Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Things I Hate

Things I hate related to feminism: I hate how "feminism" is considered a bad word by many people. I hate how women are paid 78 cents for every 1 doller a man is paid. I hate how some people believe that a woman who is raped brought it upon herself. I hate how women still encounter sexism in the workforce. I hate how the United States has yet to have a female President. I hate men who tell sexists jokes. I hate how guys look at me weirdly when I say I am a feminist. I hate how people think it is okay for an famous athlete (are you listening Tiger Woods, Ben Roethlisberger?) to still be fawned over by the general public when they have treated women like shit. I hate how in many societies women are treated as second class citizens. I hate how women are constently being degraded by the media. But most of all, I hate that I have to hate these things. Hate may be a strong word, but language has more power than guns and armed fighting ever will. So what do you hate about the way women are treated in our society?

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree.
    There was a great piece on this in UK Company this month. I can't find it online but when I get back to uni at weekend I can scan it for you if you like?
    I've never really considered myself a feminism, but in fact, I think I might be. Okay I still want to get married and have babies and take my husband's name. But I still think women are treated so much more differently to men, particularly in the work force, and stereotypes of women still surround us.
    We see so many glamour models, and women who stick by their cheating husbands who don't deserve their time of day.
    I'm doing a module in feminist theory next year, adn I'm thinking of writing about feminism and/or sexuality in popular culture. I particularly want to discuss representations of sexuality and feminism in Sex and The City. I'm a huge SATC fan, but I think it will be very interested.
    I enjoyed this post :]]]