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 loved playing with my dolls. I loved pink.
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 started playing chess and I was into mathematics.
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.
As the only girl, I choose Engineering.
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.
These kind of statements will make sad for a wile, but eventually also want to make me prove myself.
I will definitely work hard to “show them all”
The girls, however, were a special kind of mean.
I was announced “lesbian of the year”.
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.