Trufflegirl

  • Trufflegirl replied to the topic Friends Forever in the forum Love & Relationships 1 month ago

    I’m a firm believer in the saying that most girls learn at a young age: “Men come and go, but friends are for life”.

    This is why a woman should never put a partner before a friend.

    There’s nothing stronger than a female friendship.

  • He is an utter misogynist, who is kindly undoing decades of feminism, and diminishing females’ rights. Why any female would vote for him is beyond me. I feel sorry for American females!

  • Another sunny, warm, lockdown day,the girls and me spending it in the garden in our bare feet, liberated and at one with nature that way. You know you’ve had a summerish day, at one with nature, when you have to wash your feet, rather than take your shoes off, when you get in!

    That makes ME and the girls happy. God bless sunny days.

  • mikki and Profile picture of TrufflegirlTrufflegirl are now friends 3 months ago

  • Trufflegirl replied to the topic What Makes You Happy? in the forum General Chat 3 months ago

    Walking around my garden, in bare feet. Today was warm, and I did that for the first time this year. It’s so liberating. I shun shoes and socks in reasonable weather, and go for bare feet around the front and back garden or for very short distances, and for flip-flops elsewhere. My daughters also like to do the same.

    As a feminist, my partner has…[Read more]

  • Exactly. And if not as a tool to demote them to the sofa, such a trick can also be employed to get them to buy us things.

    “Oooh, you’ve hurt me so much, you pig! Buy buying me those expensive shoes will make things all better!”

    Regarding April Fool’s, I texted him when he was at work (key worker), pretending that I’d been having coronavirus…[Read more]

  • Oh, it doesn’t have to be April Fool’s Day, for me to demote him in such a way; only, it’s to the sofa!

    I’ve done that for genuine reasons, but also, on occasion, when I just fancied the bed to myself; haven’t all us women done so, at some point???

    Pretending to be upset by something he’s done or said, has been an effective ‘demotion’ tool!…[Read more]

  • So, with the fun day being tomorrow, what jokes are we going to be playing on our partners??? I haven’t decided, as yet. I did the ‘fake pregnancy’ one some years ago, so I can’t do that one. Any ideas???

  • It’s good that even your dad, as a man, acknowledged and told you this. My mum told me this, but my dad wasn’t quite so enlightened.

    Strong females often run in families, which would explain your mother and daughter being so strong.

    As the mother of two daughters, I feel I owe it to them, to tell them these same things. I was a feminist long…[Read more]

  • Thank you, Kit. I have been very pleased to see the number of feminists on the forum; feminism should be one of the main focuses of any female forum, as forums are about expressing ourselves, and it’s feminism that fights to allow us to do just that.

    Forums such as these encourage women to express themselves in a way many may feel unable to…[Read more]

  • I’m Aries, which tends to mean ambitious, passionate, strong-willed, impatient and bold; all of which describe me. This is reflected in many aspects of my life, particularly in my feminist beliefs and activism: I’m passionate about women’s rights, am strong-willed in doing what I can to fight for them, bold in my endeavours, and impatient for…[Read more]

  • So true. The patriarchal society we live in still, holds women back, by stifling female pride, encouraging male assertiveness, and encouraging female submissiveness.

    Females are taught from a young age to be lacking confidence in this way, which has the effect of perpetuating patriarchy. This is what I, as a feminist, seek to combat.

    We need…[Read more]

  • I am confident, loudish, passionate, assertive and forthright, with a strong sense of sisterhood/female solidarity; all of the things that society condemns females for being, which is perhaps how and why I became a feminist, and also how I continue to be a very ardent one.

    The traits that I don’t get along with the people who sport them are,…[Read more]

  • Trufflegirl replied to the topic International Womens Day in the forum In the News 4 months ago

    Jesus, I didn’t even know that was a thing; isn’t it International Men’s Day EVERY day?? It perhaps should be renamed ‘International Misogynists’ Day’. As if a lot of men don’t already feel smug and superior, as it is…..

     

  • Trufflegirl replied to the topic International Womens Day in the forum In the News 4 months ago

    My partner got a slap today, after joking that there should be International Men’s Day! His punishment – other than the slap, lol – was a lengthy lecture about male privilege! Worse still, is that I’ve heard men say that with all seriousness; ignorant, or what?? ‘Check your privilege’, as us feminists say.

  • Trufflegirl replied to the topic International Womens Day in the forum In the News 4 months ago

    As a feminist, I’m glad to see this mentioned, and I am glad that such a day exists. However, as you say, it would be absurd to take this to mean that us females have anything even remotely resembling equality. The reality is that even the western world is still very misogynistic, and that we still live with discrimination at every turn.

    Women…[Read more]

  • Rachel and Profile picture of TrufflegirlTrufflegirl are now friends 4 months ago

  • Trufflegirl replied to the topic Gender equality study in the forum In the News 4 months ago

    This sort of thing reminds me of why I’m a feminist; ‘equality’ is a myth, with even the western world being very misogynistic.

  • Relaxed dress codes – I work in an all-female office, and we’re allowed to wear flip-flops, and I can walk about in bare feet in the summer; beats dress codes!

  • Skinny dipping was something I did a few times, when I was that sort of age, so I don’t understand why the prudishness, either!

    I have some very funny memories of such times. One time, on holiday, a female friend and I went skinny-dipping with our boyfriends, got out before they did, stole their clothes, ran off (keeping our flip-flops off and…[Read more]

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