Friday, 25 August 2017

Global Homelessness

Listening to the lyrics to this song made me cry. It's so poignant knowing the way workers are fed a false dream that hard work will turn everyone's lives into everything they desire. The reality is so different. In Japan Taylorism is a psychological concept used in work places that interconnects work and home as a family unit. As this song hits out its harsh reality, most middle aged men will end up in the streets with no provisions by the state. The successful aspirations of a worker is discarded like a piece of shit because no one is indispensable. As time inevitably ages us capitalism will always rely on young cheap labour because the young are malleable and easily comply to the ethos of a company's work ethic. But its not just happening  in Japan homelessness is a huge issue throughout the world.

If we look at the United States where 1% own around approximately 38% of the wealth while the poorest amount to over  90% its a sobering thought. People living in trailers, on park benches and subways robbed of a vision. We're only here once why should a basic necessity like a home be a commodity?

Currently in the U.K the youngest  people have been the most affected. Why? Let's draw parallels to the USA, in the U.K the top 1% own 24% of the wealth. The U.K is a rich country that is forcing people into foodbanks! I'm not just referring to the unemployed, disabled but working families and key workers such as nurses forced to make ends meet. I cannot accept a society that creates rich tax breaks for guess who? Right, the wealthy while the majority struggle to exist. What could be done?

We need to wake up and drop the notion of individualism adopt a collective compassionate society it will be in everyone interest. We also need to eradicate the oppressive policies adopted from the USA by Farrington that Tony Blair's government embraced in the 90s. Subsequently, this  destroyed the British morale and undermined the unions in the U.K.

 But as I've said, it's not solely a western problem, it's global and we can change things. If  multinational corporations  were forced to pay their taxes it would create a billions that could be invested in helping the most vulnerable in society. We need to ask ourselves why do governments let them get away with it? And why should the most vulnerable suffer from the greed of the most powerful?

Friday, 4 August 2017

UK. The Youth of Today need a Vision.

In a world of growing inequalities, I found that this song sums up how I feel about the world and I hope it inspires young people to take control of their future. Every human being counts. Why should the few have so much at the expense of the majority? As a woman that has spent her life fighting for inequalities, I find the apathy deplorable. Working class people being ousted out of their homes by oppressive government policies. The youngest generation has been the most affected, robbed of jobs, housing and hope. The will of the human collective spirit is what counts. Let's create a better world by expressing our discontent. Kick out the Tories at the next election. Corbain is an alternative in the U.K. Show how the power of the ordinary person can make an extraordinary statement.

Chris Georgiou - Man's Major Mission

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

What Causes Cellulite? Capitalism.

As the holiday season approaches we are inundated with endless adverts of 'sun-kissed', airbrushed bodies prancing on a golden beach. Note that we rarely see the model's face. All that counts is a glowing bronze body magically defying gravity as the models display their underweight bodies . With every jog the model takes, it's one step further from you grabbing your credit card. You are enticed to spend money on an overpriced 'corrective' cosmetic that cost pennies to make but will sell you the dream of feeling like a million pounds/ dollars. It doesn't matter what the currency is, as self-loathing is a commodity and your low self esteem is worth a fortune. These images are as one dimensional as the parasites who profit on women's  self-loathing and insecurity... But where does it start?

For many girls who go through puberty at an early age, their experiences of school life are highly negative. Young girls are often teased that they're fat, or 'look like a woman', which is the goal of puberty, surely? ! Prepubescent school girls look at  girls going through puberty with  horror and fear of what they will become. What do you expect in a culture that sexualises prepubescent girls and derides grown women's bodies...?  I expect NO! I demand  a change in attitude.  We are not eternal children. Nor should we expect or accept to be treated as children in our adult relationships. Look at this scenario: you wear a dress and look at your partner,

FEMALE: 'DoI look fat in this?'

MALE:  'No, you're lovely.'

FEMALE: 'You're lying.'

MALE:   'No, honestly, you look fine.'

FEMALE: 'Just 'fine'?'

MALE:  'What do you want me to say?

FEMALE: 'I am  fat, look at the cellulite on my thighs...'

 MALE: 'Will you stop it!'

See, it takes a paternal figure to discipline the hovering child in us. We need to break away  from childlike enactments for approval from the man in our life. Men love your cellulite, men do not have a problem with the way you look. It's how you are made to feel by other woman. It comes as no surprise that one of the biggest scrutinizers of women's bodies are women.  We live in a competitive environment where women are reduced to their appearance and men to their status.
The biggest offender is, yes, women in the media, cruelly rating women's bodies. Just because  these celebs are in the limelight it shouldn't mean that the media can say what they want. In an insecure industry such as film, women's magazines take a pivotal role in heightening woman's anxiety and harshly exposing supposedly unflattering pictures. No female is exempt from this 'cellulite' agenda. Look at the hateful press that Christina Aguilera got once she grew up and developed curves. And poor Scarlett Johansson, one of the few actresses who did not resemble a 10-year-old boy, has been targeted with hateful comments by critics such as 'how could her boyfriend date her with so much cellulite, he must be a sociopath' No one's accountable for this blatant display of spitefulness  and misogyny. The misfortune lies in the heart of women who are brainwashed to think that they must compare and compete with each because men constantly  rate them.  Men don't get the same attention.  Our gender shouldn't be reduce down to our looks. We are not commodities.

Yep, we really need a plastic surgeon like him beside us, ready to snip away...
The whole concept of cellulite is a construct. If you want to feel and look good then stop trying to obtain a 'perfect' cellulite-free body.  Here's some advice that will enhance your self-esteem. Here are some facts that no ads will tell.  None of us have flawless skin. Our so-called imperfections are not a negative but unique to us. For every so-called 'blemish' there is a 'cosmetic solution'. Forget that. If it 'worked' they'd be out of business.

As women we tend to store more fat: it's nature's way of telling you that you're a girl. Every bump and dimple you see is natural. It doesn't mean that you are different to any other female. Since we live in a culture  that thrives  on your insecurity, if we aren't suppose to have this 'cellulite' then we wouldn't. Spending thousands of pounds, dollars, euros, to correct something we all have must be telling you something. Perhaps we are meant to have the 'C' word. It seems that young girls are defined from the moment of birth in terms of their looks. Girls are taught to rate and compare each other. If you fit into an idealised construct of beauty, make sure that every other girl knows your superiority, ensure that envy spreads around to the point that every female will waste a life deluding herself to aspire to a cultural myth.
I find it both sad and incredible that women wrap their bodies in cling film in health spas, designed  to mislead women that self-esteem can be bought. It's just another cold capitalist enterprise that's draining your money and fattening a manipulative company that thrives on your insecurity. Rethink the way you view those dimples you callously call cellulite. Try and appreciate that you are a sentient creature, unique in every way. If you tried to emulate these shallow representations then your own individuality would fade.  Save your money and spend it on some books that will enhance your intellect and outlook in life. Why waste your energy? Use your time appreciating what you HAVE. Enjoy your life, we're only here once.