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It's quite interesting that ALL the Nobel prize winners this year, 2017, are men! I have a hard time believing that women haven't done remarkable studies and project during this year.

If you want to know more about the Nobel prize here's a link to the Nobel prize homepage:

https://www.nobelprize.org/ (try copying it)

The text above is from this page:

https://www.statista.com/chart/2805/nobel-prize-winners-by-gender/

As you can see clearly more men have won the Nobel prize trough the years, how come?

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Absolutely amazing that Finland and especially the Swedish speaking population of Finland is FINALLY waking up!

"Dammen brister" is basically the Finnish movement that has elaborated from #metoo.

Here you have the link to the website where you can read more about the project!

http://www.astra.fi/dammenbrister/upprop/


Thank you for reading! We'll probably come back to the subject soon <3

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Svårigheter med att vara jämlikhetsivrare

ABSTRAKT

Jämlikhet är ingen självklarhet, därför borde man arbeta för ett mera jämlikt samhälle. Omedvetenhet och ignorans bidrar till att jämlikhet inte är en självklarhet. Dessutom att inte vilja förstå eller acceptera felen bidrar också till en avstannad utveckling. Det jag märkt här i vår lilla stad och vårt lilla gymnasium är att jämlikhet inte är en självklarhet då faktorer, åsikter och kommentarer som är kränkande fyller luften vi andas, tänker och växer upp i.


SYFTEN

  1. I mitt liv ska jämlikheten vara en självklarhet bland andra.
  2. I mitt liv bidrar medvetenhet till ett samhälle som gynnar alla individer.
  3. I mitt liv blir samhället en bättre version av sig själv då man fokuserar på jämlikhet.
  4. I mitt liv kommer diskriminering och missgynnande för utsatta grupper att minska.
  5. I mitt liv kommer jag att göra mitt yttersta för att bidra till ett mera jämlikt samhälle.


METODER

  1. Jag ska aldrig hålla tyst om diskriminering.
  2. Jag ska alltid försöka argumentera för min åsikt.
  3. Jag ska alltid kalla mig själv en feminist.
  4. Jag ska granska mina egna tankegångar och försöka ertappa tankar som bidrar till ojämlikhet.
  5. Jag ska arbeta med mänskliga rättigheter i framtiden.
  6. Jag ska vara feministiskt aktiv tills jag dör (också gällande mänskliga rättigheter).
  7. Jag ska aldrig ge upp.
  8. Jag ska aldrig sluta tro på mina värderingar.

EVENTUELLA ÅTGÄRDER

Eventuella åtgärder kan erfalla mig, men jag tror att samhället hamnar ändra på sig före det blir min tur. Alltså jag anser mig redan vara framför samhället i utvecklingen gällande många av dessa tankegångar. Så här kommer några anvisningar till er.


  1. Ni ska inte sexuellt trakassera andra människor.
  2. Ni ska inte kränka andra på basis av hudfärg, kön, sexuell läggning, religion (m.fl.).
  3. Ni ska inte låsa er för utveckling i samhället eftersom det kan bidra till en bättre värld för alla individer.
  4. Ni ska inte låta kränkningar och diskriminering bara flyga förbi, utan lägg märke till dessa strukturella problem och lyft upp dem.
  5. Ni ska vara den i mängden som vågar tycka annorlunda och stå upp för att minska på diskriminering.
  6. Ni ska försöka minska på era fördomar och analysera ert eget tänkande för att utvecklas.


SAMMANFATTNING

Ett fullständigt jämlikt samhälle kommer aldrig uppnås, men man kan komma jävligt nära. Att analysera sina tankegångar och inse att man ibland kan ha fel kräver mogenhet. Ibland måste man ge efter. Att försöka förstå är en viktig egenskap.


​Hello Everybody! As you might have learned from us consistency isn't really our thing. So every now and then there will be posts whenever we feel like it which isn't really how you succeed but oh well. This is mora a creative outlet than a million making platform (for me at least). 


This is a text I wrote in a creative writing course recently. The assignment was called "The difficulties with..." and this is basically a description on difficulties with believing in equality.


Thank you for reading (if you understand Swedish!)

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Halöu everybody!


Currently sitting at a bar by the water, because my sister works here. A bar is quite an interesting atmosphere. A few minutes ago, I witnessed this scenario: a girl sat by the bar talking to her friend, a guy enters the bar and quickly spots the girl. The guy walks over to the girl and offers her a drink. She says no thank you. He insists and she agrees to one drink. After she finished the drink, he starts to get frustrated. He utters “where’s the thank you?” with a slight anger in his voice. She leaves.


It’s like he thought that after one drink she suddenly would be his property! He thought that the drink of course meant much more, an invitation maybe? We all know what he wanted when he offered that drink, don’t we? The girl kindly said no thank you, he insisted. To avoid his nagging she agreed. One would think that because her first reply to his question was a no, the guy would figure that she isn’t interested even the slightest, and go away, but instead he just keeps on offering these stupid drinks, and then get angry when what? She doesn’t go home with him? Like what did he expect???


What is it about guys? that when they buy you a drink they expect ridiculous favors, do they think women are a buy one get one for free deal? Women aren’t objects that you can buy! We have brains!

Don't hate or discriminate!

(The purpose of the picture is just to demonstrate the course of events)

-O

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Halöu everybody!

Thanks again for everyone who has visited our blog! Makes me happy to see:) Where is the summer weather though? I’m sitting in a café with my (cousins) down jacket on.

Actually talking about my cousin, we’ve talked for not too long ago about celebrities not using their mega huge platforms to spread messages they actually care about. Which is weird, there’s got to be something that everyone cares a lil extra about, for example if you have a relative that has had cancer or alzheimer’s disease, mental illness, global warming, animal rights, veganism or vegetarianism, eco friendliness, corruption, human rights.. Whatever it is, I feel like they could speak about it, because they have tens of millions of followers and they just keep posting selfies. Think of how many people they could reach using their instagram, twitter and other social media accounts. Think about what a change that would make!

There is of course celebrities who use their platforms to spread what their heart speaks for. For example Superwoman, aka Lilly Singh has created the platform Girl Love where the main message is to end girl-on-girl hate both online and in real life. She has for example sold Girl Love rafikis and saved the money to found schools in Africa and from the Girl Love video saved the money and donated to The Malala fund. Amazing work right?!

Don’t hate or discriminate!

-O


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Halå everybody!


I’m glad to see that we have had quite a lot of viewed posts recently! and I would still like to thank our one and only subscriber, sending lots of love your way<3


Over the weekend we celebrated midsummer in Scandinavian countries, including Finland. I was with a few of our friends at one of my friend’s summer cottage over midsummer. During the evening it is a custom that the city lights a fire, usually near water or on the water. We decided to go look at the fire after we had had dinner. When we arrived to the place where the fire was, it had already burned down, but there was still a lot of people there. We went on the rocks to look at what was left of the fire on the water. One of our friends had a crop top on and when we were leaving two girls that walked by shouted slut after her……… I didn’t hear it, but they told me when they ran to catch us because we were a little bit ahead of them. I was shocked and sad when they told me. No one should ever call a girl a slut, especially not another girl! If girls call each other slut or hoe, they contribute to the misogyny that the patriarchy has created. With this I’m trying to say that girls shouldn’t hate on girls, girls should try to encourage other girls and lift each other up! Because if girls start hating on girls, the misogyny will just continue and get worse.


This friend of mine wasn’t dressed especially revealingly in my opinion, she had long trousers and a leather jacket. Why on earth was she a slut? She wore a crop top? Wth !


She told me that she had been sexually molested many times before, for example she had been on a concert and had to run away because she had so many hands touching her. Awful! She also told me that she didn’t really care when the girls shouted after her because she was so used to it. Which is absolutely horrible! She told me that mostly guys had sexually molested her, for example cat called her, stared at her in a disgusting way and such things. It wasn’t really a surprise that the majority was guys. We continued the conversation. We talked about that NO ONE has the right to comment on your body, the way you look, like you were a barbie doll that was theirs. You own your body! When someone comments on your body, they objectify you, and that is not ok. Women’s bodies are already enough objectified, for example in advertisements and in everyday life. Our appearance shouldn’t affect on what kind of people we are! Right? Just because someone has long hair doesn’t mean that she is a better person. Unfortunately girls are taught that appearance is very important from a very early age. Girl babies’ care takers and people around them comment on their appearance, hair and clothes constantly. Boys in the same age will get comments about their qualities and capacities instead of their appearance. These comments form the individual to be another fitting piece in the patriarchy mold.


If you look at the differences in a commercial for women’s shower gel versus men’s shower gel, the women are probably naked whilst the men in the commercial probably aren’t. Compare commercials in general and you can see what huge differences you can find.


Thank you for reading! Don’t hate or discriminate!

-O


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Hola!

I’ve created a board on Pinterest where Olivia and I collect good feminist pictures, quotes, inspiration and such that we come across. It’s called sisters unite (cheesy, I know) and you can find it here ! I want to add it to the blog as a widget but I haven’t figured out how to do that yet, so we’ll see about that. If you have a Pinterest account, follow it!

Have a good’un!

~S

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Halå!

“Smart boys are often more appreciated, praised and loved by the teachers than what girls are. This is probably because it isn’t a norm that boys are well behaved or do good in school. This is because the very well known phenomenon, “boys aren’t allowed to care about school”, it is a norm, unspoken rule and unfortunately very common.

When a “good boy” occurs hell brakes loose, teachers and principals loose their mind over that ONE boy that suddenly reads his homework and does good in school. After finding this talented boy he starts getting special offers like holding speeches, winning prizes doing significant essays and so on.

During this time hundreds of good girls have been doing better than this one boy, but apparently they aren’t as successful or talented or appreciated as the boy. Because it is expected from girls to be good in school. Being good in school is a part of the good girl concept aka “loved by the patriarchy Barbie doll”. It is when a girl does worse in school that people start raising their eyebrows and giving her attention, asking “What’s wrong”.

In our school we have a few boys that are like this. There’s especially one boy that sticks like a needle in the eye. He always comes late to class, he interrupts the teacher and other students, he takes a lot of space in class, he cheats and doesn’t pay attention, he usually doesn’t do his homework, occasionally he raises his hand to state something in a very complicated language which often doesn’t even make sense, he got his good reputation a few years back and has been riding on the wave of “fame” ever since. Everybody just loves him and all the teachers praise him, they value his opinions and don’t see what really goes on behind that computer screen during lessons.

They is so frustrating because WE do ALL our homework, come in time to the lessons, we pay attention in class, write notes, we do not interrupt others or the teacher, we are active during the lectures and so on but we don’t even get even a percentage of love, praising or appreciation like he does!

We have tried to talk to the principal but he wasn’t very understanding. Is it that the teachers don’t see this structural problem or do they just don’t care?

-O & S


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Halå!

We have a problem, and you too! You might not just know about it!

Our problem, the society’s problem, the school system’s problem! Is that girls in school are underestimated.

Me and -S are in upper secondary school as you may know. We have faced this problem through our 10 years in the Finnish school system. In secondary school this phenomenon was extremely visible through the teachers’ approach to the students. In class the boys would and will (because we are still facing this problem every day in school) scream, shout, joke and do all the things they shouldn’t be doing. Basically everything but listening and studying. The girls, on the other hand, just sit quietly, not complaining or saying anything at all, doing everything they are supposed to do. In these situations the teacher should be giving all of its attention to the girls, who are actually trying to learn something. Instead, almost all of teacher’s attention goes to trying to get the boys to calm down (but that just encourages the boys to talk more). Some teachers joke with the boys or even join the conversations with them.

Teachers use girls as noise killers in the classroom. This means that girls are seated between two loud boys to quiet them down. This is a destructive act towards the girl because she now has to concentrate on quieting the boys down and being a good girl instead of concentrating on her own studies. Situations like this are very common, especially in elementary schools. It negatively affects the girls’ social lives and their experiences on being heard and listened to in the future. In this way girls are taught to be the good, quiet, cute patient and calm girl who never says their opinions. This is the perfect Barbie doll, shaped by the patriarchy, for the patriarchy.

Where we are now, in upper secondary school, people are a little bit more mature, but this structure is still very clearly visible. If a girl gets enough courage to state her opinion in class, she often gets interrupted, quieted down and sometimes even laughed at. If a boy says the same exact thing, he will get praised by other males: "OMG THAT'S SO SMART YOU'RE SO CLEVER WOOOOOW".

We have a personal experience about this that happened recently during a Finnish holiday celebration in school where we in teams had to compete against each other. We had to build a tower out of balloons Duct tape, and the highest tower in the shortest amount of time would win. O came up with a solution on how to build the biggest tower, and stated it loudly, but no one listened. Seconds later, a boy in her group says the same exact thing, and everybody listened and thought he was so smart and a friggin' hero.

Take this in concideration, think about it, and you will realize it is true.

S & O

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Boys. I don’t think there is a more annoying thing than boys. Maybe kids, but nah, boys are probably more annoying. Congratulations!

Teenage boys think they own the world. They think they have the right to do anything and everything. They are loud, rowdy, restless, bothering and often suuuuper offensive. A teenage boy can get away with almost anything just because he is a teenage boy.

Now, imagine if a girl would behave exactly as a teenage boy. She would come late to class, be loud and disturb everyone. She would make sexist and racist loud jokes. How would the teachers and students around her react? A lot more than if the same things would happen with a boy.


Boys always have to prove to their friends that they are “cool” and “brave” and “2 cool 4 school” and all of that is just sad. They have to be “macho” to fit in. Here in Finland, boys are getting worse and worse in school. They perform worse than girls in like everything. And I think it is because of an enormous group pressure that exists in almost every boy group there is. Boys don’t study for tests. They don’t get good marks. It’s just cool to fail in some subject. It’s also really cool to start smoking and drinking at the age of 13, and it is unacceptable for boys to talk about emotions or cry.

I think it’s pathetic and gross and so sad. I feel sorry for these boys. This environment that the boys live in doesn’t create strong males. It creates fragile little boys with small egos, with worlds only revolving around getting people to like them.


I think the problem starts in a very early stage in the boys’ lives. In kindergarten, girls are playing “peacefully”, “quietly” and “calmly” with dolls inside, whilst boys are supposed to play loud football games outside or chase each other around. They are wearing clothes with dinosaurs, Superman and monsters with strong colours and materials, whilst girls are wearing light clothes with princesses, ladybugs and clouds in fragile materials. Boys are called “brave” and “strong”, girls are called “pretty” and “nice”.

Feminism is about equality, which means it also has to do with boys. Boys should be allowed to cry and show emotions, and perform well in school without someone calling them a nerd.

This post is really messy, but my thoughts are just all over the place today. I just felt I had to write something.


See ya soon

-S

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