The Consolidated List of Stuff That Isn’t Feminist

The Belle Jar

As Charlotte Raven helpfully pointed out in the Feminist Times this morning, wearing high heels is not feminist. Nor, apparenty, is staying in an abusive relationship. After reading her piece, I hope that both shoe aficionados and domestic violence victims see how badly they’ve been fucking up and either shape up or ship out, because the feminist movement isn’t interested in the likes of them. I would also like to thank Ms. Raven for being brave enough to say what no one else was women to say – namely, that women who like fancy footwear and who just sit there and let their partners abuse them are failing all women everywhere and just need to find another way to get their kicks other than Louboutins and men who make them fear for their lives.

If I have one criticism of Raven’s piece, it’s just she didn’t go far enough. Sure…

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To celebrate freedom: white chocolate and cherry muffin.

Or, as I like to call it, Awesome Muffin.

Soup diet is over, so now I’m eating normally (controlling the daily calories, of course)

This recipe makes 8 muffins (each one has about 232 kcal).

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(Yes, I had just one muffin. Not really looking forward to get back all the weight I’ve lost)

Ingredients: 

140g plain flour

75g butter

80g sugar (I prefer it less sweet, but you can add more sugar if you want)

20ml warm milk

2 whole eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1½ tsp baking powder

50g white chocolate chips

130g cherries

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together then slowly add the eggs and mix. Add the flour, baking powder, vanilla and stir to combine. Add the milk, cherries, and chocolate chips and stir delicately.
  3. Fill 8 muffin cases with the mixture and bake for about 20min (or until they get golden on top).

When I’ll rise like the break of dawn

I went to the cinema yesterday to see Frozen. I do believe Disney could have done better with the adaptation of Andersen’s tale and also that they lost a great opportunity to portray more diverse characters. However, for Disney standards, the movie does have a very nice feminist message. Besides, the songs are great (I already downloaded the album on iTunes – feel free to judge me) and the art is stunning. So, yeah, I did enjoy the movie.

Specially this part. I can’t stop listening to this song.

(Mind you: I love Idina Menzel’s version. I have nothing against Demi Lovato, but I do fail to understand why they chose her to sing in the official song video. It was simply cruel to play her version in the credits, when we had already heard it in Idina’s amazing voice).