It's funny because a lot of my writing is about female empowerment.
On twitter some guy put my blog in a lesbian category because I talk about women's rights a lot. I thought it was funny. People's opinions. I love the gay community and felt this guy was angry at something I had to say. A lot of people do get angry when you talk about rights. Know that I am only speaking from a point of view where I was discriminated against. I actually worked as an art director at a gay magazine before. I was the only straight female there. I learned a lot about everything I wanted to know about the gay community there and some stuff I didn't want to know. It was a good experience though that taught me a lot.
The reason I like talking about female empowerment so much is that we need to feel strong and equal and a lot of times it's just not there in society. Which is shocking considering that's it's almost 2012. What I realized about being a woman as I got older is that we do need more protection. There is still a lot of female bashing going on. That's why I write about and do art about female empowerment. Women in the workplace most of the time are not treated fairly. I haven't been treated fairly in the workplace before. I was definitely discrimated against made to be feel like I was stupid and unintelligent for being a woman. Being made to feel incapable. And I was sexually discriminated against. One of my bosses was hitting on me and wouldn't take no for an answer. After I rejected him he insulted my talent and tried to make me feel less than. He got what he deserved in the long run for that though.
I had no idea society was still treating women this way. It was worse when I was in my earlier twenties, but then they just think you are too young and dumb to know any better and a lot of times you are too young and dumb to see it as it is happening to you at that age.
You don't know how many women I know that are in bad relationships where they are being abused by their boyfriends and their boyfriends think it's right for them to act that way. They disrespect women. Television shows where women are seen as sex objects and that's what these men see. Some of these guys see these women as a pair of boobs and a hole. I know that sounds bad, but it's true.
It makes me sick. I wonder where these men get off treating women so badly? I mean they came from a woman. How dare they treat these women who are opening themselves up emotionally and intimately to them as just a piece of meat. Women should be cherished. If men only knew what goes on inside women's hearts and minds they would think twice.
I think society as a whole needs to still change. Not saying that there weren't a lot of changes, but being the weaker out of the two sexes physically we have a disadvantage. When is it going to stop?