While I did say to myself when I decided to start blogging, that I wasn't going to get all
preachy personal, I think that's going to happen today. So get ready. Or just close the window and go on with your day (no, don't really do that. Keep reading!).
In case you didn't know, I am a big fan of Jenna Marbles. I think she's hilarious, and she has a cheeky mixture of vulgarity, sass and tell it like it is. I was lost in a black hole of her videos yesterday and I came across one called "Why Girls Hate Each Other". (It's posted at the end of this post, I didn't want her to steal my thunder.) This is something that really gets under my skin, so I thought I'd just blab about it for a moment and see what you all think.
Basically, I think girls are better than boys. Boys are good too, don't get me wrong, but us girls are so much better. HOWEVER, we spend so much time on silly things that we let the men take things over, and that is just not ok with me. While I wouldn't consider myself a "feminist" in the traditional sense, I definitely have a large predilection for girl power.
I've been lucky enough to spend some time at some very girl power filled places in Hamilton, like White Elephant and Cake and Loaf Bakery, and it was brought to my attention recently that a TON of new businesses in Hamilton are girl-centric. (Cannon Coffee, Sweet Ice Snow Cones, Needle Work, Cupcake Diner, I know I'm forgetting some...). That's pretty awesome if you ask me.
However, it makes me mad/sad that, as women, we spend far too much time on two things that are very negative and detrimental to our ass kicking and taking over the world.
#1- Worrying about how we look.
I won't get too much into the logistics of all the media, but basically, we are being told that we are not enough as people unless we are thin and tan and pretty and perfect. We waste so much time worrying about our thighs and our hair and how we look in this dress or that bathing suit. I myself have definitely struggled with a major body image issue for years, and at this point, I'm SO SICK OF IT.
It is such a dirty waste of my fabulous time, and I just want to smash it.
#2- Worrying about other girls.
Now, I know a lot of fabulous females who have moved past this, and are sweet and nice and accepting of the other fabulous females they come across in life. But I also know a whole lot of ladies who are still carrying around this high school GARBAGE of being mean to other girls just because they happen to have vaginas. (YES THAT'S RIGHT I SAID IT). It's ridiculous, just cut it out and knock it off. We all have amazing skills and beautiful attributes and you just need to stop worrying about that other girl, and be yourself and live your life.
I could ramble on about this for days and days, but I won't. I just wanted to bring it to your attention, and maybe a small part of you will take it in, and consider it, and it will make your day and your life a little easier. Just do your own thing, I can guarantee it's awesome. And be nice to other girls! They are having just as much trouble as you, even if their hair is nicer or their boobs/waist are bigger/smaller.
I think you are pretty, and that thing that you do is really awesome, and you should keep doing it.
Now watch this Jenna Marbles video.
Ps. I'm not drunk.