Feminism used to have a strong meaning behind it. It use to stand for women’s rights, for equal pay, for voting rights, for women to be seen as more than a housekeeper and the child bearer. It meant empowering women to be whatever they wanted to be, whether a woman working a corporate job, an entrepreneur, or a stay at home mom. Women supported other women. They were classy in their bold pursuits. They were strong willed and did not back down, but they were never nasty.
Feminism has turned into a fad. It has turned into a fad that places shame on women and strips them of their dignity. It has turned into women wearing derogatory hats marching for rights, what rights exactly??
Women have earned the right to vote, they run their own businesses, they hold top corporate jobs, and are pretty much allowed to do whatever they want in essence of what a man can do now. So, what exactly is the problem?? Why can women not be satisfied??
(Side note: At one of my jobs, out of the top 4 manager positions, 3 of them are held by women.)
Women no longer empower women. Well, they do, but I mean all inclusively there is a division. And why exactly? Why is there a division amongst us when we should build one another up, push each other towards our goals, and support each other with genuine love and kindness?
Women have lost their class. Again, not all women, but you know what I mean. Women marching in the street naked trying to achieve their goals, trashy. Not classy at all. Back in the day when women wanted something they lobbied for it, they wore clothes in their marches, and they were respectful of the higher person. Please tell me how in the world you are going to earn an upper hands respect when you are showing zero self respect? Let’s be real.
It is time to return to class friends. It is time to support one another in our endeavors. Forget the name calling, the disrespect, the trashy ways, and put it all aside. Learn how to have respect for yourself and for your fellow neighbor. Learn how to bring class back into what you do. Sure, lobby away. Walk in the marches, but honey put some clothes on. Get rid of the vulgar language and use a please and thank you. That’ll earn you some class and respect, may even get your foot in the door for whatever you are trying to achieve.
As feminism stands right now, I find it a disgrace to women. The feminism of the past makes me feel proud of the women who came before me. Makes me proud that I have the right to vote and to choose what I do freely. Makes me so proud that I plan to have a career post college and one day be a stay at home mom. The best of both worlds granted to me by their hard work.
**Note here that I have a complete understanding that past nor present is 100% of all women grouped into one category. I am only speaking relatively.
So gals, lets empower one another. Lets be classy. Lets stand up for what we believe. Lets present ourselves with confidence while keeping our dignity. A lady who dresses as a professional and comes across respectfully yet knowledgeably will go so much further. I encourage every woman to support your neighboring woman. Find causes that you are passionate about and run the race together. Find businesses who lift up all women and support them. Support each other. Be a friend to one another. God created us to do life together. He asks us to live our lives in a way that is pleasing to Him. He asks that all we do to be done for His glory giving Him praise and honor.
Friends, I encourage you to take these thoughts and mull them over. Be a friend. Give God honor in all your ways.
So much love for you gals,