Showing posts with label feminism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label feminism. Show all posts

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."

she decides day 2018 life by asha singh


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 every woman deserves 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 vs. 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?

life by asha singh feminism


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, 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, 17 May 2017

HOW TO SLAY - NAMIBIAN STYLE

Monday, the 15th of May, was a big day for me - the day I could finally stop cringing when someone asked for my age and I had to end if off with "teen". I'm finally a twenty something (well twenty nothing technically). Cool, right? Tbh it's actually a pretty big deal for me. My excuse for everything in life up until that point was "I'm so young, it doesn't matter". Guess what Asha, it kinda matters now. I mean I'm still so young (I can't even legally drink in half of the world!), but now I don't feel like that excuse is valid anymore. I have no excuse not to have adventures. I have no excuse not to learn more. I have no excuse not to love more. I have no excuse not to get my shit together.




And most importantly, I have no excuse not to slay! This week one of the greatest Slay Queens if my life, has graced us with the ultimate guide to slaying - whether you're 20, 30 or even 102 (Yeah, we're gonna be bomb ass grandmas one day)!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

WHAT FEMINISTS DO FOR FUN

When we're not out fighting for the rights of minority groups all over the world we have normal lives like you. This is an inside look at what our friendly neighbourhood feminists do for fun on weekends.



Wednesday, 8 March 2017

WHY BEING A WOMAN IS AWESOME

I woke up this morning and after pressing snooze 3 times realised what day it is - my second favourite day of the year (Well after my birthday that is)!


HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY!