A lot of women live like this, always subjected to other peoples’ opinions and toning down their lives to suit other women/people. And that’s not okay at all.
Monthly Archive: April 2020
If women are continually denied access to spaces traditionally occupied by men under the guise of protecting men, such as company board rooms, or professional bodies, or even plain employment, it’s not hard to see how this succeeds in perpetuating and promoting gender inequality.
We expect men to try and try and try and try again. Because of this system, men have come to expect “No” on the first ask, except the woman is “cheap” and women have come to expect that a man will not simply give up after the first try. “If he likes you, he’ll be back.”
The ideal millennial woman is represented as a successful woman at home and at work. But, she must work like a horse at her job to earn her pay and she must work like a horse at home to keep her ‘Mrs’.
This is not what ‘having it all’ means.
We should see women as full persons, co-partakers in every sphere of life- at home, at work, in politics, and in religion.
The Lockdown affects us all, but people in abusive homes experience a different trauma.