I love when my friends give me assignments. Being that I’m 29, this is pretty suitable. I was told to rip this shit apart. 30 Things Every Woman Should Know and Have. Sure, tell me more about what I should and shouldn’t know, stranger. I thought to myself, Christ, with that title, this should be good. I read the first two points and thought “meh, I guess, whatever” and then the third point struck the cord of Yes, I Will In Fact Blog About This.
I think I just mentioned how I enjoy tennis a few posts back. I enjoy tennis a LOT. It’s fun to watch and fun to play. Also, one of the hardest sports I’ve ever done. I mean, it’s not like I ever did it professionally, just palling around with Husband, kicking ass and taking names. And losing all day.
My favourite tennis players are Serena Williams and Andy Murray. But I have the utmost respect for Djokovic because let’s be real, he’s fucking amazing. Sorry, correction, I HAD respect for him.
As you ALL know, it’s March Madness up in here. It’s the one time a year I actually give a shit about basketball. College b-ball is a ton of fun to watch. The games are not as long and it’s more of a team sport than the NBA. Not to mention, it’s like the players LIVES are on the line.
Apparently if you’re a female though, you get left out of the March Madness talk.
My awesome and hilarious friend Blair over at The Shameful Sheep shared with us a tale in which she was a victim to not Keeping Your Hands To Yourself and was randomly grabbed on the ass by a stranger while out grocery shopping. Thanks to the shock that goes with this fun experience, she did nothing about it. Which is fair, because I’ve fucking been there and now it’s time for me to tell my story.
Naturally, her take on it is more chill and comical than mine as I am filled with rage at almost all times forever.
Over this weekend, there was a festival happening in Edmonton called SkirtsaFire run by the ever so cool Annette Loiselle. I had never heard of it until I saw on The Twitter that my favourite radio station, Sonic, had retweeted the event. The event, which is in its third year, is about empowering and celebrating women in the arts. I was 100% sold when I saw there was going to be yoga in the morning at an art gallery.
It takes an army to offend me so when I saw that my 10 Things Men Find Unattractive About Women post explode into the world, I was fully prepared for people to come out and rip me a new one with the use of words like “bitch” and “troll” and “stupid”. To my surprise, the more popular it got the more praise I was getting. And when the nasty comments inevitably started to roll in, instead of freaking out and being upset about it, my reaction was “Jesus, finally…”
But instead of the fabulous descriptive words above being used, it was “whore” and “hoe” popping up. Wait, what?