“If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.” -Aristotle
Are we all equals?
Or are we oppressed by age, sex, race, and gender?
Is it acceptable to discriminate against someone due to any of the above reasons, even in circumstance? I’m sure by now you’ve answered no to yourself.
In our society, here in America, we strive to have equal rights and a penchant for “doing what’s right.”
We hear about feminist groups fighting for women’s rights, women deserve to be treated the same way as men!
Women, ponder this for a moment. This sounds logical, right? If a man can do it, so can a woman.
The fight against objectification of women is a long road to battle; there are too many hypocritical people in our world, this is no easy feat.
Here’s my most recent experience:
Girls get dolled up for a night out on the town, girls get offered special drink promotions, free entry into clubs and parties. This understanding is on gender and appearance alone. This seems a bit unorthodox to me. These offers are not coming to girls for their award-winning personalities, intelligent conversations, but for their gender and appearance. We are women, we get free things. The more attractive we are, the more we’ll get.
It is hypocritical to say that this is acceptable, but women still want the same treatment as men.
Same example, opposite gender; different experience:
Men get dressed up for a night out on the town, they go to the same bars, same clubs, and the same parties as the said women. Stop! They are not offered drink promotions, they are denied free access, and they are expected to pay a cover-charge just to get into the building. Guess what, they’re also expected to buy women’s drinks. Hence free entry for women; the more women in the club, the more men will fork up their money.
Somewhere along the way this has come to be expected. This is the norm!
For all of those out there fighting for women’s rights, I recommend educating women about their ideas of what is acceptable and what is wrong, before you continue.
There will be no change if the young are not educated. Until we have indistinguishable interpretations for what being equal entails, we will never achieve true equality.
With that being said, I hope one day there will be more motivation and movement for a better world, than to party at the hottest clubs.