Today is International Women’s Day! The older I get, the more I appreciate women. I just don’t have time anymore for entitled, white men who feel the need to be patronising. This year I am starting the day properly: with a breakfast together with a bunch of amazingly successful women. I work in an industry which is still predominantly male (although women are gaining ground) so it is nice for us women to get together and support each other.
I am grateful for this blog and for the sex blogging community I am part of. Over the course of the last few years I have really grown as a feminist, and as a result I have become more confident. I still don’t quite have the confidence of a middle-aged white man, but I’m working my way towards it.
Women are amazing, and if we band together, we can accomplish so much. I have felt so supported by my fellow sex bloggers, and I wish all women would support each other as much. The myth of women as rivals is only there to divide and conquer and keep us in our place. Well, I for one will not be kept in my place. I am proud to be a woman, and I won’t be put down anymore.
I’m just rambling a bit here, because I am tired and I want to make sure I write something in support of women today. So sorry for that. My SEO Readability Score is going to be good on this one; it seems to like silly short sentences.
Anyhow, women are amazing. We are at a disadvantage in the workplace because we have to work twice as much to get half the recognition a man gets. We are expected to be quiet, accommodating and nice. Ugh, I hate being nice. We do the emotional labour for men, both in the workplace and at home. And when we complain, or stand up for ourselves, we are branded “bitches” and “difficult”. And yet we persist.
So here is to all the women out there. I raise my glass to you, you are all amazing. And I want to send a special shout out to all the WOC. You are working twice as hard as us white women, because you are dealing with the double whammy of race and gender. I take my hat off to you and I thank you for the trailblazing you have done that I benefit from. You are fantastic!
Happy International Women’s Day, everyone!