International Women’s Day

For me, it’s hard to get excited about International Women’s Day. In the United States, women have barely advanced in the past few years, if at all. While other countries have had women as leaders for years, the U.S. seems unable to accomplish this. How many more years will little girls here have to grow up to vote for old white men as President regardless of party affiliation?

This is how I feel today. If you live in a different environment I am happy for your country’s enlightenment. Maybe one day here . . .

Woman USA

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5 Comments

  1. Count me as a “whoa man”, person. It is pronounced woman and I believe we have always been thought of as lesser. It is sad and infuriating. There are so many strong and capable women, here and around the world. Yet it is our own country that chooses to demean and degrade, in salary and positions of power. Strides have been made, but not nearly as fast as they should have been, and there are still those who mistreat and debase us regularly. Since this is not a political site, I will leave out the names of the repeat offenders, but they routinely make headlines and are awarded for their misogyny. It is a reason that women should turn out and vote in every single election. We must speak out and speak up. Only then will we show the world what we have seen known all along.

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  2. I’m all in support of women receiving equal pay for equal work, and society has made some great moved forward regarding protecting and providing for victims of violence.
    As to voting for an “old white man”; I’d far rather see an older (hopefully sensible and experienced) man (of any colour) running the country than “a young woman” (of any colour) JUST because she’s a woman, if she doesn’t know what she’s doing and will make major mistakes.
    In other words, elect the ones who knows what they are doing, regardless of age or sex.

    What I’d really like to see in the line of gender equality is women being able to be decently dressed and still get ahead. For example, the news anchor: usually the man wears a suit and tie, while the woman wears a suit and a blouse with lots of cleavage showing. Actors and actresses: suits versus dresses open to the navel. Much more equality needed here!
    When figure skaters can go out on the ice to perform and she doesn’t have to be almost bare, THEN I’ll say we’ve come close to equality.

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    1. I didn’t mean to imply I wanted a woman whether she was qualified or not. We have had qualified women to run here in the U.S. They have been judged differently. We have 3 men, all white, all older running now. The chance of any one of them serving 4 years w/o dying or having a debilitating illness is not good. But, apparently our electorate would rather take a chance on one of them than on a female or person of color.

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