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March on, sisters!

22 Jan

I want to say up front that this post is 100% sincere. I can understand that the name of this website might mislead people into thinking that I don’t support women’s rights, but that’s not the case at all. When I see things like this magnificent expression of women demanding rights and opposing that orange little con-man who just took office in the US, I am beyond stoked.

One seriously awesome woman: Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem is a legend and hearing her speak about not letting the people be divided is so satisfying because not only does she get it, she’s communicating it to all the women of the world.

This is real feminism. This is a genuine fight for equality that is making a real impact on the world. I love it.

While Trump supposedly only affects America, the truth is that he, and those like him impact us all, worldwide. Seeing all the global sister protests coming together to say “Fuck that guy” is one of the most impressive political statements I’ve ever seen.

Look at the numbers in Boston! Holy mother of crap!

One thing I want to point out is that these protests are not targeted at ‘men’ generally, they are targeted specifically at Donald Trump, and deservedly so. Beyond that, the protesters and they protest leaders are speaking about women’s issues without blaming men for those issues, and that’s really, really important.

That point that Gloria Steinem made about not being divided is absolutely essential for us all moving forward. Removing power mongers like trump requires unity. Pushing for women’s rights requires unity. Pushing for equality requires unity.

It’s absolutely beautiful seeing unity in action around the world today, fighting the good fight.

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Musical Madness (Rachel Bloom seems pretty cool)

6 Apr

I’m not familiar with the show these videos are from, and to be honest, I only found out about any of this because I saw some big boobs bouncing around on my feed and that was enough to catch the caveman part of my brain and triggered further investigation.

I don’t think that’s entirely my fault. Anyways, I figured anything from a show called ‘Crazy Ex Girlfriend‘ is probably gonna have some content that suits this site. Turns out I was right.

Strangely enough, I don’t think Rachel Bloom is a crazy bitch, I think she’s just using satire to get her point across. I’m a huge fan of that approach, so she actually seems pretty awesome to me.

Yeah, ok, that’s a bit nuts but she is living proof that acting like a crazy bitch is not a permanent thing, that people can choose not to be crazy bitches.

I’m not sure if I’m supposed to masturbate angrily after watching that one or not, but I guess I’m gonna have to check out her show now.

Crazy bitch tip: if you ever catch yourself lying in your diary, it’s probably time to talk to someone about what’s going on in your life.

 

Bonus Video:

Sarah Silverman’s how not to rape list

28 Mar Sarah Silverman's anit rape list

I like Sarah Silverman. I’ll eventually do a post about just awesome I think she is because she’s a genuinely brilliant, intelligent and interesting person. I don’t have time to tell you all the other reason’s I think she’s awesome, so I’ll just share with you this image she put up on twitter:

Sarah Silverman's anit rape list

Sarah Silverman’s anit rape list

In case you can’t read it, this is what it says:

  1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks.
  2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her along.
  3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her.
  4. If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her.
  5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her.
  6. Never creep into a woman’s home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars, or rape her.
  7. Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.
  8. Use the Buddy System! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, as a trusted friend to accompany you at all times.
  9. Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you.
  10. Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. When asking a woman out on a date, don’t pretend that you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be raping her later. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her.

Sarah Silverman (via her Twitter)

While I’ve pointed out that I do believe women have a responsibility to protect themselves and avoid dangerous situations, this list is a pretty hilarious indictment of the revolting way some men behave. This list definitely belongs on our sister site, How Not To Be A Massive douche.

Nice work, Ms Silverman!

 

Awesome women: Jenna Marbles

21 Mar

Jenna Marbles is pretty cool.

Jenna started uploading videos to youtube in 2010 and has an absolute buttload of viewers. I’d say there be a high number of people who are initially drawn to Jenna because she’s cute, and there’s no arguing that she’s a stunner, but I think what keeps people hooked is that Jenna is a really interesting and entertaining person.

Here’s a particular video that confirms to me that Jenna is awesome:

See, Jenna gets it!

You probably wouldn’t guess from most of Jenna’s videos but she has two friggin degrees, including a masters. That’s awesome in its own right. The fact that she’s also clear on the fact that the change in gender roles that’s happened of the past 5 or so decades has to be accepted on both sides of the penis/vagina divide.

I don’t necessarily agree with Jenna’s taste in style and I get that she has a few traits that can get on people’s nerves but, come on, she’s friggin hilarious! Like in this video about what she doesn’t understand about men.

And, then in this video, Jenna discusses what she doesn’t understand about girls.

And in this video, Jenna talks about things she doesn’t understand about sluts.

One of my favourite things about Jenna Marbles is that she is so open and willing to talk about the shit that doesn’t make any sense at all to guys. If I have a random question about women, chances are that Jenna has at least tried to talk about it. I appreciate that. I also appreciate that she acknowledges that there’s a lot of shit that women do that don’t make any sense at all.

Check out this video where she talks about being straight forward.

Fair enough, that might be a bit much, but I like the simplicity of her approach.

Anyway, that’s Jenna Marbles. She’s awesome. You can find her at: jennamarblesblog.com and her channel at: youtube.com/channel/UC9gFih9rw0zNCK3ZtoKQQyA

Awesome women: The power of vulnerability

5 Mar

Brené Brown is awesome.

Lucky for us, Ms Brown has delivered a poignant TED Talk that helps explain how she got to be so awesome.

Ms Brown is extremely intelligent, has a great sense of humour and is full of compassion. I admire her willingness to have the courage to be imperfect and vulnerable and talk about it in front of the rest of the world.

I love to see people who just ‘get it’. Brené Brown had to fight herself to get there, but get there she did. And now over 16 million people have watched her explain how she got there. It’s well worth the 20 minutes.

Crazy bitch tip: numbing yourself to life is no way to enjoy it.

Seduction

3 Mar

Chen Lizra is a very cool, very sexy, very interesting woman.

In this TED Talk, she discusses seduction. It’ll take you about 13 minutes to get through it, and I reckon it’s well worth a watch.

I’ve got to admit, when I first saw the title of this video, I assumed the worst.

I assumed Ms Lizra was going to be teaching women the equivalent of what “Pick Up Artists” teach men, and I think Pick Up Artists are massive douches who have studied how to manipulate women’s emotions in order to take advantage of them, so that wasn’t a good start. But in this talk Ms Lizra makes some really interesting points about seduction, which I hadn’t considered before.

By the end of the talk, I started to think there’s nothing wrong with seduction, and I started thinking Ms Lizra was kinda awesome. I think it’s an excellent thing to teach people to be confident in themselves and to chase after what they really want, and if seduction helps along that path, let it be another tool in the shed.

Maybe that was just because Ms Lizra managed to seduce me, too. I don’t know, but I did enjoy that this video and it helped open my perspective of seduction, and I appreciate that.

Anyway, the reason I wanted to post this video is to point out that I don’t think there’s anything wrong with seducing people, but I do think there’s something wrong with seducing people purely for your own entertainment.

I reckon one of the key differences between a woman and a crazy bitch is understanding when it’s appropriate and inappropriate to use your skills of seduction.

A normal woman, for example, might intentionally seduce the man (or woman) she’s interested in, or the person she’s currently involved with. A crazy bitch might try to seduce every guy she meets purely because she likes the attention.

A normal woman might flirt with the guy she likes, to let him know she’s interested in him. A crazy bitch might flirt with the guy she thinks is a complete loser, just to get him to do something for her.

I’m going to assume that you get my point. The big difference between the two sides of the fence is intention. Being seductive is a powerful thing. When you’re powerful, you have to be careful about how you use that power.

Crazy bitch tip: If you’re fortunate enough to be seductive, only use it when your intentions are genuine, and don’t just go around having fun at the expense of others.

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Emma Watson is awesome

23 Feb

Emma Watson is not a crazy bitch. Emma Watson is awesome and she’s doing awesome things.

We all know Emma from her origins as an actor in the Harry Potter films but since her early years as the face of a strong female character, Emma has herself grown into a strong female character. Emma is a wonderful example of a woman, and a great example of the opposite of a crazy bitch.

In the following video, we see Ms Watson speak to the UN about women’s rights.

Importantly, Emma pointed out that feminism shouldn’t be about man-hating. This is an extremely important aspect of the mess that has become of the resurgence of the feminist movement. This is an observation which is lost on far too many women, who instead of looking for ways to help us to move towards the ideal scenario of equality for all, choose instead to blame men as if they’re the cause of any and all inequality that exists.

Emma Watson is a great example of a stunningly beautiful woman who has not rested on her aesthetic advantage. Unlike so many other child actors who go off the rails, become addicted to substances and squander their fortunes. Ms Watson has instead taken the advantages life has provided her and used them as a launching pad to bring positive change to the world.

Note that you don’t tend to hear about Ms Watson having tantrums or showing off her wealth or having twitter wars over insignificant shit. Isn’t that a wonderful change? That’s just another point in her favour.

Crazy bitch tip: Take a leaf out of Emma’s book.

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