Do you ever feel pressure to always look your best? Do you feel like the expectations these days are getting out of hand? How do you feel about propaganda that consistently says you're not good enough unless you "buy this product?" Personally, I'm a little fed up trying to live up to these unrealistic expectations that society seems to think that are "normal."
When I start feeling like I'm not good enough, or I start feeling as if I'm not living up to these misconceptions of real beauty, I turn to my Bitch magazine.
Bitch media is a non-profit organization, their mission is "to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture."
You may be asking, why choose such an off-putting word as their name? Well, here's your answer. "The writer Rebecca West said, 'People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.' We’d argue that the word 'bitch' is usually deployed for the same purpose. When it’s being used as an insult, 'bitch' is an epithet hurled at women who speak their minds, who have opinions and don’t shy away from expressing them, and who don’t sit by and smile uncomfortably if they’re bothered or offended. If being an outspoken woman means being a bitch, we’ll take that as a compliment."
These ladies and gentlemen at Bitch understand that being a part of this culture means being the best person you can be, and to never let propaganda rule the way you live your life. They express self-love and love for all humans, no matter how they choose to live their life. Now that's something I can get behind!
So check out their site! Donate some money or buy a subscription for a loved one in your life that needs a little up-lifting, comedic, relief. Even just donating 5 dollars a month gets you a full years subscription!
This magazine is sure to make you feel like you are worth it! "Keep Bitch Media in your life, and keep it alive for many years to come. Support what you love. Support Bitch Media!"