As a female in our generation, you would think the way we talk men do all the disrespecting and degrading.... but as I sit back and think I can't do anything more but to analyze the way we as a female generation disrespect and degrade ourselves .
I go through social media and I constantly see girls complaining about how no men have respect for women, and they do nothing but treat them like the next girl in line. Although I understand where they're coming from, at the same time as an independent women myself we must demand respect. We cannot expect a man to give us the utmost respect when were not treating ourselves with respect. We sit here and blame boys/men for all of our problems when blaming them is the biggest problem. In life, you must find happiness in yourself before you look to someone else making you happy.
In our generation young females are looked to as weak minded because that is how we act, we don't stand up for ourselves, let alone the right thing to do. We follow in the footsteps of selling ourselves short for a like on Instagram and a couple emojis under our pictures. We say that "Men ain't sh*t" but we put them on the highest pedestal by making it seem like their little duties of making us their " Women Crush Wednesday " seem like the best treatment we've gotten in years. And with that being said why would a boy go the extra mile to make you smile with something like flowers, or a date night out to the movies when all he has to do it post you on social media. We fight with one another over these boys that don't even deserve our time in the first place. When our boyfriend cheats we blame the girl, and forgive the guy? That never makes sense...
We have got to pick our expectations up ladies.
No man should ever be able to look at you and say he can have you whenever you want, as a woman in the U.S. we have so many rights that women in other countries don't have and we take advantage of them. It's sad to see how we lower our standards instead of waiting for what we deserve, why settle for less when we can have so much more. We need to see our inner beauty and know all that we can accomplish. It's normal for a female to have insecurities but they need to be overpowered by confidence. It's okay to be a little cocky and have some sass, showing a man you will not stand to be walked all over is a good thing. Being a strong women, and making men treat you with respect at all times is okay! If a man can't handle a strong women, then he's not the right one for you.
All in all our generation of women need to step up and become stronger together, feed off of women's success instead of envying it. We look to shame instead of giving credit where's it's due.
We can't expect to get any gains as women if we don't earn them, let's show these boys what we deserve!