Mars vs. Venus

Posted on June 15, 2008


On the bus ride home from uni the other day, I overheard (overheard, not eavesdropped mind you) a snippet of what seemed to be quite the interesting conversation. The two people involved were having some sort of debate to decide what the official antonym for feminism would be, and came to the conclusion that it had to be chauvinism.

Now I don’t know if that’s actually registered as correct, but in my opinion, it just can’t be. If antonyms are supoosed to be opposites of equal weightage, then in my books the two just don’t add-up.
I’m sorry girls, but i’ll have to side with the boys on this one.

It actually is rather unfair that a woman can get away with doing the exact same thing a chauvinist hopes to achieve, and even rise up on top. That’s because feminism is recieved in a much higher light than chauvinism, oddly even with a touch of respect.
What i’m trying to say is, a man can never get away with saying ‘Girls are stupid!’ (for instance) without having the suffix ‘pig’ added to his chauvinist title. A self-proclaimed feminist (a.k.a ball beater) on the other can get away with ‘Boys are stupid!’ with not a scar to her name! See where i’m getting at?

It’s all a bunch of cattle faeces if you ask me! Feminism and that whole ‘equal rights’ jazz. Why broadcast the fact that we’re ‘poor, innocent women, slaves to society’, instead of just shutting up and proving afore-mentioned society wrong?
Understandable if you want to bring to light actual issues like wife-beaters and breast cancer, but the boys suffer from the same and you don’t hear them whinging about it! In fact, in a survey taken on domestic violence 40 out of 100 cases were reportedly violence by women against men! And we’re not oblivious to the fact that men are prone to breast cancer as well.

All i’m saying is stop trying so hard to up one another and realize the potential of your own sexes…and achieve it!

Happy Father’s Day everyone.


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