Monday, 4 March 2013

What Equality?

I rarely do serious posts but today I've read and seen a few things that have made me angry.

It's been in the news that Amazon have had to pull a line of t-shirts;

Apparently the slogans "keep calm and hit her" and "keep calm and rape a lot" were not to everyones liking. It's not just Amazon that have been selling these t-shirts but also clothing stores such as Topman.

A quick search online and what you find is astounding;

Both of these were taking from the Lush T-shirts website.

You don't have to look very far or for very long to see hundreds of these t-shirts that mock rape, domestic violence and a right to say no.

I don't feel like I am an extreme feminist. I believe we all deserve equality. That is why these sorts of messages make me angry. The majority (but not all) are aimed towards women and seeing them as objects, whether that is a sexual object or a punching bag. Topman's t-shirt was a list of reasons why "I'm sorry" such as drunkenness and provocation. These are the excuses so often used and so harmful to so many women, children and men's lives.

These shirts do not make the public more "aware" of domestic violence. They are simply there to provoke a reaction. Whilst the companies like Amazon say they didn't deliberately mean to cause offensive, it it absolutely laughable that at no point did anyone think to point out how disgusting and in Amazon's case sexist these shirts are.

These are not funny, not even "offensive funny" and this just goes to show that even in the 21st century it's an uneven battle.

Over and Out xx

Friday, 18 January 2013

Review: James Brown Shampoo and Hair Treatment

A review you say? Jenny have you gone mad? Well no, actually I haven't I've just bought a couple of hair products that to be honest I wasn't that impressed with and thought I'd let you lads know.

 Boots were (they may still be) doing a two for £8 on certain hair products and considering the hair treatment was roughly £7.50 on its own I decided to pick up the shampoo as well.

 I don't think I've ever heard anything amazing about James Brown but on the other foot I've never heard anything bad about their products either so if it promises voluminous hair then why not give it a go?
Out of the two product the shampoo was definitely the better one. It worked up into a really good lather and ehm... cleaned by hair... Can't say it made my hair any bigger.

The treatment was just rubbish. It says it'll moisturise the hair but my hair felt really dry after using these products and I just had to go and put on Moroccan oil after my shower.

I'll use these to use them up but I'll be sticking with tresemme as far as affordable shampoo and conditioners go because they really can't be beaten. Hope you have all had a great week :) xxx

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Hello Again :)

It's weird trying to get into the swing of blogging again but I definitely miss it and whilst I still have what feels like an endless abyss of holiday left I am going to make sure I keep in touch with my computer. But not in a creepy way.

I have been about taking photos and things on instagram - changingtimesofsummer if you couldn't guess;

 I was taking my beautiful baby (dog not like, actual baby) for a walk and I could clearly see the weather was getting shit. And then...
Dun, Dun DUUUUUUN....

 Yup it snowed. No white Christmas but it snowed.

So cold I had to let the baby into bed. Mother was not amused. But I have to go back to Uni soon so I might as well make the most the little time I get with her.
 Alost as shocking as the snow is my new hair-do. I wanted to keep it long but to be honest I've been getting bored with it. I can't say for sure I love the fringe yet but I hope I get used to it. In any event my hair grows like the clappers so I'll be gone in about a month anyway :)
 The final photo is just me showing off. This bloody jigsaw took me, my boyfriend and occasionally my mum when she was passing about a week and a half to complete. It was a bloody nightmare, if my grandmother ever gets me a puzzle for christmas again then I may have to go look at the ingredients in 'George's Marvellous Medicine' and give her a fright :D
I hope you are all having a cheery Sunday :) and have a good week m'dears xx

Monday, 7 January 2013

Far Far Away

Christmas had come and gone. As has new year. I have been completely absent from the blog world which is sad because even if I'm not writing my usual bollocks I do like to read everyone else's stuff.

Since getting back from uni I have filled my life with baths.

Many, many baths.

And oh, so many bath bombs :)

This is me and my friends in the Fountain in St. Andrews. We went there for New Year which was awesome although the drive back to Edinburgh was a lot less than awesome.

And as per usual every Christmas Cav includes some sort of breakage. Last year was my foot. This year the iPhone screen. Excellent.

Lastly on my oh so interesting update, my love of netflix has now been pushed to a whole new level as they have added season 4 of Torchwood! Let's be honest who doesn't want to see more of John Barrowman Nom nom nom :D