I am a huge girl power fan, a women supporting other women, supporter of equality & all round cheerleader for women doing their thang!
But have you noticed the shift?
I cant tell you what triggered it yesterday but what I can tell you is that it stopped me in my tracks and made me say ‘hold on a minute…what?’ with my unmistakable WTAF face that I can just never hide when someone says something ridiculous.
I sort of feel feminism at its most extreme, like anything, diminishes the one thing we wanted so badly to accomplish and that is to be equal to all other human beings on this planet. Now it seems in a world of strong independent women in some cases we are making men redundant some what, maybe almost not worthy because we are now fuelled by so much girl power a man cant live up to our expectations.
WHAT IS FEMINISM TO YOU?
It seems that its different to everyone, a bit like religion. We all have our own strong options on what we believe in or stand for but it does seem that feminism is becoming a bit chauvinistic and that wasn't what it was meant to be.
FEMINISM, the advocacy of women’s right’s on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
It wasn't to make the opposite sex feel inferior to us and it wasn't to make them feel like we don't need them because ‘we’ve got this!’.
I am a feminist and I am raising my daughters to be what I believe to be a feminists also ( and everybody has a different view of what that is to them)! but behind these strong, independent women that believe they can do anything they work hard for are strong hard working, supportive men doing their thang who equally deserve shouting about and cheering on.
Did you know that the male suicide rate is several times higher even though more woman are diagnosed with depression? In the UK suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45!
Now hold on a second because I am in no way saying that this is feminisms fault………I just wonder if what seems to be becoming more of a woman’s world these days have we forgotten to cheer on the dudes as much as they are expected to cheer us on?
Do you know how hard it was to find ANY positive affirmation quotes that included men?
So here’s a big shout out to my amazing dad, my other half Barry and all the other dudes out there, we’ve got your back too!
DUDES…..YOU ARE AWESOME, YOU HAVE GOT THIS, YOU ARE DOING AMAZING!