Livsstil, Politik/samhälle, Skönhet

International women’s day – why we need it. Yes, I’m talking about my last post.

I went back and forth between whether I should write this post or not but it is far too important to skip, especially on a day like this.

In my last post about the Instagram makeup trend I was cautious about how to put my words, it was me trying a highly discussed makeup style on my own face for the first time and leaving with a conclusion of how didn’t like wearing it. Then a question: what do you think of this heavy makeup trend? The post spiralled away in the comment section and turned into a unexpected virgin Mary marathon of comments saying how tacky, overdone, shallow and bad this makeup style is, even comments aimed towards the people wearing it and how they hide their “real” looks. Discussing trends is one thing, disrespecting people is another.

I am NOT okay with these opinions, they are not what I’m about and neither this blog. 

I’m sorry if you somehow misinterpreted this as critique towards anyone, and I hope you reevaluate if you have these opinions. My opinion is already stated in the sidebar of my blog, I quote myself: Makeup doesn’t have rules. The only person who decides what’s right or wrong and if you’re wearing it or not is you, and that’s where my job as a blogger comes in handy. Use my experience as a guide or an inspiration towards finding your own way.

And in case it feels good hearing me put it in words once again: I’ve always aimed to create a relaxed community of sisters, so please act that way. Hold each others backs and nurture the bond, remember the fact that we are all still afraid to get sexually harassed on the late bus home for the exact same looks that we beat each other up for online. Don’t pretend that we are any different from each other, that the sisterhood doesn’t have bigger problems to stand up against. We need each other.

Like Bikini Kill said back in 1992:

You’re a big girl now
You’ve got no reason not to fight
You’ve got to know what they are
‘Fore you can stand up for your rights
Rights, rights?
You DO have rights!

Thank you.

bikini kill

Bikini Kill, photo by Pat Graham

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Promotion

Politik/samhälle

Throw your fists in the air, it’s International Women’s Day!

Visit your closest womans shelter and leave that extra bottle of shower gel you got for free at the supermarket. (illustrations: Moa Dunfalk)

Visit your closest womans shelter and leave that extra bottle of shower gel you got for free at the supermarket. Someone will be thankful. (illustrations: Moa Dunfalk)

fatta

Go to fatta.nu and support tougher laws on sexual violence in Sweden with an awesome totebag, sweatshirt or necklace.

Or buy a lovely necklace from FabulouslyFeminist on Etsy to show some vag pride?

 

No one is allowed to step on you for your gender or sexual identity. You are never too loud, you are never too much. Women before us fought for our rights which gave us what we have now, keep fighting for our and every unborn womans rights to live in a gender equal society. We are one!

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Julklappstips, Kultur

Menstrual Cup Uganda – Help a girl/woman to an easier everyday life

Dags att uppmärksamma ett otroligt viktigt projekt! Som många vet (och fler borde veta!) är menskoppen ungefär världens bästa uppfinning. Det är en mjuk återanvändbar kopp i silikon du använder istället för dagens miljö- och hälsovådliga tamponger och bindor. Med menskoppen lägger du ut en engångssumma på några hundralappar och sedan slipper du i upp till tio år förorena kroppen med blekt, uttorkande bomull plus att du slipper tömma plånboken varje månad pga något så tråkigt som mens. Du tömmer menskoppen mer sällan än du byter en tampong och den bidrar inte till någon som helst negativ förändring i underlivet. BÄSTA UPPFINNINGEN helt enkelt. Läs mer eller shoppa en egen på Menskoppen.se!

Nu har Maria Johansson och Malin Karlsson som praktiserar på Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) i Kampala, Uganda startat ett projekt vid namn MenstrualCupUganda (MCU) där menskoppen Ruby Cup skall delas ut i ett område där mensblödningar är otroligt stigmatiserade och ett stort handikapp i flickor och kvinnors liv, samt att de mensskydd som används ofta är hemgjorda och av skadliga, opraktiska material.

Genom detta projekt kan vi alltså stoppa in en summa pengar på ett konto och med endast 56 kronor vilket är priset på en enskild menskopp rädda en kvinnas vardag. Ge detta till någon du tycker om i julklapp! Du hittar all info om detta projekt i detta Facebookevent, klicka för att läsa mer!

 

Time to talk about a really important project! As many of you know (and more people should know!) the menstrual cup is probably the best thing ever. It’s a soft, reusable silicon cup that you use instead of pads and tampons that are bad for both environment and health. With the menstrual cup you spend money once then you won’t have to pollute your body with bleached, drying cotton for up to 10 years plus you won’t have to empty your wallet on something as boring as menstrual blood each month. You empty the menstrual cup less often than you change a tampon and it doesn’t give any bad reactions down south at all. BEST THING EVER as I said!

Now Swedish Maria Johansson and Malin Karlsson have started a project called MenstrualCupUganda (MCU) where the menstrual cup Ruby Cup will be handed out in a place where menstrual blood is very stigmatized and a big handicap in girls and womens lives, and the cloths that they use give infections and othe health issues.

Through this project we can save a womans everyday life just by donating a small amount of money, only 56 SEK (which is about $8.5 or €6.2) for one menstrual cup. Give this to someone you like as a Christmas gift! To find more info and donate money, check their Facebook event out here!

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Skönhet

Förtydligande kring EU-djurtestförbudet

Ni är många som nämnt förbudet mot djurtester inom EU som just gått igenom, det är minsann förbjudet att testa och sälja testade produkter numera, men det är inte retroaktivt. Det gäller alltså bara nyutvecklade produkter, så allt som kom innan mars kan alltså inte kontrolleras. Tänk på att inte bli helsålda på en sådan här nyhet även om det förstås är FANTASTISKT med framsteg inom djurrätten! Vi får alltså se med tiden om kryphål dagas, för jag har svårt att tro att mördandet för kosmetika blankt avslutats nu, det känns himla naivt. Vi håller tummarna som fan nu för bästa möjliga resultat! Animal liberation!!

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LUSH och Djurrättsalliansen mot pälsindustrin – Höj din tass mot päls!

Den 26:e september drar LUSH och Djurrättsalliansen tillsammans igång kampanjen “Höj din tass mot päls!” mot pälsindustrin. I LUSH butiker kommer du kunna skriva på protestlistor samt köpa en tassformad tvål där vinsten går till Djurrättsalliansen. Har ännu inga prisuppgifter eller övrig info om tvålen, men kände att det var viktigt att spotta ur mig detta nu på direkten.

Vill man se kampanjvideon om hur minkfarmarna fungerar så kan man se den här.

Som så många gånger förr – heja heja heja LUSH!

 

The 26th of September will LUSH Sweden start a cooperation with the Swedish Animal Rights Alliance, a campaign called “Höj din tass mot päls!” Which means “Rise your paw against fur”. The LUSH stores will have protest lists plus you’ll be able to buy a paw shaped soap where the sales winnings will go to the Animal Rights Alliance. Go LUSH!

 

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Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for critical thinking. Beauty blogger from Gothenburg, Sweden.

My name is Viola Holmgren and I've been representing Swedish beauty bloggerism (yes. we're a cult) since 2008. I focus on cruelty free beauty and I love the feeling of finding cool products that have gone under the radar.

Makeup doesn't have rules. The only person who decides what's right or wrong and if you're wearing it or not is you, and that's where my job as a blogger comes in handy. Use my experience as a guide or an inspiration towards finding your own way.

And just to clarify, all reviews and opinions are my own, there is no evil baby demon on my left shoulder who is bribing, forcing or possessing me to write. Reviews are best written in honesty!