— Amelia Earheart
Several hours behind the rest of the Western world but I’ve just discovered that today is International Women’s Day and this year’s UN Theme is “Equality for Women is Progress for All”
Well, I feel the need to assert my rights as a woman, daughter, sister, wife and mother by saying I think the whole idea of a day “aimed at celebrating respect, appreciation and love towards women” is complete and utter shite.
"Equality for Women is Progress for All"
You want to spend half an hour changing a flat tyre on the hard shoulder during a biblical downpour?
Fancy spending the whole of Christmas Day assembling kids toys and furniture?
Catch and remove big fat fu@k off spiders when they show up and terrorise you in the bathroom?
What about lose your job faster than you can change a nappy because gone are the days you could ring in and say "Little Tiffany isn’t well and you can’t leave her because you’re her Mother and you should be able to have a nice balance between raising children and having a career!!" and generally rip your tits off which folk will allow you to get away with?
Lose all flexibility and benefits afforded to new and working mothers because there’s no longer any special rule that applies to women – which will include the abolition of “International Women’s Day”?
We’ve come a long way ladies so let’s not arse it up for good by insisting on total equality and losing sight of what it means to be a weak and feeble girl.
It has its benefits. Shush. Ssshhhhhhhhhhhh…
PS. Just to clarify a thing or two here. We absolutely need to help tackle the issue of inequality and horrific degradation of women in countries and cultures that still go with the idea of a man possessing his wife, her emaciated goats and all their mothers and sisters and their goats.
What I’m pissing and moaning about does not include the plight of these women.
I’m bitching about the God-awful women whose idea of “Equality” is taking the very worst traits of a man and making them our own.
Like Roseanne Barr. Eurghhh.