THANK YOU!

To whoever single-handedly donated a massive £20 to my Race For Life page that I am doing with my little sister:

You truly are amazing. We cannot thank you enough. With your donation and future ones to come we can make sure that the research and funding that goes into cancer research is really worthwhile!

To anyone who would like to sponsor us, please follow the link below:

https://www.justgiving.com/star-spangled-girls

Let’s reach our now £40 target!!

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Race For Life

I have never participated in Race For Life myself. It has always been my friends or people I know who have done it. I never deemed myself physically fit to be doing something like running for 5km while people cheer you on like you’re doing an 80 acre marathon. I have always admired the people who did so. I just never counted myself among any of them.

This year, that’s all changed. My little sister sent me a text a few months ago, asking if I would join her in doing it. It was a surprise in itself because, as a standard nerdy teenager, she is the laziest person I think I’ve ever met. All she does is stay in her room on her laptop, watch Disney/Marvel movies, or plainly just sleep. But you know what, I said yes! Yes! I will do Race For Life this year! I have always wanted to, I just needed that push from someone else to get me into it! Now, as a contributor, I am really proud. I almost can’t wait – although some trips to the gym/swimming pool may be needed before I jump straight in.

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Caitlyn & Me at the beach

 

Our date to run isn’t until July but hopefully we will have just as much sunshine as this week has brought for us! As a girly girl, I will most definitely be wearing pink – something tells me I might have to bully my sister into doing the same thing however. If you would like to sponsor us, please follow the link below. Our target is £20 and I’d really like it if we could make it – or even better beat it! If you yourself have lost someone to cancer, or know someone who has had it and fought it, we’d really appreciate your donations. I will also be donating – there is no point participating if you don’t give yourself too. 

We are called star spangled girls. Yes, that’s a Captain America reference. I told you she likes Marvel films …

 

https://www.justgiving.com/star-spangled-girls

 

Thank you!

OPPRESSED MAJORITY

I am not usually so strongly opinionated on the concept of feminism. I understand why it exists and why it is so strongly felt. But I am never usually one to rant and rave about it and protest against how women are inferior to men. After watching the short French film OPPRESSED MAJORITY however I was deeply motivated to shout, and rant, and rave, and yes – protest!

Everybody, as it has been said already, should definitely watch this film and take note of it. Within it, gender roles are reversed and the sexism and utter abuse that is shown is quite frankly outrageous. Now, I myself have never come across this abuse – verbal or physical – but I know that some women, lots of women, have and it is our job to stand up and make a mark against the ridiculous people who think they can use such ignorant language.

Watch the short film here.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4UWxlVvT1A

As the film progressed, I found myself as a viewer becoming deeply uncomfortable and unsettled by the footage being produced. There is nothing shown that is so explicit, yet the language and the treatment of the man in the film, both by strangers and even his loved ones, is unnerving.

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Still from Oppressed Majority

And tomorrow, as well as it being Valentine’s Day, it is also I am happy to tell you VAGINA DAY.
Well, V-Day.
V-Day is the global activist movement campaign that is against violence towards women. The V in V-Day stands for

  • Victory
  • Valentine
  • Vagina

As being a part of this movement, today I made some pink cupcakes which will be sold tomorrow at my University, all proceeds going towards the movement.

Sadly not decorated like vaginas, but they’re pretty and pink nonetheless

I don’t think the movement is very well known. Commercialism has talked of nothing less than about money-making Valentine’s Day. So please, instead of telling everybody ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ why not shout across the halls, write on the bathroom cubicle walls, do a pirouette and dance up to people’s doors, and excitedly tell them ‘Happy Vagina Day!’

Please.
It’s a worthy cause.

Feel free to also add your responses to the film in the comment section.