FEMINISTS SOUTH AFRICA

By Claire Martens

The Oxford University Student Union’s Women’s Campaign recently took photos of students on the Oxford University campus holding up sign boards which demonstrated why the particular student thought that they needed feminism. I absolutely loved the responses. Go to the campaign’s Facebook to check them out(http://www.facebook.com/womcam). Below are my favourite. Please note that I sometimes placed the sex of the person next to the response in order to give clarity, and not to cast judgement on the person or their sex.

I need feminism…

…because I cannot be trusted to regulate myself any more than the press, the police and financial services can (from a man)

…because I am still scared of dropping feminist as a dirty F-BOMB

Note: this can also be in reference to the idea that the difference between feminism and misandry is still misunderstood.

…because I don’t want to live in…

View original post 583 more words

Image

Women and Tattoos

So I stumbled upon an article on the New Yorker website about women and tattoos. I ignored the text and went straight for the slideshow. (As a writer and a reader by default, I probably shouldn’t have said that. Oh well) The pictures are from a book called: Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo by Margot Mifflin. Check ’em out below:

             tattoos-03                                                 

tattoos-07

 

Yeah, so I like tatts. I never used to. But then again I was once convinced that I would never ever wear makeup so…

 

tattoos-09

 

BODIESODSUB3.indd

Enjoy. 🙂

 

 

 

 

Thought Catalog

sun

1. Make a playlist of all your favorite songs, old ones you may have totally forgotten about from middle school or ones that bring back good memories.

2. Take a walk outside. I find I only start to feel worse and wallow if I let myself melt into my bed and engage in the bad feelings.

3. Organize your drawers or closet. It feels good to be productive when you feel like a worthless idiot on the inside. You can look at your clean clothes and feel like a human again.

4. Eat something decadent. Make an ice cream sundae or smores. They’re not just for camping!

5. Go through your phone and delete anyone you no longer talk to or anyone who sucks and makes your life worse.

6. Draw. I have a stack of paper and some colored pencils for just such an occasion. It’s relaxing and fun…

View original post 468 more words