Sunday, 5 July 2015

The Free the Nipple Movement

Now it's not the best in grammar, but they are my thoughts, however jumbled they may seem

Free the Nipple movement

So while I was supposed to be finishing up an essay for a class, I was on twitter and saw a tweet that I guy posted about the whole free the nipple. He said that he thought it was just for attention seeking hoes(whether he was joking or not has yet to be determined). Now as a person who doesn’t take everything seriously, I really wondered what he was talking about. So, I decided, instead of doing school work to google the free nipple movement, and what I found was interesting.

            So apparently what’s happening is because of this lady who wasn’t allowed to post a picture on Instagram with a jacket of two topless ladies on the back or with her wearing a sheer top (I’m assuming that she wasn’t wearing anything underneath). And so she then decided to walk around new York city topless and document her journey on twitter. Persons of the movement claim that even though it is legal for a male or female to not wear a top (or bra) in public in certain states, a female will draw more stares than a male. They also state that in the 1930s males had the same problem but they fought against it and now it is accepted as the norm for them however for a female she is more likely looked down on. Apparently it also involves breastfeeding, which apparently isn’t legal in some ways in certain states.

            This all got me thinking, and to be honest after researching this, I’m still not sure how I feel about the whole thing. Personally, I don’t think I’d do it but at the same time when I look at why I would never do it, one would be because it’s not accepted in society, another would be that I am just not that comfortable with my body or nakedness on a whole. And why is that? Society once again. Though we can chalk it up to sexualising women, the same thing happens to men. You can’t tell me that as a woman you don’t look at a topless guy and imagine all kinds of things, it’s just more accepted than a woman. Another thing came to mind, those who state that us females aren’t sexual objects but if you are a part of this movement, that’s exactly what most guys are going to see you as. And I’m not saying this is right but it is what’s going to happen. And though we may want to change this, it will take a while, years or even decades because what is the norm now, will take a while to change.

            In some cases I feel, if you don’t want to wear a top, that’s all on you, at the same time I don’t necessarily want to see it but I also don’t necessarily want to see a lot of things either. I think what needs to be done is taking it step by step. First start with the beach and breastfeeding. Because it is true, a female’s nipples, even on tv will be blurred out while a male’s are left alone. Why is that? Why is it that as a mother, you are unable or afraid to breastfeed your child in public because you might let your nipple be seen by the persons who take it upon themselves to actually look at you while you’re minding your own business. I’m not saying that everyone has to breastfeed their baby in public and use nothing to cover them but you choose what you want to do.

            I honestly have mixed feelings about the whole thing but I think the reason most of us don’t want the ‘free the nipple’ movement to even be happening is because we’re uncomfortable with nakedness. All I have to say is, you do you. And as long as no one is being harmed I don’t have a problem….at the moment. I've been informed in the 2 seconds before posting this that it originally started with women and breastfeeding so do your research and go more in debt than i did, cause that's exactly what i plan on doing now...


Saturday, 4 July 2015

Fresher's Guide

Basically putting tweets together of what to expect, what to do for you’re first year…I’m in the faculty of science and technology so some might be biased to that but they’re generally for everyone

ü  If you think just because you could handle 8 am classes in high school you can handle it at UWI, think again (I actually learned this one first hand….it’s true)
ü  Tutorials are key. Not just attend them, but do them before going
ü  If you can’t manage the cold, walk with a sweater. Classroom A/C tun up
ü  Read the notice boards and stay in the know
ü  Enjoy university as much as possible.
ü  Don’t walk on the grass (especially Chancellor’s, unless you’re a chancellorite)
ü  Never box yourself in…widen your vision
ü  Love your parents and if you can’t visit them often, at least talk to them…and not just when you need money
ü  There will be soo many different kinds of people with different outlooks, mut ensure that you know yourself
ü  University is your place to shine
ü  Remember the importance of a balanced diet and exercise
ü  Do not miss the bus, the sun is not your friend
ü  Your school fee may double by the time you finish
ü  Even though there’s no dress code, don’t show up like you’re going to a club
ü  Complete community service in first year, after that you won’t have the time
ü  There are days when you feel like giving up. Don’t, it’s not gonna be easy but it’ll be worth it (or at least that what they say)
ü  Most senior man have them woman already, doh make them fool yuh
ü  Don’t be selfish, especially if you live on hall
ü  Try new things but don’t lose yourself
ü  Don’t waste time with people, know when lyming need to stop
ü  If you can, get a job to help take some of the burden off your parents
ü  Make use of the office hours offered by your lecturers
ü  Don’t throw anything away. Keep your payment and exam receipts
ü  Sleep no longer exists
ü  If the name of a course causes other to laugh, start studying from early
ü  Know who’s on the guild representing you
ü  Work hard and play hard
ü  Get involved – join a club, a committee, play sports, join FYE
ü  If you leave something in the library, don’t expect to find it
ü  If you’re gonna live on hall, learn to cook
ü  Hi-Lo is expensive
ü  Don’t miss orientation – it will start you off on a very good note
ü  If you’re going to sas go before it opens, otherwise you’ll be there for a while
ü  Avoid being on academic probation
ü  Keep an open mind, try new paths, discover yourself
ü  Doo all your assignments before time and study a little everyday.
ü  Drink responsibly. Know your limit
ü  Don’t play dominoes outside juici all day everyday
ü  Not every girl you muss look
ü  Time management
ü  Be careful of the company you keep
ü  Make sure you pass all foundation courses
ü  Commuting students, please know about the uwi bus system
ü  University is not ll about partying, make sure your assignments are done  and you’re studying up to date before you party
ü  If you’re a commuter, get attached to a hall
ü  Don’t be afraid to speak to your lecturers
ü  TBA is not a venue, it means to be announced
ü  Don’t tweet when you have an exam you’re not prepared for
ü  Do every single assignment
ü  Make a friend that lives on hall or is a commuter
ü  Don’t be afraid to make new friends
ü  When campus elections take place to be very prepared….to into hiding
ü  UWI Mona hotspot, the worst wifi on campus
ü  Make sure you do the prerequisites for the 2nd and 3rd year courses you want to do
ü  Take notes in class
ü  Do all available past papers at least a week in advance.

Now these do not belong to me….i may have tweaked some a little bit but not by much. If you want to see all the tweets and their respective owners go to twitter and type in the hashtag #FreshersGuide Enjoy university and don’t forget, if you can help it, NO 8AM classes!!!!