Happy International Day of the Girl!!!!

Happy International Day of the Girl!!!!

Today, as we commemorate the International Day of the Girl, we stand in solidarity with all of the girls around the world who face violence in their courageous pursuit of a life free from discrimination.

This is an opportunity to celebrate, honor, acknowledge, and advance girls everywhere. People all around the world are coming together to both recognize the role of oppression and take a stand against its influence on our own lives and communities.

“Defined Lines” : A Feminist Parody of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines

A group of Auckland law students are causing a stir with their tongue-in-cheek parody of Robin Thicke’s hit song ‘Blurred lines’.

They’ve released a feminist response to Thicke’s song which has drawn criticism for “blurring the lines” between consensual and non-consensual sex.

The song’s had almost 300,000 views since it was uploaded to YouTube on Friday night. The video has been removed from YouTube this morning.

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Lyrics

Every bigot shut up (x 2)
Hey hey hey (x 3)

Boy you’d better quit all your sexist ways
So hear our manifesto of the modern age.
It’s time to undermine
The masculine confines
Coz we don’t wanna grind,
Gri-ii-iind.

You think that you’re so slick,
Let me emasculate ya!
Because your precious dick
Can’t beat my vibrator.
We’re feelin’ the frustration
From all the exploitation.
Prepare for your castration.

(Chorus)
So we can fuck this man’s world,
With all its bullshit,
Girls don’t deserve it.
We ain’t good girls:
We are scholastic,
Smart and sarcastic,
Not fucking plastic.
Listen mankind!
If you wanna get nasty,
Just don’t harass me:
You can’t just grab me.
That’s a sex crime!
Yeah we don’t want it –
It’s chauvinistic.
You’re such a bigot!

What you see on tv
Doesn’t speak equality,
It’s straight up misogyny.
Don’t want you to come on my face!

You think you’re hunky (hey hey hey)
You wanna hug me (hey hey hey)
Don’t you mean fuck me?

One thing I ask of you:
Don’t assume that we all just wanna screw.
Gotta respect me for me to be your boo.
We don’t want no scrubs, no we don’t approve.
Need a universal role reversal,
In real life not a dress rehearsal.
Gotta resist all the gender roles,
Time to put misogyny on parole,
Put exploitation on probation,
Time for you to witness our liberation!
There’s more to life than penetration,
And sexual discrimination.
So tonight we ignite our civil rights,
Resist chauvinism,
Win the fight,
Coz you’re livin large just like a montage
Of you and your friends actin’ out Entourage.
But we ain’t whores to do your household chores,
To make you a sandwich when we’re on all fours.
From history to herstory.
Know you got some opinions that we don’t agree.
Need to call my sister Joan of A-R-C,
Bake a feminist cake, Antoinette Marie.
Yeah, guys, we got spies,
Know all you wanna do is fertilise,
But avert your eyes from my thighs,
Never tell a bitch that she gotta drop a size.
You wanna box gap? Show me your six pack.
Wanna landing strip? You’d better get ripped.
I apologise if you think my lines are crass,
Tell me how it feels to get verbally harassed.

(Chorus)
So we can fuck this man’s world,
With all its bullshit,
Girls don’t deserve it.
We ain’t good girls:
We are scholastic,
Smart and sarcastic,
Not fucking plastic.
Listen mankind!
If you wanna get nasty,
Just don’t harass me:
You can’t just grab me.
That’s a sex crime!
Yeah we don’t want it –
It’s chauvinistic.
You’re such a bigot!

France: Coming soon!!!!

France: Coming so soon!!!!

Je reviens en france dans 2 semaines!!!

Wow, the time is fast approaching. Finalizing last minute details and preparing for this awesome adventure. I can not wait to share all of my wonderful experiences with you all!!!

More to come!

A beintot!!

I’ve evolved.

I've evolved.

“I’ve evolved. When you realize it’s your responsibility to be a leader and create the world that you want to see, you have to do it. It’s my responsibility to create music and come up with ideas that keep my community first.”
– Janelle Monáe

A Radical Revolution: 50 Years Post King?

50 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech in front of the nation and much of the world. 50 years later, much has changed,  yet we can find stagnation in so many areas. We are still dreaming and striving to create a more just and compassionate society. This post is to honor Dr. King’s legacy and continue on the path of justice and righteousness for all people.

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The following video is one of my favorite speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King in 1967: “We as a Nation Must Undergo a Radical Revolution of Values”

A short excerpt from the speech:

I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. When machines and computers, profit and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.

A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. A true revolution of values will soon look easily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. With righteous indignation, it will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say: This is not just.” It will look at our alliance with the landed gentry of Latin America and say: ” This is not just.” The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just. A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war: “This way of settling differences is not just.” This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation’s homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.

America, the richest and most powerful nation in the world, can well lead the way in this revolution of values. There is nothing, except a tragic death wish, to prevent us from re-ordering our priorities, so that the pursuit of peace will take precedence over the pursuit of war. There is nothing to keep us from molding a recalcitrant status quo until we have fashioned it into a brotherhood.

This kind of positive revolution of values is our best defense against communism. War is not the answer.