I tend to come off a little irritated and bewildered when I come across people, especially women, who say they are not feminists. We have mothers, sisters, nieces, daughters, girlfriends, etc. And when people tell me they are not feminists, what I hear is, I don’t think my mother/sister/niece/daughter/girlfriend/etc deserves equal rights. Because that is what feminism is. Feminism is the radical notion that women are people. When you say you are not a feminist, you are saying that you think women deserve less, that women are less.
And don’t give me that “humanist” or “equalist” bullshit. The same thing is being done to Black Lives Matter with All Lives Matter (or omg, Blue Lives Matter). Don’t give me that bullshit either. Yes, all human beings should be treated equal and all lives do matter, in theory. Anyone with a brain knows that women are not treated equal and neither are black people (or other minorities). We have a long way to go and using these all-encompassing terms to keep up the charade is harmful.
I know at times I can come off as a “man-hater” or that I hate all men. I really don’t. The anger stems from 30 years of male privilege being flaunted in my face, whether in person or on a screen.
What made me feel like writing about this was because I was flipping through options on Netflix. I scrolled past the movie Contact. When I was a freshman in high school this English teacher I didn’t really like let us watch it when he had a ton of grading to catch up on. So we watched the movie while he graded papers. We got to the scene where Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey’s characters are shown in bed together and he looked up from his papers and asked the class if we thought she was a slut for sleeping with him after not knowing him very long. I don’t remember anyone answering his question. But I remember asking if he thought Matthew McConaughey’s character was a slut for sleeping with her so fast. A guy in the class answered and said, “It doesn’t work that way.” The teacher told us to be quiet and watch the movie, obviously not liking my question and that was the end of the discussion.
I feel like that was the defining moment. If there could be a defining moment that was it. I was and am a feminist. I am woman. Hear me roar.
So I just heard about this thing called a tarot year card. And I honestly do not know how I feel about it. The idea is that using your birthday, the month and the day and the year you are in, you can figure out what your year card is.
So for instance my card from November 21, 2015 – November 21, 2016 would be the Death card. 11+21+2015=2047. 2+0+4+7=13. The Death card: Letting go of something old to make way for something new, Transformation, Regeneration, Dealing with emotional pain.
Which I thought was pretty neat at first. But then I realized that they would just go in order for the next year. So…
November 21, 2016 – November 21, 2017: 11+21+2016=2048. 2+0+4+8=14. Temperance
November 21, 2017 – November 21, 2018: 11+21+2017= 2049. 2+0+4+9=15. The Devil
And so on…
So now I am not so sure about it. It’s not so random, or intuitive in my mind, because it would just go in order. I think it would be more interesting to just pull a card at random at the beginning of the year. Which I may do next year. I know that it will be Temperance following this method, but I may pull a card at random as well and see what I get.
Does anyone else use their year card?
I have been avoiding my computer. Well, my old computer. I recently purchased all the parts to build a new computer and after two weeks and some hiccups, it is complete. I still need to wipe my old hard-drive, but my computer is functional. I was really starting to dread getting on my desktop. It was soooo slow and just annoyed me with all the glitches. So I finally ponied up some dough and my brother helped me build my new beast. I love it. It’s so fast.
I still have to re-install a ton of shit, but I can do the basics, which is all I need right this second. I installed Sims 4 (a must), and Office 2016. I will be using my old hard-drive to store all my data and programs/games I don’t use that often and the new hard-drive has the programs/games on it that I am on constantly.
While I have not been posting here much I have been online. Mostly on social media. I have been trying to keep up with my reading while I was not posting. I have a few book reviews to do and one book in particular that I need to gush about. I want to get more serious about book reviewing on this blog as well as delving into my spirituality and fitness/lifestyle goals. I am considering this my half the year gone resolution. Get better at blogging.
For real this time.