• If men had vaginas, birth control would be free through insurance.
  • If men had vaginas, the morning after pill would be offered over the counter at gas stations. “Yeah, I’ll take a slim jim and a Plan B.”
  • If men had vaginas, they would get 2 paid days off a month for menstruation. (Tampons would also be free through insurance)

Blah blah blah. We have heard this all before. “If men had to go thru what we did…..”

My original intention with this blog was to do something funny and lighthearted. Poke a little fun at how clueless men are, and try to make a feminist point along the way. However, as I was brain storming by bullet list, I found myself getting a little pissed off. By the way, the 3 points I made above are true. Or at least that is what I believe to be true. Gloria Steinem has a famous essay from years ago about if men had periods. It is still relevant today. The difference is, Gloria Steinem didn’t just make a joke and get on with her day. She fought for women’s rights tirelessly!

What do we do today? Read a feminist-themed ‘someecard’, ‘pin it’ under ‘things that make me laugh’, and go to bed? Why aren’t we asking ourselves “WHY” it would be different if it were men? The answer is because men wouldn’t let it happen.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I firmly believe that there are a lot of men out there with way too much power that are happy with the current inequality. I know that there are men actively trying to keep us in our place and making it hard for us to see change. I know that there are women out there fighting the good fight. I know it’s not fair. So, please don’t take this to mean that I don’t support women or that we are not capable, but I have to ask—what the hell are we doing? What the hell is the media doing?

  • If men had vaginas, the press wouldn’t go to women asking for their expertise on the male vagina!

When two NY female senate candidates got together to debate the issues, they were asked if they had read 50 Shades of Grey. Are you f’ing kidding me? Two professional women running for senate and you ask them if they have read smutty literature? Have you ever heard them ask Mitt Romney if he has ever watched porn? No, that would be innappropriate. Why the double standard? Remember the nightmare that was Hilary and Palin? I felt so bad for Hilary. Trying desperately to be considered a legitimate candidate. What’s the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom? Puke!

Listen up ladies- we do things every single day that determine our fate and the fate of our daughters. We need to wake up.

  • Who are you voting for? I am not going to get political again. If you read my blog, you probably know where I stand. But, it’s not just presidents. It is ALL politicians that are involved. Bottom line, you need to be voting and you need to be educated about who you are voting for.
  • What do you spend your money on? Do you buy US magazine? Do you support magazines that use air brushing on their models? (I know that doesn’t leave much). Do you watch the kardashians or other shows that make women look bad?
  • Do you support other women or tear them down? Do you buy into this BS idea that women need to compete with eachother or can you appreciate another woman for what she is?
  • What kind of example are you setting for your daughter? Do you play second-fiddle (or 3rd, 4th) at home? Are your needs less important than your husbands? Do you want your daughter to think she is not as deserving as a man?
  • What are you doing to demand equal say/pay/rights in your daily life? If a man at work says, ‘hey sweetheart’ do you roll your eyes and walk away or do you correct him?
  • What types of activities and organizations do you support? Girls that grow up playing sports, or being involved in different activites (debate, dance, etc) are less likely to be assaulted, get pregnant, skip school, and drop out. These girls are more likely to go to college and therefore more likely to be in control of their own future.
  • Don’t have daughters? How are you raising your son to treat women?
  • Are you pissed off? You should be!

It is every possible little detail that matters. 

With all that said, jokes are fun. This ecard is my absolute favorite that I have EVER seen. However, just sharing it on facebook doesn’t cut it. Women suffer silently worried about what a man and his delicate sensibilities may think. If men had vaginas, they would announce their cramps to the world, have their secretary get them a hot pack, and take the rest of the day….

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