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Social Obsession: Why to get away from your Phone

Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, VSCO, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest- it’s all I’ve been doing this week!

I’ve been home a lot this week from the weather here in New England and all I’ve done is been on my phone. I’m constantly on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr etc. Since when did my phone and social media account become so important to me and take over my life? The simple answer, when society said that it was more important to be on my phone/social media than to actually experience life.

So yesterday, I tried an experiment. How much could I accomplish when I only went on social media once every 3 hours… my results turned out pretty spectacular.

Yesterday I was able to:

  • journal
  • complete homework
  • clean my bathroom
  • clean out my closet
  • write this blog post
  • enjoy dinner with my family
  • read
  • go outside in the snow with my dog
  • do some yoga with my mom
  • relax and rejuvenate my skin/hair

In other words, I was really productive! Instead of looking relentlessly at a screen filled with people’s “perfect lives”, I was able to get some things done to improve my life. Yes, it’s hard not to go on Instagram and Twitter every 5 minutes, but why be a slug, when you can get stuff done!

I hope this was helpful and will inspire you to get off your phone and go to do more of which makes you happy!

Love Always,

Luce E.

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Feminism… What to Know

Being feminist doesn’t mean that you believe that women need to be babied or that women are better than men. That isn’t the least bit true at all. Being a feminist means that you believe that women should have the same social status, same pay, same  rights as men. In my state in the US, Men get paid annually a little over $61,000 a year, while women get paid $50,000 a year (AAUW table for 2015 reports). Why is this a problem you ask yourself? It is a problem because women are just as capable of doing the work men do. Women should not have this social and intellectual standard. They shouldn’t be expected to clean the house and take after the kids and not have a job. In this day in age, it’s almost impossible to do that with the amount of money needed to support a family. But why must there be a page gap? If women are doing the same amount of work as men, shouldn’t they be paid the same?

I believe also, that all women have the right to contraception and birth control pills. Being on birth control doesn’t mean that you don’t want to have kids period. It means that you’re smart enough to know that the possibility of pregnancy isn’t a risk you’re willing to take at that point in your life. It’s called being RESPONSIBLE. Yes, you can always not have sex and reduce the risk all together, but for some, birth control is a safe, preferred form of protection.

Feminism isn’t about making women look like they’re attention seekers (although some are #sorrynotsorry). Feminism is about empowering women and making women feel like they have a voice. Here are some links to great TedX Talks, commercials and books that discuss feminism and explain what it’s really about.

 

Probably my favorite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ilSeJ6B5ro

Emma Watson at the UN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9SUAcNlVQ4

Fem Talk (she’s awesome and this is perfect for anyone wanting to know more) :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXW7viYI_ao

I really hope this helped you to understand feminism more and that you have a better understanding of it! If your opinions don’t match mine, that’s totally fine! Just be yourself and stay strong in your morals and that’s all that matters to me!

Love Always,

Luce E.