I’m back from a hectic class trip, & initially I figured I wouldn’t blog today as I’m just too tired. So I sat to read other people’s blogs, leave comments, & also reply to comments on my own blog. Then I decided to inspect the many labels on my blog. And realized, to my absolute shock & horror, that there’s no post labeled ‘feminism.’
Anyway, I introspected a bit to find why I didn’t blog about feminism before, which is am important part of who I am. Maybe it was just to not pick a fight with any of my male blog readers.
So I’m officially announcing today, ‘I’m feminist!’ (though the ‘about me’ section of my blogger profile has stated the same since months!)
I’ve never had a boyfriend. Teenage boys sorta make me sick. I do not harbor any ‘romantic’ dreams for the future, but I do hope to meet a guy whom I think I can grow old with. But I HATE guys who treat women like servants. Or think that they’re inferior. There’s this little internet joke I’d like to share. I’ve read it over a year ago, & it’s been circulating around the internet ever since. So I cannot attribute it to anybody except ‘the internet’. So here’s the joke-
Once upon a time, in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle.
The frog hopped into the Princess’ lap and said: “Elegant Lady, I was once a handsome Prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper, young Prince that I am and then, my sweet, we can marry and setup housekeeping in yon castle with my Mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children, and forever feel grateful and happy doing so.”
That night, on a repast of lightly sauteed frogs legs seasoned in a white wine and onion cream sauce, she chuckled to herself and thought: I don’t fucking think so!
I identify a lot with the Princess’ character. I think I might be like Princess Mia from ‘Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement’ I hope to fall in love someday, but I don’t need to have a guy to feel complete. x