I keep seeing these reblogged “Act like a lady, think like a man” images, or some variation thereof. And I can’t help but remark on how misogynistic that sounds to me. Am I the only one who feels this way? It’s the same thing I’ve been saying about feminism for years. It tries to puts women on the level of men, but ends up downgrading women in the process. For women, thinking like a man is supposed to be a good thing. But why isn’t it okay for women to think like women? Why not “Act like a lady, think like a lady”? Is being a woman and thinking like one such a bad thing that women have to be told to think like men instead? By trying to appropriate the masculine, women (consciously or unconsciously) disparage and reject the feminine.
Also, as Richard Weaver wrote, ”Putting [woman] on a level with the male is more truly a degradation than an elevation.”
Just reached 200 followers! Thanks for the support, y’all! It means a lot to me. Heh, it’s funny, I think I have more people following me on here than I have friends on Facebook. I’m very introverted in person, so it’s hard for me to meet new people in the real world. If only I knew some of you guys in real life!
Anyway, thanks again! Hope you have a great weekend!
Two or three chapters away from finishing The Killer Angels. Really great book (thanks to Sydney for the recommendation!).
Heavenly is watching Ghost Adventures in the background, a show I think is really silly, but they’re actually doing an episode on the battlefield of Gettysburg right now. Strange.