womenâs empowerment

“If there’s a women’s day there should be a men’s day as well” it saddens me that people fail to realise that it’s a men’s day everyday. It’s a men’s day in the workplace when women are paid less, it’s a men’s day in the school when little girls are told a boy who hits you probably likes you, it’s a men’s day when any woman is a victim of domestic violence, it’s a men’s day when any woman is sexually assaulted, it’s a men’s day when parents choose to send their son to school rather than their daughter even tho its her basic human right, it’s men’s day whenever a baby is abandoned by her family because she was born a girl, it’s a men’s day whenever any woman is catcalled, groped, molested, raped, and are subject to domestic violence. The women’s day is the one day when women feel empowered as one community to stand up for each other. It’s the one day that women can say that I am a woman of this society and I shall not be treated this way. Yet, in a man’s world, we have can’t even have one day in honour of women.

I don’t know if you’re all in hibernation or something but HOW are you all still sleeping on sweet/vicious?

- KICK ASS WOMEN
- DEALS WITH REAL SOCIAL ISSUES CONSIDERED A TABOO BY LOTS OF PEOPLE
- ONE OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS IS BISEXUAL
- THEY WANT SO MUCH MORE DIVERSITY AND STORIES INVOLVING AROUND POC AND LGBTQ+ PEOPLE
- DEALS WITH THE AFTERMATH OF SEXUAL ASSAULT
- SHOWS HOW BIG THE IMPACT OF R*PE IS ON SOMEONE’S LIFE
- MALE SURVIVORS IN GROUP THERAPY
- WOMEN SUPPORTING OTHER WOMEN !!!

I could go on but really just go watch the show and see for yourself!

In honour of International Women’s Day, let’s just remember the good queens of the Chronicles of Narnia series.

Queen Helen of Narnia: the first queen. Called into Narnia because her husband happened upon it, and it was only natural that she was there beside him. She spoke up when Polly was too afraid. Like most, while in England she was rather ordinary, in Narnia she proved every inch a queen.

Queen Susan the Gentle (a.k.a. Susan of the Horn): A doubter turned a believer. She was a child, but she was a queen: a leader, a diplomat, and even a warrior if need be. (You can’t tell me the bow/arrows were never ever used in battle. I know she didn’t “like to ride in the wars” but that doesn’t mean she’d never fight, or never defend her home.) She cared for her subjects. She ruled the Golden Age of Narnia with her brothers and sister by her side.

Queen Lucy the Valiant: Entered Narnia like a dream, but did not doubt herself when others did. Steadfast. Loyal. True. Not just brave, but Valiant. A small child to begin with, but undoubtedly a queen. She fought because she loved her country, loved her people. She never gave up. She was a beacon of faith and hope, much like the lamppost itself.

Queen Aravis of Archenland: A Calormene runaway, though initially she plotted much worse for herself. Teetering between prideful and confident, she was nobody’s fool. She sought empowerment by looking down on Shasta, but found empowerment by working beside him in their quest. Always noble, but never thought she’d be a free queen.

Queen Lilliandil: Although unnamed in the books, she had a huge effect on everyone who met her. Dazzling beauty, but she would not be taken in. She knew her worth; the star’s daughter. Ruled well by Caspian’s side, and raised her son to be a righteous man. Mourned by all when she was lost.

That is not to mention so many of the wonderful ladies in Narnia, (and to ignore the fact that even those who were never royalty such as Jill and Polly were described as Queens once they got to the True Narnia/Aslan’s Country.) But I think we need to take a moment to appreciate all these different women who became queens in different ways.

Because we might feel kind of ordinary sometimes, but we have the power to live as queens: Loyal. Just. Valiant. Kind. Confident. Beautiful. Wise.

We can do it all. ✨

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Just A few of the Marquee Episodes from A DIFFERENT WORLD 1987-1993

If I Should Die Before I Wake 

Mammy Dearest 

Time Keeps On Slippin’

Little Mister 

No Means No 

Pride & Prejudice 

Love Taps 

I swear I love this show! To me, It is hands down the best tv show ever! 

hello, my beauties. i would like to talk with you about something. yep, it’s the girl in joe’s snapchat.

so long story short, there was a girl in joe’s snapchat who was very ~close~ to joe, let’s say, and well the fandom, or some people in it, freaked out and have no idea what’s going on. some people are messaging me calling the girl bad names and saying like what a slut she is or something.

i don’t need to and/or am not obligated too but i feel like standing up for her. many people are calling her clingy and whatever and to be very honest, i feel like that’s completely wrong. ofc you are obligated to have your own opinion, but i feel like before you make up your mind you should maybe consider some facts.
so,

1. i’d like to take this time to tell you that that beautiful girl’s name is Julia Kelly. she is an actress and has done youtube for a bit. she is not a random girl.

2. she is probably joe’s friend and even if not, knows him much more than we know him.

3. personally, i don’t feel like she was doing anything ‘sluttish’ or ‘clinging’ to him in any manner. whatever it was, it was definitely not one-sided.

4. we are in no position to tell joe what to do, who to date and how to behave with girls that are his friends or more. that’s strictly between him and his friends.

so let’s stop judging his life or that girl whom we do not know personally. it hurts me that we would slut-shame our own kind based on nothing but a few snapchats where they messed with filters. what this is, is disempowering womankind and if continue to do this all the ‘feminism’ and 'women empowerment’ we talk about are just meaningless words. so let’s just stop.

stop judging a beautiful girl who may or may not be some man’s girlfriend. especially when we don’t know her.

i might get hate for this, i might. but i really don’t care because honestly it is disturbing. in the world right now where we are desperately trying to make a change, such conventional, traditional views where we slut-shame a girl for being close with a person who is her friend, is unacceptable.

this is not meant to hurt anyone or anyone’s sentiments but to being about a change.

let’s stop judging unnecessarily and bring about a change in our mindsets. because lord knows, we need change.


thank you for reading.