Today’s post is short and to the point.. 😀
I hardly ever talk about anything personal on this blog, but today merits a bit of intimacy i believe! 😀
Today is my five year anniversary with my boyfriend! Yes.. 5 Years.. WOOOWW! It seems like a long time when i say it out loud, but it feels like we have just met. It feels like we have been dating just for a short time, still exploring and discovering new things about each other every single day.
Let me give a little back story to our world whirl relationship. We met during my first year in University, just 3 months after I began studying and the day we met I knew we were destined to be. It probably sounds sappy, but anyway, we met, we clicked and we have been together ever since.
It was hard at times, filled with fights, misunderstandings and general confusion as can be when two strangers get to know each other. But we always got through it, and we always ended up loving each other more afterwards and this has been the best 5 years of my life, the happiest I have ever been and I never thought it was possible to love someone this much until I met him. And I’m pretty sure he will not read this, he never much checks out this blog, but thats ok. I just felt a need to scream it to the world that I am in love and it’s been five years and I hope to celebrate man more years to come with him. 😀
Happy anniversary my handsome, sweet, lovely, amazing bf! I love you more than words can say. 😀
p.s that is not us in the picture. 🙂
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.
Today i read something quite interesting and thought provoking.
” In most countries worldwide it is illegal to have sex with a child less that 16 years of age, yet it can be allowed with the parents consent to marry a child of less than 16 years of age”
So this got me thinking, it seems in the world pedophilia is allowed as long as you marry that child that you are defiling. This shows that the law really is an ass. I say this because i feel it is by no means ok for a grown ass man, or even a boy to marry a child, taking away their child hood and innocence.
Know i know i talk about this a lot and i am probably just rambling, but the fact of the matter is i am being bombarded with news of kids being married off by their parents even at the tender age of 12 years old and the media in which i see these stories plastered on is trying to make it seem like this is a normal occurrence, it is pretty much socially acceptable practice in most Muslim countries ( Now dont get me wrong, i am in no way saying this is a Muslim practice, i am just saying it is mostly done in Muslim countries like Malaysia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, etc.)It just makes me sick to my stomach.
As I wake up this morning i make it a point to let everyone know what today is. I have realized that it is in the society that i live in that no one care about educating themselves on this crucial matter, they live life( ignorantly thinking it does not concern them) day to day having unprotected sex, selling their bodies for not more than 20 buck even some of the doctors attempt to use the same needle on different patients *gasp*! So here is my little piece of encouragement and enlightenment for all who might be oblivious to this matter.
World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 each year around the world. It has become one of the most recognized international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services.
UNAIDS took the lead on World AIDS Day campaigning from its creation until 2004. From 2004 onwards the World AIDS Campaign’s Global Steering Committee began selecting a theme for World AIDS Day in consultation with civil society, organisations and government agencies involved in the AIDS response.
Themes run for one or two years and are not just specific to World AIDS Day. Campaigning slogans such as ‘Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise’ have been used year round to hold governments accountable for their HIV and AIDS related commitments.
It is such a shame to see that the people around me, people in my environment do not even know the symptoms of AIDS, they do not even know it is contracted, they just believe its a disease for homosexuals(yes still on that train) or for bad people, or even for non-Muslims(i live in a Muslim country, Malaysia and i’m surrounded by Arabs, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and of course Malaysians). It even hurts me more when they stupidly believe only Africans have AIDS( I mean what kind of fucked up ridiculousness is this!!).
Anyway, on this day i hope we an all learn a little bit more about this pandemic and educate as well as protect ourselves.
When i was in High school and thinking about coming to university, i had no idea the experience would be completely different from what i have gone through for the past 4 years.. Lets see, in the mist of my 4 years in University i have had a stalker who loved hacking into my email, as well as my boyfriend’s email and threaten him..I never thought that i would have to change my password every day or for my better half to also be very careful what he does because the stalker might want to beat him up or something if he did wrong.. 😀 Which i have to admit even though it was a little scary in the beginning it was kind of flattering.. :-)..
Which i have to admit even though it was a little scary in the beginning it was kind of flattering.. :-).. I have witnessed and met about 6 university girls who are hooking, ( girls from countries like Malaysia,Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, Iran as well as Botswana are selling their bodies for money or even booze in and around Cyberjaya) Apparently they are hooking their way through college.. 🙂
And now the latest part of my college experience is a heart break.. I never thought that i would have to deal or try to survive being heart broken because i have always been so very naive when it comes to matters of the heart.. I have never been one to trust easily, i have always had my guard up, that’s why i never even had a boyfriend in high school because there just wasnt any one who got my attention and i didnt want to open up and let any one in.. But then i came to University and met what i thought was a pretty awesome guy, fell overly and insanely in love. I mean when i met him i thought we will be together for ever, he was, i mean still is the one, my soul mate, the one i was supposed to be with, destiny.. The things started going south and now i have to learn to live with this bulging, insufferable pain in my heart, down my gutt, through my head.. I have to live with trying to keep tears from flowing down my face every single hour of the day.. The hardest part about this new venture in my life is trying to paste a happy face on as i talk to random people and as i walk about in the streets..
What were you expecting in college and are you experiencing everything that you wanted to? 🙂
I just completely can not bare to live in a world like this, my last post was about the 27 year old man who married the 8 year old girl in Saudi Arabia. And today i see another equally disturbing story about a 15 year old girl in Afghanistan who was tortured by her in laws ( yes, she is only 15 and is like the one before, married to a 30 year old man) because she refused to be pushed into prostitution.. There is not much that i can say about this because it just makes me sick. The girl has since been rescued by the Afghan Women’s Network, it makes me a little bit happy to know that at least this girl, unlike the many others in the world who are forced into marriage and prostitution and the in laws were arrested as well, but the husband wasn’t. If we all saved one girl who goes through such horror ( this girl was locked in her in laws’ basement, starved and had her nails pulled out) then it will do some change in the world.
If you want to read more about this go to this link