“If women want to make as much money as men they should get treated like men too & they should have to come to work 2 weeks after birth.”
“Women don’t belong in politics.”
“I’m sorry to say it but it’s not that fact that he got a girl pregnant but he got a white girl pregnant.”
“You can’t have black love with a white person.”
These are all quotes from people close to me. I like to talk politics and world news and I believe that women should be paid the same amount as men. I don’t see skin color although my mom did say “Don’t bring a white boy home”, quite a few times as I grew older I grew to realize that’s just how she was raised. I’m appalled that in 2012 statements like these are still repeated. Shocking enough today’s government only includes 16% of women. That’s an alarming statistic that means most people making decisions about women’s rights don’t exactly have a uterus. Sometimes when I’m talking to my friends I’m like “who are you” and “where did that come from”. I was raised to respect everyone else’s opinions and I enjoy going back and forth about them. I had a debate just today with my brother’s girlfriend on The Kardashians as role models and she says they’re great people I don’t see anything wrong with them being role models. Really? If my daughter came home and said Kim Kardashian was her idol I’d have a freakin’ heart attack. Every other channel includes women as some kind of object without any intellectuality at all. There’s more to women than make up and our bodies. I salute the young woman that recently petitioned Seventeen Magazine for airbrushing photos of young women.That’s definitely a start.
Can you name six present day young positive female role models? I’ll give you a minute to stop and think about it and while you’re thinking about it be sure to check out the trailer to this awesome documentary called “Miss Representation”. What do you think?
& as for race, do people still date based on race? I think not! Although I grew up with the “don’t bring a white boy home” speech quite often that never stuck. You gotta be freakin’ kidding me and if I did bring a guy home that wasn’t black my mom would accept him just as much because she values my happiness.