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Madeleine Albright, our first woman Secretary of State, has stated that Trump has brought out a feeling that it's okay for men to think and act in a misogynistic way. That he's given them power to behave... the way they've always thought, felt, and, for some, behaved, since before the Civil Rights Act was passed back in 64. Did the equal rights act make men think differently? Did they reflect on their convictions and behavior? Not in the least.

2 kinds of women fell out after the Act passed. Those who confront and demand their civil right to equality, labeled as Feminazis, and those who are naive enough to think that the Act brought about immediate compliance from men. Can our gender honestly say that we've achieved equality? Sadly, no.

I was 10 in 1964. A ten-year-old's perspective is that a law makes it so. A civil right that I assumed would be respected. Not according to the 50 years I've had some form of misogyny flung at me every day. Every. Day. And I remember them, all of them. To clarify, at 60, I remember them all only at different times because some slip my mind but come back occasionally to re-fuel my loathing of misogyny - a sickness and crime of men.

When a woman lives her whole life believing in equality, seeing it as productive, progress, a good thing, constantly being beat down with the lie of equality has only the intention of creating an angry woman. One who feels pushed down, battered down, kept down, denigrated, humiliated, and shown repeatedly that for no real reason a man must have superiority through any means. The best means, the most effective means, is misogyny in all its illustrious forms.

I'm fresh out of trust, respect, or good will toward men who use their dick as a divining rod in search of an erroneous myth that they must conquer and rule.

Date: 2016-11-09 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saminz.livejournal.com
Amen...

Not that I'm "fresh out of trust" - but indeed, one can get even more disgusted each and every year.

Best outcome, from here? That we'll see the disease run its course before even the last little, slow and frozen country over here has to go through the same load of testosterone madness.

Not all that likely, though :-p.

(ps: https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2016/nov/09/cheer-corner-how-to-cope-with-the-new-world-order-with-kittens )

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