How tough is motherhood?. Tough but not the toughest!
Such good words!
The sort of language used to assert men’s dominance over women has a pretty recognizable pattern across the cultural landscape. Men, we are told, are in charge of things because they have something women (supposedly) lack: physical strength, honor, higher cognitive facilities, or the mystique of the male organ itself. Women, sadly “lacking” these qualities, need to be “protected” from the all-consuming lusts of strange men.
This can be spun as noble chivalry, brutal domination, or a playful battle of the sexes, but at the root it’s the same: women are denied the freedoms that men take as a God-given right, assigned subordinate status, and coerced into performative gender roles.
In this dialectic, men’s protective abilities and ravaging urges come from the same place and are both aimed squarely at women. Language, of course, did not create the patriarchy, but language is a powerful method of inscribing the possible, shaping…
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The hand soap smells great, I order the lemongrass one. The only complaint I have is that it doesn’t lather. I know in my head this doesn’t affect it’s effectiveness but I still miss the lather. It’s psychological. Also, I prefer the scents from Rocky Mountain Soap Company.
The laundry soap from The Honest Company worked well. I did not have any problems with it. My clothes came out just as clean as when I use my regular natural detergent. No one had and skin reactions, which is a biggie in my house. So I would have to give this product a passing review. Out of all the home cleaning products I have tried from The Honest Company, I would have to say this is the best one!
That’s it for my reviews of The Honest Company. I haven’t purchased any other products because of the surcharge on products as I described in an early post!
I have an ambitious camping goal for the year. I think I have felt extra trapped this winter and want to be out in nature as much as possible or maybe it’s not having to go to work anymore that is drawing me to nature more. Whatever it is, I have a goal of six camping trips this summer.
We usually do 2-3. I want to double that this year. I have planned the locations and all of them are close to home, except for three dream trips I would love to do this summer but to be realistic may not happen. So hopefully we can get at least one dream trip done.
My 6 goal destinations are Elk Island x 2, Miquelon, Pigeon Lake, Wabamun or Pembina River, & Sylvan Lake. Elk Island is also my back-up destination. It’s really close and easy to book. We have been there numerous times and will use it as our test run for our first camping trip with T. So if we don’t make it to the other destinations, we will do another trip out to Elk Island. Depending on how the trips go this summer we may try for our usual Strathcona Wilderness Centre fall trip (Cause you get to see lots of moose up close and personal!!!!) but that trip is a micro hike in and there are no facilities, so if camping with T has been a breeze, we can take it to the next level!
You may have noticed I am focusing on Provincial and National Parks! We have so many great parks in Alberta that I want to discover and rediscover them 1 by 1!
Your probably saying what about the dream trips……. They are Slave Lake, Waterton, and Cultus Lake. Oh I guess I have 4, I’d like to go back to Waskesiu Lake and get cabins and hang out with the family in that province!!!!! Oh wait 5. I want to go visit my friends on the island and stay in an oTENTnik in Fort Rodd Hill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have so many wants this summer! Here’s hoping I can get through most of it!
Last night I dreamt of banana milkshakes. What a weird dream. Perhaps I need to go to Burger Baron for a banana milkshake in the near future.
Above my house is the helicopter. Highly annoying. So loud.