April 30, 2009

ha. I have ads now.

So apparently I have ads on my site now. Does that mean I'm getting paid, probably not.
Ok, so school is over. My teacher has done her grading for the sight. Hopefully that is all.
Now, I'm abandoning my myspace blog.... :( All things must come to an end. I probably won't alert anyone of this blog either. Im tired of feeling like I can't say certain things, because someone will get offended. Get offended. I don't give a fuck!
Now some fashion.. all from lookbook.

I'm really into thigh high socks right now. It like it when its rainy, it gives me a reason to wear em'.
Adorable dress
Cute tights, with sandals is always adorable.
I'm playing with black and gray.

April 20, 2009

Important Issues

There are so many important issues to me, its really hard to just choose one. The two that most concern me 1) Sex education, comprehensive sex education, that everyone has access too
and 2) Self-appreciation

The first one is important to me, because the percentage of teenage pregnancies is rising, and I believe many are pressured into not only having the baby, but keeping the baby. Many are not fully aware of their options. Even if one knows of all the options, but still is told of the options in a negative light, it is not fair, and she should have equal representation of all her options. But even before a girl is pregnant, she should have access to birth control pill, and condoms.

The second is issue is important, because every girl should love her self, and feel adequate, no matter what her size is, her age, her height, her IQ, nothing should make her self-loathe. The daily barrage of images representing what one woman should look like, is frightening. Honestly, scary.

The organizations, I found that address these problems, is planned parenthood and I didn't really find a organization specifically formed for the self-esteem of teenage girls. This is something I believe I could create in the future. I feel that it is integral for the growth of these young women, to have a good base in their love of themselves.

FIFE ch. 18
Women and religion. Women and religion, honestly, I almost wonder if its like oil and water. In most religions woman is unequal the man, and this ideal is promoted. It really bothers me that women have this much inequality in religions. The fundamental Christians really have twisted the ideal of a perfect women, into a women who stays at home, raising her children, and cooks, cleans, and most importantly is Satisfied, and if she's not satisfied, well then she is ungrateful.
Its really sad.

April 15, 2009

Love me.

You can be loved...

even if you are not perfect

even if you don’t know the answer
even if you are horribly confused
even if you can’t make anyone feel better
even if you don’t know how to make yourself well
even if you made a mistake
even if you don’t know how to be
even if you are ashamed
even if you are hopeless
even if you don’t quite fit in
even if you are scared
even if you are lonely
even if you shouldn’t be having such a hard time right now
even if you don’t think so
even if you haven’t found your place yet
even if you aren’t proud of yourself
even if no one has really seen you before
even if you don’t know what to do
even if you try too hard
even if you’re disappointed
even if you don’t really like yourself right now
even if you are beyond good advice
even if you don’t know how to cry
even if you think this post must be meant for someone other than you

by jen lemen

April 13, 2009

Gender Paper

The scene that I chose is the one where Lupita tries on different wigs, and with each wig comes a generalized life that would go with the wig. The scene is very significant, in terms of gender roles and assigning what one must look like in order to do a certain role.
The wigs:
Single Lady Wig: In this wig Lupita is transformed into different career roles. She quickly takes the wig off, claiming that it looks horrible on her. My question from this "role" is why does Lupita need to be single in order to have these careers? Is this just the authors way of shedding light on the subject, or is this the accepted role of women? In this scene there are no men, to contrast the differences between the two.
Soiled Flower Wig: Lupita is a street walker in this wig. A very naive street walker. The portrayal of women fighting in this scene is reminiscent of women fighting over men in general. Which to me, is very alarming. The man in this scene is the peace bearer, which brings to mind that women are not capable of finding peace amongst themselves, they must have a middle man to bring understanding, because after the man leaves the post, and "solves" everything, the two girls seem jolly with each other. The roles are very gendered.
Usurper Wig: This wig makes Lupita become a mistress. This scene is my favorite scene, the way she is just laying about doing nothing, waiting for her man to arrive. How she gave up everything living life as a leper just so that she can be with him, is very reminiscent of women who just live their lives for the man. The fact that the maid, is familiar with her situation, and knows that she will too be out of a job. It is sad too, how the woman knew what was to become of her in her situation, but seems to do nothing about it, instead she purrs to him, that she misses him. The women play very gendered roles, the maid, working, cleaning, cooking, and the mistress staying fresh, and clean for the man.
Woman of Action Wig: This wig takes her to a reporting job. She seems to work very hard, and is also very aware of the current politics of her country, careful not to mention any countries that were currently against. The women that Lupita interviews could also be considered different versions of herself, one whom is controlled by her husband, one whom is controlled by her work, another whom is doing her work, simply because that was what her father had wanted.
Edge of the Storm: This is the last and final wig, this wig brings her to a academic standard, she is meeting with a group of women, a club. She informs them all of this book "The Eternal Feminine", I didn't really like this wig, or this segment from the scene, it seemed disjointed from the rest, almost as if the author wrote it as a after thought to the rest of the book. Essentially, though, this wig is too educated for Lupita, who in a fit of anger stomps all over the wig. The ideas presented were too progressive for her.
Overall, when you combine the whole wig scene, I feel that it was a bit negative towards women, I'm not sure if the author wanted her work to come off with a hint of satire, but thats what I find. The main character, Lupita seems weak, and not able to stand up for herself at all. Most women, might be able to connect with the main character, or be able to relate. I can not relate at all. Although, this was written quite some time ago. I believe that Bell Hooks, would agree with me on some level covering this reading. If Rosairo Castellanos was trying to prove a point, she might have tried to be less subtle and more straight to the issue. She seemed to curve around the issue, touching on it slightly, but then she would veer off to another issue.

April 10, 2009

something important

April 6, 2009


My favorite NGO organization, is Planned Parenthood. I believe that this organization works hard to promote sexual education, as well as STD prevention. They give free condoms at their locations, and will talk to any body who has questions. This organization receives a lot of picketing because PP, will fully educated girls about their options when they are pregnant. I have and would donate money to planned parenthood.
This is a gender issue because they care about women, all aspects. I receive emails all the time alerting me about certain things, if I need to call a senator, they give me the phone numbers to do so. This organization does not promote abortions, it promotes education.

Ch. 8 FIFE
Global feminism is really important. Global Feminism is my group project issue, and I believe it be a very important issue. Female circumcision, sex-slaves in countries all over the world, no education for females, these are all important issues that need to be remembered. Its easy to forget about the other women all over the world, whom are struggling to survive. Western woman have done much to connect women all over the world, erasing class and ethnicity.

April 3, 2009

Hold the Moon

Leonid Tishkov and Boris Bendikov, two Russian photographers created their own moon and captured these stunning images.

via.. toxel