Saturday, 14 December 2013

Feminism isn't about burning bras

Last night I was stumbling about on the internet, and I found this article on the Huffington Post.
Here's the comic that was there in case you are too lazy to click on a link.

The one thing that stuck with me the most was the words the cartoonist chose to put: "Feminism is not about burning bras. It's not hatred for men or a try to imitate them. Feminism is being free to decide who I want to be and how to act. It's not a shame to demand respect."

The comic really made me re-think how I have been acting all my life. Is it really that bad to tell someone you deserve to be treated with respect? Should you really be silent and hold back your pain rather than being strong and asserting your position? 

I know this post is short and really random but I hope to come back and write about feminism more in the future. 

Technology ruins romance (pt 1)

Technology is helpful. And stupid, sometimes. For me, it's most of the time.
Lots of people use technology to keep in touch with their friends/family/boyfriend/girlfriend/amigo, etc. So that's where the helpful comes in.
And then there's the stupid side. It's definitely not a good idea to mix technology and romance together. If you do - good luck mate and I'll see you on the other side.

But we all know that technology ruins romance. And that's why in this day and age, romance is dead. Because technology is everywhere.

The pros and cons of technology in romance:

Pro: You can find anyone online and see all their information, right there in front of you.
Con: If you can see their information, what about yours? You might want to check your privacy settings.

This could be you
Pro: It's easier to keep in touch. Call them, text them, message them on Facebook, tweet them, whatever. 
Con: They're going to do the same to you, until you're ready to block them. They'll probably find you on some other social networking site. 
Con: Unless you've got unlimited call/text services on your phone, you're going to need to find some way of supporting your romance. 

Pro: If you're in a long distance relationship, you can use email or messenger. Those two are free, but what could be better than the phone? Hearing your lover's voice from the other side of the world - must be amazing, right?
Con: Money, again. Don't forget long distance call charges. -_-

Pro: You can see each other everyday via Skype, Facetime or *gasp* in real life.
Con: You'll get sick of seeing each other. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Pro: Breaking up is easy! Send them a text, or even better, break up with them via the great and powerful internet.
Con: You'll look like a jerk. Give them a break, end it face-to-face. Some things do not belong on the grid, especially if you're a guy doing this to a girl. We're sensitive. Doing this makes you a spineless coward.

Pro: Getting back together is easy! Just send them a text!
Con: They may have blocked you.
Con: You could end up messaging the wrong person.

Pro: With so many new songs about break-ups and getting back together again, you can use song lyrics to tell that special person how you feel about them.
Con: They'll probably figure out what you're trying to do.

I'm going to come up with a sequel to this post soon, I just need a brainwave.

Okay bye and may the odds be ever in your favour :)

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Day 8 of the 30 Day Blogging Challenge


I'm ashamed to admit that I've forgotten where I was up to on the blogging challenge. Thankfully the holidays are coming so I'll have a bit of time to get back into my blogging routine again.

Day 8: What are five passions you have?
I love to write in my free time and I use it as a means of therapy. If I'm feeling down, I'll write. If I'm feeling stressed, I'll write. If I need somebody to confide in, I'll write. If I need to release my anger, I'll write. I'll write anytime, any day.
Ever since I wrote my first story at the age of five, I've been wanting to make a career out of writing. Call me weird but it sounds fun to just lie in bed all day and write.

When I talk about our classes at school with Anvita and Trisha the classes that come up most are art and drama. Drama because Trisha is a drama lover and can't wait to rotate over and because Anvita wants to get art over with.
And art because I love art a lot. I love to draw, glue, get covered in paint and make a huge mess overall. I have no idea how many notebooks I've filled with doodles instead of notes (oops). Honestly, if I couldn't make a career out of writing or journalism, I'd want to be an artist.

Although I admit I haven't done much photography recently, I used to just take my camera and take photos. I would snap shots of my shoes, of my friend's shoes, of a brick wall, of a car, of the sky, of anything you could name. One week I'd be obsessed over taking the perfect dreamy looking shot, the next I'd be focusing on capturing the grungier aspects of life.

I have a confession to make. I sing all the time, especially when I'm doing chores. I don't know why, but it just makes me feel like Snow White and makes me go all gushy.
But in all seriousness, I do love singing a lot. I like to sing when I think nobody can hear me, so I'm alone and nobody can make fun of my terrible singing voice. Let me tell you one thing that I have learnt from experience though: there is no worse thing than finding out somebody has been listening to you sing the whole time you thought you were alone.

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I couldn't think of a fifth passion to put down. I racked my brain, thought the hardest I could but I still couldn't think of one.
But that's okay. After all, I'm still *relatively* young and I have a bit more time to decide who I am, what I want to do and where I want to go. So for now, I'm going to take a bit more time to decide: what am I passionate about?

Thanks for reading! I know I've not been very diligent or consistent with my posts, but school has been very busy. Thankfully the December holidays, my birthday and Christmas are coming up soon, so I'll have a bit more time to post.

One more thing: please feel free to leave a comment below about what you are passionate about and why.