#HelloFeminism

(dedicated to the most open-minded and wonderful person I know)

So, what is the big “f” word men seems to pee their pants about?

It seems to be ‘FEMINISM” But in all honesty, what does it mean? Because then all I hear is hear is ‘BURN YOUR BRA!” and all of that…

Well, I investigated…

So, let’s go the Oxford dictionary…

‘”FEMINISM” -The theory of political and economic, social equality. (Is that such a bad thing?)

“organized activity on behalf of women to establish this activity” (Might be the wrong way…)

Ok so now we have the terminology down, and I would love to know what people think… Do you think it is wrong for me to vote, or even earn as much as my PR male counterpart?

But let’s get down to basics… (And I am going to let you give a glimps of my life)

  1. I am at a business lunch in a business park in Sandton.  I am so scared of going back to my car that I get a guy to walk with me to my car. It is 13:00 during the day.  (A friend of mine got jumped and beaten on her way back to her car… The same office park in Sandton. Time? 11:54 By who? A GUY)
  2. Ok next scenario, you meet someone for a business lunch. It is 14:00. You don’t drink but he does… You keep it cool, he does not.
  3. You know how to carry your car keys as a weapon…
  4. You look before you get out of your car- LIGHT, VISIBILITY. God, please, don’t let it be far from the venue…
  5. You can laugh at offensive jokes to get away.
  6. You try and play a game for your safety…

There is NOTHING wrong with us… I believe that there is something wrong with us as a society. It is a men thing- because they rape us. They seem to be stronger, but are they?

I studied Criminology for 4 years and I am aware of the “dark figure” The figure that says that 1 in 5 rapes get reported.  In all honesty, I would not report it, I do not want to stand there and be dissected… I don’t want to try and justify myself when the answer to the question is ” DON’T RAPE ME”

Tonight, I want to salute the brave amongst us. And I want to say to the rest of us…We are strong. We the dark figure, we here. WE SURVIVED!

PPS- I am sorry for guys that get accused of rape and it is not. Really, I do. I feel for the USA  guy who committed suicide.  I deal with 13-year-olds that are raped by school teachers…

My jammer het opgedroog…

Not for women, but for men.

(I’m truly sorry for guys that get accused of rape and then they commit suicide. But I think of the countless women that are silent right now. I HEAR YOU!)

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