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October 15, 2018

The double standard of feminism…


In 2016, living in the city in a generally progressive country and having been raised in a loving home, I get to enjoy the privilege (or basic human right) of being free from the insane idea that my worth as a human being lies in my ability to cook, clean, bear children, or by fulfilling any other rigidly defined gender role called “my duty” in the social constructs of patriarchy, as a woman. However so many of my male counterparts are still “locked up” and dying inside, chained to the idea that their worth lies in their ability to be the dominant and strong “provider” at all times etc. While I get to decide who and how I want to be as an individual, without my asserted sexuality being questioned or doubted, my male counterparts still live under the constant pressure to perform according to archaic and rigidly defined gender roles.