I am a woman who works in a corporate environment and I am well aware of the bias and ” superiority” that some men show very clearly towards me. Yes, I have highlighted SOME, as in the past 4 years of being in the corporate and finance world, evidence of these biases have definitely been in the minority.
“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free” – Kavita Ramdas
Hearing women worldwide protesting and belittling men, whipping out their private parts and being crude, all in the name of so-called inequality in the workplace (almost always referring to corporates) really got me thinking.
For a couple of weeks now I have been wracking my brain, being objective and talking to other women in the corporate world to try to get to the bottom of this.
For a couple of weeks now I have been racking my brain, and whilst remaining objective, talked to other women in the corporate world to try to get a better understanding of this mindset.
As you could derive from the first paragraph, I am not denying that men (and women for that matter) can be biased and deem themselves superior to the opposite gender. This does exist and it is wrong. However, this issue has been thrown around by Feminists as the rule, rather than the exception, thus I will address it as such.
There is no question to be asked when it comes to a matter of equality. All human beings were created equal by God and we are all equal in His sight. And that is how we should see each other. This is why I get so confused when some of my Christian friends are very vocal and active modern feminists – which by the way is vastly different from the original movement that started in the late 1800’s. [See other opinions on this matter here].
In short, Traditional Feminism was a movement for equal treatment and pay between the sexes. This is a principle I can fully agree with if the qualifications and skills and output produced are the same. Modern day feminism has its roots in the hippie movement which had a core of anti-God and anti-authority. This has become a platform for women and men alike to belittle and attack men, to violently criticise any person with an opinion that differs from their own and to forcefully push their ideas on others.
One of the basic principles of life is that all humans were created equal but different. Just because we are different, does not mean one is superior to the other, it rather means that the one needs the other to be its best self.
Having men in my life; my husband, my father, brothers, colleagues, and friends contributes to me being the woman and human that God created me to be. We were made to live together in harmony. I cannot be the nurturer God made me as a woman to be unless there are people to nurture. And in the same way a man cannot be the leader and masculine being God made him to be without the nurture and love of a woman.
I will not raise a son one day (if blessed with one) in a world where he is taught by society to hate himself and to sit down and shut up, because he is a white male, without trying to change it. I am now trying to change it and will continue to do so in future.
If the treatment of women were, or is, so bad, inhumane and intolerable, why are you giving men that very same (and worse) treatment?
When the sexes build each other up, any nation, family, and workplace will be the strongest they can be, because we all need each other, we were all created equal but different.
Tips on how to be a positive woman, standing up for other women:
- Speak kindly and encourage other women to let their voices, opinions and ideas be heard;
- Appreciate what men and women bring to the table (logic and compassion, focus and comprehension, to the point and elaborate);
- Do not be afraid to listen to other people, this will encourage others to listen to you too and to share their views.
“You can tell who the strong women are. They are the ones building each other up instead of tearing each other down”