Kirsty, one of the few blogging friends that I know IRL, has a few views about politics. She gave up soaps some time ago. Now she plans to give up politics……..well, almost!
Several years ago I remember waking up in a cold sweat after a nightmare about EastEnders. I think it was about Sonia Fowler – that sweet brainy trumpet-playing girl who fell in love with bad boy Martin after he’d accidentally killed her lovely previous boyfriend, then didn’t realise she was pregnant until she went into labour, gave the baby up for adoption but then had a breakdown and kidnapped the child back.
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A powerful piece of writing from a young lady who is worth far more than all the misogynist, childish, and ignorant bullies who hide their own insecurities behind group bravado. Please do like, and comment, on the original post.
I’ve never wished that I wasn’t a woman. Not once. I’ve never envied a man or wanted to be anyone else. I’ve always felt valued and equal to my male friends, never an object or something insignificant or worthless. I’ve never felt scared to walk down a street, as a woman. I’ve never felt like my gender defined who I am or what I’ve done. I like to break the mould, the stereotype; be different and be myself. As a woman, I’ve always stood tall. I’ve always felt proud and strong.
I’ve never wished that I wasn’t a woman, until recently. Until I was jeered at by a group of men, as I walked past them. Until two men stood in front of me and my friend and wanted to tell us (and probably show us) “all the things I’d do to you”. Until I was made to feel like…
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This very powerful post from Colleen is really worth reading. She puts into words what so many of us think, and wish that we had written!
Hate. I don’t get you. So many things are done in your name. So many things are done with you as the prompt and the excuse. But I don’t get it. I don’t get you hate. And I don’t want to.
I am not filled with hate so there are certain actions I don’t understand.
I don’t understand people expending and even creating energy to spew you in to other’s lives.
Please know, hate, that I don’t confuse you with anger. I get angry. And then I try to get past angry. I don’t get angry and allow it to take me into your neighborhood, or anywhere near your existence. I look for ways to get rid of anger so it doesn’t simmer in to a slow and rolling and killing boil. So it doesn’t turn me into you.
I don’t even know how to respond…
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