I have been wanting to write a feminism piece for a long time but the sheer breadth of the topic made me nervous. I want to write so much but I didn’t feel worthy enough. I have written about it before in terms of equality however the term has so much more meaning now than just equal opportunities and equal pay. It’s more than that. How do I put forth the struggles of a common woman without sounding whiny and without warranting a rebuttal from the opposite gender and getting inundated with backlash concerning #NotAllMen.
So, I will start by writing what this blog is not. It’s not a cry for help, the purpose is not to undermine the struggles of a common man as opposed to a common woman and most of all, it is not meant to, in any way, signify that the oppression comes from a single gender. Women pull other women down as much as men do and it’s time, we take responsibility for that.
Let’s talk about what’s cool and what’s not, shall we? Sports are cool, romantic comedies are not. Being manly is cool, being girly is not. Emotions and tears are lame, tough exterior is not. Staying home and taking care of the house and children is unbecoming for men, for women it’s not. Obsessing over cars is cool, clothes is not. Black is cool, pink is not? Should I go on? Who set these rules anyway? Just some #FoodForThought!
Can you think of more of these self-invented disparities between men and women? Comment away!!!