Today’s post is short and to the point.. 😀
How about we trade places for once, for a day, even just an hour!
This is how I sometimes feel about being a girl in a relationship. I want to trade places for once, I want my boyfriend to feel how it is like to be his girlfriend, how it is like to be a girl period!
The waiting for calls, the loving too much(I believe women always love more than men in the relationship).
The going out with my friends at all hours of the day for however long I wish without a care in the world, not even bothering to let him know I’m good, i’m still alive, or simply that I wont be home till late..
The constant ogling at random “hot” guys that pass about just drooling because they are so fucking gorgeous.
The power switch, so that I now have total power and control over the relationship and how it is going to go and how decisions will be made..
Let us be the ones who dress slouchy and still be sexy as hell, while they have to where tight clothes and uncomfortable heels just so that we can whistle and say demeaning things to them in order to grab their attention. Then call them sluts for dressing sexy and for the simple fact that we cant have them..
I mean just for hour hour, i’m sure he wouldnt survive being me. This is the thing about men, they are sometimes( not all the times) very inconsiderate of their women’s feelings and most of the times take us for granted because they simply believe we will be by their side for ever.. While on the other hand they want, no, expect us to be all over them, and grant them every wish under the sun, not to mention know when they want to be with us and when they dont want to be.. as if we some sort of mind readers!
Lol, so I just say, lets trade places just for an hour, and see how that affects them. 😀
A woman is beauty..
A woman is strength..
A woman is power..
A woman is hope..
A woman is love..
A woman is the future..
Today is International women’s day, International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements.
In many parts of the world women are abused, treated like second class citizens raped, and just plain disrespected and not loved the way they are supposed to be.
On this International Women’s Day let women embrace themselves in multiple identities and complexities. Each of us embodies many realities all at the same time. The same woman who may be raped is also a mother, a professional worker, a migrant labourer, or…. None of our issues should be singularised although there are times they need priority.
This said, it is time in 2013 to recognise us as a sexual class across the globe. Women as a sexual class inhabit the diverse politics of living in a female body with its many colours, races, genders and classes. As such this sexual class is not unitary, but rather poly-versally united.
International Women’s Day started in the early 1900s – mostly by Socialist Parties to recognise the paid “work” of women. The Soviet Union was famous for its rhetoric of “sexual equality”, while demanding triple days of labour from its women. Today, women across the globe work for wages as teachers, soldiers, civilians, warriors, doctors, nurses, medical-aides, lawyers, paralegals, domestic labourers, cooks, sex-workers, chefs, janitors, migrants and more.
These women are also daughters mothers, sisters, wives, partners, single, gay, straight, trans, rich, poor, middle class, slum-dwellers and homeless – while struggling and achieving – with cancer and without cancer; with AIDS and without AIDS; disabled or fully abled; in war zones and not. They come in all colours and design. No woman is ever simply/singularly female, but it is always of consequence that she is.
Women – in all their cacophonous variety have enormous potential power as labourers, child-bearers and child-rearers, and sustainers of everyday life. Patriarchy and misogyny struggle to control and contain this power.
If women were not as powerful as they also are sometimes powerless, we would simply be ignored. Instead, we are wrapped in blue cloth from head to toe, we are kept away from education, we are controlled to use right to divorce and right to control our bodies – abortion and contraception – only because those who dominate us fear our potential power and creativity; glass and cement ceilings keep us curtailed. You do not bother oppressing those who do little and are only capable of less.
Women are bound together by what they share, and also often pulled apart by their differences. Yet, there are common struggles: against sexual violence, for daycare and child-care supports; against unequal pay and for an end to sexual ghettos. Commonality does not require sameness.
In other words, women, in all their inter sectional diversity and individuality, must be recognized as a sexual class across racial and economic divides, with shared interests in order to be treated with full humanity. The women in Tahrir Square and in the streets of Tunisia demanded their human rights for themselves and all Egyptians and Tunisians alike. Their female bodies spoke of their sexual status, while they claimed their poly and universal rights to occupy the public streets. They chose not to be defined simply by their sexual status, but to claim that women’s rights are human rights.
Embrace women and girls – their bodies, their labor their love, their “civilian” suffering in war, their hauling of water, their gathering of wood, their amazing creativity, their planting of trees, their protection of the environment, their stand against fracking, their fight to maintain abortion rights and other reproductive freedoms, their bravery in public and private spaces – anywhere and everywhere across this globe.
For more on International women’s day you can visit this site.
I’m sure by this time of the year most people have already discarded them to the side to never again be done until the end of the year when they will make the same resolution they have been making for the past 5 years. 😀
That is why i generally make it a point to never make one, because i can’t handle that much pressure, everyday thinking about ” Oh my gosh, if i dont complete or stick through with my resolution i shall once again be a failure”
But this year i thought, what the heck, it’s time i tried to make a resolution. But, i just didnt tell it to anyone, ( you know in case i fail at it :-D). Needless to say, so far so good. i have almost completed my resolution, albeit it was a small one, and it’s not even the middle of the year yet. YEEYY me!
My resolution for 2013 was…. **drum role please**
To get more people around me to read more novels.. 😀 You might be thinking why in the world would i want more people to read?!!
The truth is i am a book lover, one might say i am addicted to book, some even call me a bookaholic.. But i simply love reading novels, of all genres, and the people around me wonder why i am obsessed with reading. I feel it is becoming a lost hobby, people are turning more to the internet, and movie watching. i think the best and most enjoyable way to enjoy a story is to read it, you get the true effect of the story, you picture the characters in your head the way you want them, you see the story the way it was intended to be seen. It is just a fulfilling love of mine and i wanted to share it more with my loved ones.
my aim was to get at least 6 people i know to start reading a book and finish it completely. And so far i have gotten 5 people ( yes that many) to start reading a particular book (which i myself fell completely in love with and even re read once more) and they are all close to finishing it, once in a while checking in with me and telling me how good it is and they didnt expect that.. 😀
The main task at hand was to find a book that i knew would completely capture them in its addictive story so much that they will not be able to put it down. They will be forced to finish it. And i found the perfect book, one lil hot number y non other than Miss James herself 😉
So what about all you lovelies out there?! Did you make a resolution?! and if yes how far have you gone with it? 🙂
This year is finally coming to a close! As i type my final post for 2012 i just want to reflect on everything!
In the past year we have seen horrific occurrences around the world, women abuse in India, child massacres in The united States, Child marriages in Malaysia, teenage bullying and suicide all over the world, a child who wants desperately to be educated shot down by thugs in Pakistan, People killing helpless animals.. Its enough to make you lose all hope and faith in humanity.
But we must always remember to keep hope alive. i myself almost lost all though out this whole year. It was hard to keep believing that as humanity we haven’t went all bad, but as one can see it has been a busy year for the perverts, criminals, rapist, murderers of this world…
G. K. Chesterton said “But all is not lost, the world is till full of loving, caring people who try to help those who need it. As 2013 rolls by i just hope to do something to atleast help 1 person a day. And i hope that we all become more informed and empathetic to what goes on, not only around us, but all over the world.”
The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. Unless a man starts on the strange assumption that he has never existed before, it is quite certain that he will never exist afterwards.
Having said that, i wish all of you a very happy and prosperous new year! Enjoy responsibly ( maybe a little wildly) and show some love to all those whom you care for. Talk to you all next year! 😀