Hey, I’m Awkwardsaurus
Okay yes I know I’ve been pretty damn absent lately BUT ASIDE FROM THAT.
HAVE YOU SEEN THE WOMEN’S MARCHES FROM YESTERDAY? IF NOT, SERIOUSLY WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
As you’ll probably already know, Donald Trump became the 45th President of The United States of America on January 20th. I still think it would’ve been absolutely spiffing for Obama to resign on the last day and give Biden a day of being the 45th President because how cool would that have been. No?? Anyway.
It’s no secret that Trump is quite the sexist, racist, homophobic, and all-round nasty guy. And that he’s said some pretty horrific things about certain races, religions and females in general.
Yesterday, millions of people around the world were united in a women’s march. I guess you could see it as a protest. There were so many people gathered: men, women, children, gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, black, white – you name it.
The empowerment I felt, as a young woman watching all of it happen (unfortunately I couldn’t actually get to one) from my bedroom through my phone screen was insane. Seeing my idols, both men and women, standing together and fighting for what’s right was incredible. Particularly Lauren Jauregui’s social media posts really brought me right to the centre of the whole march in Washington DC.
The signs were incredible, one of my favourites being Melissa Benoist’s, saying “HEY DONALD, DON’T TRY TO GRAB MY PUSSY – IT’S MADE OF STEEL”
Some of you might know that she plays Supergirl in the TV show, so I thought that was pretty awesome! 😀
I am so proud to be a woman, especially after yesterday where we proved that we WILL NOT stand for inequality and sexism, and WE WILL fight back, peacefully.
Donald Trump has tried to separate us all, divide us into groups that he thinks are appropriate, but all he’s done is knit us even closer together, so thank you, Trump. 😉
It’s things like this that really boost my spirits, and give me hope for the future of humanity.
FEMINISM is important because women are still disrespected by people in power.
We still earn less money for doing the exact same job as a man.
We’re told that we’re asking for it when we wear clothes that show a little skin.
We’re sexualised at the drop of a hat.
We’re taught that female masturbation is gross, compared to how normal it is for males.
We’re told not to naturally feed our children in public, because some men are distracted.
Because women are assumed to be weak and gentle.
Because a woman is sent home from school and misses out on education to change her clothes so that a man can pay attention to his teacher.
Because a man with less than half the experience will get a position of power over a woman with so much purely because he’s a man.
BECAUSE FEMINISM UNITES US.
For anyone reading this, whether you’re male or female, gay, straight or bisexual, black or white, we’re all here for you, and you CAN do whatever you set your heart to.
THIS IS HUMANITY