Hello everyone! I have missed my blog this weekend! I forget how much writing this gives me a realease, to just write down what I am feeling.
I have noticed recently on twitter there has been a big arguement brewing, usually antagonised by feminists. I am a feminist, but I have been criticised for wanting to be a stay at home mom. The way it is, I am in love with a wonderful man, and if I told him I wanted to follow my dreams and become an astronaut he would support my wishes 100%. As it stands though, my aspiration is to have his babies and stay at home caring for them. Why isnt this allowed?? Also why am I looked at by some for letting the side down.
I believe in equal rights. Which brings me onto the period leave arguement. I used to have horrendous periods that left me bed bound for the first two days when I was younger, and so I went to the doctor and had the implant put in and now they are fine. Now I am not naive enough to think that everyone could be magically cured like that, but if your periods are that bad, you should be having normal sick leave - not a special leave.
As someone who has sturggled the last year especially with working through fibromyalgia, people can be dicks. You see, if I am struggling at work some will say "oh weve all been tired" so I know that youd get the same if you had period leave, "oh we all have periods - they arent that bad!!" My friend Becka said it best here
I love the blogging community so much, and I know that sometimes we will have differing opinions. Most of the time there can be healthy debate but recently I have noticed more and more people just being plain awful to people who dont agree.
Dont agree with the period leave? You are a danger to women everywhere.
I guess what I am trying to say is, that I am going to keep bobbing along just being me, but I will state my opinion, but I wont just say you are wrong. We can be grown up and agree to disagree right?