Monday/Multi-coloured sock shop/Time Travelling
Hi Feminist friends!!!
A happy end of Easter to you and a big warm welcome to a brand new blog or journal or even diary (as we used to call it back in the day!) especially if you were an 80’s chick in your formative years like me, with such formidable female figures as Alexis Carrington and Mrs Thatcher towering over the small screen dominating their masculine world with their giant shoulderpads and icy stares- I bet their diaries were a heck of a lot more interesting than my 5 year diary complete with padlock which I somehow managed to break within about three days of opening ( the diary wasn’t really that secret from then on to my chagrin!)
So just because I fancy something to do on a cold Monday evening, and because I can, I have decided to use this page to occasionally wax lyrical or just witter meaninglessly about the joys of being a feminist (is one born a feminist or does one have this special status conferred on them like a damehood perhaps? Or a rite of passage?- future debate topic I feel!!)
Some days I may not write much or anything at all- but if the mood strikes, I shall address you the great Feminist WordPress public and indulge in a little online disclosure as to what has been happening in my Fierce Feminist world!!!
So today- Monday the chocolate rich tea equivalent of Easter was a day much like any other- except for any Feminist bits which are always fabulous however minor!!!
Mellow Monday was a day of emails and job-hunting- yes even feminists (especially feminists!!) need to earn a crust!!! (preferably with lemon curd but I will settle for a pay cheque for now!!)
One of the emails that I had sent was to involve myself in the Sheffield Women’s Equality Party forthcoming May 4th vote count in the Southey by-elections- so dear readers if you live in Southey please take note of this shameless plug and vote with your feet to give the feminists a seat and a voice on the council on May 4th!!! WE need you!!!
If you don’t live in Southey make sure you shout shout let it all out and let Sheffield know that WE are about, and WE are canvassing on Saturday and Sunday so it ASDA be worth your while to pop along to Chaucer Road from 10:00 am to find out what WE are all about and what WE can offer Southey Sheffield and the rest of steel city!!!!
In other news make sure you check out the previous WordPress post “jobs for the girls” and “let your skills pay the bills” to take full advantage of making an early application to the fabulous SWCTS post of Clinical Manager!!!
Otherwise Mundane Monday as I shall now call it was devoted to uploading videos from a camera of images of our Labrador and chums round the pad, but I did manage to make a tiny chink in the glass ceiling by wait for it sorting socks into pairs and in the spirit of Easter Monday I have many religious odd pairs!!!
Doing this, I did manage to teleport myself back to the 90’s with some great house tracks from my electric youth when the seeds of my future feminist activist self were formed-one course of Sexual Revolutions Gender and Politics at University and drunken renditions of Spice Girls hits in the street with my old girl gang later and I emerged firmly feminist and fabulous!!! And in case you were wondering apparently I was “Posh” Spice, or occasionally Sporty depending on how I was dressed- although there was no way I was going to be backflipping in the streets in my little skirts and vertiginous heels- and nowadays I’m more like Old Spice ha ha!!!
So thaaat’s all for this evening folks, but because i’m good to you i’m going to leave you with the pressing words of Laura Bates from The Guardian speaking about her experience of the highs and lows of her 5 years of working on “The Everyday Sexism Project”.
Hasta manana sisters!!!
PS it’s Tuesday!!!!!