- S: (n) sexism (discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex)
Sexim, we don’t think about it, we avoid it, we won’t even talk about it when the issue arrises. But have you noticed the amount of sexism that is apparent in our society, especially against woman?
Before I approach this touchy subject I would like everyone to know I am NOT a feminist nor am I a discriminator towards them. I am pretty borderline on this subject, I would like to think that I am both sides just trying to understand why sexism is still so big in our society.
I guess my mind wandered towards sexism when on monday three of my classmates presented to us four different commercials. All of them being different , two of them stood out to me.
One of the commercials was an Axe commercial. All these women in bikinis were all running to one place. At the end of the commerical you see all these attractive women going towards one, lesser attractive man who is spraying said product all over himself. At first the commercial did not offend me until I realized, there is no way this makes women look good. First off as a woman smelling good is a great thing. But I will not be unsnapping my bra just because you smell good. Second off I will not be running at you like a ravenous animal just because you smell good. Sorry boys.
The second commercial was of a man drinking. As he is drinking the unattractive women across the table becomes more and more attractive. At the end of his beer she becomes ugly again and he orders another one.
I would like to apologize for my language that I am fixing to use. What the hell? So just because a women is ugly on the outside it does not mean she is the most amazing woman on the face of the planet? The problem with this commerical is that its saying that women have to be drop dead gorgeous for them to even have a chance at love. This makes no sense. Every woman deserves love just like every beer gut man deserves love.
BUT before all you men decide I am just a crazy feminist remember what I said at the beginning I am on both sides. So hear me out.
I think its sad that women are not the same as they used to be. Women from the past tried so hard to prove themselves they sort of screwed us here in the present.
Let me explain. As many people know I work at a local retail store. I have noticed that the men I work with are so scared of seeming sexist they make me do a lot of heavy work. I am not a very strong person, and I don’t really want to be. I cannot lift boxes or do manual labor, that is a mans job.
Yes I said it, a mans job. It makes me angry that women worked so hard to prove themselves that now i’m paying for it!
I have always wanted nothing more than to someday be a stay at home mom, but apparently that is frowned upon by society. I remember the first time I told my high school math teacher that I wanted to be a stay at home mom, I have never seen someone have such a look of disguist on their face. I mean is that too much to ask? I just want to raise my kids, I don’t want a nanny or daycare to raise them. Their MY children, and my husband and I get to choose who raises them not you.
As a woman I just wanted to be treated equally. Lift the heavy boxes, open the door for me, call me pretty, I am strong and confident, but I am still a girl. I deserve to be treated like a lady.