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A Follow Up On Gender Equality

Why Gender Equality Will Never Be–As I See It

I hardly ever revisit my posts, however this one bears a follow up.  Equality on all levels is important, no one should be considered different than another based on something they have no control over:  race, gender, or sexuality.  However, there is a rather nasty double standard out there when it comes to gender equality.  We have come a long way from the days when women were considered chattel and treated as less than human; this is a very good thing.  However, women are not held to this same standard and treat men in a manner and fashion which, if the tables were turned, would be labelled as sexist, misogynistic, woman hating…  etc.  My question is simple, why are women held to a different standard on these issues?  Why are the rules not the same on all sides of the gender fence?  Let’s take a look at some specific instances to illustrate my point.

DILFs of Disneyland – Seems a rather harmless enough page, right?  Well, when men post sites like this there is a ton of uproar about objectifying women, how these men are all potential rapists and how creepy it is for a man to be taking random pictures of women they do not know.  In reading comments about this site I see, “Men like it.”  “It’s just harmless looking.”…  you know, all the same comments men would make about a MILF site, but someone it’s right when women do it?  Side note:  When I commented on the dilf page on Instagram, not only was my commented deleted, I was blocked from seeing the page.

Women Raping Men – It really bothers me how people think this cannot happen.  How it is impossible for a woman to overpower a man, or if a man gets an erection it’s consent…  really?  That is like saying if a woman has an orgasm while being raped she is consenting, we have little control over how are bodies react sexually.  For woman who think men have control over their erections, you have obviously really never been around a teenage male.  But seriously, it does happen, women do rape men and yes I do stipulate the reported numbers are not as high as women getting raped by men, but they are there nonetheless.

I cannot stress this point enough–in order to establish complete gender equality, the rules have to apply exactly the same to all parties.

Here is a link to a petition I have started on Change.org, I would appreciate it if people sign it, if not that is OK.

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2014 in Equality, discrimination

 

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A Cold Day For Hatred

Mango slushy

Mango slushy (Photo credit: stu_spivack)

So, in Michigan, a fine citizen by the name of Christine Weick, thought it would be just peachy to have an Anti-Gay protest on Mother’s Day.  While the First Amendment does guarantee one the freedom of speech, at times one needs to consider what may happen if they exercise their freedom of speech, especially on a hot button topic.

Now don’t get me wrong, I do not condone violence, or the attempt to censor what anyone wants to say, but I gotta tell you, I find this fucking hilarious.  Yes, the woman who threw the Slushie, Jessica Prince, will probably face charges and that is right and fair.  She knew what she was doing was wrong and even told one of the reporters:

“Can you leave the slushie part out? I don’t want to go to jail,”

Confrontations like these are a common occurrence and are only going to get worse, even if marriage equality is passed on the federal level.  Religion, family beliefs and self-projection are the real criminals here–we want everyone to act, think and behave as we do and when they don’t, we go to war over it.  Even moreso when it is our conception of a higher power telling us something is wrong.

 

 

 

 

 

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Why Gender Equality Will Never Be–As I See It

Here we have an issue I have mulled over many times in my life.  I fully agree with the idea a man and a woman can each do anything the other can do–with the exception of certain biologically assigned tasks.  However, not every individual is capable of doing everything they put their mind to.  What do I mean by this?  Well, let me start simply and we will build from there.

Women are quite capable of being in the military, being police officers and firefighters, however, I do not believe there should be a different set of standards for the job based on gender.  If job X requires the person to do A-B-C, then the candidate should be able to perform those requirements regardless of plumbing.  By creating different standards, we do not create the opportunity for women to do these jobs, we instead highlight the misconception women are weaker and need allowances to perform the basic tasks of the job.  I know I am opening myself to being called sexist and misogynist, but I am not and those insults would be improper and unfair.  If a soldier is expected to carry their weapon, wear their pack and hike for 10 or more miles they should be able to do the job regardless of gender without allowance.  Same goes for a fireman carry a hose up a flight of stairs or carrying a victim out of a building.

Moving on…  The reproductive rights of individuals.  We are at a point in history where women are allowed to make their own choices regarding reproduction.  Women choose whether or not to carry a child and make their own decisions regarding birth control–and this is right and how it should be.  However, there is this mostly unspoken belief men do not have this same freedom.  If a man makes a decision to get a vasectomy, it is expected of him to consult with his wife and take her input into his decision, why?  This allowance is not required for women getting an abortion, why can a man not make his own decisions regarding his reproductive parts?  A man should not have to worry about his wife resenting or divorcing him because he no longer wants to have children and takes action to make it so.   If women are allowed to make the decision for an abortion on their own, so men should be allowed to have that same freedom for a vasectomy.  Divorce, withholding sex, and hatred  should not things a man should have to face for making a decision about his own body, we do not allow men to do the same to a woman who gets an abortion.  Neither should a man be forced, or coerced, into getting a vasectomy.  Just because one person in a relationship decides they are done having children, it should not be imposed on the other to take a permanent solution.  A woman should not be able to dictate reproductive rights to a man any more than a man should to a woman.  Just because a woman does not want a man to have children with anyone else if their marriage should end, does not give her the right to enforce her will on him.

True gender equality will only come about when both sides accept the rights of the other.  When it is fully understood, there are men’s rights as well as women’s rights, when reproductive decisions are left up to the individual, and when things like jobs are based on the who is capable of doing the job as needed without allowances because of gender.  Just like with racism, the more we highlight and focus on the differences between the genders, the further away we get from true equality.

 

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