Feminism. I still don’t think that I have a complete understanding of this issue but over the past year I’ve slowly come to appreciate the plight of women everywhere for equality.
When I was a young schoolgirl, I felt distanced from feminism – I believed that it was problematic but not for me. I thought it would be something that I would have to deal with later in my later life, like in the workplace. So, like most young people, I brushed future worries under the rug in my mind. I didn’t realise that gender inequality is everywhere and that our society is far from where it needs to be. When women are viewed as objects rather than individuals, there’s a problem. When women are passed over for job opportunities regardless of expertise and experience because of their gender, there’s a problem. When rape jokes become a common TV gag, there’s a problem.
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another song for you in the key of stream of consciousness:
why why why why why why why why why why why why do i have to go back to university? why let me just live in freedom please where i have zero worries besides how many episodes of “happy endings” i can cram in one day. the answer is fifteen, by the way.
i also saw, “are we officially dating?” today and yep it was as bad as the title suggests. who titles a movie something like that (or even its american title “that awkward moment) and expect it to be successful? wow who even decides the name of movies? studio execs? the writer? the director? a dedicated movie namer with a fancy job name like ‘title supervisor’? maybe i have a future as the supervisor of the title supervisor what with all my opinions on movie titles…
miles teller, michael b jordan and zac efron all seem really great and funny but the movie was neither for me. sorry zac. speaking of miles teller, what is with the new fantastic four casting? it’s surprising but i hope it all pans out well for all involved. i love kate mara though and i love rooney mara, the mara sisters are chic and fine as hell. though what comicbook character movie casting announcement has ever NOT been polarising? they cause quite a brouhaha. real word. look it up.
my eyes are burning from lack of sleep,aodgohoieahgiohaweihoihag
yulia killed it in the figure skating arena (young people doing amazing things is both inspiring and demoralising). the winter olympics are so underrated and i especially love figure skating: the costumes, the music, the grace!
i finally watched “world war z” and it was some easy, fun and no-brainer action. other zombie focused media i’ve consumed recently: the warm bodies novel which was a meh out of ten and an episode of “in the flesh” which presents a different outcome to the zombie apocalypse that we usually see.
i’m well aware this is something like my third post relating to zombies and i wouldn’t even classify myself as a zombie fan but i think i enjoy reading/watching things involving them is because i know for sure that zombies aren’t a live threat in my life. unlike spirits and murderers… because you never know right?
imagine, that nice looking man who let you go in front of him in the grocery line is actually a crazed madman or that teenager shooting you dirty looks on the street wasn’t really there and was just an apparition who only you could see? THE HORROR.
i lost myself a bit here.
“The Hobbit: The Destolation of Smaug” was jolly good, smoking hot, spectacular. I’m about two months two late but I really enjoyed it (especially Thranduil) and I’ve never been scared of a villain that was created in post-production, until now. Smaug is terrifying, I surprised myself at how scared I was of him.
Currently listening to: Miley Cyrus’ cover of “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” I love Miley and her voice, she’s an icon but the covers of this song need to stop.
it’s pretty lame that i don’t know too much about my city… i mean i’ve got the basics down but why am i so eager to travel when i don’t even know my slice of the world as well as i should? i was showing a friend around today, we hit up all the main beaches and shopping places and i saw things that i hadn’t before so another goal for 2014: get to know the place i live better.
so i’m back from my holiday. the weather was nice, i can’t wait to move to a quaint beachside town one day. we went wine tasting and beer tasting (though the experience was wasted on me because it all tasted like the same grossness). i have a problem with mobile phones and how easy they make it to take photos now. it’s irritating being delegated to photographer and also having friends who keep scrolling through instagram when things more interesting are happening in their lives around them. but whatever, it was a good time, i love the beach.
i also caught the 1975 gig the other day and it was really great, i had a good time. the venue was dark and packed and sweaty which sounds gross but it was, as the british would say, “wicked”. matty was more interactive than i’ve seen him in online videos and so very charming, and there were two things he said which really stood out to me:
- when a girl from the front screamed out “take your shirt off!” he was like, “you can’t request that of someone, imagine what it would be like if the situation was reversed and i asked you too.” i don’t know but i get the feeling he’s a little disdainful of the screaming girl fans.
- when he was talking about cameras, “why are you recording this? when will you ever watch that? i’m in the band and i wouldn’t even fucking watch this! we’re performing for you now live, this experience for you… you can see me in HD right now.” and then like fifty people put their cameras away meaning i could see a little bit better. i never did get the recording thing either though.
THINGS I ALSO HAVE TO SAY ABOUT CONCERTS: tall people always manage to find their way to the front, somehow i always end up behind a couple who are making out, why do people wear hats at concerts????? HMMMMM?!
the most recent book i read was “me before you” which i was up until really late reading last night, it made me cry a bit and made me think about euthanasia which still is a issue that i can’t make my mind up on.
just an update on what i’m up to and now i’m off to watch “the kings of summer”.