Feminism’s main goal is to dismantle the evils associated with patriarchy and destroy all forms of oppression, not to put women on a pedestal and say they’re “greater” or “mightier” than men.
Feminism has acquired a bad reputation over the years, but that is only the surface of the issue. People have this issue with women being proud of themselves, fighting for themselves, drawing attention to their own issues.
For whatever reason, if YOU love YOUR body, it makes other people uncomfortable. Strange.
Everyone want to believe in the idea of a guy who always has good intentions, is patient, listens to your wants and needs. They want to believe that nice guys finish last because assholes eventually get knocked out of the race, and that beta males are more desirable than an alpha.
Every episode leaves me cringing, and I can’t help but imagine how the show would differ had it been written by someone who refused to settle for clichéd notions of gender conformity.
I went to his office, and I told him I found it problematic that he referred to the women he met on his tour in that manner, especially in a talk about respect. He nodded, he apologized, but nothing much came of it. He now avoids eye contact when he sees me on campus.
A girl from my class looks at herself in the mirror in the girls’ bathroom and says “I’m gross.” “What’s gross?” I ask her. “It means bad or fat,” she says.
I am angry because I didn’t have a smart retort ready in response to “sweetie.” I am angry because I should’ve said something smarter.
Gender equality is an issue, race is an issue, equal marriage is an issue, I could continue but I think you can catch my point. I think it’s time that we reach within ourselves for the answers to all of these questions.
Though sexism gets in the way for women trying to climb the ladder, or even for just being reproductive creatures – as a fifth of women are harassed at work over pregnancy or flexible hours – anyone can be anything that they want to be.