I Am A Female And I Am So Over Feminists

I Am A Female And I Am So Over Feminists

I believe that I am a strong woman, but I also believe in a strong man.
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Beliefs are beliefs, and everyone is entitled to their opinion. I'm all about girl power, but in today's world, it's getting shoved down our throats. Relax feminists, we're OK.

My inspiration actually came from a man (God forbid, a man has ideas these days). One afternoon my boyfriend was telling me about a discussion his class had regarding female sports and how TV stations air fewer female competitions than that of males. In a room where he and his other male classmate were completely outnumbered, he didn't have much say in the discussion.

Apparently, it was getting pretty heated in the room, and the women in the class were going on and on about how society is unfair to women in this aspect and that respect for the female population is shrinking relative to the male population.

If we're being frank here, it's a load of bull.

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First of all, this is the 21st century. Women have never been more respected. Women have more rights in the United States than ever before. As far as sports go, TV stations are going to air the sports that get the most ratings. On a realistic level, how many women are turning on Sports Center in the middle of the day? Not enough for TV stations to make money. It's a business, not a boycott against female athletics.

Whatever happened to chivalry? Why is it so “old fashioned" to allow a man to do the dirty work or pay for meals? Feminists claim that this is a sign of disrespect, yet when a man offers to pick up the check or help fix a flat tire (aka being a gentleman), they become offended. It seems like a bit of a double standard to me. There is a distinct divide between both the mental and physical makeup of a male and female body. There is a reason for this. We are not equals. The male is made of more muscle mass, and the woman has a more efficient brain (I mean, I think that's pretty freaking awesome).

The male body is meant to endure more physical while the female is more delicate. So, quite frankly, at a certain point in life, there need to be restrictions on integrating the two. For example, during that same class discussion that I mentioned before, one of the young ladies in the room complained about how the NFL doesn't have female athletes. I mean, really? Can you imagine being tackled by a 220-pound linebacker? Of course not. Our bodies are different. It's not “inequality," it's just science.

And while I can understand the concern in regard to money and women making statistically less than men do, let's consider some historical facts. If we think about it, women branching out into the workforce is still relatively new in terms of history. Up until about the '80s or so, many women didn't work as much as they do now (no disrespect to the women that did work to provide for themselves and their families — you go ladies!). We are still climbing the charts in 2016.

Though there is still considered to be a glass ceiling for the working female, it's being shattered by the perseverance and strong mentality of women everywhere. So, let's stop blaming men and society for how we continue to “struggle" and praise the female gender for working hard to make a mark in today's workforce. We're doing a kick-ass job, let's stop the complaining.

I consider myself to be a very strong and independent female. But that doesn't mean that I feel the need to put down the opposite gender for every problem I endure. Not everything is a man's fault. Let's be realistic ladies, just as much as they are boneheads from time to time, we have the tendency to be a real pain in the tush.

It's a lot of give and take. We don't have to pretend we don't need our men every once in a while. It's OK to be vulnerable. Men and women are meant to complement one another—not to be equal or to over-power. The genders are meant to balance each other out. There's nothing wrong with it.

I am all for being a proud woman and having confidence in what I say and do. I believe in myself as a powerful female and human being. However, I don't believe that being a female entitles me to put down men and claim to be the “dominant" gender. There is no “dominant" gender. There's just men and women. Women and men. We coincide with each other, that's that. Time to embrace it.

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8 Struggles Of Being 21 And Looking 12

The struggle is real, my friends.
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“You'll appreciate it when you're older." Do you know how many times my mom has told me this? Too many to count. Every time I complain about looking young that is the response I get. I know she's right, I will love looking young when I'm in my 40s. However, looking young is a real struggle in your 20s. Here's what we have to deal with:

1. Everyone thinks your younger sister or brother is the older one.

True story: someone actually thought my younger sister was my mom once. I've really gotten used to this but it still sucks.

2. You ALWAYS get carded.

Every. Single. Time. Since I know I look young, I never even bothered with a fake ID my first couple of years of college because I knew it would never work. If I'm being completely honest, I was nervous when I turned 21 that the bartender would think my real driver's license was a fake.

3. People look at your driver's license for an awkward amount of time.

So no one has actually thought my real driver's license is fake but that doesn't stop them from doing a double take and giving me *that look.* The look that says, “Wow, you don't look that old." And sometimes people will just flat out say that. The best part is this doesn't just happen when you're purchasing alcohol. This has happened to me at the movie theater.

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4. People will give you *that look* when they see you drinking alcohol.

You just want to turn around and scream “I'M 21, IT'S LEGAL. STOP JUDGING ME."

5. People are shocked to find out you're in college.

If I had a dollar for every time someone had a shocked expression on their face after I told them I'm a junior in college I could pay off all of my student loan debt. It's funny because when random people ask me how school is going, I pretty much assume they think I'm in high school and the shocked look on their face when I start to talk about my college classes confirms I'm right.

6. For some reason wearing your hair in a ponytail makes you look younger.

I don't understand this one but it's true. Especially if I don't have any makeup on I could honestly pass for a child.

7. Meeting an actual 12-year-old who looks older than you.

We all know one. That random 12-year-old who looks extremely mature for her age and you get angry because life isn't fair.

8. Being handed a kids' menu.

This is my personal favorite. It happens more often than it should. The best part of this is it's your turn to give someone a look. The look that says, "You've got to be kidding me".

Looking young is a real struggle and I don't think everyone realizes it. However, with all the struggles that come with looking young, we still take advantage of it. Have you ever gone to a museum or event where if you're under a certain age you get in for a discounted price? Yeah? Well, that's when I bet you wish you were us. And kids' meals are way cheaper than regular meals so there have definitely been a couple times when I've kept that kids' menu.

So, all in all, it's not the worst thing in the world but it's definitely a struggle.

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What Movie Musical You Should Watch, According To Your Zodiac Sign

With recent releases such as "The Greatest Showman" and "Mary Poppins Returns," movie musicals seem to be all the rage right now. So, which one should you watch according to your zodiac sign?

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Two of my favorite things are movie musicals and astrology. Thus, I decided to use my knowledge and create a list of which musical is best for each zodiac sign.

1. ARIES: "Newsies"

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"Newsies" is the perfect movie musical for the outspoken and hardworking Aries. Aries are natural-born leaders who are very insistent on getting their way and are also very faithful to their friends. With such faithful, driven and ambitious characters, as well as the overall theme of learning to not let anything get in the way of your goals, "Newsies" is a great watch for any Aries.

2. TAURUS: "Mamma Mia!"

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If you're a Taurus, you're probably very easygoing and love to relax and is there a better way to relax than to be whisked away to Greece while listening to ABBA's greatest hits? A Taurus will love this fun and flirty movie musical, as well as appreciate the independence and confidence of its characters. So to any Taurus, next time you want to relax and indulge, just turn on Netflix and watch "Mamma Mia!"

3. GEMINI: "The Greatest Showman"

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Geminis have a constant need for change — they hate dullness, repetition and routine. Also, this sign tends to be superficial and exaggerating, which fits perfectly with the circus aspect of "The Greatest Showman." But Geminis are natural-born entertainers and this high-tempo and lively musical will surely satiate their need for adventure and excitement.

4. CANCER: "Anastasia"

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Home and family mean everything to Cancers, so "Anastasia" is a perfect watch for this emotional and compassionate water sign. This movie tells the story of a girl finding her true family and going on a "journey to her past" (*cue song*). With their need to be loved and appreciated, as well as their interest in history, Cancers will enjoy this story about finding where you truly belong.

5. LEO: "Chicago"

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Leos are one of the most powerful and determined signs and are very extravagant and charismatic. "Chicago" is about two showgirls that, despite committing murder, find themselves in the spotlight (something that they absolutely love). Similarly, Leos love to be treated like a celebrity and hate being ignored, so "Chicago" makes the perfect watch for the theater-loving Leos.

6. VIRGO: "Beauty and the Beast"

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Virgos love to draw in people with their fascinating stories and a major part of "Beauty and the Beast" is the importance of individual life paths. Virgos are intelligent, loyal and passionate like Belle, but can also be dominating and bossy like the Beast. And because of this movie's central theme of self-improvement, it makes a perfect watch for any Virgo.

7. LIBRA: "Hairspray"

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The most Libras want out of life is harmony and to see all hate and injustice eliminated. Behind the catchy tunes and colorful '60s atmosphere, "Hairspray" has a more serious tone with the issue of discrimination and racism. In addition to the fight for equality, this movie is perfect for the romantic Libra because of its theme about finding love above all odds.

8. SCORPIO: "Les Misérables"

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Scorpios are often misjudged because of their unwavering strong nature when in reality, they have strong and deep emotions. Like the young revolutionists in "Les Misérables," Scorpios face their problems with control, certainty and concentration, but underneath, they are fueled with strong emotion. The driven, passionate, truth-seeking and independent characters of this movie make it a perfect fit for any Scorpio.

9. SAGITTARIUS: "Funny Face"

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This movie musical has everything a Sagittarius needs in life: freedom, travel and philosophy. In "Funny Face," Audrey Hepburn portrays a character who goes to France to learn about philosophy while exploring and meeting new people along the way. It's an optimistic and feel-good musical that will surely entertain a Sagittarius.

10. CAPRICORN: "La La Land"

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Some of the most ambitious and goal-oriented people are actors, musicians and Capricorns. "La La Land" is the perfect movie for this earth sign because it demonstrates the hardships and discipline it takes to achieve your goals. With characters that are determined and driven for success, this musical will please any Capricorn.

11. AQUARIUS: "Enchanted"

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An Aquarius will do anything that they can to help people and are constantly striving to make the world a better place. "Enchanted" is about an animated princess who finds herself in the real world, where she does as much as she can to help the people around her. With fairytale-like characters that are loyal, charming and friendly, this movie matches perfectly with the characteristics of an Aquarius.

12. PISCES: "Moulin Rouge!"

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If "Pisces" was a movie, it would be "Moulin Rouge!" With its combined elements of music, romance, creativity and of course, a bohemian revolution, this film provides a perfect escape for this water sign. The emotional, delicate and naïve Pisces will love every aspect of this romantic tragedy and will without a doubt be crying by the end.

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