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Random Things That Have Happened Lately

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Craig David Tweeted Me!

So the coolest thing happened to me the other day. I was reading the latest issue of Cosmopolitan – the one I told you all about the other day, and then I got to the Craig David mini interview, and I read the bit where he claimed he always responds to tweets. I was like, ‘I bet that is just him talking’, celebrities are too busy to respond to mere mortals like us right? So I decided to tweet him to see if he responds, and he did! I was well surprised and impressed to see he is a man of his word, and he is still keeping it real. I am glad to see he is not carried away with the fame and fortune in the celebrity world. Many of us are yet to be ‘somebody’, but we think so highly of ourselves, and we get cocky and lose the plot, which I think is very sad.

That simple act right there made my evening and got this post written. I am a fan of Craig David, I like most of his songs, some of my favourites are 7 Days and Walking Away. I know the lyrics of many of them off the top of my head. I am looking forward to his new album – Following My Intuition, launching later this month..

A Cat Breaking Into my Shed!

Another random thing that happened some days ago, was us catching our neighbour’s cat trying to break into our shed. Well I think that is what she was trying to do. It was so weird to watch. She saw us at some point and went over the fence. I still wonder what that was about. Our neighbour has a shed so while ours would interest the cat is quite puzzling to me. Maybe the cat owners can help me out..

 

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Wacthing KUWTK Latest Season!

Me watching the latest season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians (KUWTK) is random because I stopped watching after the first few episodes. I found them so slow and boring. So for me to start watching the last few episodes in the season, some days ago is very random. Guess boredom has a major role in this random act of mine. KUWTK is one reality show I think needs to go away. I think we have all had enough now. It has been on TV for years now. I think they are running out of ideas. What more could happen? But I am loving the new E series – Rob & Chyna. Good entertainment there, lol..

Has any random thing happened to you lately? Do share..

 

 

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Fashion vs Feminism

There are a group of women that tend to look down on any woman who takes her looks seriously, and I wonder why. I for one, love to look good, and I appreciate beautiful things. I love my makeup, my hair extensions and wigs, my nice clothes, shoes and bags, and I love experimenting with various beauty treatments. So does that make me a feminist or a non feminist?

I think every woman has the potential to be a stunner, with the right clothes, accessories and makeup. I also believe, some women are natural stunners, so they do not have to try as hard as others, but I don’t see women who take the time to wear makeup, and nice clothes as non feminists, just like I don’t see women that do not put on makeup or trendy clothes as feminists. Fashion and feminism can go hand in hand, but they don’t have to.

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However, every now and again, I come across a blog post, comment, or a magazine article, that makes me wonder why so many women have a problem with fashion or beauty. I wonder why they have this hostile relationship with anything fashion or beauty related, with the passive aggressive remarks like – ‘I don’t have time for makeup, I have no interest in fashion, I hardly get dressed these days, I am a feminist, I don’t have any desire to be beautiful or desired by men, I am a feminist, I don’t need to have my body hairs permanently taken off’, I can go on and on with the funny remarks I read everywhere, and you will be still be reading this post for hours. These funny remarks make me wonder, so this post is all about me wondering out aloud, forgive me.

Fashion and feminism have a lot in common, and at the same time have nothing in common, it depends on you and how you see things.  I believe they have a lot in common. I am a feminist but I am also a fashion and beauty enthusiast. I hardly have makeup on most days, or have my hair styled (disclosure: typing this post in my pyjamas), but I appreciate stylish clothes and beauty, and I love looking good. I won’t go to an event without looking my best, I take delight in looking good.

So if there is a new pair of leggings that will provide tummy control, and support, I will wear it, if I need to get my teeth whitened, I will, like I have done before (actually I need a top up soon), if there is a laser hair removal treatment to get rid of body hairs, I will have it done, and I am currently having it done, because I CAN.

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Another issue I have noticed recently, is the hate most feminists have for reality stars and shows. Being a feminist does not mean you are not allowed to like reality shows. I see many women ashamed to say they watch TOWIE or Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and I am like why? I watch both programs and I find them quite interesting most of the time, doesn’t make me a black bimbo, because I am nothing like that.

The issue with feminists that hate fashion and beauty related things, is the fact that they are torn between the two – what they want and what men don’t. In their heads, the whole idea of being a feminist, is being equal to men, all around. So most men are not interested in makeup or beauty, so they are not interested, most men don’t watch reality shows, so they don’t watch them, most men are usually hairy on the body, body hairs are considered a masculine trait, so many do not bother taking them off, so our feminist sisters also refuse to have theirs taken off, and look down on those who do.

For clarification, a feminist is a woman seeking to achieve equal political, economic, cultural, personal and social rights for women.

Being a feminist has nothing to do with your personal taste in fashion, style or beauty, it has nothing to with programs you like watching, or books you like reading. It has nothing to do with your background, education, sexual orientation or your hobbies.

Fashion and beauty is seen by many as fun and frivolous, and it is kind of, while feminism is seen as a serious cause. They are both separate movements that have nothing to do with each other, except you want them to.

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I am a feminist, and I am a fashion/beauty conscious woman. I do not need to hate on fashion, to demonstrate a commitment to the feminist cause and neither should you. Whether you hate on these beautiful things I love, for the right or wrong reasons, it does not make you anymore of a feminist, like it does not make me anymore of a feminist for loving them.

 

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