Unfortunately, the modern feminist relies on the premise that women are weak and thus need a support group of other (weak) women to form a formidable adversary to men. This version of modern feminism will never achieve equal rights for women because it operates under the assumption that women are, in some fashion, lesser than men.
We had it all figured out. We had a plan. We were going to get a dog.
It happened again and it’s my fault or so they will say.
The way that overweight women and men are treated is insulting.
I scoffed at the idea at first. Tim had long, shoulder length hair and a full beard. A bonafide Dead Head, he wore flannel and tie dye and was rarely caught without a joint in his hand. Of course we had fun together, but his romantic reputation was questionable.
Let me start by saying that the situation I am currently in is one that I never thought I would have to be in.
It’s an adrenaline rush for me, this knowledge that I’m doing something wrong…
The center of the bus thundered half in laughter and half in shock at the audacious direction of this conversation.
We politely declined each time. After about an hour of this, I could no longer ignore the interruptions or the uninvited limbs touching mine or the heavy gazes.
Our society is gendered, I don’t think there are many hairs to split there. I do, however, think that a lot of that gendering, regardless of origin, is being perpetuated by our own, internalized concept of female, male, and all that lies in between.