Stole this lovely picture from @lildaisy!
I stumbled across this rather insightful article from The Good Men Project twitter page. It is by a rather deluded women ( who could be using her position for better means) writing for Fox News, who seems to think women are destroying marriage and subsequently the world. As in, modern women are too angry and feminist, so men think ’women aren’t women anymore’ and don’t want to marry us anymore. *cries*
For your information, women aren’t on this earth to just be married off and give birth to babies. We have a greater purpose, as do men. Some of us change the world, by finding cures for diseases, others inspire future generations, or raise a lovely bunch of kids. We are all diverse. Not one of us fits in a neat and tidy Barbie box, with fixed smiles ready to serve and look after the home. Life just isn’t like that. Get over it.
By suggesting that it is women’s fault that men don’t want to marry us, is just fucking absurd. Some men ( and women) just don’t like the idea of marriage, big bloody deal. You can’t blame a whole gender on that. This is a modern society, where couples can co-habit and have children, without anyone batting an eyelid. Others do want to get married ( like myself) and that’s totally fine too, but it’s not what should define a woman anymore. We can define ourselves these days.
In this shitty article, she states that women are too angry and selfish. Yeah, at times we are, and you know why? Because we want to be treated as equals, we want to have the same freedoms and choices that men have! Why is this deemed unfeminine? Can anyone tell me why wanting to be self sufficient, having passions, and wanting to do something with your life, is so fucking hard to comprehend if the person in question is a woman? Anyone?
‘Men have nowhere to go’ is what she goes on to say, because all the bloody women are taking the jobs and the college places. I translate that as OH WHAT ABOUT THE POOR MENZ AND ALL THEIR PRIVILEGE. Welcome to the 21st century, women can do smart things too you know. We are pretty good at exams and when a man doesn’t try to stop us, we are pretty awesome in the work place. Hillary Clinton anyone?
I think this ‘subculture’ of men she is talking about, are intimidated by independent and intelligent women. I don’t think they can handle the fact that some women are simply better at them in every single aspect of their lives. It crushes their poor little egos. These are the type of men, no woman would ever want to marry anyway. They are usually the misogynistic types lurking on the internet to troll women within an inch of their life. Just the other week a guy threatened to rape me, because I dared to speak my mind.
So no I won’t stop being a feminist, I won’t stop being angry and I certainly won’t bow to a man. If I sound like your perfect woman, then brilliant, say hello. If not, just fuck off back to The Good Men Project to whine about your lonely existence with all the other right-wing arseholes.