Wish list

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I love shopping, like so many girls, and I have a bad habit of going shopping for things I don’t need and I didn’t want until I saw them in the shop. I’m trying to save money for my upcoming trip to Australia, so obviously I shouldn’t be spending my money on any old thing. So I made a wish list! Anything on this list, I am allowed to get. Anything not on it… I’d try to say I’m absolutely forbidden, but that’s probably the quickest way to make sure I’m gonna go shopping (I like to be contrary)! So I’ll say I have to think very hard about it before I actually get something that’s not on here.

1. Cashmere by Lime crime

I love this greyish nude. I have a sneaking suspicion it might make me look slightly dead, but I’m ok with that. I love Posture by Illamasqua as well, which is definitely zombie-fying on me. I miiiight also sneak a Carousel lipgloss into my order if/when I get this, but only if I’ve been very good and deserve a treat.

2. A strappy lingerie set

I love sexy lingerie and I don’t have enough of it. I’d love something by Agent Provocateur but I just don’t feel like I want to spend quite that much money on underwear. Maybe if someone else bought it for me! In the meantime, there’s a Victoria’s Secret set I’ve been eyeing for a while, and I feel like there’s a chance I might just have to go buy it for myself pretty soon.

3.Β Valentino pumps

Now, I will settle for something similar, but these are my dream pumps. I don’t really wear heels a lot, so right now the only pair I’ve got left are my pink sparkly Litas. Not exactly an inconspicuous shoe! So I need to get something a bit more toned-down. And these pumpsΒ are my holy grail. I hated them when I first saw them, but more often than not, that’s a sign I’ll end up loving whatever it is (yeah, don’t ask me how that works). I’d prefer buying a nice pair that will last me a long time to buying fifteen pairs of shoes I can use three times each and then they fall apart.

4. Mid-size bag

I have a big bag and a few small ones I can take with me if I go out, but I need a mid size one that I can fit my wallet, a water bottle and a few more things in. I have very specific requirements for it, so I haven’t found the perfect one yet, but when I do, I am snapping it up on the spot! I want one I can sling over my shoulder, slightly slouchy but still with some structure, and preferably a zipper rather than a flap. For some reason nothing like that seems to ever come my way, but I’m prepared to wait a long time for the right one.

Angry, man hating feminists

One thing that I like to do in my spare time is read feminist blogs and be angry about how many idiots there are in the world. Maybe that doesn’t sound like the best time ever but I really do enjoy it, and to be honest I get angry about all the idiots I see on a daily basis as well. It’s always good to know someone else is angry as well.

I found this video on Genusfolket (in Swedish) the other day, and it made me so angry. It mostly made me laugh because it’s a hilarious video, but the bit where he is talking to men is the most aggravating thing I have ever seen. How deluded do you have to be when this conversation makes sense to you?

You: I harass women on the street because it makes them feel good!
Interviewer: literally 100% of the women I’ve spoken to say it doesn’t make them feel good at all.
You: …no, I still think it makes them feel good!

Seriously? Men like this make me want to be violent. Men like this make me want to dress so they will be scared of me. Men like this make me motivated to never, ever change my behaviour because of theirs.

The only thing I like about what they’re saying is that it seems they genuinely believe in they’re doing us a favour. If they are being genuine about it, telling them enough times that what they are doing does not make us feel good should bring about a change in their behaviour. It would mean that a non confrontational “please stop, you’re making me feel intimidated” ought to bring about an apology. I’m not holding my breath, though.

Finally

Contratulations to America on not making a shit decision! I stayed up until five in the morning to watch Senator Wendy Davis’ filibuster first of all, and I’m so proud of her for taking a stand for women. I’m very happy that it was successful!

And then, of course, the Supreme Court decided to strike down DOMA! I cried tears of joy, because even though I’m not American, I want everyone to have equal rights, and I think that America still affects a lot of other countries in their legislative process.

They also decided that the Prop 8 people had no standing, which according to this post was the worst of the good decisions they could have made in that case. So if the gods had truly been smiling upon us today we would have been celebrating the advent of a fully marriage equal America today, but let’s not get greedy. We’ll get there.

And even better of course than all of this, I got my makeup bag. Look at it:

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