Louise Ramos | TLW: The One Where I Talk About Feminism
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TLW: The One Where I Talk About Feminism

TLW Feminism

photo by Bethany Berg on The Courier

Women’s Month! I hope I’m not too late for this.
I know I haven’t updated much on my Sunday Currently except for this week, but I’m starting a new series on this blog: TLW. True Love Waits. Chos, whuuut true love. It’s Think, Listen, Watch. On most of my Sundays, I don’t really feel like writing what I’m smelling (still don’t get what that line is for lol). But I do like writing the other -ings out every now and then. For the mean time, I’m cutting it shorter with a monthly round-up of my thoughts on a relative (? or random, depends on my mood) issue–and where I talk about it (because I should stop just talking about it in my head—to myself) and make you think, listen, and maybe watch as well. Also, practice drawings! Yaaaas!

Zoe zoeing out



It takes balls to be a woman.

Maybe I won’t talk that much about feminism. I don’t know if I consider myself a feminist—and I don’t really know the technicalities to it. But I am pro all those rights and I do agree how it is still more difficult for women than men today—even if we do sometimes get things done our way. (Because to do what we want is one of the few ways to shut us up.) Seriously though, it IS difficult to wear a bra every single day. And did I mention PMS? We bleed for damn’s sake. Then you get judged when you’re a stay-at-home mom and you get judged as a thousand dollar working mom. It just takes serious balls to be a woman. And I want to know what it takes to not be judged?

People often tell me that I’m that typical strong, independent woman. (Mainly because I don’t have a man lol) but it’s not because I don’t want, need, or have one. I just don’t think that your happiness should depend on a man—or any other person or thing for that matter. You should just be happy. Generally. I also hate how societal norms are made up, and how they still matter. A lot. I mean, they can’t be banished ultimately, but get it? We should stop telling people what to do, what to wear. Oh god how I hate those Facebook popcorn worthy threads on girls needing to dress up or strip down to fit society or voice out an advocacy. Just do what makes you happy. And you do you.


Lily Allen

Hard Out Here – Lily Allen

This is seriously a constant on my roadtrip jam. Lily Allen, I love you.


The Intern

“So we were always told we could be anything, do anything. And I think guys got, maybe not left behind, but not quite as nurtured, you know? I mean, like, we were the generation of “you go, girl.” We had Oprah. And I wonder sometimes how guys fit in, you know? They still seem to be trying to figure it out. They’re still dressing like little boys. They’re still playing video games. Well, they’ve gotten great.”

If you haven’t, do watch The Intern. For Anne Hathaway—the used to be teenage girl who taught me I could be a princess! All be it in Genovia! And now she’s practically telling me to shop more online if I haven’t already. Charot. You are your own boss. Work it.

So, what do you think? Is it hard out here for a bitch? Have you watched The Intern? If you do decide to make your own TLW, link me up and I would love to read your version of it. You go girl!

Stay Golden

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