Angelica, remind me what we’re looking for.

Greetings fellow surfers,

Let’s chat for a minute about the women’s march, k? Don’t throw anything at me.

January 21, 2017, something pretty cool happened. Millions, yes millions, of people around the world had peaceful (say it again for the people in the back) protests. The goal was to tell the new administration in the White House (hi Mr. President, like our hats?) that they were concerned. Concerned about comments made by the newly sworn in staff, and to remind them that women are indeed human, and a multitude of other reasons that I don’t have time to write. Which isn’t exactly something new, but it seems that some people still need to be reminded of it.

I’m not a protesting person. It’s really not my scene. I prefer to write sarcastic blog posts. I did speak to some people who did go, and I know a lot of people who went to marches in Lansing MI, Chicago IL, and Washington DC.

I’ve seen many conservative women speak out against the protesters. Saying they’ve never experienced any kind of discrimination because of their sex. To the women saying that, I call bull. It’s more likely that you didn’t notice. Because sometimes, it’s not wages, or promotions, it’s quieter things. It’s the person who asks your male coworker a question instead of you, even if you know more about the subject. It’s when someone demands you explain your answer, but not the guy who said the same thing two seconds before. I could not even start to tell you how many times that has happened to me.

I’ll be the first to tell you I’m a feminist. And I still wear a bra (at work at least). To me, being a feminist is believing that women have equal rights as men. And even though women received the right to vote on August 18, 1920, we still aren’t equal. Example: Insurances will cover men’s viagra, vasectomy. But not a woman’s IUD, but they’d totally pay for pregnancy related appointments (My source for this is a woman I work with who had this happen to her, and I’m sure I could find more). There was a job I worked, doing the same thing as a male coworker, let me repeat that, the same thing, and he was paid more than me. It’s 2017 y’all. I don’t necessarily agree with everything the signs were saying at the protests, but I do agree that there are still some things we need to work out.

An artist friend’s sign. One of my favorites.

I don’t like being called whiny because I notice that there are differences between the way men and women are treated where there shouldn’t be.

I’m not interested in arguing with the naysayers. Prove to me that there aren’t differences where there shouldn’t be, and I’ll shut up. But prove it. With real facts.

One more thing. The women in the movie/book Hidden figures, aren’t in our history books. Explain why. Why are important women in history neglected by our history books? When I was learning about the space race, I remember zero women being talked about.

I’m not a nasty woman. I’m an educated, intellectual badass who hangs out with dragons on the weekends.

Peace, Love, Pink,

-C

 

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About blondehairbrowndog

C is a recent graduate of Michigan State University (Go Green!) with a bachelors degree in English. She currently resides in the Mitten state with her Mister, three dogs, and one and a half cats. She enjoys large cups of coffee, running, and long walks in the woods.
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