And in the Beginning There Was One

I suppose my hardships with men started rather early, and for that I blame Walt Disney. When I was barely three years old I fell madly in love with Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid. He was beautiful with black shiny hair and bright blue eyes. I knew from that moment on I wanted to marry a handsome prince.Unfortunately I misunderstood that Eric probably only loved Ariel because she couldn’t talk, or of course the obvious fact that he was a cartoon and that princes don’t really exist. Yes, I hate to say it but princes and knights in shining armor were only created by evil corporations to sell products to dreamy little girls.

I’m not saying that the opposite sex is completely piggish but I think there are things girls should know before they go jumping in head first. I’ve shared space with women of all ages from all walks of life and I’ve heard their voices. It seems to me that sex and love is not just sex and love. It’s the main facet to the structure of our society. The treatment of women and girls in relationships and behind closed doors reflects American norms and ideals. I know from experience that the messages we receive during adolescence are contradictory and confusing. We’re expected to be the Madonna but told to be the whore. Why do we have to be either? Why can’t we be proud to be both? There’s a time and place for everything. For example I’m the spitting image of the virgin mother at family dinners but a total whore at frat parties. Kidding…kind of.

My intention with this blog is to write what I know. I am passionate about feminism and female empowerment. I hope to address hypocrisies and injustices that I’ve seen in sex and dating from my own personal experiences. Girls listen up, because I’ve got a lot to say and I was born with out a filter.

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