Strong Women ROCK
The fact that women are so undervalued in most of our societies -- is insane! And it's pretty much always been that way… Some predisposed social conditioning, that has been instilled in us through out time. They have always had to fight for the most basic of human rights, never mind be equal to men…
Shit… Up until the 1970's -- THE 1970's.., it was illegal for a woman to sit at a bar alone and order a drink… Even after Prohibition in the 1930's many states applied their own laws and regulation on liquor.., and once again, making it illegal to serve a woman alcohol at a bar or within 3 feet of the bar. As if having to fight for the right to vote wasn't hard enough -- they couldn't even get a freaking drink.., legally.
The bearers of life.., and leaders of whole countries… Gods to the Greeks and worshipped I'm mythology. The heroine in so many fairy tales.., and the loves of our lives… Held up to the light, in so many aspects of our life, yet -- if she stands up for own, expects to be treated as an equal -- she's a bitch! And even though, in just about any state, these days, women are more likely to have a college degree -- they still only get 77 cents for every 1 dollar a man gets, for the same job. And they have to rely on some old white man to decide if they can get proper healthcare for their vagina!
"It's work having a vagina." -- Amy Schumer
The strength inherent in women.., can see whole families through the hardest of times.., and raise her children to be successful, happy adults. Can work two crappy jobs.., and still get dinner on the table by 7pm… So often, they find themselves being both mother and father.., with an estimated 12 million single parents, over 80 percent of them are single mothers… And still, with just a simple smile.., melt your heart.
Even though they have raised.., and continue to raise the men that go on to be leaders of companies and countries -- they are still undervalued, blatantly. This socially constructed opinion of the value of a female, as that of being less than a male is.., flawed! Not only are they raising these young men, that go on to rule the world.., quite often, they do it all alone…
Enough Of The Madness
While those personal beliefs so many hold, of women being less… Creating policies with such beliefs has lead to women only inhibiting 11% of the engineering world, only 18% in the House of Representatives.., and only 4.6% are CEO's at S&P 500 companies… Sexism of any kind has always been unacceptable, never mind.., in the year 2017 -- C'MON… There are already all kinds of politics and bullshit that go into, just about any career or job, never mind still having to deal with sexism in 2017 -- Are You Fucking Kidding Me…
With all the ways women are objectified and dismissed.., it's hard to believe we have evolved much at all -- at least not as much, as we think… Obviously we are leaps and bounds ahead of our ancestors in many ways.., with innovations and technology, they never could have dreamed of… But when it comes to treating women with value.., paying them dollar for dollar, for every man that does the same job.., respecting their abilities to lead -- treating them as equals (mind, body and soul).., we might as well be back in the dark ages.
Okay… Maybe not the dark ages…
Because thanks to some very, very strong women.., that decided they wanted to be paid the same as men, or were sick of getting passed over that job promotion because of her gender… Women that took a stand.., and because of such courage -- their voices were heard. Due to the strength of women like this.., more millennial females will graduate college than males, while more and more take on the ultimate in business -- owning there own. About 29% of business owners are women.., and just continues to grow…
"Women, who struggle and suffer pain to ensure the continuation of the human race, make much tougher and more courageous soldiers than all those big-mouthed freedom-fighting heroes put together." -- Anne Frank
"The times they are a changing' in…" And they have been for awhile… Women no longer put up with that crap. 47% of the total U.S. labor force are women.., and is expected to be 51% by 2018… While more and more women are successfully fulfilling dreams of a career, there male counterparts wages have stagnated for decades…
There will always be glass ceilings to shatter.., chances to evolve, as a nation -- a whole. But the the time for women being treated as equals, has been long overdue… Their value to societies all over the world is evident, they have always been strong and just as capable, as any man I've ever met… It's time some people's way of thinking, starts to catch up to the world around us -- the present time.
The unique set of tools women bring to the table.., should stand on there own… A recent MIT study has shown, groups that contain women are more successful… Women have better social skills, a unique intuition. Physically, they have better peripheral vision -- that believe it or not, aides in decision making. Under pressure, women tend to befriend -- while men, take flight. This isn't opinion, it's science. And not too long ago, it was the Dalai Lama himself, that was quoted as saying -- "Western women will save the world."
By submitting to this, social dysfunction.., we are under-estimating, under-valuing, dismissing and cheating the better half of us.., we are disrespecting 1/2 of the worlds population, regardless of how much we "say" they are valued and equal -- BULLSHIT! By condoning this outdated behavior and belief system.., we are robbing the world of one of it's best assets -- The Woman!
I have been fortunate to have been, raised by.., and known, some very strong women -- and I am better for it!
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