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A Woman’s Manifesto

What does the future hold for women?

I was surfing the net this morning, waiting on my darling little baby boy to awake from his morning nap and stumbled on this gem. I just had to share it with you ladies.

Because a woman’s work is never done.
and is underpaid, or unpaid, or boring, or repetitious,
and we’re the first to get fired,
and what we look like is more important than what we do.
And if we get raped its our fault
and if we get beaten we must have provoked it
and if we raise our voices we’re nagging bitches
and if we enjoy sex we’re nymphos
and if we don’t we’re frigid
and if we love women it’s because we can’t get a real man
and if we ask our doctor too many questions we’re neurotic or pushy
and if we expect childcare we’re selfish
and if we stand up for our rights we’re aggressive and un-feminine
and if we don’t we’re typical weak females
and if we want to get married we’re out to trap a man
and if we don’t we’re unnatural
and because we still can’t get an adequate, safe contraceptive, but men can walk on the moon
and if we can’t cope or don’t want a pregnancy we’re made to feel guilty about abortion
and for lots and lots of other reasons
we are part of the women’s liberation movement.

Joyce Stevens, International Woman’s Day, 1975.

Woah makes you stop and think!  As noted above, these words were said in 1975.  Now ask yourself, how much progress and change has actually happened since then? Do you think there’s still some perceptions, notions and beliefs about women that continue to penetrate our modern society? I think there has been a steady move in the right direction, attitudes have improved somewhat towards females, but we still require many more steps forward. It’s not over ladies. We still have to push forward and ensure our voices are heard.

This post was taken from a fascinating blog. Please click on the link  below,

http://thesangfroid.wordpress.com/2010/06/08/a-womans-manifesto/?blogsub=confirmed#subscribe-blog

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About Alana Munro

Writer. Mama to three, wife to one. Red wine consumer.

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One thought on “A Woman’s Manifesto

  1. Yes still all true in 2011!

    Posted by Barbara | March 6, 2011, 9:19 pm

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