Monday, February 21, 2011


Goddamn it!

Goddamn John Key and his rotten National Party Cabinet Ministers are so keen on screwing over women, Maori and their children in this country it makes me fucking angry as hell!
Welfare "shake up" recommendations via - warning for misogynist, idiotic comments...

We gotta protest. They ignored us when we protested against the employment law reforms, they ignored us when we protested against the Voluntary Student Membership bill, they cannot fucking sit back and ignore us again!

We got together to protest the exploitation of our land, we have got to get together and protest their plans to trample over our sick, our unemployed and our mothers.

I can't be the only person who feels this way. If anyone else out there hates what's happening to our people, hit me up.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lifestyle choices

Oh Christ.

Just getting away from a blog post with open comments on Stuff about food parcels and John Key's moronic comment about beneficiaries' lifestyle choices.

The amount of misogyny in the comments just makes me SICK. From women as well as men!!

A stunner from someone named Claire - ranting about a woman with three children and collecting the DPB "her choice to have sex and get pregnant" well yeah we really hope it was her choice to have sex, and definitely her choice to have her children but that doesn't mean it's her fault that she can't afford everything she needs to provide for her children and herself.

Yes, of course, many women who get pregnant and consider the consequences think "well shit, if I have this kid now money is going to be really tight" but it doesn't mean that they don't want the child!

Me, personally, I would probably rather take my chances with pregnancy, parenthood (maybe by myself) and maybe having to sacrifice a bit than have an abortion. (unless I really didn't want the man's child, for whatever reason) But abortions just squick me out. The whole procedure makes me nauseous and scared. I don't just mean the tried and true D&C, the pills, the having to leave and come back again thing, the sedation, yeah, nah. Horrible. Not for me, if I can possibly avoid being raped (odds aren't that good, I'm a woman) or getting knocked up to a guy who really couldn't handle fatherhood.

Abortion law pisses me off too, I've read the section of the Crimes Act (CRIMES! Can you believe it?!) that contains NZ's current abortion laws and it's twisted and wrong. D:

This is totally turning into a rant, but FUCK OFF with the benefit cutting already. Hypocrites! Marginalising women and Maori while they buy themselves flash new cars. Paula Bennet... you are damned lucky I've spent today reading a book by the Dalai Lama. I am grateful to you for being my enemy, because you give me the opportunity to practice compassion.

Damned if I will, though!!!

EDIT: In hindsight, I should probably link to something that analyses some of the statistics regarding women, Maori and social welfare.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

things I found today

Thank you, feminist blogosphere.
Thank you, Wellington Young Feminists' Collective.
Thank you, Peggy Orenstein.

The Destructive Culture of Pretty Pink Princesses

"What really floored me, both as a girl-advocate and as a parent, was the way that prematurely sexualising girls or play-acting at sexy for them from a young age disconnects them from healthy authentic sexual feeling. So that they learn that sexuality is something that you perform, instead of something that you feel."! I had to sit for a few minutes to digest that. I haven't even finished reading the article myself yet - I just had to share it!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

from the horse's mouth

"From Stripper to Acting CEO

I clicked on this article in the hopes that it would be a woman making it to the top. But no.

It's a bloke, having done a one-night stint in a local production. "Very tastefully done".

Has anyone else been to a strip club featuring female dancers? Seen the way they accept tips from the patrons, bending over and giving a full view of their cunt a few scant inches from their faces?
Competition for getting tipped has done this to strippers - they used to be dancers, entertainers...burlesque. But now, the more skin they show and the ruder they dance, the more money they get. Taste has little to do with it.

Still, more power to ya if that's you. More power, more money.

But the man in the article says it himself: "I am probably one of the few CEOs, if not the only CEO, to have been a stripper for a paying audience."

That's like saying that no stripper could ever become a CEO of a company. That she's not worthy enough for the job. And that hacks me off!