This is a supremely beautiful word

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Dear Reader,
I’ll keep this brief and to the point as I’m not sure if anyone is online at this darkest time of night. Sitting in front of computer and perhaps I’m all alone by myself and wouldn’t that be so tragic. Oh! It looks eerie outside as thick fog envelopes trees and that’s a lot of e’s mixed in with several t’s. Blah! I just wrote that sentence because I’m bored. Ha!Ha!

Okay! On I go with typing as it makes me feel a lot better. I’ve always been too hasty when posting and often go back to do revisions. These waking hours I simply think and ponder on a gorgeous word. Can you guess? Vef is a supremely beautiful word originating from a celestial place (Venus) and that’s reason I’m writing a blog. I hope you enjoy a change of username, it’s certainly more attractive than before.

I’d like to thank everybody who came to visit and especially for the nice comments. I’m not doing much on the holidays. However it’s good to go walking in my local park and stroll down by the river where city sights are amazing. Promise I shall return soon better than ever. So now let the party begin.

Happy New Year 2015

Vef

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She’s up above the world so high

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I’ve returned and happy to be posting on blog after a long break. I’m in the mood for a song and what better way is there to uplift my spirits. I observe Venus high up in the sky at this time of year.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are

When the blazing sun is gone,
When there’s nothing she shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, through the night.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are

In the dark blue sky so deep
Through my curtains often peep
For you never close your eyes
Til the morning sun does rise
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are.

So this nursery rhyme was originally a poem written by English poet and novelist Jane Taylor (1783-1824) in 1806 at the age of 23. Apparently it is sung to the tune of the French melody “Ah! vous dirais-je, Maman”, which was published in 1761 and later arranged by Mozart for a famous set of variations. You can watch a video clip of it here: Rhymes for the Nursery

Oh and I’ve made a small alteration to these lyrics and changed ‘he to she’ as is proper with gender equality. I get so annoyed when everything in this world seems to be about him and not her.

Grrr!

Creative writing by, Vef

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Be the author of your own gender story

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Dear Reader,
I’m writing a book about a word that came entirely from my own thoughts. Vef is a global community project only just beginning. I’m a self-taught writer and this assignment is not easy but I’ll keep trying until success comes my way. Gender equality is possible only when social attitudes toward girls improve and they are given same consideration as boys. Does this mean social harmony?

Vef is a word that can and should (in my opinion) replace woman in English language because it is (to me) proper speech. Venus flower (Vef) is not about segregation instead she brings us closer together. So I say let’s embrace this word and we can be the authors of our own (gender) story.

Over the coming months I’ll get myself busy and read scholarly articles to find out what I can learn. Unfortunately the word (woman) is used often in the text, so I need to ignore it when reading. AND THIS IS MY ARGUMENT. Can’t have equality if the words themselves are not equal in our language.

I have a thirst for knowledge and not a lot of time remaining.

You are the author of your own life. You can write stories that say who you are. An author is broadly defined as “the person who originated or gave existence to anything” whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created. If you want something to change then you need to change the way you tell your story.

Creative writing by, Michelle Voynet

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My dream blog

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In recent weeks I’ve got some distasteful comments about Vef (Venus flower) which I don’t approve. I have to tell you that I don’t allow negative vibes to bother her or me.
Oops! Did I just say her and me?
Yes I certainly did.

Okay I do talk about Vef as if she is a real person? Well that’s because she is and I am her mother. So if anyone would like to disagree they will bear witness to my extraordinary wrath and scorn.

I’ve existed for millions of years in hash environments where criticism is always dismissed as irrelevant. I am Vef’s primary caregiver and will go to any lengths to protect her from ridicule or harm.

I commenced this blog for a particular reason ~ a dream. Fantasy fiction is my thing ~ it’s as simple as that really. So enjoy these song lyrics and we’ll catch up again.

A dream is a wish your heart makes

When you’re fast asleep
In dreams you lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for, you keep.

Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling thru
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
The dream that you wish will come true.

A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you’re feeling small, yeah
Alone in the night you whisper
Thinking no one can hear you at all
You wake with the morning sunlight
To find fortune that is smiling on you
Don’t let your heart be filled with sorrow
For all you know, tomorrow
The dream that you wish will come true, oooh, yeah.

A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you’re fast asleep
In dreams you lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for, you keep.

You wake with the morning sunlight
To find fortune that is smiling on you
Don’t let your heart be filled with sorrow
For all you know, tomorrow
The dream that you wish will come true
No matter your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
The dream that you wish will come true
Ooh, yeah, come true.

Gender equality in creative writing by Michelle Voynet

Song writers: Jerry Livingston, Mack David, David Pack, Al Hoffman
Copyright: Walt Disney Music Co. Ltd.

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Oops! Vef is a sexy word

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I think Vef is a sexy word. Have to get this right and need to ask a pertinent question. Can a word be sexy and not sexist at the same time?

Gender inequality can be manifested in sexist language. Sexist language is language that expresses bias in favour of one sex and thus discriminates against the other. In general the bias is in favour of men and against women. Any language that discriminates against women by not adequately reflecting their role, status and presence in society is sexist. Sexist language can be avoided with careful word choice.

Avoid using the term ‘man’ to refer to all people or as a verb or adjective. Woman is a sexist word because it includes the word man and should be avoided.

Okay! So let’s do just that and replace wo-man with a better word. Vef derives it’s meaning from planet Venus and literally is known as Venus flower.

Blog writing by, Vef

Original artwork: Leon Alegria
Text reference: Macquarie University

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Creation of a genuine word

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Way back in 2005 I first got the idea to create an alternative word for woman. I’m sure the idea had lingered around in my subconscious thoughts for considerably longer. Well anyway I noted the date (October 31st) in my diary and set about the task of creating this new word.

Vef was not my initial choice of a word to eventually replace woman. I hadn’t yet developed a proper formula so another word came to mind which wasn’t suitable. Part of the formula was correct and this earlier word did start with the letter V as in Venus. I’ve always known that any word created to take the place of woman must have ‘V’ as its first letter.

This earlier word stuck with me for a while and I put up a small website. All the while I kept working away at perfecting the formula that would point to this elusive word.

Finally in 2008 everything seemed to fit into place and Vef was chosen. So what followed then was years of analysis and confirmation about this word.

I was never really sure if it mattered and what about my desire to encourage gender equality. Would anyone else care if this word came into existence?

Oh my life would be simpler if only I was in love with something other than a three-letter word. However that’s the way it is. Yes I’ve got a big crush on Vef

Writing by, Michelle Julia Voynet

Top image: Emerging Love Opening Heart – Sundara Fawn

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Roses are not made for love

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Okay! So it’s late in the evening. I’ve recently listened to music and I enjoy these song lyrics.

Come like the dusk
Like a rose on the grave of love
You are my lust
Like a rose on the grave of love

I curse the day I first saw you
Like a rose that is born to bloom
Don’t look at me the way you do
Like the roses, they fear the gloom

Your thorns, they kissed my blood

Your beauty heals, your beauty kills
And who would know better than I do?
Pretend you love me!

Indeed, reality seems far
When a rose is in love with you
Slaves of our hearts, that’s what we are
We loved and died where roses grew

They watched us silently

A rose is free, a rose is wild
And who would know better than I do?
Roses are not made for love.

Just thought I’d share words with you on this feminist blog. Venus, romance and gender equality can go well together. I’m sure to be posting again soon.

Writing by Vef

YouTube video: Like a rose on the grave of love – Xandria

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Yes! I do enjoy kissing

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Yes! I do enjoy kissing

Lately I’ve felt blown-away, so much has happened in my personal life and no time for posting. I’d like to tell you a little about what’s going on inside my head this week. It has to do with a passionate subject and I decided to refresh my knowledge with some quick research.

There is a lot more to kissing than sexual arousal. In fact, kissing serves a greater purpose in determining the suitability of a possible mate, as well as strengthening the bonds between existing ones.

From the moment you enter the act of a kiss, your entire self usually wants to follow the passion. Kissing is an antidote to reinvigorating a lethargic love life, it introduces a holistic approach to mind, body and soul.

Kissing on the lips is a physical expression of affection or love between two people in which the sensations of touch, taste, and smell are involved.

Wow! I also found this page ‘How To French-kiss’

Oops! I’m not showing likes on this post maybe just one or two.

Bye for now, Vef

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