Today is International Women’s Day and all morning I’ve been bombarded with mind-numbingly frustrating conversations about makeup, breast implants, the fact that traffic icons look like men and how there’s no International Mens day (there is BTW, November 19th 2017).
Excuse me while I stick a pen in my eyeball.
How is it that we still haven’t replaced Feminism with Equalism?
I’m blessed with two sons and a daughter. They are beautiful inside and out- complex, unpredictable and undefinable by their sex (please don’t state the obvious here, I realise there is an elephant in the room) (Oh God don’t make a trunk joke)What am I twelve?……Where was I?…..Aaaah yes…. All three embody both traditionally masculine and feminine traits with a seemingly random measure. My daughter likes to win, my boys cry and the world still turns folks because, they are human beings.
Yin and yang personified-flesh and feelings and fire. Beauty hangs on that boy’s brow as well as on my daughter’s. They are not separated in anyway other that the public bathrooms they go to. Can we please stop having this conversation?
Now allow me to state that yes, we Equalists have some issues to attend to. Domestic violence(against women and children and men), gay marriage, worker’s rights and pay rates and international atrocities (against women and children and men). We need to stand together, cry together, breathe together. Women are so very good at sitting in circles, maybe we need to pull our men in beside us?
To validate everyone’s feelings and stories and hopes.
The human race is like a mountain range. Seemingly separate for a myriad of reasons until you realise that its all connected. Mountains don’t stand alone, the Earth tethers their geography like the ultimate Mother. Against time and tide, pulling them together at their base, giving them the foundation from which to rise.
We are human.
The first thing we all do when we are born is inhale.
The last thing we do is exhale before death.
The cycle of life should be equal for all.