Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Blog Against Sexism Day!

Okay, I saw somewhere that people were blogging against sexism today. From what I understand (and do not quote me as gospel here)that today is Womens International Day or something to that affect. Anyhoo, I thought I would come out of the woodwork here and write about it. I stink at this blogging stuff! It may be tomorrow or two years from now before I write in this again.....

Frankly, I think sexism sucks. Why? People are created equally! The Preamble (again, do not quote me on this. It has been eons since I had a history class)stated that all men are created equally with life, liberty and pursuit of happiness! So, why do men think they "out rank" women so to speak? Why do men think they can violate women and do as they please? They sexually harass in the workplace, abuse their wives......its WRONG! Plus, hiring people at jobs based on sex is wrong. I remember back in the 70's during the ERA, women were going to college and being hired as secretarys while men got the jobs they were just as qualified for! That "defer to the man" stuff was so out the door! Gloria Steinem knew to call a spade a spade and she opened a door for women in careers, home life etc. Also, It irks me when men refer to a woman as "his old lady" or "his bitch". SO WRONG!

I could very easily tie this into bullying. However, today is not about bullying. It is about women and their rights. A day against sexism. I, for one, support it.

Feel free to leave comments. Just know that if you are going to be nasty, I will delete it. I do not have the time or energy for it. Just stating my own .2 here.

Have a good day,
Elizabeth Bennett Theorist and Consultant National Survivor Specialist
National Certified Olweus Bully Prevention Trainer

"Sticks and stones may break my bones but I will not be bullied"