“It is far harder to be a boy today than it is to be a girl.”
Just a few decades have passed since women were expected to get married and stay home with her children and tend to the house. In the 1950s, only 34 percent of the workforce was women. Women did not go to work, and despite any ambition to do so, it was societally expected that they would be the caregivers, child rearers, and homemakers.
Mediocrity is a complacent attitude towards life and if she were a person mediocrity would be—as Ronda Rousey puts it—“A-do-nothing-b!tch.” Mediocrity is choosing to just "drift" in life—settling for any ol' thang because she simply knows no better, thinks she’s not worthy of anything better, or, doesn’t know how to reach better.
Many of us either know what Snapchat is or has one, but for the ones who do not have a Snapchat, let me fill you in on what the phone application is about. It is a popular social media app that lets people send pictures and or videos to friends that self-destruct after a certain amount of seconds.
I moved up to Saint Augustine almost one year from now. I moved up for some guy. (Insert feminist trigger-rage face.) But I have been with this guy for six years so it was bound to happen one way or another.
“I don’t approve of female Marines,” Captain Boller said at the Newark, Delaware Marine Officer Selection Office. His thick arms nearly burst of out of his blue dress “D” uniform that day in June. A bulldog named Pappy circled the desk and chair where the Boller sat. Tymeeka Timmons leaned back in her chair.
Imagine this: you have been working at your place of employment for years, and have done all tasks within your job description, as well as been asked to do a number of tasks outside of your job description. Managers and coworkers alike have all grown to trust and rely upon you to get the tasks they couldn't take care of completed. You are highly respected and appreciated. It took a lot of work to get to this point, and everyone knows it.
I was never the kind of person who felt like sexism was an issue in Canada.
Being a femme in a STEM field is a special kind of hell. You have to work twice as hard from the moment you decide to dedicate yourself to your field, in school, in social circles, the job hunt, and at work. I am sure that there will be some haters for this topic because there always are. There is always someone screaming that the gender divide has been bridged, but as a femme in STEM I can tell you, from first hand experience and statistical data that sexism is still very much alive, and in action every single day.
Has your boss ever told you that you ‘had’ to wear makeup to work? Or that you ‘have’ to wear heels?
The Feminist Movement has brought about a great deal of change in regard to women in the workplace. Women are in positions that we never would have imagined, from lawyers to CEOs to Senators. In the film industry though, men still rule most of the industry and female directors are rare. As a screenwriting & producing major in college, I am often reminded that my odds of making a good career and name for myself will have its troubles. I'm dedicated, I'd say that I think I'm pretty good, but that doesn't matter if there is a man who can do the job better than me.