For a long time I’ve felt strongly about equal rights for minorities and gay people, but until recently I never thought about gender inequality. I was happily ignorant, thinking that everything was equal for men and women.
I was wrong.
Even the extremely tiny bit of reading I’ve been doing has convinced me things are still very messed up; Even now, in the 21st century, women do not have the same rights as men.
And I’m as guilty of these preconceived ideas as anybody else!
Here’s something: why are the toys at Toys’r’us divided into boys and girls toys? Do girls naturally like things that boys don’t? Why are dolls exclusive to the girls category and “vehicles, hobby, and r/c” to the boys category? Girls wouldn’t be interested in remote control cars?
This is messed up.
I’ve only just begun to think about this stuff, but I’m already pissed. Pissed at the culture that creates these ideas, but even more so pissed at myself for harboring these ideas without being aware.
Oh yeah, here’s some more: