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12

Apr

Kirsten Dunst targeted after saying femininity is "undervalued"

Kirsten Dunst was attacked this week in the media by women (who call themselves feminists) because of comments she made in a Harper’s Bazaar interview.

These “feminists” described her as a “dumb blonde” who just “looks good in clothes” and is “not paid to write gender theory, so it’s not surprising.”

Last time I checked, insulting another woman based upon her own personal views and the way she wishes to live her life…is the opposite of feminism.

These riled up “feminists” were so worried about starting an argument about political correctness that they failed to read the whole interview. It’s classic confirmation bias. They read the part that angered them and went off.

Dunst said she felt femininity has been “undervalued.”

She goes on to say, "Femininity has lost its meaning. Our culture and media teach women that success means running after careers and money." 

"We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking — it’s a valuable thing my mum created." 

"Instead, a pro-woman society should emphasize a woman’s importance and worth, no matter her decision in how to live out her life."

What Kirsten Dunst said is, essentially, the essence of feminism. That no one woman can define feminism.  That a woman can support equality, and be strong, fierce and independent—whether she is a stay-at-home mom or a CEO of a major corporation.

I am a woman. And I think that I can be both feminine and a feminist.

I like wearing dresses, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t be treated any less equal than a man.

I like and thank men who open doors for me because I am an appreciative and decent human being who just had something kind done for them. I know I can do it myself, but accepting help from someone doesn’t make me submissive or any less powerful. 

Until I find someone I want to love, marry and share the rest of my life with, I want to work a job…probably multiple jobs in different fields over the course of my life…doing what I love, for however long I want, and be given equal pay and equal treatment under the law. But, does this mean I have to act or dress like a man? No. I can do what I want because it’s my choice.

And when I do find that special person, I want to be a stay-at-home mom some day. I want to cook for my family, teach my children how to ride bikes and drive cars, make cupcakes for the kids in their class, and own and run my home. Does that make me less feminist? No. That’s my choice. I want to do that.  

Do you see the pattern here? It’s my choice. It’s EVERY woman’s choice.

Is there a rule book for feminism? No.

Do you have to meet X, Y, Z criteria in order to be a feminist? No.

I don’t need “those who call themselves feminists” telling me how to be a feminist.

I am a strong woman who can decide and choose how I want to live my life.

AND THAT…is feminism.

11

Apr

WHO THROWS A SHOE?! HONESTLY!

Starkid will be putting on two new original musicals this summer!!

OH MY WIZARD GOD!!!

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An Oregon Trail Musical

AND

A Star Wars Parody Musical

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I FIND this extremely exciting!!!!

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The first ‘Girl Meets World’ trailer came out…

07

Apr

ABC Family is playing one Harry Potter movie every Tuesday night from now until the end of eternity.
They’re calling it ‘Harry Potter Forever.’
I’ve died and gone to heaven…At my funeral, in lieu of flowers, please send Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans.

ABC Family is playing one Harry Potter movie every Tuesday night from now until the end of eternity.

They’re calling it ‘Harry Potter Forever.’

I’ve died and gone to heaven…At my funeral, in lieu of flowers, please send Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans.

Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dies at 93

Rest In Peace, Mickey Rooney

Lady Gaga to livestream final Roseland Ballroom show

WHAT THE….NOOOOO!!

How did I not know Roseland Ballroom was closing?!

Man, what a drag…

06

Apr

When people tell me my future dreams/career goals are too “lofty,” I’ll never accomplish all my aspirations, and I’m being “unrealistic” and “naive”…

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Jimmy Fallon’s Top 10 List: Why Letterman’s Retiring

This week Glee shifted it’s entire plot to New York and the original cast! EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL AND NOTHING HURTS!!

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AND THE STORY LINES WERE ACTUALLY REALISTIC AND MATURE…AND THE SONGS WERE FANTASTIC…AND THERE WERE SO MANY AMAZING KLAINE/BLAM/RACHEL MOMENTS!

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Kudos, Glee writers. Kudos.

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You’ve got a good thing going…Now don’t screw it up!