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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Video of the Week: "Suggestion" by Fugazi

One of my friends sent me the link to listen to this and I listened to it at the first chance I got. I'll admit that I actually listened to it about three times before I had a definite opinion on it. The thing that really draws me in with this song is the lyrics. They provide excellent commentary about street harassment, sexual harassment, and victim blaming. I find it incredible that media from over twenty years ago can still be so relevant today. This song shows the power that musicians have with their work and the messages they can send.


Monday, March 23, 2015

What a Woman Wants

She wants "talented", "clever", and "interesting."
She wants "gorgeous" not "pretty."
She wants to be paid the whole dollar, not just seventy-seven cents.
She wants "takes charge" not "bossy."
She wants a challenge.
She wants to be treated like the woman she knows she is.
She's got the power inside but nobody will let her be in control.
She knows she is worth more than people make her out to be.
She is worth love and respect.
She wants what the women before her wanted and a better future for the women that will come after.
                                                                                                         
                                                                                                -Kalliope

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

March Playlist: Fightin' Like a Girl

My Fightin' Like a Girl  playlist is dedicated to all of the incredible women around me. Even if they don't feel super strong right now. Please remember ladies, it can and will get better. The inspiration for this playlist came from another girl power playlist, called Where My Girls At? made by one of my favorite online girl magazines, Rookie. I really love encouraging my fellow women and I think it's important to always be doing that. Seeing women lifting each other up and standing up for one another fills me with so much joy. Keep fighting ladies, I know you can!