WHAT’S WRONG WITH FEMINISM?

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I am repeating this piece because of the toxic political climate — particularly regarding women.

Feminism is the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.

Both sexes.

We need to strive for that again. Oh, I know many do. But let’s face it, most women allow themselves to be led around by men who are not nearly as smart as they are. There’s plenty wrong with that.

Politically:

Women are allowing a large group of some of the stupidest politicians in history make the fundamental laws that affect not only their existence, but everyone’s. Birth control, abortion rights, health care, social security, medicare.

Have you followed their definitions of rape?

And they get away with it because the distribution of power is weighed so heavily in favor of men along with their disproportionate incomes and votes.

And that’s the way they like it. Female issues are manipulated, devalued, almost irrelevant. We should be pushing back. Stopping it!

Economically:

Women work as hard as men but receive less money. How can we ever attain equality if we earn less, have fewer benefits, less intellectual respect, less disposable income, no child care benefits, less retirement income, lower social security income.

Socially:

Once women fill their only purpose in life according to society (men) –bearing children–they lose any value at all.  Even sexually. After all, aging women don’t have cute asses anymore, and when those big breasts (many of them implants encouraged by men) and gravity collide, they aren’t quite so sexy.

Today, women who are no longer young quickly beome irrelevant. Basically, every society around the world says women really exist solely for bearing children.

That’s it.

If women want to be respected for anything other than that, especially for their intelligence, they will have to fight much harder for recognition. Because the way it is now, women themselves don’t value their brains or their ambitions  – exactly  the same way men don’t.

Women don’t seem to think it’s smart to be smart.

We still smile, or grit our teeth, and accept that men are better than us. I know we accept it, or we wouldn’t put up with it for one more minute.

The concept “lean in,” referencing the need for women to speak up, fight for our due, is one I applaud. Certainly that would be an improvement, but I think many women have continued to lean in or everything would be even more unfair.

No! Lean in won’t do it. I think it’s time to shout out.

WHY AREN’T WOMEN BEING PAID EQUALLY FOR THE SAME JOBS THAT MEN DO?

WHY AREN’T WOMEN VALUED FOR THEIR BRAINS?

Men are by nature loners. Some buddy up to go drinking or looking for sex, but women constantly interface for every reason possible. They consult each other, emotionally support each other, rally for each other, help each other. Now, we have to stand up for each other — for equality.

And there are plenty of men who believe in the ideal of Feminism. If we stand, they will stand, too.

In early societies women were the leaders, the healers. But while we were busy raising children, all our powers evaporated.

Know why?

Because we let it happen.

REMEMBER TO VOTE

BONE OF CONTENTION Final#4 of the RN Gina Mazzio series, BONE OF CONTENTION, deals with the complex issue of legalized abortion. Gina, as always, is not afraid to engage in any battle that threatens her patients.

http://www.amazon.com/Bone-Contention-Medical-Thriller-Mazzio-ebook/dp/B00NPUT6ES/ref=pd_sim_351_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=0CF3071CB823AD2MQAWR

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