Confidence, Feminism

The Importance of March 8th

The most common response to a picture or post on the woman’s day is mostly “Why isn’t there a day for men?”. “Why isn’t there a day for children”?. It was intended as a joke, but there is a lot of truth in this answer – because every other day is. But this day is not one of these occasions…

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Confidence, Feminism

Beware of Mister Nice-Guy

First and foremost – there is a (huge) difference between a nice guy and said “Mr. Nice-Guy”. The first is great, makes a good friend, maybe even a fantastic partner. The latter, however, is not only a nuisance, but can also be dangerous for a woman striving for empowerment. What’s the difference? nice guy:  Mister Nice-Guy: The difference might not…

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Confidence, Feminism

The BS in “Fashion Men hate on Women”

While I think it is great that there are so many women out there who try to convey their knowledge and feelings for style and fashion to others, I have a huge problem with one certain category. Every now and then a video or post blobs up that seems to warn other women of the horrid fashion trends, which men…

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Confidence, Feminism

Why are you so afraid of nipples?

I think there hardly is a body part that is just as much feared as the nipple. The female nipple, anyways. Whether it’s a nipple slip, whether you see it hardened under a girls shirt, whether a part of it is visible through a thin fabric, you can be sure to attract a lot of (unwanted) attention. Sometimes you might…

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Confidence, Feminism

Why blaming nature is a shame

I don’t know when it happened, but at some point along the line, the notion that rape, sexual harassment, interest without men being able “to do something against it”, has become something that’s supposed to be flattering for women. Excessive attention of men is, according to society, the goal of any woman. Well, sure, she can wear skirts, and heels and make-up,…

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Confidence, Feminism

Some jokes just aren’t funny…

…and you are not a bore for pointing that out! It doesn’t matter whether you are female or male, I am pretty sure that you too have been in a situation already, where someone told a “joke” and you just didn’t think it was funny, because it was against all your values. Everyone has a different trigger. For me it’s…

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Feminism

The difference between confidence and respect

The difference between confidence and respect is quite an important one. Why, you might ask, can those two not go together? Isn’t it a similar thing? Shouldn’t I be confident and respectful at the same time? Of couse you are right. You should be both things and this won’t be an article on dimming your light or on being quiet…

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Confidence, Feminism

On all your colours #maximaCOMEPASS

Saying that you are a feminist, is a lot more difficult than one would imagine. People tend to view this matter black and white – and it is! At least, partially. You either are a feminist or you aren’t, there is no point in discussing this. You can’t be a little bit feminist, when you feel like it and none…

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Feminism

What we can learn from men!

Bashing men and making them alone responsible for the position of women in our daily lives isn’t a very helpful course to follow. I am always sorry to hear men say that they are all against sexism, but they just can’t identify with the term “feminism” as it is too anti-men, anti-equality. That’s not what we should achieve! Why are…

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