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It might not say RSVP on the Statue of Liberty Cher but, to be fair, she is a million feet tall and has a big fire in her hands at all times, you’re not gonna mess with her. Us mere mortals, however, do have rules and we have them for a reason. So, today I want to talk about cancelling/crashing party etiquette. Because, seriously, people seem to have forgotten basic manners in their quest to be like-so-chillaxed and while I am all for calmness and coolness, I cannot get behind rudeness. So, here’s a little quiz to see if you’ll ever be invited anywhere again.

You are invited out. (You popular thing.) What do you do?

 a.) See the invite, shrug and go about your life, never thinking of it again.

b.) Realise that you can’t go, think “eh I’ll tell them later” and never do.

c.) Realise that you can go but can’t be bothered to mention that and so turn up unexpected.

d.) Decide that they probably don’t really need to know, it’s not like they are waiting exclusively for you, what’s the big deal? You’ll go if you feel like it.

e.) Realise you can’t go and tell them, or realise that you can go and tell them, or realise that you’re not sure and tell them.

Points system: a.)-2 b.)0 c.)0 d.)0 e.) give yourself 10 points!

You have replied yes to an event. You big party animal. That morning you wake up feeling ill, have an argument with your flatmate, can’t find your shoes, spend an hour and a half on the phone to your recently dumped sister and cry at a Dove advert. Do you:

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Feminism! Sisterhood! Girl power! Wooo! We all believe in these things, that’s a given by this point. (Isn’t it?!) Of course women should get equal pay, and be judged for their talents and hard work, not their looks. Of course women respect and admire other women. If women are still being kept down, it’s the men who are doing it. Damn patriarchy trying to keep us in our place. Hmph.

 But here comes the big Kardashian-esque but-  BUT, I am a woman and sometimes I feel that it’s not the always the patriarchy trying to hold us down. Read the rest of this entry »