Sunday, 25 February 2018

SHEDECIDES DAY 2018 - WHAT IS THE #SHEDECIDES MOVEMENT

2 March 2018 is SheDecides Day. The SheDecides movement is founded on a belief in "a world where every girl and woman can decide what to do with her body, with her life, and with her future."



South Africa is also a part of their worldwide campaign with the SheDecides Flagship Event, to be held in Pretoria, 1st March 2018 and bringing together over 200 young people and politicians from Eastern and Southern Africa. 

AM I PRO-CHOICE?

When I was deciding whether to write about the #SheDecides at first I had no doubt about it. I fully support women's rights and empowerment. More often than not I'm the one actively advocating for it when I hear comments from people that think otherwise.  

I believe women deserve equal pay, equal access to resources and the freedom to do what she wants with her life and body. And of course that brings on the issue of abortion. Wait, do I really want to write about that knowing how passionate the pro-life - pro-choice debate is? This is something I've only really shared my opinion of with my friends. Coming from a religious background, I've never felt comfortable talking about it to people I wasn't absolutely close to. So, Asha, am you pro-choice?

Photo by Kirushanthan Krishnapillai on Unsplash

Thursday, 8 February 2018

FEMINIST QUOTES TO LIVE BY FROM OPRAH'S 2018 GOLDEN GLOBES SPEECH

Posting a blog post every single day is SO MUCH WORK. Anyone that knows me knows how lazy I am, so this is so not working for me. Next week will be business as usual, with just one post on Wednesday, but since I committed myself to this, I'm going to finish this week. Thanks to everyone thats been reading and supporting me! You da real MVP.
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As you should know by now (It was all over socials!) Oprah won the prestigious Cecil B DeMille award at the Golden Globes last month. What made her speech even more inspiring is the context - last year was a crazy year for women's rights activists! From the Women's march in the beginning of the year to the #metoo movement, women (and some men) were't holding back.

A lot of the things she said really stayed with me this past month. If you haven't listened to her speech, I would highly suggest you do. But in any case here are some of the quotes that really spoke to me. 


Wednesday, 7 February 2018

TIME MAGAZINE'S PERSON OF THE YEAR FOR 2017 IS...

No, definitely not Larry Nassar


A bit off topic but just on Monday, 5 February 2018, Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 125 years in prison for years of sexually abusing over 200 women and girls. The doctor was well known in the Michigan gymnast community for his treatment of injured athletes. 

He claimed that his "pelvic floor" treatment which involved him putting his fingers into young girls' vaginas was a cure for a number of physical injuries. A number of his victims even included Olympic gymnasts. How people actually believed this for so many years is beyond me!

Okay, Asha, that was random, why are you going on about this Nassar guy? Well Larry Nassar is just another of a long line of sexual assault cases the media has been shining their spotlight on lately. And that's why TIME magazine's person of the year for 2017 was such an important breakthrough.

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TIME'S PERSON OF THE YEAR FOR 2017 IS...

THE SILENCE BREAKERS (THE #METOO CAMPAIGN)

"We can't all be sluts, we can't all be asking for it."





Tuesday, 6 February 2018

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY (INVESTING AND THIS WEEK'S STOCK MARKET TURMOIL)

On the blog I tend to talk about touchy subjects like politics, social justice and even feminism, so it's only natural for me to want to talk about money. I've divided this blog post into 2 parts - the first part deals with what's currently happening in the stock market and especially this weeks stock market turmoil. The second part deals with my personal take on investing and money. 

Disclaimer: I am by no means an expert on the topic of money and the economy, and my knowledge is limited to second year economics modules (Which I did get distinctions in just BTW ;)). 


Monday, 5 February 2018

A DUMMIES GUIDE TO DAY ZERO AND CAPE TOWN'S WATER CRISIS

UPDATE: DAY ZERO has been moved to 11 May due to more people, farms in particular, following the water restrictions. YAY! This is amazing news because Cape Town's rainy season starts in the winter months (June, July, August) and this will hopefully mean the rainy season starts in time. There is, however, no certainty around whether Cape Town will actually receive enough rainfall during the "rainy season" to make up for the 3 year drought.



I hated geography in high school. No, like really hated it. Geography class made me want to jump off the nearest bridge (My geo class was on the 4th floor so I might as well have jumped out the window tbh).

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

GIRL POWER - INTERVIEW WITH PAYAL RAMLALL

Carrying on August’s theme of Women Empowerment, this week I’ve interviewed Payal Ramlall, a fellow blogger, model and law student (And also, a close friend of mine!). Also, be sure to check out my interview on her blog which you can find here.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE A FEMINIST

One of the things I've been reflecting on a lot during this women's month is all the amazing women I've met this year - a lot of them through blogging! One of these inspirational women is Dhanusha, a beauty blogger and computer science student from Cape Town.

This week we did an exciting, unique collaboration. I wrote a post on Dhanusha's blog about My Makeup Must haves (Surprise, surprise I'm actually crazy about make up!) and she wrote a piece on Feminism. Enjoy her blog post and be sure to check out mine on her blog!

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By Dhanusha Dhoorgalu



Hi there!

I am Dhanusha, from the blog Miss Dhanusha, duh. My friends call me Dee, I call myself Alien and my readers’ weirdos. This is purely because I would to see us all embrace our “weirdness” that makes us unique. I am a Beauty & Lifestyle blogger with a strong opinion on certain matters. As much as I love all things beauty I love keeping up with current affairs and making a positive impact. Today that topic is feminism. Another feminist? Yes, I don’t hate men.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

THE WOMEN WHO (LITERALLY) RULE THE WORLD



When you think of politics you usually think of old, balding men and while this is (unfortunately) mostly true, there are tons of women that are proving to pack quite a punch! In celebration of Women's Day, I researched Forbes list of 100 Most Powerful Women to find the women in politics who are changing the world one election at a time.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

END GIRL ON GIRL HATE (BECAUSE, YOU DO YOU BOO!)

This is another collab with my fav girl blogger Indira from Indira's Inner Beauty! Head on over to her blog to see her post. 
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Anyone who knows me knows I'm a firm believer in #girlpower. With those brows on fleek and your squad by your side you have no reason not to slay. Now the brows are the easy part, all you need are ABH dip brow and the real techniques brow brush and you're good to go girl! When it comes to your squad, not so easy. As pro-women and feminist as I am, I have to admit women are pretty notorious for being the more devious, conniving and backstabbing of the sexes. And you know what the worst part is - we've like that to each other