Working women face immense pressure at home, despite lockdown measures being lifted, as the expectation to perform professionally collides with domestic duties.
My husband and I were married in 2012. The first time we were asked when we were going to have kids was by a family member, at our reception.
In the 1800s and even early 1900s women were the housekeepers, the children bearers, the right side of a man. And in the late 1900s and early 2000s women had to either CHOOSE to be mothers/housekeepers or career driven, business focused powerhouses.
If a teenage girl would enjoy it, it must be shallow, stupid and bad. That’s what everyone is supposed to believe right? I am even guilty of this myself, when I tell a male to watch a “girly” show I’ll say, “I know it seems girly but it’s actually good”. Yeah, just think about that statement for a moment, read it again and really think about it. How horrible is that?
Yesterday was "Women in Engineering Day" - I celebrate this, as did many corporates, with social media platforms and the news being peppered with corporate messages about gender equality and the importance of women in STEM careers.
Gender roles have been established through society, mainly marking men as the dominant figure and women as the submissive figures. As time has passed by, insinuations of how women and men should act have become expected behaviors by society, such that if one should oppose society itself would brand that person as an outcast; for example the expected role of a father being the dominant figure in a family - this is often called the Patriarchal Culture. This societal structure has led to society not being able to progress through the years, raising insecurities among men and competition against one another. Through the story, Arabian Nights: The Sultan and His Vow, the characters’ interactions provide insight into the toxic traits that make up a patriarchal culture and the negative concept of masculinity.
As I looked around, the overwhelm hit me. I had that airless, choking feeling – it started in my heart, but soon had me reaching for my asthma inhaler.
Women, every single day, go through this form of harassment whether it be on the streets or online, and the topic of sexuality is such a broad broad topic. Inequality itself is a massive topic, and we have people on either side fighting consistently. However, there are reasons why this fight for equality has become such a forerunner especially after the #MeToo movement.
I don't have many unpopular opinions because as long as you're minding your own and not interfering with the party I got going on over here then we’re cool. I just cannot understand why people over inflate the conflict in this subject and why my opinion is even considered an unpopular one. Lemme set the tone for you then you’ll understand where i’m coming from but before you read the title, get a glimpse of the language or if someone told you to read this rant they found of some random girl with no credentials smashing her keyboard,
A few weeks ago I was going to take part in a documentary about women´s rage. For the documentary I had to record a personal interview where I was asked how I was raised regarding my rage: was I taught to acknowledge and express it or to ignore it and suppress it. That part was no problem. In fact, it was fun because I don’t have much of a filter and I learnt more about how I view women’s rage through my answers.