Thursday, 9 March 2017

Why I Can Love Lipstick & Eyeliner And Still Love Politics, Stormzy And Gaming

I didn't imagine that I would be writing a post like this a mere 12 hours after International Womens Day had ended but reading an article this morning sparked something inside of me that couldn't be silenced until I expressed it. Let me begrudgingly introduce you to Janusz Korwin-Mikke; a Polish MEP with a view of the world that ever so widely differs from my own. Being at the centre of the media's attention is clearly something that Janusz enjoys and is very much so using this to his advantage.

Initially he came into the limelight and first hit headlines a week ago by claiming in an EU parliamentary meeting that he believes that "women should earn less than men" and to add to the absurdity his reasoning behind this is that they are shorter/smaller and much weaker than men?????? Janusz has also come under fire in the past for his racist comments but he came back into headlines this week by questioning what have women done and asked a group of women to name an invention that women have created and that they wouldn't be able to. Ignorance cannot be an excuse here, just sheer idiocy and sexism.
Well Janusz let me introduce you to some of the amazing inventions by some incredible women to help educate you and anyone with the same mindset;

1.) Margaret A. Wilcox - The car heater and the dishwasher

2.) Anna Connelly - The fire escape

3.) Maria Beasley - The lift raft (also helping to save lives on the Titanic may I add!!!!!)

4.) Letitia Geer - The Medical Syringe 

5.) Grace Murray Hopper - Computer software 

The fact that someone in 2017 with THIS much power and influence has these views truly breaks my heart. On a day when we are all bringing each other up and fighting for our rights, achievements and beauty; to see something like this is like taking 100 steps backwards. We already face enough hardships but despite these individuals we are making such great progress, we will get there one day and shatter that glass ceiling into more pieces than Cinderella's glass slipper.

I am extremely proud that we have reached a point in society where more and more people are accepting of the fact that there is no 'ideal woman' and women can be whoever they want to be whilst middle fingering all of the current gender stereotypes. Women can love anything we want and do anything we want. I know so many beautiful individuals that continually show us all everyday that stereotypes are just social constructs that are ridiculous and historic. I know amazing women who stream gaming, stereotypically a mans hobby and are fucking killing it, reeling in so many views and also so much money, but are also anticipating the release of the new Two Faced Palette? I know amazing women who love nothing more than kicking a ball around a football pitch, scoring goals and coming home to a glass of wine and sticking on their favourite LBD and enjoying a night of getting ready and going out with their girls. Everytime we show the world these we show that these expectations and constructs don't define us; so I will continue to love politics, listening to Grime, playing GTA and beating my face for the gods.


Sources; Buzzfeed


  1. YES YES YES to this post!! - I love this post so much and never stop shining your light on this world Sian! :)

    Marc |

  2. YES!! Reading this post felt so cathartic to me, I'm sick of the double standards and stereotypes forced upon us. Thank you so much for writing this post, it needs to be heard. 🙌🏼

  3. Such a great post! I completely agree, hopefully one day soon we will see equality!

  4. Loved this post!! Complete agree with everything you said. Such a shame that people still have these views, and I really hope one day we have equality for all! xxx

  5. Great post! I totally agree however I still think society has a way to go until women are considered equal xxx

  6. Loved this post! Even though we've come so far with women's rights we still certainly have a long way to go! Hopefully there will be a time when we can all be equal!

    Sare x

  7. Yes to GTA, COD and FIFA (given I'm not great at FIFA but practice makes perfect!) there's nothing wrong with females playing those games, in fact I'm better then my boyfriend at COD! We've come so far but still have a way to go

    Tasha x

  8. This post is super inspiring thank you for writing it! It's such a shame we still have people with ignorant views in 2017 but I guess we've still got a long way to go! X

  9. omg this post speaks to me! I have been saying this for ages but some people don't seem to get it. I am not just one thing, I can be many & can have many different interests! And I got so pissed off when I heard what that Polish MEP said, he is an absolute ass! XX

  10. This was a really passionate post to read! There are certainly some narrow-minded people out there but it's great to see people trying to rise above it
    Tasmin |

  11. On point! It is so upsetting to see people treating us as someone who is less than them. Definitely need encouragement from our own clan and people who support women rights. :) x

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  12. This is such a great post ❤️ I couldn't agree more with you 🙌

  13. I love this post! we need to raise mini feminists! haha brilliant!

    Holly x

  14. GAh it pisses me off that we still have people who think that men are superior to women because we are smaller and weaker. Fuck right off, we can still play video games and beat our faces for the gods, why the hell not. Well said x

  15. i completely agree with you on this!