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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Aspiration

This is somewhat connected to the previous post.

One of the feeds I follow on Twitter is for The South Bank. Just to keep up with who is appearing there. During this weekend they have been discussing Feminism, yet again.

One of the threads concerned the programme Ladettes to Ladies and whether the term Lady should be dropped as a term for women as it packages them in a certain way. Bollocks, or whatever the female equivalent expletive might be! Here is an example of dumbing down again. Rather than try to better yourself and your social standing lets all head the way of the lowest common denominator, the "Lad" so that we can drink, sleep around and basically do what we feel like. That is not feminist equality, that is sexist jealousy.

I don't mind if young women want to go out and drink all night and sleep with every Tom, Dick or Harry, but then, don't complain you can't find any decent husbands. Men have lots of different "types" as well. The Lad is just one of them, and letting young girls know that the emulation of that one single group is worth striving for is condemning them to a life well below their own expectations.

I would rather live in a world where everyone could just be themselves and be the best they can, but it isn't here now whilst men idolise footballers and women can vote Katie Price as mother of the year.

2 Comments:

  • That's the problem with birds, innit? They don't know when they're well off.

    By Blogger Masher, At 6:31 AM  

  • Masher made me laugh with his comment.

    I have never agreed with the Feminist movement, it took away all the nicely mannered things that men did for women, opening doors, giving up their seats in trains and buses, going to work so that women can stay at home and bring up the children etc. I do feel that this is when good manners started to disappear.

    By Blogger Toffeeapple, At 8:31 PM  

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