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5 years ago  ::  Mar 10, 2010 - 10:24AM #11
mytmouse57
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Mar 9, 2010 -- 10:33PM, Wendyness wrote:


Mar 9, 2010 -- 9:11PM, mytmouse57 wrote:


Mar 9, 2010 -- 4:55PM, Agnosticspirit wrote:


Nice post, Wendy...


Gender rights ARE human rights....


Nations that marginalize women on the basis of their gender don't grant human rights to the rest of their populations either.


 





The U.S. and the rest of the West has no right to be smug in that regard. I think women in this society have been moved from one form of oppression to another form. Equality is still very much an illusion here. The best they can hope for is attaining an "equality" by doing what's expected of them in a male paradigm, or, finding "success" within a system that was forged in patriarchy. In other words, the masculine qualities are praised, and the feminine is put down -- at least in how we define success and value in this society.  We're still a long way from really re-inventing our society, where feminine energy has as much to do with the structure of the paradigm as the masculine side does. For example, we ohh and ahhh over women CEOs making loads of money -- and say, "see, world... see how much better we treat our women? But never stop to question if our world was one in which women had as much to do with the invention of the paradigm as men have, being a CEO and making loads of money might not matter nearly as much as it does.


So, sexism here might be more subtle, but no less damaging or arresting to the progress of Humanity.




It's still a patriarchal world, however the awareness is greater now than 100 years ago. Less than 100 years ago women in this country could not vote.  I'd like to thank all the women around the world that have made it possible for women to vote.





True, we have progressed. We just need to keep looking forward to the full equality of women and the fundamental paradigm shift that will result.

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5 years ago  ::  Mar 10, 2010 - 11:38AM #12
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Mar 10, 2010 -- 9:58AM, Marcion wrote:


It seems we now have a month dedicated to something. How about an old white man's month;since we get blamed for all the ills in society.




Women are also to blame for the ills in society, they are just as guilty in making poor choices, if they even get a choice.  

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5 years ago  ::  Mar 10, 2010 - 11:55AM #13
Wendyness
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Mar 10, 2010 -- 10:24AM, mytmouse57 wrote:


Mar 9, 2010 -- 10:33PM, Wendyness wrote:


Mar 9, 2010 -- 9:11PM, mytmouse57 wrote:


Mar 9, 2010 -- 4:55PM, Agnosticspirit wrote:


Nice post, Wendy...


Gender rights ARE human rights....


Nations that marginalize women on the basis of their gender don't grant human rights to the rest of their populations either.


 





The U.S. and the rest of the West has no right to be smug in that regard. I think women in this society have been moved from one form of oppression to another form. Equality is still very much an illusion here. The best they can hope for is attaining an "equality" by doing what's expected of them in a male paradigm, or, finding "success" within a system that was forged in patriarchy. In other words, the masculine qualities are praised, and the feminine is put down -- at least in how we define success and value in this society.  We're still a long way from really re-inventing our society, where feminine energy has as much to do with the structure of the paradigm as the masculine side does. For example, we ohh and ahhh over women CEOs making loads of money -- and say, "see, world... see how much better we treat our women? But never stop to question if our world was one in which women had as much to do with the invention of the paradigm as men have, being a CEO and making loads of money might not matter nearly as much as it does.


So, sexism here might be more subtle, but no less damaging or arresting to the progress of Humanity.




It's still a patriarchal world, however the awareness is greater now than 100 years ago. Less than 100 years ago women in this country could not vote.  I'd like to thank all the women around the world that have made it possible for women to vote.





True, we have progressed. We just need to keep looking forward to the full equality of women and the fundamental paradigm shift that will result.




Such powerful words, "the fundamental paradigm shift".  It's been a very slow process and hopefully we are becoming aware that if the "shift" doesn't happen sooner than later, we are in a lot of trouble.

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5 years ago  ::  Mar 10, 2010 - 2:23PM #14
mytmouse57
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Mar 10, 2010 -- 9:58AM, Marcion wrote:


It seems we now have a month dedicated to something. How about an old white man's month;since we get blamed for all the ills in society.





I don't know about a whole month. But, a Grumpy Old Man Day might be a good idea.

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5 years ago  ::  Mar 10, 2010 - 2:24PM #15
mytmouse57
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Mar 10, 2010 -- 11:55AM, Wendyness wrote:


Mar 10, 2010 -- 10:24AM, mytmouse57 wrote:


Mar 9, 2010 -- 10:33PM, Wendyness wrote:


Mar 9, 2010 -- 9:11PM, mytmouse57 wrote:


Mar 9, 2010 -- 4:55PM, Agnosticspirit wrote:


Nice post, Wendy...


Gender rights ARE human rights....


Nations that marginalize women on the basis of their gender don't grant human rights to the rest of their populations either.


 





The U.S. and the rest of the West has no right to be smug in that regard. I think women in this society have been moved from one form of oppression to another form. Equality is still very much an illusion here. The best they can hope for is attaining an "equality" by doing what's expected of them in a male paradigm, or, finding "success" within a system that was forged in patriarchy. In other words, the masculine qualities are praised, and the feminine is put down -- at least in how we define success and value in this society.  We're still a long way from really re-inventing our society, where feminine energy has as much to do with the structure of the paradigm as the masculine side does. For example, we ohh and ahhh over women CEOs making loads of money -- and say, "see, world... see how much better we treat our women? But never stop to question if our world was one in which women had as much to do with the invention of the paradigm as men have, being a CEO and making loads of money might not matter nearly as much as it does.


So, sexism here might be more subtle, but no less damaging or arresting to the progress of Humanity.




It's still a patriarchal world, however the awareness is greater now than 100 years ago. Less than 100 years ago women in this country could not vote.  I'd like to thank all the women around the world that have made it possible for women to vote.





True, we have progressed. We just need to keep looking forward to the full equality of women and the fundamental paradigm shift that will result.




Such powerful words, "the fundamental paradigm shift".  It's been a very slow process and hopefully we are becoming aware that if the "shift" doesn't happen sooner than later, we are in a lot of trouble.





We are in a critical stage of the human race's development. The equality of women is a vital factor in that. In fact, we simply cannot move forward without it.

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