This is my 101 post! Ah, my las post Why I Love Autumn was my 100th. Wow I feel so old. I cannot believe I reached 101 blog posts!
I haven’t been following this year elections. All I know is that Donald Trump, you know, the blonde dude who was in the Home Alone movie for a few seconds is running for president. I also know, that Hilary Clinton is running for president. A lot of my female friends are voting for Hilary just because she’s a woman and I don’t agree with that. Do I feel that we need a female president? Yes, but she has to be qualified. I don’t know anything about anything in these elections and who exactly is qualified, but I digress.
When I told my friend that I wasn’t going to vote for Hillary just being she is a woman, she asked, “How can you say you’re a feminist and not vote for Hillary.” Does me not voting for Hilary veto my feminist card? Have I always been a shitty feminist? I believe in equality for all but, after what she said I really thought about it…I don’t have the slightest idea on how to be a good feminist. I haven’t read any literature written by feminist or seen feminist types of movies, so I really am at a loss. Do I not shave my pits? Do I burn my bra? I have no idea.
Feminist Literature Read: Zero… I think…..
Feminist Movies Seen: No idea
I know as a female minority my rights slightly differ from not only males but other females of different races as well. But what can I do? I really don’t know much about feminism besides the definition.
I haven’t read any feminist literature, or took part in a women’s right issue… man do I feel like a slacker right about now! In all honesty how can I be a feminist when in hindsight, I do have it easier than most. How can I relate to the Malala Yousafzai’s of the world who want simple things as free education for kids while I cry about Chipotle not having a drive thru?
I swear I can listen to Malala talk all day. I haven’t read her book but I want to. Seriously watch her interviews, she’s amazing.
Another reason why I am ranting about this is because my aunt and uncle found out that my cousins boyfriend is telling her what to do, how to dress, and what colleges she needs to go to. My cousin being a naive little thing is not hanging out with her friends and is actually listening to the garbage coming out of her boyfriends mouth. My Uncle isn’t one for having a boy telling his daughter what to do. My aunt is making sure my younger cousin is preoccupied with things so that they won’t see each other. I knew eventually this would happen, he’s not supposed to date outside of his religion, and my younger cousin is a tad bit naive. What makes him think he can tell my cousin what to do? He doesn’t provide for her financially so I am not seeing where he is getting the balls to do such things. I have the urge to slap him in the face.
So this post was short but I wanted to get that off my chest. I think I am a feminist, I believe in equality with everybody, but I don’t think I am doing it right. Hell, I can barely get adulting done right. No, I am not voting for Hilary because she is a woman, I also am not voting for Trump. I don’t know who I want to vote for. I ramble a whole lot…. I know. Anyway, what are your views on feminism? Also, to my feminists out there, what books do you guys recommend to read?