Tuesday, December 23, 2008

We've come a long way, baby...





I was prompted today after reading some of my comments from yesterdays post, to bring up the issue of women's equality. It's not just an issue of women's rights, but of human rights. What gives man the right in all societies to put stigmas onto certain factors. It has been happening since the dawn of time...why?
Why is the woman wearing a veil to cover her beauty, why does she walk behind, why is her pay scale less, why must she wear a bonnet, why can't she speak in your presence, why did we have to wear skirts to school, which had to be below the knee or cover the ankle or corsets or dresses PERIOD...how crazy was that, why a woman in the frontier days had to wear a dress at all, while trying to eek out a living in the wild frontiers...PALEASE!!! I'm afraid I would have been the rebel Annie Oakley, wearing the jeans and six-shooter of a man in that wild and woolly era, "you want me to wear what, Pilgrim"...I froze my butt off walking to school back in the 50-60's in those stupid skirts...who made those rules anyway...hmmm...I'm not your damned play thing, I am a Goddess unto MYSELF...so back off Jack...
I thank the Universe for WOMEN'S LIBERATION!!! I am so glad I got to live this blessed event in my lifetime. I am prompted to the movie 'The DaVinci Code', the issue of Mary Magdalene being a prostitute, this movie was profound to me, bringing up major issues in religion, but we won't get into that HUGE issue, but I have a problem with the whole issue of prostitution and why the guilt is laid totally in the laps of the woman. If there wasn't such a need by, you know who, it probably wouldn't exist, again, who made these rules...and who cares, all of the rules were made by religion, not the laws of natural, free selection or Heaven forbid, here comes that word again...EQUALITY.
This thing called WOMAN, is a strong presence in the structure of life...she raises the children almost completely by herself, she cooks and feeds and nurtures and loves to the depths of her very being and faith, yet is forced to live with stigma after stigma, rule after rule, execution and retribution, all through history, yet she is strong and assured...a rock in her very existence and feared by many a noble man, sending shivers up his timbers...ha!
I know this will not change in my lifetime, but I have hopes that somewhere in the future, we will live in a world where all men AND women are equal, not judged by the church or the corporations or the governments. This is a stretch I know, but I can dream, right and I know my dreams are shared by many...we all breath the same air (cough, cough) we all have five fingers and we all procreate...so why can't we all just get along...equally...

13 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

*cheers wildly*

time-worn interiors said...

Amen Sister!!
Theresa

ajunkqueen said...

Love your spirit, i also love your dog i have been thinking about a Carin, is she very difficult? I have a ten year old Giant Schnauzer,Irish wolf hound mix he weighs 125, he is as gentle as a lamb, I don't want to disturb his reign as our only child, he does have a kitten sister, but he is still Top Dog! Happy Holidys to you.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I too wonder if there will ever be true equality. Have you ever noticed that one of the biggest hurdles is WOMEN. So many of them feel right down to their souls that they aren't equal--not as smart, not as capable.

Sharon, have a Merry Christmas.
Marnie

Shab-n-Chic said...

*Applause* YES!... this is why we love our Sharon. She gets our motors runnin!

trash talk said...

Yes, we've come a long way baby with a long way to go. Merry Christmas to you, your family and to Scratchy! Stay warm my friend and have a cup of cheer on me. May the new year bring much needed change all the way around. Debbie

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

So nice to more vintage shots!

So good words that makes my mind more wider. Hope other do!

Have a Merry Christmas!

The Feathered Nest said...

I too believe in equality in relationships...I do know that women are from Venus and men are from Mars too though...we have such differences in our makeup but yet we should be equal partners in our relationships ~ one complementing the other, with no ONE person being the dominate one ~ in a perfect world they would all be that way... I guess we can strive to keep our own relationships balanced though and not let one side take over, be it the man OR woman! Great post Sharon...you are such a poet sweet girl.

Thank you so much for your kind Christmas wishes. I'm so glad to have been able to find you here in the land of blog. I wish for you and your precious Scratchy and family a cozy, warm and blessed Christmas and of course a wonderful new year!!! hugs to you across the miles, xxoo, Dawn

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

Well, I just burned my bra!
xo lulu

Gallery Juana said...

I love your fighting spirit!

So, your post reminds us all that Change happens, but only as long as we continue to speak out about the inequalities and actively move toward change.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Merry Christmas Sharon. I have so enjoyed reading your posts. Love this one too! I hope you and Scrappy have a great day and aren't snowed in. Keep up the writing, you are one of my favorite ones that I enjoy!! Hope to see you in the next year, yes in Texas, T

MuseSwings said...

You go girl! And I'm right next to you! I filed suits with the EEOC twice - and won both times - once in the 70s and again in the late 90s. It's a long and continuing battle. I, like Marnie know many women who feel that women are not equal to men. That they should be subservient. Wake up world!

summersundays-jw said...

Right on!!! I think the younger women need to stand up & fight a little more -- give us a break. So many seem oblivious. Hope you, Scratchy, & family have a wonderful Christmas & may we all feel the hope of a better 2009. Stay warm & PEACE! Jan