I’m really excited to announce that I am participating in my first ever giveaway — and it’s pretty awesome! I am going to try do one of these every month. For February, I’ve joined Angie of My So-Called Chaos and some other wonderful bloggers to give away a Toshiba Chromebook 2, an OGIO Hamptons Laptop tote, and a wireless mouse to one lucky winner! (I did tell you it’s pretty awesome!) We’re focusing on blog follows this month, so the more blogs you the follow the more entries you get.
But before we get to that, I wanted to talk about some more sexism and feminism. (What a surprise, right?)
Well, I’ve been seeing lots of hate lately for women who love to wear makeup (hence my rant here) and pretty much any woman who is feminine and “still says they’re feminist.”
My friends, whether or not a woman (OR a man, or anyone for that matter) is feminine, they can still bloody well be feminist.
Being feminine is not anti-feminist by any means.
First of all, being feminist means you believe women should be treated equally as men, and have equal rights as men, and just generally be equal to men.
By telling women that they should not be feminine if they want to be feminist, you are telling them that being feminine is somehow wrong and not worthy of respect. As if their goal should be to be more “manly,” a concept which has its own issues. (I mean, what the hell does “manly” mean anyway?!)
By telling women that they should not be feminine, you are telling them that the nature of women is to be treated unfairly, since being feminine literally means to have qualities associated with women.
Now, I know that the argument is that we are trying to break “traditional” ideas of what a woman should be like. But we are not doing women any favours in telling them that they if they DO like to be feminine they don’t deserve equal treatment as men. There is nothing wrong with being feminine — women should be able to be however the hell they want and still be treated with respect!
So let me say it again, just to be clear:
Being feminine is not anti-feminist.
This means that if you would be interested in winning a Toshiba Chromebook 2 that comes with a cute Hamptons Laptop tote and a pretty red mouse — woman or not, you can absolutely enter!
Let’s Get This Party Started: Favorite Blogs to Follow, and Why
To get this party started, Angie asked all of the participants who their favorite blogger was (other than themselves), and why they were. I think we’ll all find some awesome new blogs to read and love through these suggestions — I know already have!
“It’s hard to pick one blogger because I love reading different blogs with different categories. I love lifestyle blogs and fashion blogs most! I would have to say I like Jasmine from CS+S blog, Angie from My So Called Chaos, and Kimi from Kimi Who!” – Christina from Curvy Diaries
“Meghan from The Adventure Starts Here. I love the positive outlook her blog radiates. She shares kid friendly crafts, fun weekend updates, fashion reviews for the every day Mom along with meals that make me wanna get in the kitchen and cook! She is just a wonderful person and you can see that on her blog.” – Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me
“There are so many wonderful bloggers that I greatly enjoy, but right now I am loving Bridget & Casey from The DIY Playbook. I’m all about home decor and easy to do DIY projects for my upcoming home, so I love checking out their blog. Plus, their blogis full of wonderful room inspiration!” – Kimi from Kimi Who
“Asian Cajuns It was one of the first blogs I found when stumbling into the blogosphere, where I felt like I connected to the bloggers. One of them also happened to live in Atlanta, my hometown!” – Esther from Local Adventurer
“I’ve followed Esther and Jacob of LocalAdventurer.com since before I really got into travel blogging myself–I love their gorgeous photography and the emphasis on really exploring whatever city they’re currently calling home.” – Natalie of Cosmos Mariners
“I really like Coffee With Summer because she is original and easy to connect with. Her blog has lots of engagement and I enjoy reading her blog each day! I also like Hey There Chelsie because she is authentic and a great story teller. Each post connects with her life in someway and that helps me get to know her better. She writes beautifully and her blog is gorgeous.” – Ashley from Simply Ashley Nicole
“Without sucking up, I do love Angie because she not only provides great content, but also is so supportive of other Bloggers. It’s a great quality to have.” – Anna of Anna in Wonderland
“It’s hard to pick just one. There are a lot of great bloggers out there but I really like Astig Vegan‘s recipes. She posts lots of vegan friendly versions of traditional filipino recipes. Now my filipino boyfriend and I can enjoy the dishes he grew up with.” – Tish from The Veganista Foodie
“Twinkie Chan because she is quirky and leads an unusually pink life. Her posts are engaging, positive and funny. Whenever I read her post, it feels like a friend is talking to me. In short, she is a super cool human being.” – NaNa from Foreign Geek
“I really enjoy following Keating from High Heels and Combat Boots. We are both military spouses and her perspective is one that any military spouse could benefit from.” – Amanda from Green Tea and Cotton
“Julia from Gal Meets Glam. Not only is her style on point but she and her husband have real personalities. I love seeing their global adventures and watching the funny things they do on snapchat.” – January from The Bouncy Ponytail
“So many to choose from! Currently I really appreciate Pinch of Yum, both for delicious recipes, and also for blogging and photography tips/resources. I’ve learned a ton from them.” – Mary from Vindulge
“This is so hard to answer, there are so many amazing bloggers out there who I love to visit, I think perhaps at the moment it has to be Cattitude & Co. I love her open and honest views and the fact she doesn’t care what people think of the subject she’s talking about – no matter how taboo she will get it out there.” – Sarah from Life in a Breakdown
“I have a huge list of bloggers that I follow – and who I’m loving most at the moment depends on my mood. Right now I’m really loving Fiction-Food Cafe since it features food in fiction (something that I write, blog, and talk about often).” – Heather from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Enter the Giveaway
One lucky winner will take home a Toshiba Chromebook 2, an OGIO Hamptons Tote laptop bag, and a wireless mouse. The giveaway is open worldwide, but international winners (yes my fellow Canadians, that includes us) will receive $320 cash instead via Paypal due to shipping restrictions. Not too shabby either way!
Entering below agrees to all terms and conditions within the Rafflecopter and entries will be verified.
Giveaway ends on March 8th at 12am MST.