Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Today I’m tired of remaining silent. So I am starting a nine week series about the oppression and inequality of women throughout history and in the US. This is an introductory post and will outline what I am trying to accomplish and the topics in the subsequent weeks ahead.
For the longest time, women have been considered lower than men. Generally considered less intelligent, even to the point of being considered stupid, weak, to be eye candy for men, and just in general to be quiet, stay at home, clean, have babies, and cook. (A quick note, I am not saying that women should not be housewives, I am saying however that this is a generalization that is then used to abuse women.)
This is an issue.
Everyone is to be treated equally, not just in the workplace. But in the world. Sadly this is not the case. Women are being raped by their supervisors at work. The sex trade is the biggest is ever been in the whole history of the world (According to USA Today’s Story in 2012, 2.4 million people are victims of human trafficking and 2 out of every 3 victims are women.) and makes its money through porn. Women are stuck in dark cults that suppress them.
I hope that my series will help and make people think about the treatment of not only women in the world, but the women they work with, are friends with, or just the women you see on the street.
Now before I give you my outline for my series, I want to make a couple things clear.
1. By writing this series I am not in any case suggesting that all men are suppressing women. There are good men out there in the world who are supporting this cause.
2. I am not a feminist, I am Egalitarian. I believe that men and women were created equal in the eyes of God and although we have differences, both in tendencies toward certain personality traits and biological differences, we are built to work together.
3.If you have nothing helpful to say, then keep your mouth shut. I will not tolerate trolls in my comment threads.
If you have anymore questions, please feel free to ask.
Here’s the outline for my series:
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Ancient Women
Week 3: Medieval Women
Week 4: Victorian Women
Week 5: Women’s Right To Vote: Susan B Anthony
Week 6: World War Women
Week 7: Modern Women
Week 8: Religion and Women
Week 9: Conclusion
I hope you will take the time out of your day to read each post as they come out. I will do my best to research each topic diligently and give an accurate and historical account.
Thank you and God Bless.