Well, that caught your attention, didn’t it?
I’ve never been much of a feminist or a women’s rights fanatic but rather adamant on proving to the world that I am and will be an independent woman who doesn’t need a man to complete her or support her financially. But lately, (and I’m sure this is has a lot to do with the fact that I’m attending an all women’s college) I’ve been seeing more than I need to on the unfair treatment of women. I always knew the Woman V Man debate existed but I tuned it out. I wanted to go and achieve rather than bitch and complain. In other words, I believe in the American Dream (which in my opinion extends beyond minorities and immigrants).
There has been a lot of talk about women in technology. With women like Sheryl Sandberg and Jessica Jackley pioneering the way it’s hard to ignore now. There are days I think about utilizing the fact that I’m a woman to open doors in the world of tech start ups, but I know it goes against everything I believe in. And I think it’s safe to say that most women feel the same way.
But I’m writing today because I’m sincerely PISSED off at any man that has any connection to anyone/thing that has EVER participated in the practice of setting women back. Choose your employers wisely, learn about their practices, listen to their words and then grow a pair and say something.
I want to talk about a few of the things that have triggered this rage.
Folks say, ‘women should stop bitching and start doing’ well, we have. Yet the only thing that seems to matter is whether Sarah’s boobs are real or not. When women are attempting to run for political office, our accomplishments and capabilities are irrelevant—-because we PMS and are stereotypical bitches. It’s disgusting to see that women and men who have mothers, sisters, and daughters are so willing to participate in the demise of their future. We talk about the oppression of women in Arab countries but is this not the oppression of the American female? And are you seriously okay with this?