Have you fucking read THIS?
Read it. From start to finish, including the statement from the US Senate candidate that the article is about.
If you are a Republican, or Trump supporter, or in any way have your head literally stuck so far up your ass that you cannot see what is sitting RIGHT in front of you amidst the smoke and mirrors and self serving propaganda utter bullshit that comes out of the POTUS’s mouth, read this.
If you are a woman, read this.
And then get angry.
Look, women can be homemakers or stay at home parents if they want to. I have written so many times about the struggle of balancing career and family. I am of the opinion that if one parent can stay at home or work part time, or you can modify your work life in any way so that your children have the benefit of spending more time with a parent than another caregiver, do that. I am ALSO of the opinion that those are things that a woman can decide for herself, without the government stepping in and deciding what her fucking role in life is.
There is a lot of pride in staying home with your children. It’s hard, often thankless work. It’s emotionally exhausting some days and extremely rewarding the next. And if you choose and are financially able to make this work for your family, I respect and support that choice.
In no way does that diminish a woman’s right to choose if this is the life she ultimately wants, and in no way does this give men in Washington, or Ottawa or London or wherever the reigns in making that decision for them. In no way does this diminish the world’s need for women in top decision making roles for their countries or communities.
It doesn’t make them “career obsessed banshees” and it ALSO doesn’t mean that a man can’t have a home cooked meal at 6:00pm every night, because last time I checked he can cook it his damn self.
Aren’t we past this yet? When are men like Courtland Sykes going to stop thinking that women are around just to make their lives easier? When are men going to realize that women standing up and saying we are not objects or toys or prizes to be won and manipulated doesn’t make us anti men, it makes us anti abuse?
The patriarchy are getting scared, because they want to keep women in the subordinate, supportive roles. And its really because they know they can’t do it alone and aren’t reasonable and mature enough to share the credit and say thank you. They want all the credit for everything even though they barely do half the work. And maybe, they are terrified that they are replaceable by women doing a better job then they are, when the world keeps seeing the same old problems over and over again and perhaps women offer a different perspective and solution.
Oh Hell no, Mr. Sykes.
This is finished, you are right about that. But it’s not feminism that’s finished. Every time a man says shit like this you just poured liquid gas on a fire that is rapidly approaching everything you have known for a very long time. And we are about to burn that shit down.