Showing posts with label women. Show all posts
Showing posts with label women. 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?

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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."





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, 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!