Sunday, November 08, 2009
Girls and Boys
I told you I would post something about feminism.
I really want to change my mind.
Here goes nothing...
I think women are tough enough, smart enough, strong enough and capable enough to do anything. I believe women should have equal opportunities in all things.
I think men are tough enough, smart enough, strong enough and capable enough to do anything. I believe men should have equal opportunities in all things.
I think as a general rule, men and women excel at different things.
I think that women can speak their minds without being called sexist or chauvinistic (they may however be called something that rhymes with witch). I don't think men have that luxury.
I think a time has come when women can dominate without consequence and men are being forced into silence. I think, perhaps, someone should start fighting for the rights of men, so we don't end up with a bunch of emasculated sissies for husbands and fathers.
I think that the majority of women like to be treated as ladies. They are not insulted by the way a gentleman protects and cares for them. They are not angry when a door is opened for them or when they are given preferential treatment because of their sex.
Frankly, if the time comes when I am just one of the guys - it will break my heart, because I think the tender, beautiful, nurturing power of a lady will have been loss in the name of "equality".
I will fight for women's rights, but I will not let the rights of my son be ignored because of feminism.
If being a feminist means wanting the best for women - I am in. If feminism has become just one more religion or political party - count me out.
I like being a girl.
I like boys who treat me like a girl.
I am thankful for a husband who respects me because I am strong willed, out spoken, fiery and intelligent. I am thankful that he also appreciates that I am emotional, tender, motherly and beautiful. I am thankful that he gets out of bed each morning because of his desire to care and provide for his family. I am proud that he was glad that I could stay home and be a "domestic engineer", but he did not demand it. I am thankful that he wants to spoil me. I am thankful that he encourages me in my goals. I am thankful that he is not an idiot and is better at math, science and grammar than I. I don't like that he is a better athlete, but I am chocking that up to genetics. I am thankful that he is mine.
I would be so bold to say that it boils down to respect. If men respected women and women respected men, the issue of feminism really wouldn't even be an issue.
What are your thoughts?