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On Children & Body Image

11 May
On Children & Body Image

I was at a barbeque at the weekend, and got talking with my cousin. We were talking about various things, and body image came up.

“Look at my fat thumbs!” She said. “My friends are always teasing me about my fat thumbs,” she laughed. There is nothing wrong with her thumbs. Her thumbs are fine.

Later on, she moved on to leg hair grooming. “I used wax strips. You should use an epilator or wax, because shaving makes the hair grow back thicker and longer, like a beard,” she informed me. “I hate my gorilla legs!” she added.

My cousin is 11-years-old. Continue reading


Live Your Life to Your Own Schedule

3 Apr
Live Your Life to Your Own Schedule

I come from quite a large family, and on my father’s side, I have 11 cousins. Out of all of us, I am was born third. Jane, the second eldest, got married to her husband in 2013. Tom, the fourth eldest, got married to his wife in 2014. Last year, both Liz and Dave became parents. Continue reading

My Bucket List

17 Mar
My Bucket List

I’ve had a list of things I’d like to do before I die saved to a draft email for quite some time now, but haven’t done anything with it. But having had my birthday a couple of days ago (a reminder of getting older), struggling because my Nan wasn’t here for it (a reminder of how life is short), and seeing the movie How to Be Single, a fantastic movie about figuring out who you are on your own and doing all those things you want to but can’t exactly do when in a relationship, I got to thinking that maybe I should actually try and do something with this list of mine. And what better way to try and make sure I do these things than posting it here, where other people can see it?

I’m not giving myself a time limit. I’m not saying these things have to be done by a certain age. There just here, to be completed in my lifetime. Some of these things are more acheivable than others, so I’m splitting my list into two; those things that are acheivable, and those that are unlikely to happen. Continue reading

A Woman’s Body

3 Sep
A Woman's Body

A woman’s body is her own.

With her body, she can do what she likes, when she likes, with who she likes, as often as she likes, however she likes.

When/how/with whom (etc) she wants to sex, and when/how/with whom (etc) she doesn’t. She has the right to say “Yes”, and she has the right to say “No”.

Whether she chooses to have children, whether she chooses not to, and whether she choses to have an abortion.

Whether she chooses to have tattoos, body piercings or other body modifications.

Whether she chooses to have plastic surgery, whatever various kind, however many times.

How much she does or doesn’t choose to consume. This applies to diet, dieting, and alcohol consumption.

How she chooses wears her hair, how short a skirt or how low a top she chooses to wear.

No-one has the right to comment or judge on the decisions a woman makes in regards to her own body. No-one has the right to attempt to take control of a woman’s body.

A woman’s body is not public property. A woman’s body is her own.

Have I left anything out? Please add to this in the comments.

N.B. The only time someone gets to say anything about a woman’s decisions regarding what she does to her body is when she is breaking a law or endangering her health, and even then, I think the people involved need to be careful.

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