“Girly thoughts” is supposed to make you rethink what it means for something to be “girly” and why the word has the connotations that it does. I am a girl (a woman, actually, but most people still call me a girl), and these are my thoughts. They are therefore girly thoughts. If they don’t fit your definition of girly, I suggest you change it (Occam’s razor and all – a definition is easier to change than my whole personality). What I’m not trying to say is that feminism is just for girls. I’m all about men getting in on feminism. I’m also all about intersectionality, and I’ll try to write about all different kinds of oppression, but since these are mostly my opinions, there will be more of what I know better.
My username reflects how I came to feminism as I left Christianity. Find Judges 19 in the Bible and see how much happy lovey-ness you find. I never, in 20 years of being Christian, heard her mentioned in church or any other Christian gathering. I refuse to ignore her. But since she’s nameless, I just take the name of the place where you can find her. You can call me J19 for short.
I am a college student, so I figured that meant I should start a blog about saving the world. It’s a graduation requirement, right? It works out, anyway, because I’m one of those people who likes to think about things more than other people do, so writing it online and leaving it for whoever’s interested works better than boring my friends to death. I’ve tried to write a blogs a few other times in ways that would actually add something to the blogosphere, but it turns out I’m a crappy journalist and I’m only motivated enough to write regularly during school if what I’m writing is my own amateur opinion.
Comments from everyone are welcome. Disagree with me, ask me questions, teach me something new, but if you say any sexist or otherwise assholey things, just know that I’ll be using your comments to prove my points to other people. : ) Oh, and since I’m a crappy journalist, this will be my thoughts as they come to me, not the news as it comes out. So feel free to dig up old posts and comment, once I have old posts to dig up. I might look back and say “what was I thinking back then?” but odds are the issue I was writing about will not have gone out of style.