by Nide Zimemo
Drawing by: Shannon Stannard
“A woman with opinions had better develop a thick skin and a loud voice” – Anya Seton, The Winthrop
It used to be, back in ancient times, female slavery and females being at the bottom of the socio-economic poll was unequivocally accepted. Unbeknownst to women of course, the separate laws and standards that were forced upon them were implemented by highly testosterone law makers and were acceptable moral standards of that period. I’m not saying these ancient women were not smart, I’m just saying, they didn’t know any better and had zero access to information.
WOMEN IN THE KORAN:
“Women are your fields: go, then, into your fields whence you please.”-Quran 2:222
“Men have authority over women because god has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because god has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and forsake them in beds apart, and beat them.”-Quran 4:34
WOMEN IN THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION BIBLE:
“Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing – if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control” – 1 Timothy 2:11-15
From the very beginning when women landed on this planet, they were by default labeled bitch, loud mouth, transgressors who deserve to be punished, and weakly physically. I beg to differ. Granted, men are useful in their own right but women are way better…if only women can free themselves from self hatred and realize how worthy they are. If you think hard about it, what do women need men for?…I can wait. You say to impregnate? Nope, we have artificial insemination for that. I bet you right now there is a woman in a science lab underground somewhere, working on a formula to create sperm from female chromosomes only. Did you say we need men for strength? Nope, we have forklifts for that.
Religion has trained and persuaded women into believing that they are second class citizens. Sexual freedom is frowned upon while men do the exact same thing. There has been an overwhelming miseducation in the female community and this post is to rectify those misconceptions.
Women, ladies, bitches. Whatever crown you wear, do so unapologeticaly. The world rotates around women and women should recognize the power they possess. Burdened by child birth pains… [actually we got drugs for that now], so no more pain. Ha ha to the religious nuts who thought child-birth was our eternal punishment–silly religious chauvinists. The remedy for this is for women to respect one another and be less judgmental of each other. Consider China’s One-Child Policy, male babies are deemed precious and so mothers suffocate their girl babies and husbands can punch a pregnant wife in the stomach and call it a “spontaneous abortion.” As to date, there are more men in China than women and so now the baby girls who were birthed are being kidnapped and raised by their kidnappers so that they can sell them later to other men to procreate. See how that worked out, a woman has value even after the fact.In Boko Haram, Nigeria African women are helpless, a handful of dirty scoundrels can grab young girls and keep them hostage in the forest indefinitely. In India, the Red Light District is packed with girl slaves. Do you see my point here? Women have value and society is going to take it whether it is consensual or not.
Reversing the inferior complex instilled by religion and culture will be an uphill battle, but worthwhile nonetheless. The beauty standards have been set by the male ego from millions of years ago. Society feels that when a woman states a point “passionately” that her high-pitch voice sounds like a nagging, batty woman. How else can women express themselves in this male-dominated planet? And then when a female takes testosterone injections, her voice is now considered unattractive. Make up your mind society. It almost seems like shutting up is what the fraternity desires of women.
There is enough room in our civilization for all three types of the female gender:
definition: A malicious, unpleasant, selfish person, especially a female.
This form of sassy and boldness is by far the most effective when dealing with male-egotistical circumstances. Being a bitch is a gift of the quick, snappy, probably Tourette’s Syndrome mouth piece we carry around, but we wear it with confidence. The trick is to know when and how to unleash a fitting dose of the inner bitch appropriately.Bitches are great. But you have to grow out of it at some point.
definition: A woman of superior social position, especially one of noble birth.
A lady is a remarkable and notable kind of female. She is well put together, minds her p’s and q’s and won’t go full nut-job, especially with that new hairdo that cost $350. You would think that society appreciates this over achieving female, sadly, no one respects a lady.
definition: An adult human female
Being a woman is the final stage of female-ism. Finding the right balance between being a bitch and a lady is what all females should strive for. A woman lives by her rules, cares less about what another person thinks and most importantly, tries her damnedest to raise decent children. Applying make up and adorning herself is a way she shows respect for herself and those around her. Women work hard and expect nothing from no one…but still love to be given free shit.
To make sense of this: Women, you are prized no matter which category you fall under. Stop selling yourself short. It is now 2015 and to continue to abide by societal standards that are outdated is simply preposterous. Living on this earth does not make any human being greater than the next. Matter of fact, compared to the rest of the cosmos, no matter what gender you are, we are all insignificant. Do not allow one individual dictate how short your skirt should be in public and how much money you should make. Mostly, women must stop abusing other women.
This blog is not intended to arouse “hate male” propaganda because, you know, we love our men…not so much need them, but love them because they need love too.