Friday, March 11, 2016

It's Not Up to the Men

For years women did not receive the same basic human rights that men did, and although the eyes of the law have shifted, the eyes of society have not. Susan B. Anthony's statement, "The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race", has not yet fully been accomplished in the many years that have followed. Society still looks upon women as inferior, easy to be bought, shallow, and stupid because they have a different body than a male. Men and women are the same species, but as highly developed as we are from animals, their still appears that we are split into alphas and betas. I completely agree with Susan B. Anthony's statement that that day will and must come, but her statement also seems to collapse on itself.

Susan B. Anthony begins her statement with, "The day will come when men will recognize women", right off the bat she is already giving men the power. Herself believes that men are superior, and it's not until men choose to do so will women be recognized the way they want. I don't understand why we need to include men at all? I think it's the fact that we do include men on how we wish to be perceived is possibly one of the main reasons they don't see women as most women wish. If women choose to feel equal and act equal, the rest will come into play. Of course there will be speeds bumps and stop signs along the way, just like their will be no matter what route you take. If all women started to shift their view and believe in themselves and society that they are just as strong, independent, successful, and smart as any male, without giving a man the option to say otherwise, than eventually it will shift the minds of men as well. It may take a generation or two, but as long as women don't let themselves feel inferior and teach their sons (if they have children) to believe the same than a full change in society's view of women can be accomplished. It is in the power of the women to do, not the men. Women don't need men to make the change.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree. I also think that it's crazy how we are still so divided as a society with males being the clear alphas. You made a very valid point when you said that women are the ones that need to make the change and make a name for themselves because if we give men that power will we ever even change?