This one is probably a 3.5🌠but because it had to complete with her first book that I love love loved so much. Again I love the historical references this was one had politics and CIA involved so it was a good story but it just felt like it was missing something. I did love all of the Palm Beach references though...#lillypulitzer and #WorthAve There was lots of talk about Cuba but when she finally headed that way to potentially assassinate Castro it was so small which I guess is the real lesson in the book. Beatriz thought her life was about revenge but instead found herself becoming her own woman with her own career and an education. So #feministpower was definitely present. I’d definitely still recommend it and you don’t necessarily have to read the first one to read this one. It was another quick read perfect for a beach read or just to calm down after putting your toddler to bed which was definitely more my experience. #bookrecommendations#whenweleftcuba#chanelcleton#findareasontoread#readersofinstagram
Having engagement with discourses of religion and culture will help in fighting against patriarchal oppression and bring about transformatory change.
Strategizing on how to be more effective detonating patriarchal systems #FeministPower
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10 months ago
• Blood comes out of vagina for anywhere between 3 to 7 days.
• That blood lost could be 4 tablespoons to a cup.
• A cup of blood, vaginal mucus, and endometrial tissue.
• Cramps that result in crying, vomitting or even passing out.
• Horrible mood swings. • Feverish headaches. • Backaches.
• Breasts hurt so bad, can't even touch them.
• Acne everywhere. • Actual vagina could be sore.
• Feel constantly tired.
• Constant fear of soaking through pad/tampon.
• Can't lay a certain way in bed. • Taking pill after pill and it still doesn't help. • Bloating and weight gain. • Anemia (iron deficiency) which can not clot the blood causing so much blood loss it becomes deadly.
• Can't ever feel full.
• Everything seems irritated. • Crying on slightest inconvenience.
• Getting up in the morning, the body's centre of gravity shifts and all the blood settled in during the night will now rush out on getting up, proceeded by clenching of legs tightly to avoid leaking. • Diarrhea or constipation (any one)
• Made fun for having a period ?!?!
• Forced to go to school/work.
• Told that it's just overacting.
It's not easy to survive all this every month.
But the least all of us can do, as a society, is to give women around us (work, family or school) a free and normalized environment where periods are not a taboo, where a woman can feel free to check her stain in a public mirror or ask people (even stranger) without any hesitation to arrange a pad in emergency or ask people to check her pants for stains or adjust her pad in public when in need.
It's not new, this process is as old as the existence of humankind or even before (even some species of apes have it) so just deal with it as normally as a cold or flu.
#periodsbelike #normalizeperiods#periodstruggles#sanitarypads#tampons#menstruation#feminista#feministpower#feministaccount#feministsupport#feminismisequality#feminismo#feminists#feministmovement#feministaf#feminism#feminismisforeverybody#feministfightclub#feminist#fem#femme#female#womenempowerment womenpower #weshouldallbefeminists#women#womenstrength
1 week ago
#feministfridays and today I've read about @chimamanda_adichie in my periodic table of feminism book 🌻
I havent read any of her books yet and now I feel ashamed! I definately need to add then to my list. So many books and so little time. Tonight I'm chilling on my sofa for half an hour reading The Handmaids tale, ah phew not such a terrible feminist after all. 🌻
Have you read any of Chimamanda's books and if so which would you reccomend I read first? 🌻
#Mujercitas es una nueva transposición de la exitosa novela de Louisa M Alcott. Realiza varios cambios respecto a las versiones cinematográficas anteriores, por ejemplo es más explícita respecto a su #feministpower Más al respecto en mi #review
#FeministPower Gracias a las feministas, TODAS LAS MUJERES tenemos derecho a la educación, a elegir y ser elegidas. No me llames EXTREMISTA cuando lucho por los derechos de todas las Mujeres pic.twitter.com/ci8nHdZu9g
Read this quote and felt connected to it immediately.
We come across a lot of people in our lives who are there to tell you that no matter what you do, you're imperfect, whatever you're doing has flaws and "it could be better if you do THIS or THAT".
And yes, it's okay to take their advice and work on it.
But do you ever stop for a minute and think, where were they when you needed a slight appreciation for your efforts, where were they when you stayed up all night and came up with the best work of your life, where were they when you were about to quit and you just needed a little motivation to carry on, where were they when you actually did something worth praising OR why do they not appreciate but are always there to criticize the work you do?
No matter which field you are in or if you're just living your life.
I advise you not to take any criticism from people who have achieved nothing, who have contructed nothing, who have not done a single thing to be inspired by, who are just there only and only to find flaws in your work and your life.
"Constructive" criticism is only considered constructive if it doesn't bring negativity to your thoughts, if it doesn't interfere with your mental health, if it doesn't make you question your worth, if it ACTUALLY encourages you to do even better in your life or with your work.
Stop entertaining people who make you doubt your achievements.
#feminist #feministpower#feministaccount#feministsupport#feminismisequality#feministmovement#feminism#feminismisforeverybody#quotesonlife#quotestoliveby#inspiringquotes#inspirationalquotes#writersofinstagram#supportyourlocalgang#writerscommunity#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthadvocate #supportyourfriends
6 months ago
I've been following @frombeewithlove for a long time now and I'm always so inspired by her creativity. This month's short story on the blog was inspired by this picture of hers and her feminist values ❤️It follows a character called Rose as she's cat-called on the street. Link to the story is in my bio - interested to hear your thoughts on this one. What do you do when someone cat-calls you?
Você vai ir em "conta" e clicar em "encerrar sessões em todos os aparelhos" pronto, a Netflix vai sair em todos os aparelhos conectados. Depois é só entrar de novo no seupic.twitter.com/ba1y4U5OKV
Often we come across people who call us out when we talk about female experiences, saying "hey, but men go through all this *too*".
First of all, why is it that you have to use the word "too" to talk about male experiences? This expression explains in itself that you're using male experiences and trauma to silence the female ones, you're not giving male experiences their independent space and making them feel that the only time you'll speak for a man is when someone else is talking about a woman.
Second, stating one thing doesn't mean denial of the other, people don't talk about women keeping in mind that women are the only creatures that are going through this. They're just talking about women at that particular time.
Third, it's not always right to criticize someone's point of view and making them feel as if they are excluding a gender when they're not.
Fourth, it's not always important to talk about men everytime, sometimes it's just about women, sometimes we're just discussing women's traumas and experiences. And maybe trying to give men their own platform to discuss things rather than using the platform of women making it a comeback.
Now let's ask ourselves that why can't we think of men's experiences as whole in themselves rather than using them in puting off the fire that rises in women's issues? Just so you know, by raising this argument you're degrading the issue of both the genders. .
#feminista #feministpower#feministaccount#feministsupport#feminismisequality#feminismo#feminists#feministmovement#feministaf#feminism#feminismisforeverybody#feministfightclub#feminist#fem#femme#female#womenempowerment womenpower #weshouldallbefeminists#women#womenstrength#metoomovement#writingcommunity#writerscommunity#wordporn
#changingnarratives, the key outcome of the African Feminist forum was the adoption of the charter of feminist principles, the charter reaffirmed our commitment to dismantle patriarchy and all its manifestation in Africa #FeministPower@amwaafrika@ywli_info
Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Another thank you to Soroptimist International!
We have received more kind donations including 12 toiletry bags & back to school stationery. These have been and are continuing to be very useful for the women and children that come to our services. @soroptimist
Juana Toledo of Consejo de Pueblos Wuxhtaj, the focal point for #WomensGlobalStrike Guatemala shares that on Sunday the women in her organisation decided to wake up early to receive the first rays of sunshine, give thanks to the heart of the universe for life and plan how they are going to join the Global Women's Strike.
The freedom of choice and autonomy regarding bodily integrity issues such as reproductive Rights, safe abortion and sexual orientation should be respected.