So It’s a thursday afternoon, you’re tired, I’m tired and the weekend is only a mere 24 hours away. You’re hoping to relax for a moment, and trawl through some pretty pictures, homespo, and one or two shots of a sleepy french bulldog on a white bed. And by all means, do so! The heart flutter inducing puppies are just a scroll away. But first my lovely ladies and gents (because It’s your issue to ‘wink wink’), we have something to discuss. Once again, Teresa and I have been forced to bring our political views in to play, on a blog where we’d much rather be discussing how to correctly wearing pleats, or our favourite uni outfit. But none the less, here we go…
This afternoon, while having a facebook stalk, and generally wasting time. Out of the corner of my eye (or should I say twitter feed), I noticed Julie Bishops name trending in the news hashtags. Intrigued I clicked through, only to then suffer an eye role so intense I may have had a minor stoke. Julie Bishop, the highest ranking female parliamentary member, and only female member of the cabinet, doesn’t believe in feminism. Scoff, scoff scoff. Apparently according to Bishop, The wage gap isn’t an issue, nor that only one fifth of parliamentary members are women. Isn’t it funny, that someone who has possibly benefited the most from first and second wave feminism, aims to quash what could possibly be the third.
Ok so, its pretty obvious Teresa and I are feminists, but I’d love to here what you think. Are you a feminist? Are you not? Do you believe sexism is an issue? Or like Bishop, do you believe we are now past it, and have equality?
And incase you’re feeling a little down in the dumps, here some more feminist inspo, to remind you of what great people and things have contributed to the fight for equality of the sexes, See: Emma Watson ‘He For She’, Joseph Gordon-Levitt ‘feminist’, Taylor Swift ‘Feminist Awakening‘ and Beyonce ‘Flawless’.