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Feminism is a Dirty Word

I sat starring at my computer for about 30 minutes trying to figure out how to write this blog…

So to start, here is what inspired me to write this post

Take THAT feminists

While scrolling through my Facebook, a friend posted this picture with the comment “Take THAT feminists”

I was ANGRY!!

In my anger I went to google looking for the right image to post in my feed to show that feminism is more than “blaming men for everything.”

Then I closed Facebook and decided not to.

So why do people, not just men, hate the word feminist? The person who posted this does not hate me (a feminist). Actually, he is someone I am quite fond of. He is funny, creative, and intelligent. He does not hate feminists.

He does not know what feminist means.

So what does being a feminist mean??

Well to some, they think it means this…

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To others it means that we blame men for every hard time we have.

To me… it means equality, opportunity, love for one another. It means not blaming victims. It means loving men. Loving women. Loving our children. Loving the ability to make whatever choices make us happy.

In my experience, those who believe that Feminism is a dirty word are also people who do not know why we need feminism.

Why do we need it?

We need it because women make 76.5 cents to a mans dollar (National Committee on Pay Equality). We need it because African American women make 64 cents to a mans dollar, and hispanic women make 55 cents to a mans dollar (National Women’s Law Center). We need it because women are told that “they asked for it [rape]” when they wore too short of skirts or drank too much alcohol. We need it because when women fight to be equal, they are told that they are ruining families, killing children, practicing witchcraft, and destroying nations.

Feminists do not just fight for women’s equality.

We fight for equality.

For you. For your children. For every group, race, gender, sex, and individual.

So is feminist a dirty word?

To me, its the word of empowerment and change.

Why do you need feminism?

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Blonds have more fun??

Well thats what they say…

I will call this an experiment. I decided to go blond!!

I have been brunette my whole life, and so this was a leap for me!!!

However, let me tell you this horror story of how I got to this color….

I have been going to the same hair stylist for about 2 and a half years. I love her. When I take her a picture, she nails it. When I just need a trim, she cuts it the same as it was before. I never have to worry about a bad hair cut when I go to her!!

I figured I would pay the money to let her dye my hair as well, as I wanted it to be done right.

When I got to the salon and told her what I wanted, she was excited! She knows that I like to change up my style from time to time, so she saw this coming.

She started dying my hair with lightener… now, I don’t know enough about hair products to know the difference between lightener and bleach, but there is one. I was all excited, posted pictures on facebook of me sitting in the processor..

Next we washed my hair, put some toner in there, threw a towel on my head, and walked to the chair.

When she took the towel off of my hair, IT WAS ORANGE!!!!

Im talking Oompa loompa orange….

I was shocked!!! I sat and stared without talking to my stylist as she started trimming the back… I was trying to figure out what to do now…

Then she decided she was going to highlight some areas to break up the orange…

This did nothing…

By the way, at this point I had been at the salon for 3 hours…

Thankfully, my stylists next appointment called and canceled so she could continue damage control on my hair.

She bleached all of my hair… finally… why didn’t this happen in the first place??

My hair came out much better… as you see in the picture, but there are still some orange tinted streaks going on…

Here is the kicker…

I am all done and ready to go (after 5 and a half hours!!!), and I go to pay and the lady at the counter asks me for double the cost of coloring hair….

WHY? Because she had to use double the hair die…

Really?? I had to pay for my stylists mess up…

Well, because I do not want to loose my relationship with the only person I trust to cut my hair, I payed and left….

But lets find the positives here, I love my hair, and now we know that when you have nearly black hair to begin with, go with bleach… not lightener.

Here is a picture with my brown hair before, and my new blond hair.. which do you like better??

ImagePhoto on 6-19-13 at 2.14 AM


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Blonde or Brunette??

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Took this photo as I wrote this post!!

Hello!!

So today is about my hair, hence the picture!! This is me right now… like right this second!!

My hair is short, dark, and in need of a trim!!

I used to have long hair, that I loved at the time, but one day I decided I was going short, and I am in LOVE with my short hair.

Everyone told me not to get my hair cut, and now every one tells me not to grow it back out!!

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Kandee Johnson

Lately I have been seeing a lot of celebrities dying their short hair blonde! Anne Hathaway, and Kandee Johnson (celebrity in my book!).

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Anne Hathaway (photo from Huffington post)

Blond hair does a lot of things for you. First, it is edgy. Short + Blonde = super edgy.. right?? I think so! Second, it makes short hair more feminine.

Short hair is super cute, if you know what you are doing. Common myth is that short hair is quicker and easier than short hair.. this is so wrong. You have to style your hair each day.

Dark short hair looks boyish if all you do is blow dry it. Each day I look for extra jewelry, a cute scarf, or a hair piece (bandana or bow) to girly up my style.

Blonde haire girlys up your style on its own!!!

So I am debating…

I love my hair now, but I may love it more blonde…

I was scared to cut it short, but now I will never go back…

Maybe the same will happen with blonde…

And whats the worst that can happen, I can always die it back right?? Anne Hathaway died hers back brunette after just 3 weeks….

What do you think.. yes? no?