For years women have been underestimated.
Luckily some strong females have improved a lot for us living in the 21st century.
Yet, still on today’s days, women get paid less, don’t get to management positions as easy and are expected to stay home when children “suddenly” pop-up.
But, is it really only men who are undermining women?
Or do we actually play a huge role in it as well?
Here’s my story.
As a child, I loved wearing dresses. I loves playing with my dolls.
My parents were sure I was going to be one of those girly-girls.
However, as time passed, that shifted more towards “male dominated” interests.
I no longer liked to wear dresses. I started playing chess. And I turned out to be more of a Beta student.
When I was in the 3rd year of high school we had to choose in which education direction we wanted to move forward.
Most kids choose Art or Economics. Some choose Biology.
I choose Engineering. Not only I was the only girl, I was the only student who choose this path.
The reaction of the boys and girls in class were very different.
The boys started laughing and told me I would never ever be able to succeed in this.
I love these kind of statements.
Please give me more! It will only make me achieve more!
It will only make me more confident.
The girls however, were a special kind of mean.
I was announced “lesbian of the year” by them.
OK, seriously? That’s your best argument?
Which made me wonder, were all the crushes that I had, secretly female?
Are you Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Christiano Ronaldo?
(OK, the last one might care more about his hair than me 😉 )
I think there is still a lot to learn about feminism, or better yet “gender equality”.
Certainly not only by men, but even more so, by women.