Monday, February 23, 2015

My hobbies!

I decided to go for a light-hearted theme today.
There are a lot of things you don't know about me that I actually love (or despise, depending). Here's a list of my hobbies and interests stuff I like and things I spend my time on:

  • Classic rock. And indie pop/alternative.
  • Mornings. That's actually my favorite part of the day (during the week), believe it or not. I love waking up and eating breakfast and doing my makeup and straightening my hair and making my bed (the worst part is picking out an outfit). And I love riding to school on the bus with friends or in my car with my dad and my brother. And I savor those 15 minutes in the cafeteria I get to chat with my friends before school starts. I particularly love 9:30 days when it feels like we have all the time in the world... Until we get to school and reluctantly part ways, the sad reality of the rest of my day dawning on me.
  • Swimming - it's a big part of my life during swim season, but I do not enjoy it.
  • Minecraft. I love designing buildings and houses and architecture with my real friends and virtual friends, and getting a chance to make an impression on someone without the social anxiety I have when meeting someone face-to-face. Or getting the opportunity to work alone in silence and build something great. Although I do find mobs/monsters quite a nuisance, and mining for diamonds is tedious and usually not fruitful. And PvP is quite annoying too, I hate it when people kill me when I least expect it, when I'm in my calm state of video-game peace.
  • Cooking/baking. It's peaceful and warm and yummy.
  • I have social anxiety. That is why I prefer to stay home rather than go to school. The whole "learning" thing doesn't bother me that much. I just really can't talk to people, and I don't want to look rude. I think everyone thinks I'm judging them, when really I'm more worried about them judging me, or just their presence in general. I don't like being in the presence of people I'm not friends with.
  • I see the best in people. I like to think that everyone is beautiful, inside and/or out.
  • I love my friends. They're always there for me, and don't mind awkward silences. They always agree with me when I go off on one of my rants. My friends are probably one of my favorite things about life. I love sharing time and experiences with them, and just spending time together. I have the best friends.
  • Watching YouTube videos and TV shows for entertainment.
    • I love watching shows about empowered female protagonists, because it's something I aspire to be, and I enjoy watching girls like me do great things. I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Veronica Mars. I'm taking a break from watching TV for now though, I thought I'd put more time into doing more productive things.
  • Blogging. I love ranting about something I'm passionate about, and I actually love pressing buttons. Honestly, keys are so fun to press.
  • Babysitting. Sometimes babysitting isn't so fun because I haven't made friends with the kid(s) yet, which makes it hard. The first thing you need to do to establish your legitimacy as a babysitter is make friends with the kids and get them to like you. I try to be fun and engaging. But at the same time, you have to establish your hegemony, which is difficult for me. You need to be strict enough, but not so strict so that they'll hate you. But you still need the kids to go to bed at a certain time, and get off the computer when their time's up. Next, you need to get the parents to like you so they'll hire you again. I clean up after us once the kids go to bed, wash the dishes, put the kids to bed at the right time, make sure the kids have fun so they'll tell their parents all about it. Also, you have to get good at multitasking and getting everything done around the house. Take the dog out, change the baby's diaper, make lunch, wash the dishes, keep one eye on your cell in case the parents call--all while keeping your main attention on the kids and playing with them. I love kids and doing these household chores. I love dogs, babies, kids, washing dishes, and playing kiddie games.
  • Sometimes, if I come across a good book I'll read it, and love it, and get hooked. But that's seldom, as I don't usually seek out good books.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Unfair Things About Being a Female


Inspired by yesterday's post.
Be empowered.
  1. Victim-blaming. "What were you wearing when you were raped?"
  2. Having to be scared of getting raped 24/7. The rape clock.
  3. Being disappoved of for being a feminist.
  4. Being judged.
  5. Not being taken seriously.
  6. My emotions and opinions being invalidated when I'm on my period.
  7. Boobs - the bounce when you're running, worrying about the size
  8. Always wondering if a guy likes me for ME or my appearance.
  9. Being told that I have to be submissive to men.
  10. Being objectified.
  11. Being told my only job is to clean, cook, and raise kids.
  12. Sexual harassment.
  13. Rape.
  14. Periods.
  15. Period supplies being so expensive. I don't want to pay for something I didn't ask for.
  16. Being treated inferior to men. Is gender equality so much to ask?
  17. I'm expected to "act like a lady."
  18. Double standards.
  19. That if a girl sleeps with a bunch of guys, she's a slut. But if a guy sleeps with a bunch of girls he's a player.
  20. Being assumed that I'm weak.
  21. Having my toes stepped on.
  22. Being compared to one another. Some girls are so competitive.
  23. Comparing myself to photoshopped models in magazines. Having to be insecure about my body.
  24. Being the recipient of catcalling/wolf whistles.
  25. Getting the look up and down.
  26. Lack of rights.
  27. Having to shave every inch of my body.
  28. Sexism.
  29. Not being able to gain muscle as easily as males.
  30. Decisions being made for us. Ex. Abortion legality
  31. Having to worry about being taller than your boyfriend.
  32. Having small pockets.
  33. Having to wear certain things and look a certain way. Ex. having long hair and skinny jeans.
  34. Expectations of being perfect and beautiful and womanly.
  35. It's just easier to be a guy.
  36. Women get paid 78 cents to the man's dollar.
  37. Men can lose weight SO MUCH EASIER.
A lot of my posts have been leading up to this. Notice how I linked lots of old posts?
Empower yourself. Don't let people step on your toes.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Things Men & Women Are Tired of Hearing.


Women
  1. Bikini body
  2. Why are you so angry? That time of the month, huh?
  3. Is it shark week?
  4. Aww, you mad baby? It's okay, I know you're on your period.
  5. You're a woman, shave like one.
  6. Trophy wife
  7. "Fuck her right in the pussy"
  8. Classic white girl
  9. Hipster
  10. You should put your hair down more.
  11. You should wear your hair up more!
  12. You shouldn't be out here at this hour.
  13. What were you wearing when you got raped?
  14. Why're you wearing a one-piece with a rack like that?
  15. Flat-chested.
  16. Itty bitty titty committee.
  17. Your baby clock is ticking.
  18. You run like a girl.
  19. You hit like a girl.
  20. You're strong for a girl!
  21. Oh, that's kinda heavy. Let me get that for you.
  22. Is this a feminist thing?
  23. You can't wear makeup if you're a feminist.
  24. You can't blame us for looking if you're wearing that.
  25. Dat ass.
  26. Catcalling.
  27. Feminists aren't looking for equality. They're just a bunch of bitches who want power over men.
  28. Oh, you like sports? Name fifteen players on the team.
  29. You don't need surgery.
  30. You should be a teacher!
  31. You're eating all that?
  32. Oh, you're eating a salad. Are you on a diet?
  33. Ugh, you're such a feminazi.
  34. There's four different types of bodies. The rectangle, hourglass, pear, and apple.
  35. Real women have curves.
  36. Boys like a little more booty to hold at night.
  37. Skinny bitches.
  38. Go eat some ice cream.
  39. Thigh gap
  40. Fat? You're like anorexic!
  41. You should shave everything.
  42. You don't want kids? That's a disgrace to humanity!
  43. You're the crazy ex-girlfriend, aren't you?
  44. Make me a sandwich.
  45. You should be in the kitchen!
  46. Crazy cat lady.
  47. Petite
  48. Plus-sized
  49. Slut
  50. Whore
  51. Obese
Men
  1. My eyes are up here.
  2. Ooh, what's that boner for? You turned on by math?
  3. What are you doing? Jerking off?
  4. You should work out.
  5. Have you been working out?
  6. I like men with six packs.
  7. What do you mean you don't watch sports?
  8. Gay
  9. Fag
  10. Homo
  11. You're a virgin?
  12. You're so sexist.
  13. You probably have such a small dick.
  14. Asians have small dicks.
  15. Dude, you just need to get laid.
  16. I don't want to go in there with you. Don't rape me!

Obviously, there aren't as many things for men because I can't relate, and the buzzfeed vidoes from which I took my inspiration were about women. And I do genuinely think that girls face more peer pressure and judging from society.
As a female, there's another thing I'm tired of: having to be scared walking alone at night. As girls, we have a "rape clock" that ticks all the time, and we subconciously do things all the time to prevent getting raped. I'm not saying taking precautions is a bad thing, but it's a bad thing that we should have to--every minute of our lives, never feeling safe anywhere.
And I'm sure men are tired of being seen as a rapist before a woman even gets to know them, but the reality is women are the victims in this situation. You can't blame us for taking precautions. Have you ever been raped? I've been told it's extrememly traumatizing--if you live through it.
Just some food for thought.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Why I'm Atheist

Religions--The Bible in particular--tend to be very sexist. I don't believe in sexism.
"Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and they conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee." (Genesis 3:16 KJV)
The author is suggesting that a woman's loyalty should always be to only her husband, and she will suffer in childbirth and inferiority to men. I don't believe in that. I think it's an honor to give birth to humans--women around the world create humans. How cool is that?! Can't say that for men, can you? And it probably goes without saying, but I don't believe women are inferior to men. Girl power!
"And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh thereof;
"And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
"And Adam said... She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." (Genesis 2:21-23 KJV)
This passage bothers me for many reasons. For one: of course man was created before woman! And of course "woman" was named after man (although that doesn't mean I'm going to boycott the use of the word "woman"). Also, wouldn't it make more sense if a woman was created first? Then they could pull a Virgin Mary and have her give birth to a man (I can see how that would be a problem with the reproducing thing... But that's beside the point). But of course God decided that logic was trivial and he can do whatever he wants. Humph.