Let's talk about: Stereotyping the Female Gender
'she wears pink' , 'she likes makeup', she- i hate that pronoun- don't you? I'm sick of the She , The constant labelling.I'm probably not the only person that thinks this- and yes i am a feminist if you haven't caught on already.
It's been in the news lately that women are becoming more aware of the social pressure their gender is put through. Women are becoming more empowered by this however, and as a teen i couldn't be more happier.
In fact the other day in College, we were studying in English Language about how Gender Roles reflect on Power; and as a feminist i had LOTS to say. I don't like it how gender should confirm the levels of power between an individual. What if the Boss was the women, and the secretary was the man. Would the man be perceived as weaker, or the women? It's these stereotypes that can make or break an individuals confidence. This links to the Van Zoonen theory in my media class (god i should do an essay on this). We live in a patriarchal society in which women are perceived as the scullery maids and the damsels in distress, why can't a women save the day? That's what DC and Marvel cracked down on when adding shows like 'Supergirl' and characters like Wanda Maximoff. The girl should shine for once.
I for one am sick of all the fuss about it. I'm not saying that i'm giving up, but i'm saying it's never going to be fully gender equal. In five years time yes, but not everyone is always going to be equal. society iss never going to fully be equal, there is always gonna be some person in the world that's not going to agree- but it's like beating cancer, nearly impossible.
As a female i feel absolutely outraged when i hear 'she's probably on her period' because of my mood, yes i may be grumpy, or sad, or a little crazy some days, but just because us women go through menstrual pain for 2-5 days does not mean we have it twenty four seven.
A women is like a tea bag, you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water- Eleanor Roosevelt
I've always believed that we all have a purpose, but can stereotypical labels push us too far away from achieving said purpose?
Now i don't know about you, but i feel like i have a purpose, and by letting those labels push us its causing us to dwell on our differences and well- it's ruining our chances.
So i say, instead of focusing on pushing down the haters, push down the stereotypes and lets actually change the patriarchal society into an equal society.
Just a thought,