My Christmas Wishlist... With a Twist
If you know me or have been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I'm a vegan and I'm extremely passionate about animals. I truly hope that one day we will stop using animals for our own benefit and realise that the Earth is our home and we share it with each other. Including animals. I wish that people would take the abuse of a pig or a chicken as serious as the abuse of a dog or cat. I read somewhere that a man in the UK cooked and ate his dog, and of course, it was disgusting and he totally deserved to go to jail, but why do we not get the same reactions to the slaughter of other animals?
I wish for no more slut shaming.
Why are we so focused on what other women do? Why is it that men can sleep with multiple women in one day but if a woman does it she's a slut? I just don't understand what the difference is. We've been brought up to judge women but let men do what they like and I wish it would change. Women should be able to be sexually liberated without being told that they're any less of a woman than a virgin.
There are so many amazing male MUAs dominating Instagram and Twitter but most don't feel comfortable walking the streets in fear of what people are going to say. Makeup is an art and women aren't the only ones with the talent of being able to beat their face. On the other hand, men may sometimes want to keep their makeup to a minimum (for example; they have a spot they want to cover up) but if anyone notices a slight bit of makeup; some nasty words can be thrown around.
I wish people would stop victim shaming.
If a woman comes out about being sexually assaulted or anything against a man, believe her. Do not say "Innocent until proven guilty" as it can be extremely damaging. It probably took a lot for the victim to come out in the first place so to tell her she's lying is going to take her back to square one.
Women need to share the love with other women. If you think she looks gorgeous, tell her. If you think her dress is too short, don't tell her. If you think she sleeps around, stay out of it. If you want to get to know her, do it. If you think her makeup looks bomb, tell her. Spread the love. Society has taught women to see other women as a threat but in reality, we're all in the same boat.
I wish men would let go of their fragile masculinity.
If you want to wear makeup, "women's clothes", cry, or admit that your favourite film is Mean girls: DO IT! No matter what it is, nothing is more masculine than being yourself. Don't let anyone tell you that something you love makes you any less of a man. Suicide rates are actually higher in men as they often feel too embarrassed to talk about their problems - because, according to society, men are supposed to "man up" and just deal with it.
It makes me sad that you're considered more of a worthy human if you have money. This isn't to say that people with money don't deserve what they have, but poor people struggle to find jobs for many reasons. The fact that you can't claim for benefits if you don't have a house is insane. How are people supposed to change their life? They can't even go to a job interview because you have to have an address to apply for a job, and they most likely need to be wearing a suitable outfit for the interview. I wish this would change because people are struggling now more than ever. So, if you see someone on the streets after reading this, please spare some change or offer to buy them lunch. It'll make their day.
Please leave a comment if you have any suggestions for future blog posts. I am also happy to answer any questions about veganism you may have.
💓 Phoebe xoxo