(Source: Twitter…I want to hug the person who made this meme.)
Let’s talk about men for a second. In previous posts I have been getting on women’s cases about “Hollywood Feminism.” Or how Amber Rose unnecessarily threw shade on women from her hometown of Philadelphia. There was also my bit about the problematic male director who was accused of not being a feminist, because he was a horrible husband. Finally the Aziz Ansari story break, in which I noticed that the woman who accused him of rape, pushed a little too far to get him to like her.
If you think this makes me anti-woman, you would be incorrect. We as women, unfortunately, are held to an impossibly high and/or double standard by men for several millennia. Somehow we have to be drop-dead gorgeous, be domestic, smart…but not smarter than the man interested in us (otherwise we would be seen as intimidating), be nurturing, and sex goddesses all at the same time. Even though I have called out women in the past, it’s because they are trying to play the same game that men do.
Let me repeat that:
WOMEN👏🏽SHOULD👏🏽NOT👏🏽PLAY 👏🏽THE 👏🏽SAME👏🏽STUPID👏🏽GAME👏🏽THAT👏🏽MEN👏🏽DO👏🏽
I read a couple of posts on Twitter today, that inspired this post.
1) The celebrity who put his wife on blast about their sex life and the double standard that he holds for her. He was rightfully roasted for what he said, because it was absolutely atrocious. (I sincerely hope there is some sort of apology or divorce in the future.)
2) “Incels” or “Involuntarily Celebate” men who direct their rage towards women with fantasies or rape and torture.
What it ultimately tells me is that men are incredibly insecure. I figure it’s how they were raised by the generation of men before them.
•Where it’s not ok to express themselves except with rage.
•They were taught the world owes them something. Women owe them something. They are entitled because they are men!
•Their measure of worth is determined by how much is in their bank account, or their public status.
•How much sex they get as opposed to the quality of sex they get.
It pains me to say this, but it’s only going to get worse from here. It also saddens me that I know what you’re going to say next:
Not all men.
Until those angelic, non-problematic men call out and correct the archaic system by which they run society, we will remain at a stalemate.