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I've come to realise as I'm reading blogs that I seem to spend a lot of time feeling the need to apologise for my fellow man, for the way so many men treat women, for the way so many women have been treated by men. It sickens me that there are men who think it's ok to continue making advances on a woman when shes made it clear she's not interested, and more than that.

Am I trying to say that I'm perfect, that I've never undressed a woman with my eyes, that I've never catcalled, that I've never thought of certain more manual labour as a 'mans job'?
No, of course I'm not. I do, however, know where the line is and not to cross it. I was raised by a strong woman and taught to respect women. To respect everyone, lets face it. To be a decent human being.

My son has been raised the same way and if I was to ever find out that he was treating women in a disrepectful manner, if I ever found out he'd broken a woman's consent... well let's just say he may be 30 but he'd still find his hide tanned for it!
(I tried to put a joking 'other than his mother, he can treat her however he pleases' but actually, no, despite my thinking shes an insufferable bitch, if I found out Charlie was treating his mother wrong it would still be the same case!)

I was always aware of the difficulties a woman can face. My wife struggles with gender bias a lot in her chosen fields. There is a colleague of hers who refers to her, even in earshot, as 'the cute blonde' - ok, I'm not going to argue with his assessment because she i but damnit they're supposed to be professionals, they're peers, she has just as many (if not more) qualifications as he does, she's published more, I'd like to say she's better respected.

Samantha says it's professonal jealousy combined with a masculine pride and not wanting to believe a woman could do better than her. I say it's a good job I don't have to see the arrogant fool more than once or twice a year. I'm personally not sure how she hasn't broken his nose yet!

I also understnd that would cause more trouble than it's worth and he'd just label her another emotional woman who can't control or handle herself.

I cannot understand men like him. I cannot understand the behaviour of so many men.

How are we in 2017 and still struggling with the same issues of gender equality?

Date: 2017-03-27 12:55 am (UTC)
sparkythegeek: (Default)
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Actually, we're in 2017. ;) But, I hear ya. The world is still bassackward in so many ways.

Date: 2017-03-27 12:08 pm (UTC)
sparkythegeek: (8 Ball)
From: [personal profile] sparkythegeek
Then again, maybe you're right and it is 2016. Perhaps every 3 months, we slip backward a year. That means, in the US, we can steadily regress back to the 1950s like the President wants... o.O

Date: 2017-03-27 06:20 pm (UTC)
sparkythegeek: (Txt - LOL)
From: [personal profile] sparkythegeek
Sure, why not. :p

Date: 2017-04-02 07:35 pm (UTC)
omnipotent: (A few of my favorite things)
From: [personal profile] omnipotent
This was an interesting take.

What irritates me most from men (and some women too) is the assumption that I should want children. I cannot tell you how many men have told me that I'd change my mind about children someday. My mind has been made up not to have children since I was four years old, and that was somewhere between twenty-five and thirty years ago [insert sly smile here]. I usually figure if my mind hasn't changed on something for more than twenty years, then it's pretty made up.

But what do I know? :D

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