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Female Empowerment

Updated on December 14, 2011
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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?

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      Caroline Marie 6 years ago

      Thank you Beata for your kind words. I agree that there isn't enough writing on this subject anywhere.

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      Beata Stasak 6 years ago from Western Australia

      Dear Caroline, there is never enough hubs written about this particular theme as I see from various comments you have received...a great hub that brought in a great discussion...well done..B

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      Caroline Marie 6 years ago

      Jean I cannot believe an interviewer asked you that. How ignorant that is. Sometimes I wonder if a lot of men are misogynists who hate women and only see them for sexual reasons or just to reproduce. I do agree that women should stop trying to make themselves for men and start making themselves for themselves. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me your heartfelt comment.

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      Caroline Marie 6 years ago

      Perspycacious thank you for stopping by and reading and your very thought out comment. I agree with you that men need to start thinking with their head more than below the belt. It's a shame that things still are in this regressed state of society.

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      Jean Bakula 6 years ago from New Jersey

      Hi carolinemd21,

      I agree with all you said, and am saddened that in 2012 we still live in a world where women are so disrespected. I don't want to blame the young women of today, but in the U.S. at least, I think they allow themselves to be badly treated. I can recall job interviews in my early 20's where obnoxious male interviewers actually said stuff like, "Are you engaged? Getting married? Having kids?" When I asked why it was their business, they replied, "Why should I waste time training you when you will leave when you get pregnant?" Can you believe the nerve? I tell my son stuff like this and he can't believe it was so bad. But our generation paved the way for the young women of today. I knew my accounting and banking, and the jerk that interviewed me wouldn't have had to spend any time "training" me (like I was a dog). I also finally had to tell a boss to get his own coffee, my husband didn't even expect me to get up in the morn and serve him, I was preparing to get to work and do errands on the way there. Women today (and I realize this does not apply to the majority) are obsessed with being "sexy enough" for idiots. They really have to learn to respect their own selves first. I have been getting that notice about gender and relationships as well, unsure why. I write metaphysical hubs. But I did a series on greek gods and goddesses, so maybe the administration considered those relationships? Take care, see you on that thread, I suppose!

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      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      The problem seems to be that some men walk around and lie around trying (but failing) to think with the wrong part of their anatomical design. Mutual respect for all of God's creations would go a long way toward solving the problems which still exist. Poor (even missing!) male role models is a significant part of the problem. Lots of men love watching football, beer commercials, and scantily clad cheerleaders who aren't leading anyone's cheers by the time we are talking NFL football. Sadly, until male values shift upward anatomically and spiritually, women remain likely to be looked down on by many of those unreconstructed males.

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      Caroline Marie 6 years ago

      SubRon thank you for your nice comment and taking the time out to read my article. I appreciate it. That's great that you protected women being mistreated.

      Debra I totally agree with you that women are sometimes a part of what's going on out there. We need to have more respect for ourselves. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Debra Verville 6 years ago from USA

      carolinemd21,

      There is still major mistreatment of women happening today in society. Although here in the US we are luckier than some of the women in other countries. But, it still makes my head spin when I see and hear some of the things that are done to belittle women. The thing that bugs me is many women will jump right into the role. Look at the music videos out there...and look at the women in the videos. Women need to say no!

      Thanks,

      Deb

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      James W. Nelson 6 years ago from eastern North Dakota

      Carolinemd21, lately I've been getting hubs about "gender & relationships" The email says I'm following that topic. I'm not, that I know of, however that doesn't mean I'm not interested. I am. Yours is the first hub on that subject that I've read, and I enjoyed it, and I agree. Often over the past umpteen years I have "stood up" for a woman (more than one) who I thought was being mis"used". I was usually told to mind my own business, by the woman. And now, thank God, I'm out of the workplace, so I don't have to see it anymore. However, there are several young women in my family...but I've "again" minded my own business without interfering. within the next week I will take a look at your short story "Letters..." and I will let you know what I think. Nice to meet you, and take care.

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