After the “Women’s March” last Saturday, the feelings of so many women have been center stage on social media. It has been no different for me.
I started out shocked….shocked that so many of these women seemed to be spouting hate and adding to our country’s divide under the guise of marching for equality and women’s issues. It sickened me.
Then it turned into anger.. for the same reasons.
I also battled with a tiny moment of jealousy. Why jealousy? Well, it seemed that so many people I knew were there. They had been informed of the march. I had not heard even the slightest peep. Not from one of my “friends.”…Not one. I was a little jealous that so many of my gender gathered toward a cause. They made a historic mark.. Even if it was a tainted mark. There was a moment when you could grasp and envision what sisterhood should be.. except for all of that hate, vagina wearing, and president bashing, of course.
Then.. I thought about it.. I was actually glad that I wasn’t there. If I had gone to DC to march for a cause and was confronted with all of the rest, I would have been livid. Not just because I would have felt duped but because I would have been embarrassed.. Embarrassed to be a part of such a spectacle.
Since then, I have swung back and forth with my emotions on the issue. Anger.. disgust.. disbelief.. and finally.. I have had enough! These women! THESE WOMEN! Someone needs to give these women a little reality check!
They are so delusional that they don’t even see that they are setting women back…way back!
This has done nothing to further lift women. Nothing. They have proven that women have gone past the point of “entitlement”… It isn’t even equality anymore.. It is the pursuit of despotism for female kind.
-the exercise of absolute power, especially in a cruel and oppressive way.
“the King’s arbitrary despotism”
-a country or political system where the ruler holds absolute power.]
Why do I say this? Let’s look at the facts… Our grandmothers marched for equality and the right to vote. Our grandmothers and mothers demanded it in education, the military, the workplace, the home… And … We nearly have it… the only issue that I still see is in the workplace.. Not in treatment, but in pay. Of course, if any woman wants to see what “equal” pay looks like, join the military. I can tell you that they don’t care what you have between your legs.. Pay goes by rank. The military is an interesting conundrum when it comes to true equality for women..but, I digress..
Women in the US have it so good. SO GOOD! We get to demand equality while still being treated like a queen.(by the right significant other) Women get to pursue their dreams, have a career, obtain the highest degrees in education, stay at home to raise their children, hold political positions, run their own companies, buy land, build their own homes, own a gun, drive a car, wear whatever they want, be tough, be soft, be brave, be bold, be gentle, speak their minds.. We can become ANYTHING we want. ANYTHING!!
The problem with so many women today is that they have tainted the true meaning of Feminism.. A Feminist is supposed to want equality with a man. on EVERY level. Period. The same rights, abilities, chances, pay, opportunities, treatment..etc… EQUALITY!
But.. that isn’t really how it is, is it? So many women today have taken advantage of the opportunity to go past “equality” and go straight into despotism. Men hating.. Men bashing.. trying to oppress men.. (not to mention other women..) It is almost an “every man, or woman, for themselves” mentality… Just as long as the woman has more…that is..
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I LIKE being treated like a QUEEN and I am not trying to mess that up! I feel like I have a feminist’s life. I CHOSE to stay home with my children. Day care costs exceeded my individual income. I could have pursued a career when the kids were older. I know that our finances would be better if I had. But, because I am a woman. I got to choose. I did choose to have small jobs here and there, but nothing full-time so that I could be home when my kids were home. My husband was not afforded such a choice. Someone needed to bring in an income for our family. He had more marketable skills, so it was him. His training in the Army and his college degrees gave him the skills to obtain his current job.
(Warning.. sappy moment ahead.. ) And..this man comes home to his family and all he wants to do is make ME happy. Really! I feel guilty sometimes and fortunate the rest of the time. He expects nothing from me…. Yeah, I know how lucky I am…
I think about all of the women today. They expect men to be gentlemen on dates(and at home), demand respect, want the man to pay them compliments, pay the bills, treat them like a lady… without treating them like they are weak…Women want to be able to be sexual creatures without judgement. They expect men to be strong, intelligent, sweet(but not too sweet), romantic, tough, confident, responsible, compassionate, humorous and/or any other unrealistic expectation. Men must jump through hoops for women. They must not complain about it either. They must be grateful to have the opportunity to have that woman in their life.
This is beginning to sound like those articles in the first half of the 20th century directed at women on how to “treat and keep a man happy.”
What happened to just being equal? When did the tide shift and no one notice? Well, men didn’t notice… but they feel it. I am sure.
You know the old saying, “Happy wife, happy life?” How about, “If Momma ain’t happy, nobody’s happy?”
Sounds tyrannical, doesn’t it?
The men of society today are quickly becoming subservient to women… (God help us when they decide to push back.)
These marches will accomplish something, I fear. It will tell the men of the world that it may be time to “put the little lady back in the kitchen.”
Have the women of this country forgotten that, politically, it is still dominated by men? Have they forgotten or become oblivious to the rest of the world’s treatment of women? Do they not realize that sometimes, women have to pick their battles? ..and maybe in those battles they are doing nothing but “shooting themselves in the foot?” They are playing with fire. …. I don’t want to get burned by THEIR actions.
Women are supposed to be the smart ones. We learn how to find solutions to issues and problems with our minds at an early age because we are discouraged to solve those problems with physicality or brawn.
They need to stop before they ruin the good thing that they can’t even see that they have in this country. They need to be smarter!
There are real and serious issues for women in other countries. REAL problems. These women probably had NO idea that there was a march… about problems(?)… that the women in the UNITED STATES face(?)…. that are serious enough for hundreds of thousand of women to take to the streets and protest(?)…. It must have been overlooked because they were dealing with actual oppression and horrible treatment..
I want NOTHING to do with the “Women’s March.” I want no affiliation or connection to it.. I see absolutely nothing wrong with wanting proper health care, equality for all, protecting the Earth and boosting the arts… But…Let’s face it.. the majority of the women out there were there to protest that the President of the United States is INDEED the President of the United States. They were there to protest his words spoken before becoming president…(before becoming “The Donald,” really..) They were there to protest his stance on many issues.. or so they claimed.. Or were they protesting that the President was a MAN? Think about it… If there is ONE woman that hasn’t had “locker room” type talk with her girlfriends, let her stand and be recognized. Only she can condemn any man for doing such a thing.. Really..(the sounds of women taking a seat..everywhere..)
I, for one, like being treated like a QUEEN. I like being a woman in the U.S. I like that my husband likes to cook for me. I like that he likes to make me coffee. I like that he wants to please me.(I probably like it too much)..I like treating him like a man.. MY MAN!..Like the KING that he is to me… I like that I never have to question if I am equal in my marriage or home. Matter of fact, I have the better end of the deal in my opinion. I don’t want that to change.
I want my daughter to have the chance to find someone that is equally enamored with her as her dad is with me. I want my son to find a woman that recognizes that he is her equal. I want that same woman to have the opportunity to be treated like a queen so she will treat him like a king.. Not lesser than she….
It IS possible… for now.