This post is long overdue! To be honest, I have written this blog post three times and have deleted it every time because I am not the type of person to voice my opinion publicly. Too many people have their own/different opinions and will reply with snarky comments, but quite frankly, I am sick of seeing, hearing, and personally experiencing this ridiculousness. Keep in mind, I am not a Feminist, nor do I take a stand on one side of the political spectrum or the other. I am simply writing this for me, my mom, sisters, nieces, family, friends and any woman out there that has been personally victimized by Regina George's dad.
First I want to make sure we are in the year 2017. Okay, I am glad we are all on the same page. With that being said, why, in 2017, are women still fighting to find equality in the workplace and society in general? After wanting to post this for so long, I finally hit my breaking point after reading an article about how women are constantly interrupted, talked over, and have their ideas shut down or stolen by men while in meetings. Personally, I have had this done to me numerous times in a work setting and in public. It has happened all too many times that it is a pet-peeve of mine and it hurts to know that so many other women are going through the same thing. Trust me, I have had men interrupt me numerous times and "snicker" at me in the same meeting. On the other hand, in a personal setting, there is a man in particular that I refuse to be around due to the first time I met him. He interrupted me four times in a row. It takes some serious will power not to launch yourself over the table to put that man in his place!
I have this idea in my head that women have not made any progress in gaining anymore equality or respect in a working environment and even in public. Ladies, we are at a standstill and have become an inconvenience to men. It's like they started this project to create equality and give us the respect we deserve and then they just got bored and never finished. Well, what's new, right. Once again, it's up to us to finish what they started. We have to create our own equality by demanding the respect we deserve.
But there's still one more thing. We have to respect other women in order to achieve this! Again, there are all too many times that a woman is put down by a man, but women are just as bad. We bad mouth other women for the way they look or act. We are all guilty of it. Perhaps if we replaced a few negatives with a few more positives, we would have made a little more progress in fighting for respect and equality.
Don't keep quiet, stick up for yourself and other women!
Read the New York Times Article Here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/business/women-sexism-work-huffington-kamala-harris.html?_r=0