In the last sixty years, the world's culture has shifted, and not for the better. For decades, women have fought for equal rights. It's a fight that still continues to this day. So why have we willingly given away so much of our power?
What I'm talking about is the shift of women from being people to being objects.
Don't believe me? How much time do you spend making yourself beautiful each morning? How much money do you spend trying to make yourself even more beautiful--things like clothes, makeup, beauty creams and the list goes on and on (guilty of all of the above). How much money is spent every year on porn?
How much thought do you put into loosing weight instead of being strong (guilty, but I'm working on it)?
How much time do you spend hating your imperfections instead of valuing your strengths (guilty, but working on it).
How much energy do you spend worrying about where you are on the "pretty pecking order" (more so in high school)?
Listen to the above video. And realize that you are more than an object. You are a person who deserves love and respect, and gaining that respect starts with loving and respecting yourself.
I bring all this up because the character in my current work in progress (Summer Queen) struggles with this. She's been trained to seduce men, and through the book she begins to realize that using her body to trick others into getting what she wants has pretty devastating effects (also, try pulling off that theme while keeping it strictly PG-13. I'm gonna have to cut some scenes).
Updated Sept 4th, 09 So I was reading Michelle's post on violence and it got me really thinking. How do you write a violent scene with...
Title: Vampire Secrets (Blood and Snow Season Two) Author: RaShelle Workman Genre: Urban Fantasy (Reinvented Fairytale) Re...
Just a reminder that you only have one week to enter the contest to win my signed copy of Kristin Cashore's Graceling! (It seriously pa...
On Feb. 19th, my seven-year old son broke his femur due to a non-ossifying fibroma. The whole experience was rather traumatic for him, so ...
Summer Queen By Amber Argyle Nelay never wanted to be queen. Poised to become the most powerful priestess in Idara, Nelay doesn’t have...
I 'm Amber Argyle, author of the Witch Song and Fairy Queen Series ( book bloggers , don't forget to sign up for an ARC of Summer...
Holy crap, it's been a hard year. In addition to my son's difficult diagnosis, his two surgeries, and moving to another state, I had...
To sign up, fill out the form below: Loading... Want to help spread the word? Share the images as well as the sign up form on your...
I'm getting lots and lots of questions from people wondering what's going on with my 8 year old. So here's the synopsis. Last y...
From Dec 26th to 28th, Witch Born will be free on Amazon . Some of you might wonder why I'm doing this. After all, Witch Born and...
Amber Argyle Author. Powered by Blogger.
- ▼ February (7)
- ► 2013 (78)
- ► 2012 (63)
- ► 2011 (91)
- ► 2010 (23)
- ► 2009 (78)