You’ve always been encouraged to put your schoolwork/career first.
I’m not a unique or special case, not some lone prey to inappropriate fodder. Millions of women hear these types of remarks every single day.
I hear men whine over having to economically provide, without addressing why such gender roles exist: patriarchy.
“Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity.”
While they’re always striving for self-improvement, confident women know not to belittle other women for accomplishing something that perhaps they haven’t yet done themselves. They don’t feel the need to be in constant competition.
This line of thinking is completely backwards.
The problem is that if these men really believe in feminism, they shouldn’t be speaking on behalf of women, they should be encouraging women to speak for themselves.
It’s clear that we are confusing the “third wave of feminism” with a cattle herding of sexual liberation, progression, and pop-culture.
“I’m not a goddess, for crying out loud.”
“My sense is that on a genetic level women want to marry up and part of marrying up is that they’re buying into a certain kind of—for lack of a better word—dynasty…”