Bralettes ?

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So,as I am taking my study break and going through my Facebook newsfeed,whilst munching on a chocolate chip cookie. I am dying of all this heat ,dehydrated and need some energy to survive.
My curls are dancing around,which is making me even more frustrated because they are touching and irritating my skin. Yes,that is my level of patience in 45 Centigrades.
Anyhoo, back to my newsfeed,I see three articles of interest :

1)A new advertisement campaign by Victoria’s Secret. So ,what is new this time is that they are asking women to shun their bras for bralettes . A brand that stuffs their bras with thick padding is suddenly asserting that you do not need it;and I am like okay ;yes,hello! What !
And I google the bralettes that are available online . So does La Senza have it? Maybe I should go to a mall and buy it. And then I look at myself and see a victim of postfeminist media trend . Yes,homies that is right . There are no footnotes to this article ,as I am sick of writing academic papers. So,a quick rewind; Bralettes are basically bras without padding and something which is a mix of a camisole ,bra,and a crop top. And what is Postfeminism , a trend that came ,according to me after the invention of contraceptives ,where women felt liberated and had sex like men(mocking every bit of it)? For further reference see all Carrie Bradshaw episodes,of Sex and The City . If not,then understand this;the media culture,most of the 1960’s started picturing women in the media, who are smoking ,and wearing power suits and at the same time at home doing laundry in a washing machine ,which meant that appliances are equivalent to happiness ;and that woman can have it all. They have achieved feminism and what they need to do is to juggle between their home and work . All these trends were basically ,patriarchal society giving agency to women ,but in a disturbing way,where women were made to believe that they need to use some product,or act in a certain way to show that they are empowered or liberated . Sexual freedom was actually nothing but a patriarchal structure that was constructed as a mirage by men to meet their own ends . For further reference see Foucault’s “History of Sexuality “ and the lovely Julia Roberts movie “The Mona Lisa Smile”.

So,is it relevant today?
Hell Yes!
If some Lingerie company is compelling me to look at myself in a certain way ,then yes it is. Will I use them,yes maybe,to see what the fuss is all about! A new cage for your girls !!
Say that to my D cups,says a friend !
love

The other two articles will be discussed in my next blog .

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12912437_111446102589309_500483636_nYes,girls exist on this earth,rather co-exist with men,plants, and animals,and whatever you think grows on this planet;and their issues are as real as studying a plant’s mitochondria or global warming,and the love people hold for glaciers.
One of the things that top the taboo list is the menstrual cycle. We all know what it is;and if you are a guy reading this,go watch the lovely people of Buzz Feed and they will explain it to you. So,when we all acknowledge that this is something real,so why do we hide it!

I am not going to criticise our society or go on into the stigmas that it associate with it .

Anyhow , this article is for fellow shredders (if you know what I mean).
We have evolved and so has our technique of blocking the blood flow every month (my iPhone has saved it as Niagara falls;now you know what I call it)! We have evolved from sanitary pads to tampons and the cup.

I believe I wanted to share this with the fellow shredders or the new ones, what I think someone should have told me before I got my period or the first time I used a tampon.
If thrashing your kids about their grades is important,so is the part where you tell and discuss menstrual cycle,and the crap that comes with it,sex and hormones ,and so on. All these things are really important ,so that kids make the right decisions, that they are aware of what exactly is sexual harassment ,and why are they shredders,and how to stay away from STD’s.
Yes, take my advice when your kids are shocked and depressed,dying from Syphilis.

Without delay here is my list of what I should have been told before I got my period and before I used a tampon:

  • That it is okay not to use a plastic applicator.
  • That if you use a tampon instead of a pad ,you would not really have bad cramps ( yes that is true)!
  • That you should not hide your tampon in your sleeves,there is nothing to be ashamed of.
  • That borrowing a pad/tampon is the universal signifier of sisterhood ( made that up)!
  • That you do not have to freak out if you stain your clothes.
  • That you will be judged if you ask for tampons at your local grocery store.

Here is what I learnt on my own and for all for the fellow shredders:

  • That exercising helps you relieve cramps (unless you decide to leak and some person at your gym decides to tell you that you are leaking while you have your legs in the air; do not run away! It is all normal,happens to all).
  • That you do not care what the guy at the local grocery store thinks,you just want what you came for!
  • That tampons are perfectly safe and easy to use,less harm for the environment too,and you save money!
  • That your plans should not revolve around your period date . Do whatever you want to;of hiking on your second day. Big deal!
  • That Toxic Shock Syndrome is a real thing.
  • Discuss your issues,with your friends without being ashamed of anything . It is high time girl you break the patriarchal chains.
    Do whatever you want;lie like a log,jog or work. Menstruation ,tampons should no longer be a taboo in any society . Feel empowered and feel free to ask questions ;because that is an essential part of growing up!

Love