You like Hugh Hefner and Playboy? But aren’t you a Feminist? Yes

Hey Sweeties,

I haven’t sat and written a proper chatty, opinion piece for ages, and before blogging become the ridiculous, high-quality editorial thing it is now, this is what I came into blogging to do; to write and debate, and provide my opinion on current topics and issues. Although what I am about to present will possibly outrage some people, that’s okay because a debate is good.

I have written so much on my feminist views, and how I view modern feminism (it’s even got its own category accessible from this blog’s navigation menu underneath ‘Girl Talk’ FYI) –

Feminist and married

You can’t define feminism as an emoji

Page 3, Playboy and questioning modern objectification

…to list just three.

If you follow me on any of my social channels such as my Twitter or Instagram, you will likely be aware that on Thursday I was pretty devastated about the passing of Hugh Hefner. But wait, Claire, aren’t you a feminist? Yes, I am.

Hugh Hefner and Playboy

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How do you Judge Beauty? -A response to Julia Roberts being voted People’s World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2017

Hey Sweeties,

On Thursday this week, I was just finishing my lunch break and doing a quick scroll through Twitter when I saw a this from InStyle.co.uk –

Julia Roberts

“The Oscar winner has been named People‘s World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2017 and it’s an honour she has earned for a record fifth time.” –InStyle.co.uk, 19th April 2017

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Feminist and Married : Why Can’t Women be Feminist, Married & Share Their Husband’s Name?

Hey Sweeties,

I have some outrageous breaking news for you all today that frankly, might even Blow. Your. Minds. Are you ready? Okay, so you can be a feminist AND married. Oh. My. God! I know Sweeties, I know, this revelation will be news to many.

I thought it was something I should address on here because I have spoken about many things that are both feminist in topic, and from a feminist perspective and having been married for almost a year now, I did not want people still stuck in the dark ages to start accusing me of fraud. Nevertheless, yes my Sweeties, you can indeed be a feminist and married.

Feminist and married

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Periods – Another Female Taboo

The female taboo: periods

Hey Sweeties,

I apologise, I am in a bit of a ranty mood and once again, I have a bit of a feminist rage going on but you guys are well used to this by now and one of the reasons (I assume), why you follow this blog (do correct me if I am wrong) because if it’s on my mind, I’m going to share it.

So, in the news this past week you may have seen the story about Kiran Gandhi who ran the London marathon on her period and chose to not wear any sanitary protection (story here). Rather than just being able to mind her own business about it (although she did write about it on her own blog), she’s had to defend herself against her decision because the world, quite frankly, found it too disgusting to possibly comprehend.   View Full Post

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You Can’t Define Feminism (as an Emoji)

Feminism as an emoji

Hey Sweeties,

Until I went to University, my awareness and knowledge of feminism was quite limited, I was only really aware of the suffragettes and the whole bra burning thing. So it wasn’t until I was 22-23 years old and studying for my degree that I learnt that feminism transformed (& dare I say progressed) in waves. But regular readers will be very well versed in my views and ideas on feminism and the movement we’re currently experiencing so I won’t repeat myself.

I have also touched upon my (male) colleagues at work who wind me up endlessly on things re feminism and their favourite topic is Caitlyn Jenner (here). However, while I participate in endless banter, despite my concerns that they assumed feminists to be one thing, they do acknowledge that feminism has moved on but to define it, or a feminist specifically, is hard.

In a separate discussion, one of my colleagues asked if I use emoji’s in blog posts and I said I didn’t –both in this one (except the occasional smiley face) and the blog I manage at work. Somehow he then asked me what emoji I would use for feminism and I said (again) that you can’t define feminism (& feminists) as one thing, hence how the idea for this post was sparked. And you can’t, can you? Feminism cannot be defined in any one emoji I have yet seen –now there’s a challenge if there ever was one!

Emoji’s aside, but keeping on the topic of the F-word, a week or two ago I read an article about how if women use the term ‘lovely’ and put x at the end of emails, we’re questioning our loyalty to feminism which is OUTRAGEOUS; language does not determine how feminist you are! I call you all ‘Sweeties’ within my posts, does that make me less of a feminist? Do I offend you all? Do you think less of me? I also sign off my posts with an ‘x’…again, does that change things and make you reinterpret what I say? For the record, I use ‘sweeties’ & sign off with a ‘x’ because I see it as a friendly kind of affection that I can easily spread and without knowing most of you on a personal level, I still want to talk to you with the same warmth as I would my closest friends. So we’re cool, right?

Anyway, some more food for thought and I would love to hear your opinions on the above; maybe you even have the ultimate feminist emoji?

Have a great week, lovelies 😉

Until next time x

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