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I'm new to writing and am enjoying the journey.
Don't ride on the back on my freedom with disdain for my equality.
Why do men still want to reap the benefits that feminism provides them, while not supporting the movement? It's a difficult question to answer, but something that has been on my mind a lot lately, especially in the mist of social media and other platforms. I have made an effort to emerge myself in feminist pages, to gain further insight into the topic's at hand. I do a lot of reading for and against feminism.
Castle on the hill
Isla sat up and looked around curiously. She looked over at Madison, a few strands of her long dark curly hair swept over her sleeping eyes. She wore a dress made of rags. Madison's sweet head lay on a hash bag, filled with grain. It wasn't the most comfortable thing, but it would do for the night. Isla looked around the barn, over against the back wall was hay stacked up to the roof with picks and rakes stacked against the left wall. Isla's gaze drifted to the cows and sheep in the pen, they had a soft bed of straw. Isla grabbed her own spot among the bags of grain and loose straw on the ground she tried to get warm as she shivered. Eventually Isla was fast asleep along with Madison.
The end of a chapter.
I got the news in a text message- looking down at my phone staring at a message from my aunty that started with the words “I’m sorry to write this to you in a text” I assumed the message was going to end in something like “I really need you to pay me back the money you owe me” but unfortunately that wasn’t it. I kept reading but my eyes missed a couple of words and focused on “SUICIDE” I froze like my brain just couldn’t go further. Why the heck would my aunt be messaging me about suicide I thought.
The dreaded toxic masculinity
-The dreaded toxic masculinity- What is toxic masculinity, you ask? When a man hears this term, he normally instantly gets his back up and gets defensive. “Masculinity isn’t toxic” or “It’s not toxic to be a man” is normally bellowed before even hearing what is to come. If men listened to what was being said they most likely would understand that the term isn’t to insult them. That is of course, if they’re not acting a fool or using their manliness as a cover to display toxic traits and behaviors.
I don't really know where to start with my story of getting this picture but I want to start from when I was 21 years old and had a passion for photography. I was given my first camera for my 21st birthday present. I was over the moon and felt like my life was full of possibilities, adventure and anything was possible. Where ever I went my camera came with me and I was rarely ever seen without my camera. Unfortunately for me a few years later my camera was sold for $100 by my then abusive boyfriend because he wanted cigarettes and alcohol. My laptop also disappeared going with it all of my photo's of my newborn baby and any photography I had a done. It broke my heart, as a new single mum I couldn't afford to buy a new one.