Friday, July 2, 2010

Gloria Steinem would be proud.


I'm gonna take this chance to talk about the culture of women. It is heartbreaking to me the competition that consists among women young and old; something about society has provided a veritable breeding ground for woman on woman hate. I am not saying that I am immune, I am just cognizant. It ranges from all angles and places. For example, I heard all of the backlash from Tina Fey's turn on hosting Saturday Night Live, and pisses me off. Not for the reason you may think. I actually didn't see said episode, but I'd like to comment anyway. I am so tired of women placing other women on a pedestal only to fall for their enjoyment. In fact, I don't like the idea of a woman to represent all women. Yes, Tina Fey is funny and she is smart and she is pretty and I love her. AND YES, she lost twenty pounds to get on tv, but you know what? I don't give a fuck. Pardon my french. Tina Fey is her own woman and she shouldn't have to hold the responsibility of all women on her shoulders. I do not wish her that. I do not wish anyone that. We don't need a single woman to be OUR woman. We are all our woman, as trite as it may sound. Men don't have someone to represent them [and yes, you may say they don't need it like we do, but I don't agree], we don't need it either.

I have decided to make a conscious effort to support the women around me. To not begrudge and be jealous of them, but to raise them up in what little ways I can. Something as little as stopping a woman on the street to tell her I like her shoes. I know it makes my day when someone else compliments me, especially when it's another woman. Unfortunately, I have given those stares of disapproval to other women in public, and even received them myself, but I refuse to do it anymore. I will not propagate hate.

To be so bold, I should be the change I want to see in the world. Because really, all I can change is me.


D&D said...

sing it sistah!
very well-stated and so, so true.

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