Many have an issue with someone calling themselves a feminist. Most of the time today when one labels themselves as such they are not referring to the bra-burning-crazy-woman-hating-men. They are instead standing up for equality. Feminist has such a bad stigma, to the point that a movement to create equality for all is still brought back to the man. That is the true issue with feminism the misunderstanding. Many don't think we still need it, but I beg to differ. We will still need feminism until the easiest way to get a man to leave you alone is not having to say you have a boyfriend, because a man is more willing to respect another man before he would respect you.
"The infamous excuse of a man having more of a sex drive than most women is constantly used. Basically rationalizing going around and raping or sexually assaulting every female in sight. This is like stating a woman has more of a desire to reproduce than a man. Which, if this were true and woman were given the same out as men, they would be impregnating themselves with every attractive man they could find; due to her “not being able to control herself”. Both are complete stereotypes, woman can be just as sexually driven, as men can want kids."
His warm cheek touches mine and he nods back and forth. Careful scruff scratches, causing no harm, instead, comfort coats. An invisible blanket of protection imprinted. Yours. Mine. Ours.
"With the third exit of the round-about pointing us to bliss, we begin to get all antsy as we are about to cross the bridge. Pulling out cameras and rolling down windows. The steep incline comes closer and closer as the warm fresh air laced with hints of the land welcome us once again. The salty scent of the sea calls to us as we begin the climb onto the 9 mile ride over deep choppy waters. Inclines and turns allows us peeks of the red shores with the dark blue enveloping everything else. Finally on island ground, twisting in our seats, my sister and I allow our feet to dangle out the windows as the scent of warm chamomile buds welcomes me."
When it comes to relationships "is love enough?". A question posed recently that got me thinking. We can have every material item in the world but if we don't have a loved one to share it with, it all means nothing. So in that case, love is everything. It is the reason we do or don't do certain actions or try to obtain things in life. Now this love doesn't have to be with a spouse or partner. It could be to a family member, a pet or even yourself. But what about if you don't know how you feel? As if flying through clouds, things are difficult to see. One emotion spills into the next with no separation on how you truly feel.That now you have no clue. Is it enough? Can you base any relationship just on love? There are a million and one other factors, but is love the glue holding everything together? Do you want it to?
Woman say we support each other. That we will have each others back and be happy for one another. But if this was truly the case why do we struggle to be critiqued by other woman? If we are supporting each other fully we would be happy to be at a job where we work below another woman. But why, and I am obviously generalizing here, would most of us still prefer a man to give us criticism? If we are so "supportive" of these other woman and want them to make an impact in society why are we more comfortable having a man do it or be lead by him rather than a woman? When it comes to progress in society are why do we continue to perpetuate the very thing we want to stop?
Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go