously goes to her (please don’t sure me, I’m in high school!)

Advanced Style Film: trailer

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Just to make sure I don’t get sued or anything, all credit goes to http://advancedstyle.blogspot.com/ who are making a documentary about ‘stylish New York older ladies’, directed by Lina Plioplyte (http://www.teenagepeanut.com/).

These women are inspirational. I think that all women, no matter what age, can learn a lesson from them, about being who you are and doing what you like, without worrying about what society expects of you. Really looking forward to seeing the documentary later this year.

Be Proud to be You

Too many people are not proud to be themselves, myself included. I have spend most of my life trying to fit myself into society’s expectations of me. However, I have come to an important realisation. I don’t have to fit around society, and neither does anyone else. People make society, it should not make us. The time has come to fight for individuality and the right and freedom to be ourselves.

With that comes the battle for equality. A lot of the time, it seems that unless you are a white male with a high income, you’re inferior. Homosexuals, bisexual, ftms etc and ethnic minorities are still discriminated against, women are still forced to conform to a stereotype, not helped by the media’s degradation of them. I am only one among many who sees the extreme injustice in this fact and who intends to fight for a better world. But for everyone who campaigns for equal treatment, there is someone sitting ignorantly refusing to accept change or who is scared to fight for it. The battle for a society in which everyone is equal and free is one which must be undergone by everyone in order for it to be won.

This blog is dedicated to the campaign for equality, freedom and justice, and the ending of low self esteem and the feeling of inferiority that so many battle. I only hope I can make a difference.