Feminism Is SUCH A Dirty Word

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FYI
If you can’t laugh at it,
you’re taking it wayyyyyyyy too seriously!
and that, my friends will not change anything.

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Source: 9Gag

I’ve noticed over the last couple of decades
that Feminism has become
less about equal rights for women
and more about fewer rights for men (by exclusion, etc).

Which on the whole,
is just crappy!

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Source: 9Gag

Now while I have a REALLY strong opinion about
how women have historically been treated
as economic bartering tools
or slaves
or spoils of war;
I don’t usually expose vehement opinion about how to fight this
long-held, male-dominated ‘situation’
here on Pialosophy.

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I just try to cajole or suggest or nudge
the idea
that women aren’t equal to men
BUT
we should receive equal respect and treatment (socially, politically, economically)
as men
in our society.

Our society, peeps.
The one we share and all in live in.

Ask yourself this two-part question:
a) when you see a young boy dominating ‘play’ (taking charge, telling others what to do)
how do you describe him?
b) when you see a young girl dominating ‘play’
how do you describe her?

Just check out this 45 second video . . .

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And this 1 minute video . . .

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Now consider this:
For about twenty years and a few million men and women,
this woman

Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer

has been the face of Feminism.

Now
– with no disrespect –
I just want to say that I have found a LOT
of Germaine’s current attitudes & arguments, distasteful.

I’ve looked for examples online
but can’t find a good example to make my point 😦

I would like someone other than G.G.
to be the face of Modern Feminism.
Someone like Sheryl Sandberg.

You see,
Sheryl believes that women should build women up,
not tear men down.
She believes that we should be empowering our children
boys and girls
to see leadership in a group for exactly what it is – taking the lead!

Her initiative “Lean In
started in 2010
has been growing and gaining strength.
She has started a dialogue amongst strong and creative and incredible women,
to challenge the long-held
and incorrect
belief of what Feminism is.

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We have SO many incredible versions of what a Feminist is.
Of women showing how to be strong and brave and true!

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Man! I get goosebumps each time I watch this video
(ok, technically it’s an advertisement)

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Source: 9Gag

I just wish, that we could just all agree that
no matter what your gender,
you deserve to be safe, educated, fed and housed.
no matter what colour, creed or religion.
and no matter where we live on
this blue planet.

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