Are Women Victimizing Themselves?

by CrowMan514 on September 15, 2014 - 9:03pm

Why do women demand equality but get offended when they are treated like everyone else? Its doesn’t really make sense to me, I agree that women should not be treated as an inferior and be treated  as an equal,  but in the end were not really the same, why do they attack men for anything that sounds at all sexist, even if it was not the intention. Just in the way women deal with curtain situations, they are dealt with differently, and I know I’m going to get some women who disagree but most of the time its true. There are even women in politics who claim that without a women’s input there would be issues  in the our society that would be dealt badly,  or in an unfair manner concerning only men. How does one know that it wasn’t the best way to deal with the situation? We have women accusing men of being sexist just because of decisions they had to make, and it just so happen to exclude women. Maybe it was their intention to degrade the women, but I think that stereotyping all men because of one who has no clue how to properly speak to another person regardless of their gender is immature.  Why do women play the victim? Men are made out to be stupide brutes in the eyes of people you don’t see us complaining. Because we don’t care what others think, we see our goals and go for them. Everything else shouldn’t concern you but instead every negative is thrown in our faces. Oh but when we speak badly of women were sexist animals, cave men, but when women do the same to men its okay, and you claim that there is no equality?  Maybe one should take a step back and see what’s really going on.


   I am a woman and even I ask myself such questions about equality. The title was quite to the point, which I admire, and while I do agree that men should make more of an effort to include the strengths of women in their decisions, nobody is perfect and women do the exact same thing when it comes to including men. Both sides are stubborn and sometimes, if not most of the time, sexism is used all too often. This makes me think of two things: penis envy and men’s privileges.
   First one, there has been a theory going around that all women secretly have a little something called ‘penis envy’. There are two ways to look at it; either all women envy the power that has been put onto the men when it comes to leadership, or all women secretly wish they had a penis of their own. Both are possible, but there’s no concrete way of proving it, since it’s more of an opinion. Personally, I believe it to be true because I have seen so many women, including myself, trying to reject things that make them more feminine just so they can become more like a man; boyish, tough, strong and best of all, has the power to do what they want. Becoming more ‘tom-boy’ means becoming less vulnerable and more tough, which are seen as strong points for earning one’s respect, however that’s not always true. The point is that such an image of strength and power has been mostly expected for men by society overall, so what girl can’t help but feel a little jealous of a man’s power?
   This brings me to ‘men’s privileges’. Like white privilege, men have certain privileges that women don’t; for example, as cops, men are taken more seriously than women, and men can walk through a park at night without the fear of being raped or beaten. To some sense, this is true that men do not have these sorts of problems, however that does not make all men responsible, nor does that make them the bad guys. This is the same as with white people having privileges; while this does not mean that they are at fault, you have to admit that there are certain things that present an issue of inequality. Wouldn’t you agree that in some cases, men have more privileges than women? Overall, though, I do think that women should lay off the sexism once in a while, but it’s not like there isn’t a gender inequality in the world, nor is it the fault of only men or only women. Wouldn’t you say so?

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