With this recent surge in internet feminism, which I’ll admit is pretty justified, I’d just like to say a few things.
I know that there are a lot of double standards for women, and it’s complete crap there’s old bigots in Washington trying to come up with ways to take away our rights, but I honestly think a lot of the women in this country have forgotten how lucky we are. There are very few nations that treat women as well as women are treated here.
We live in a society where women can work and hold authority. Where women have the right to choose when and who they marry. Where most women have access to birth control and are completely in control of when or if they want to have children. Where women have equal access to education, and more often than not take advantage of that. Where women are favored to have custody over their children and ownership of their house when relationships go sour. We are so lucky that we live in a society that let’s women chose how want to act and live, cause the majority of women in this world are not that fortunate.
Our great-grandmothers, probably even farther back than that, fought tooth and nail so we could live in the society we live in today where women are treated with respect and not like pieces of property.
So this trivial whining about how schools are sexist because they won’t let girls come to school half naked and how we aren’t allowed to freely express our sexuality and how we need to completely flip education on sexual abuse because we’re telling our boys that raping women is a-okay (which is not true in the slightest). Just remember that there are women in this world that are slaves to their fathers and husbands, women that are not allowed an education, places where women have to undergo forced abortions, and there are places where a women can be put to death for being raped because they asked for it. Any woman reading this should consider themselves lucky enough to have been born in place that treats women with respect and like human beings and not property.
Remember that. I personally cannot see what is so bad about the way women in this country are treated.