Men Only Care About Women's Rights For Clout & We Let Them

Men Only Care About Women's Rights For Clout & We Let Them

I'm so, so sick of this. It's time y'all get called out for your bullsh*t.

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The tweet that set me off.

As I'm scrolling through Twitter, one anti-Trump tweet really stuck out to me so I decided to watch the clip of his speech and see if the guy really is dumb enough to say such a thing.

Typically, I am impartial to politics and really try to just keep my head down because I don't particularly enjoy arguing with idiots, but I could not hold my tongue against this idiot.

Men only care about feminism and women's right when it gets them attention. Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, there are men really out here saying ANYTHING to make you all give them retweets and likes when their facts are based off absolutely nothing. So let's take a closer look at my case in point here.

Said tweet, at the time, I discovered it was at 27k retweets and 106k likes. It makes me so mad that such bullsh*t gets passed along so far, and this is our biggest problem of society.

You all do NOT hesitate to agree and retweet when what this man said was so far off from what Trump actually said. Now, if you had actually paid any attention and set aside your biases and presumptions about Trump, then you would have heard what he was actually speaking about.

Everyone put your political views to the side, shut up and listen. I'm serious. I do not give a crap what your political stance is, but you for damn sure better not stand for lies about female struggles to be spread around by someone like Mark on Twitter. Let me break down what Trump actually says in the clip, and if you'd like to watch for yourself the video has been linked here.

Speaking in reference to the Mexican citizens attempting to seek asylum from Mexico's most southern border are being sent on their journey with "massive amounts of birth control."

He goes on to discuss how their mothers assume their daughters are going to be assaulted on their journey to the border and in defense, send their daughters with plenty of birth control to keep them from becoming impregnated through an excruciating and devastating experience I wish no one would ever have to endure. Let's recap.

Women, traveling over 2,000 miles bring birth control with them on the extremely dangerous journey of seeking asylum.

Trump, points out this heartbreaking circumstance, I'm sure in an effort to emphasize the dangers of trying to come to America.

This Mark guy probably doesn't even watch this clip but determines the president is making an idiotic statement because Mark himself doesn't even know why these women need lots of birth control.

Mark's ignorance has gained attention and clout and he probably feels really good about himself maybe even smart like he has a general idea of what he's talking about.

He doesn't.

Or maybe, he just has selective hearing. And didn't catch the 2,000 miles of traveling part. Or maybe he isn't aware of the dangerous living situations in Mexico. MAYBE, he only just learned what birth control is because his buddy told him it makes you "more not pregnant".

Bottom line, Mark sent this tweet out into the world without knowing a DAMN THING about what he was saying, and you all just sat here and hyped it up like it came out the Bible itself. Despicable. The fact that women can stand by while men say whatever they want whenever they want with no good intention besides gaining followers and we eat it up like it's an actual social change in favor of women. If you actually listened or watched the clip, why on earth would you retweet? Because any lie will do against someone like Trump? I guess so.

If you really care about women, feminism, and women's rights then open your damn eyes. Pay attention. Check your facts. Stop listening to any old dude on Twitter just because what he said was against Trump.

Girls, we are SMARTER than this.

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I'm A Christian Girl And I'm Not A Feminist, Because God Did Not Intend For Women To Be Equals

It is OK for me to not want to be equivalent with a man.

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To start off, I am not writing this to bash feminists or get hate messages. I am simply writing this to state why I do not perceive myself as a feminist.

March is International Women's Month and that is what has got me thinking about how I view myself as a young woman in the 21st century. I enjoy every day getting to soak up the world as a young lady, particularly in the South.

If you know me, then you know that I love and utterly adore Jesus. He is so perfect. He is everything. He is my whole life. Some people might say that I am a "Bible-thumper" or someone who has had too much Kool-aid and maybe I am, but I know who my Creator is and that He died for me, and that is all that matters.

In my young age, I loved to just sit in church with my parents and absorb all that God would deliver. As I have grown up, I have ventured off and joined a church that is different than my parents, so the responsibility falls more on me, but I love that. Since this era of independence began, I have thoroughly enjoyed taking ownership of my faith.

I spend a lot of time chatting with God, worshipping Him in all kinds of ways, and just diving deeper into His Word. Through all of this growth as a Christian, I have learned a lot, but something I have learned is a concept that some may not agree with, which does not surprise me.

I do not believe God meant for women and men to be equal.

There, I acknowledged the elephant in the room.

It is a shocker, I know, but I have some Biblical evidence to back up this belief that I have.

Let us begin in Genesis. God created man and then he created woman. This was two separate occurrences and order is key. He created Adam and then Eve.

Jesus treated women with grace and kindness, do not get me wrong. I mean just look at how He treated the woman at the well, the one who used all of her expensive perfume to cleanse His feet and not to mention His own biological mother! He has a truly unique place in his heart for women, but He also has special intentions for us in the world and in the family setting.

We are to submit to our husbands.

We are to be energetic, strong, and a hard worker.

We are to be busy and helpful to those in need.

We are to be fearless.

All of this is explicitly laid out by God in Proverbs 31.

We are not to be equal to our male counterparts. Jesus does not lay out the Proverbs 31 man, but He rather lays out the Proverbs 31 woman.

A husband or man is to be the head of the household as Christ is to the church.

A man is to love a woman so deeply that represents how he loves himself.

A man is to leave his father and mother.

Women and men are not equal in God's eyes, but they each represent Him in their own ways that the other needs.

If we were all equal, we would not need one another and therefore we would not need God. I am so thankful that we were not created equal. I am so thankful that God is so great that He could not just create only man or woman to represent His image. He is so perfect.

So, you see I am not a feminist, and it is OK.

It is acceptable for me to have this belief that God intended for men to lead women. It is also okay for people to have differing opinions. Writing this was not easy, but I know that not all people agree.

To feminists and those that are not, you are allowed to believe whatever you wish but have evidence to back it up.

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The Ins And Outs Of Imposter Syndrome And How It Affects Women Of Color

We're taught by older generations that we always have to work twice as hard to get half as far as white peers.

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First things first I want to tell you what Imposter Syndrome is not. I know there are plenty of articles that discuss self-confidence through body image but I can guarantee you that's not what I'm talking about here. That could be another article for another day, perhaps. It's also not just a feeling of "oh, dang, I could've done that better" or "I wish I'd done that differently." It must also be noted that this is less of an actual disorder and more of a condition if you will.

What Imposter Syndrome actually is is feeling like nothing you accomplish is actually worth anything and that everything you've achieved is because of luck, not because of the work you put into it. It's always feeling like you're going to be exposed or found out for not actually being as intelligent or successful as you seem or as you say you are.

But how does this manifest in everyday life you ask? Well, of course, I am here to provide some examples.

Whenever I have a project due in one of my journalism classes, I make sure to listen to the instructions when it's being introduced. I always go back and read over the syllabus when completing my projects. I take the tips and tricks into account. I follow all of the guidelines I was given and I always try to put my best foot forward. Yet, I still always feel like I'm doing everything incorrectly or that I'm forgetting something. I feel like no matter what my professor is going to hate it and I'm going to get a bad grade.

Or it can manifest as whenever I try to apply for a job I have a hard time describing my skills or past work experience because I feel like I haven't really done anything relevant. I also don't really feel like I have many skills if any. I always remember that someone is going to have more experience or a better portfolio or a better resume. Whenever I remember that it can leave me feeling inadequate and like I don't belong. Like everyone else is a hireable employee and like I'm a poser.

I think this has a lot to do with the fact that, as a woman, you're socialized to put other people's needs and wants before your own whether that be celebrating other people's accomplishments or helping other people bounce back from failure. But you never really gain the skills to be that same support for yourself, at least not without years of work and undoing the internalized misogyny you've faced. Also because we've been socialized this way it can leave you feeling like you don't deserve anything good because the people around you haven't gotten there's yet. And that can be extremely difficult to break through.

As for people of color, because we're taught by older generations that we always have to work twice as hard to get half as far as white peers, we're always so used to exerting so much energy. But the moment you actually get recognized for your hard work can be jarring because you might feel like you weren't working as hard you could be and don't deserve it. Or that you got lucky this time but soon everyone is gonna find out the truth and you're gonna be exposed as a fraud or an underachiever.

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