Good evening everyone!! Lately my mind has been musing a lot about feminism. It is an idea really really really close to my heart.(Just to clarify the meaning of feminism: “Feminism is the social,economic and political EQUALITY of both sexes..and not the dominance of women as is the common misconception.”). In the definition, I cannot place enough stress on the importance of the word equality. And I am calling it an idea because it is still one, it is nowhere near being perceived.When it comes to equality of the genders we are still living in the ancient times.Every day everyplace is replete with examples of discrimination, from the highway to the workplace.I also know that more than enough discussion and arguments have already been done on this ‘idea’, but I felt like I really needed to voice my opinions. I cannot even begin to wrap my mind around a number of biases there are against women. Women are poor drivers, women cannot lead, blah blah blah. I mean seriously what the F**k is wrong with people, is everyone just walking around with a blindfold on? You know according to a science experiment it was a proved that a woman’s brain though smaller than a man’s is much more efficient than theirs!
why must the order of the world be so?? Why can’t there be a peaceful coexistence that serves everyone to their best interests . Women work just as hard as men and yet their pay scale is so much more less compared to men’s be it any industry, corporate, film , medical ,schools and so on.The percentage of women in politics as compared to men is a meager figure,in fact meager doesn’t even cover it, it’s shameful, abominable,heart breaking.
The same goes for the board rooms, in most countries the condition is so terrible that they have a quota for women.I mean come on! That just goes to say “Hey, we have to fill a number of positions to complete a quota would you be so kind as to help us out?” instead Of “Hey, we think you are well suited for the job would you care to help us out?”.
The term ‘Glass Ceiling ‘ is used so often, but very few actually understand it’s meaning.
Linguini: Listen, I just want you to know how honored I am to be studying under such a…
Colette: [pins Linguini’s sleeve with a knife] No, you listen! I just want you to know exactly who you are dealing with! How many women do you see in this kitchen?
Linguini: Well, I uh…
Colette: [pins Linguini’s sleeve with another knife] Only me. Why do you think that is? Because haute cuisine is an antiquated hierarchy built upon rules written by stupid, old, *men*. Rules designed to make it impossible for women to enter this world. But still I’m here! How did this happen?
Linguini: Well because, because you…
Colette: [pins Linguini’s sleeve with a third knife] Because I am the toughest cook in this kitchen! I have worked too hard for too long to get here, and I am *not* going to jeopardize it for some garbage boy who got lucky! Got it?