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So I’ve been getting asked; why all the Wonder Woman stuff? To me, Wonder Woman is a sign of beauty, strength, intelligence, and Feminism.  Let me clarify beauty- it’s not all physical beauty. She is IMO a compassionate person- or she’s been portrayed as such in some comic incarnations. That is a sign of inner beauty.  Then we have the images of Wonder Woman holding swords… yes! She is a Warrior. Guess what? I was in the Army. So am I. 🙂

People then ask me; Feminism? And then there are the inevitable remarks, that I swear I nearly knocked myself out cold facepalming to some of the opinions I’ve heard. Let’s have a snippet shall we:

“I don’t need that man hating shit, I gots a man.”

“Feminism that’s those dykes that hate men right?”

“Why do we need that? What you hate men!”

“I don’t need feminism, my man allows me to do what he wants me to do.”

Okay! Is anyone else that reads my blog shaking their heads and literally smacking their foreheads?!? Yes, these are opinions from various women that I have met. Honestly, not friends… acquaintances. Because I just could not be around them with those opinions. I find them all offensive, but the second and the last are the one’s that really makes me growl! GRRRRR!

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Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. A feminist advocates or supports the rights and equality of women. *And of men and other minorities.

Feminism why do we need it? Cause as a woman we make .76 cents to a males 1.00 in the workplace. Sexual harassment issues, other opinions I’ve heard, “That’s a woman’s issue.” UH NO it’s not! I’ve seen men being sexually harassed as well. Feminism is not men hating, nor is it only for the LGBT community, it’s EQUALITY for ALL!

I’m still a nice person, I still speak the way I speak, and yeah, if you ever get to hear me in person, I do drop the F-bomb… but guess what? It’s not all the time, it is appropriately used in a sentence with the correct emphasis. LOL 😀 I dress the way I want to dress and um… no. I don’t care what you think? I don’t dress to impress or shock you. I dress as I’m comfortable and I like it!

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Then let’s move to some political issues; Abortion vs. Pro Choice, Reproductive Health, Women’s Health. Huh? Interesting these all are health issues and yet they are also political. I, as a woman should be able to decide if/when I need a procedure done, not some representative of the US government. Stay out of my womb! It’s mine, NOT yours!

We have been given the privilege of being able to vote!!! Thank you to the Woman’s Suffrage movement! I love the movie Iron Jawed Angels, and thank you to a mentor, a friend, and an instructor at school, Ms. Elaine for showing us this movie!  I’ve always ensured to go and vote. I remember the first time I was of age and asked my dad to take me to register and then to our polling site. When someone made the comment, “Aw ain’t that cute, he gets two votes instead of one!” My dad nearly bit his head off, “No. She’s voting the way she’s researched.” Go DAD! 😀  So please GO Register and then GO VOTE!!! You don’t have to vote the way your husband, partner is… vote for what you want! I do research on the candidates I vote for. It’s not that difficult. Read the material see which candidate’s platforms/opinions and prior voting in office is compatible with what you envision should be in office- representing you. There are women’s political groups on most college/university campuses and they will be more than happy to show you how to research this, and will even register you to vote. Some of them- will take you to your polling place on election day! I know, because I was one of these women! 🙂 This country was founded because people weren’t being represented.  Yeah… really really.

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 I could go on and on, as I’m quite passionate about this issue; Feminism. So before I do…let’s conclude with one more question I was asked the other day: Why do we still need feminism, M’Chel? I mean, I’m working.

And my reply was…are you getting paid the same as your male counterpart, do you get time off without being made to feel guilty, and lastly are you promoted the same as your male counterpart(s)? Now then, based on your replies, YES! We still need feminism.

Have an awesome day!

XOXO thank you for reading!

Now are you ready to be a Wonder Warrior for peace, education, and political/social equality?

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Nail ideas for Halloween

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Because I can be quite the girlie girlie and love getting my nails done in unique designs. Some you can do yourself!!

 

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I’m torn between two of them, have to ensure that they are work appropriate. 😀

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30 days to Halloween now!! EEEEEEE! 😀

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on the monthly calendars. They will be posted by the end of the day on the creative blog! Have had issues with the ISP… nothing new… Just wanted to update those that might look forward to them. 😀

I’m also working on an interesting-well to me- blog entry.

I hope ya’ll have a beautiful first of October. I will be snapping some shots later, one of the trees nearby my office is finally changing color. There is still a lot of green here… it’s a bit odd. LOL 😛

xoxo

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Calendar day; October 1, 2014

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Wednesday, the 1st of October, 2014 is the 274th day in 2014 and in the 40th calendar week.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 1 – 31, 2014 in the USA
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed in October 2014. Breast Cancer Awareness Month,is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.
A variety of events around the world are organized in October, including walks and runs, and the pink illumination of landmark buildings. In the United States, the National Football League promotes breast cancer awareness by incorporating pink on and off the field, and comic strip artists use pink on one day in October
Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk. Cancers originating from ducts are known as ductal carcinomas, while those originating from lobules are known as lobular carcinomas.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Polish American Heritage Month
October 1 – 31, 2014 in the USA
October 2014 is Polish American Heritage Month. Polish American Heritage Month is an annual event celebrated in October by Polish American communities. It was first celebrated in 1981 after organization by Michael Blichasz, President of the Polish American Cultural Center in Philadelphia.
Originally it was celebrated in August at various gatherings, travel events, and culturally-significant locations in Pennsylvania. The Polish American Cultural Center and the Polish American Congress lobbied politicians at the state and national level to make August the month for Polish heritage.
Proclamations were made by Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush, but beginning with Bill Clinton, U.S. Presidents have since made proclamations for General Pulaski Memorial Day, and official messages noting Polish American Heritage month. Barack Obama has not made any Proclamations or Official Messages commemorating Polish American Heritage Month.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Filipino American History Month
October 1 – 31, 2014 in the USA
Filipino American History Month is observed in October 2014. Filipino American History Month is celebrated in the United States during the month of October. The Filipino American National Historical Society established Filipino American History Month in the year 1988. In California and Hawaii, where a large number of Filipino Americans reside, Filipino American History Month is widely celebrated.
Founded on 26 November 1982 in Seattle, Washington, the Filipino American National Historical Society is a community-based organization whose mission is to promote understanding, education, enlightenment, appreciation, and enrichment through the identification, gathering, preservation, and dissemination of the history and culture of Filipino Americans in the United States.
Filipino Americans are Americans of Filipino descent and comprise about 3.4 million people, or 1.1% of the U.S. population. They are the country’s second-largest self-reported Asian ancestry group after Chinese Americans according to 2010 American Community Survey.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
October Monthly Observances USA
October 1 – 31, 2014 in the USA
National Bullying Prevention Month
National Work and Family Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Book Month
American Archieves Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Black History Month in the UK
October 1 – 31, 2014 in UK
In October 2014 Black History Month is celebrated in the UK. Black History Month was first celebrated in the United Kingdom in 1987. This establishment of Black History Month is generally attributed to the work of Ghanaian analyst Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, as well as the Greater London Council.
Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.
The African diaspora refers to the communities throughout the world that are descended from the historic movement of peoples from Africa, predominantly to the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, among other areas around the globe.
Where is the event?
Nationwide UK
General Events:
International Day of Older Persons
October 1, 2014 in the World
International Day of Older Persons is celebrated on October 01, 2014. The holiday is celebrated by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and elder abuse. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society. This holiday is similar to National Grandparents Day in the United States and Canada as well as Respect for the Aged Day in Japan.
The observance is a focus of ageing organizations and the United Nations Programme on Ageing. On December 14, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons. The holiday was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991.
International Day of Older Persons: http://www.un.org/en/events/olderpersonsday/
Where is Day of Older Persons?
Worldwide
World Vegetarian Day
October 1, 2014 in the World
World Vegetarian Day takes place on October 01, 2014. It is a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, “To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.” It brings awareness to the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.
World Vegetarian Day initiates the month of October as Vegetarian Awareness Month, which ends with November 1, World Vegan Day, as the end of that month of celebration. Vegetarian Awareness Month has been known variously as Reverence for Life month, Month of Vegetarian Food, and more.
Vegetarianism is the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat – red meat, poultry, seafood and the flesh of any other animal; it may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter. Vegetarianism can be adopted for different reasons. Many object to eating meat out of respect for sentient life.
Where is World Vegetarian Day?
Worldwide
World Music Day
October 1, 2014 in the World
On October 01, 2014 World Music Day, also known as The Fête de la Musique is celebrated. The music festival is observed annually and this idea was first broached by American musician Joel Cohen: In the 1970s he spent two seasons as a producer of musical radio programs for the French National Radio (France Musique), where he originated the concept of an all-day musical celebration on the days of the solstice. The idea was taken up by French Music and Dance director Maurice Fleuret for Minister of Culture Jack Lang in 1981 and first took place in 1982 in Paris.
The World Music Days purpose is to promote music in two ways: Amateur and professional musicians are encouraged to perform in the streets. The slogan Faites de la musique (make music), a homophone of Fête de la Musique, is used to promote this goal. On the other side, many free concerts are organized, making all genres of music accessible to the public. Two of the caveats to being sanctioned by the official Fête de la Musique organization in Paris are that all concerts must be free to the public, and all performers donate their time for free.
Despite there being a large tolerance about the performance of music by the general public of amateurs in public areas after usual hours, the noise restrictions still apply, and can cause some establishments to be forbidden to open and broadcast music out of their doors without prior authorization. So the prefectures of police in France can still forbid them to install any audio hardware in the street. Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence. Its common elements are pitch, rhythm, dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture.
Where is World Music Day?
Worldwide
National Day of the People’s Republic of China
October 1, 2014 in China
National Day of the People’s Republic of China takes place on October 01, 2014. It is a public holiday in the People’s Republic of China to celebrate their national day. The PRC was founded on October 1, 1949 with a ceremony at Tiananmen Square. The Central People’s Government passed the Resolution on the National Day of the People’s Republic of China on December 2, 1949 and declared that October 1 is the National Day. The National Day marks the start of one of the two Golden Weeks in the PRC. However, there have been some recent controversies over whether Golden Weeks should be kept. The National Day is celebrated throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau with a variety of government-organised festivities, including fireworks and concerts. Public places, such as Tiananmen Square in Beijing, are decorated in a festive theme. Portraits of revered leaders, such as Mao Zedong, are publicly displayed.
Where is National Day of the People’s Republic of China?
Nationwide China
Independence Day of Cyprus
October 1, 2014 in Cyprus
Independence Day of Cyprus takes place on October 01, 2014. It is celebrated by festivals at the schools and a large military parade in the capital. Cyprus became independent from the British in 1960, after a 4 year war.
Where is Independence Day of Cyprus?
Nationwide Cyprus
Unification Day of Cameroon
October 1, 2014 in Cameroon
Unification Day of Cameroon takes place on October 01, 2014. Unification Day is a holiday in Cameroon, marking the anniversary of British Southern Cameroons’ independence from the United Kingdom and unification with French Cameroun in 1961. This is not to be confused with the anniversary of French Cameroun’s independence from France, an event which occurred on 1 January 1960.
Where is Unification Day of Cameroon?
Nationwide Cameroon
Lincolnshire Day
October 1, 2014 in England
Lincolnshire Day is celebrated on October 01, 2014. Lincolnshire Day is celebrated every year and marks the anniversary of the Lincolnshire Rising, a revolt by Catholics against the establishment of the Church of England by Henry VIII in 1536. The first official Lincolnshire Day was held in 2006 to commemorate the uprising. The date was voted for by readers of Lincolnshire Life magazine and BBC Radio Lincolnshire listeners. The day aims to encourage local people, often known as yellowbellies, and those who have moved from the county to honour the historical event along with Lincolnshire’s traditions, past and culture. Some people dress up in yellow to celebrate the day, while others hold local events and decorate their workplaces with Lincolnshire flags.
Where is Lincolnshire Day?
Nationwide England
Historical Events on 1st October:
331 BC – Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.
959 – Edgar the Peaceable becomes king of all England.
1574 – -2] Storm breaks Leiden dike; drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers
1661 – Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York
1688 – Prince Willem III of Orange accepts invitation of take up the British crown
1768 – British troops under General Gauge land in Boston
1795 – France annexes Southern Netherlands
1795 – Belgium is conquered by France.
1814 – Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe’s political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte the previous spring
1827 – The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.
1847 – German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske.
1854 – The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.
1863 – 5 Russian warships welcomed in NYC
1864 – Cyclone strikes Calcutta: 70,000 killed
1869 – 1st postcards are issued (Vienna, Austria)
1888 – National Geographic magazine publishes for 1st time
1893 – 3rd worst hurricane in US history kills 1,800 (Mississippi)
1908 – Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)
1914 – The Prince of Asir, the southern region of Arabia, rises in revolt against the Turks; his actions will inspire other Arab leaders to revolt
1920 – Dutch law provides for an 8 hour working day
1931 – Spanish Cortes accept general female suffrage
1934 – Adolf Hitler expands German army & navy & creates an air force, violating Treaty of Versailles
1936 – Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain
1942 – Little Golden Books (children books) begins publishing
1948 – California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages
1949 – People’s Republic of China proclaimed by Mao Zedong (National Day)
1949 – Republic of China (Taiwan) forms on island of Formosa
1958 – Britain transfers Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia
1958 – US space agency NASA begins operations incorporating earlier National Advisory Council on Aeronautics and other bodies
1960 – Nigeria gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1962 – UN gives Netherlands control of New Guinea
1974 – Watergate cover-up trial opens in Wash DC
1975 – Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
1979 – Nigeria adopts constitution, Alhaji Shagari becomes president
1979 – US returns Canal Zone (but not the canal) to Panama after 75 years
1990 – Meteorite explode above Pacific Ocean
1998 – Vladimir Putin became a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

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