The question is Why Not?? For centuries, women have been dehumanized, degraded, humiliated, objectified and discriminated against merely because we are viewed as emotional, too sensitive, weak, incompetent, sex symbols.
We were and probably will never be taken seriously because let’s be realistic- we live in a male dominated world where our president is a male-chauvinist pig that have shown the world that he have no regards to any woman. I mean really- y’all elected a man that have been viewed on tape bragging about grabbing women by the genitals and saying “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.” The leader of our free world had a little over 20 women accusing him of some type of sexual assault/ harassment including his ex-wife Ivana Trump so it’s no surprise to hear about him still trying to get Brett Kavanugh on that Supreme Court bench without any regards to his very own rape allegations against Dr. Christine Blasey Ford when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh confidently announced to the world during his opening statement on Thursday September 27, 2018 “I’m here today to tell the truth. I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone.” He went on and on about how these ‘false’ allegations were some twisted plan created by the Democratic Party to keep him from being the next Supreme Court judge and how he will not be ran away so easily. He wanted the world to believe that this woman, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is a liar and is destroying his life with these allegations and that he’s the victim. We as a society wonder why women like Dr.Ford are so hesitant to speak up and tell their truth- it’s because of the Harvey Weinstein’s, Donald Trumps, James Rosen’s, James Franco’s, Paul Haggis’s, Ben Vereens, Bill Cosby’s, Brett Kavanaughs and the list go on and on- that these women are afraid to even find their voices that is until now. Women are being sick of being told that the only way you can accomplish anything in life is if your willing to lay on your back or be on your knees. I have watched countlessly throughout the years how men in higher positions use their powers to get what they want and how we women are just push to the back burner when we do not give into their commands. How, as women, we have to work twice as hard as our male counterparts just to prove that we’re more than a pretty face and a fat ass. How, as women, we are not taken seriously because we misinterpret everything because of our sensitivities and insecurities. I mean, seriously- a black man drugged and rape around 60 women and all people can scream is that it was racist to trial and convict him of these crimes because majority of the women were white women. So all society see is this great, iconic man, Bill Cosby aka Cliff Huxtable; that we watched on t.v. for years being handcuffed away to jail because 60 women decided to lie on him. When are we as women are going to see the hypocrisy in this? I’m proud of the women thus far, that were brave enough to come forward and finally speak up against these men that have been getting away with using their power for decades but it’s time for all of us women to stand together in unity. It’s time to stop being each other’s worst enemy and start being each other’s support system. The main reason why must women are afraid to come forward and tell their truth is not because of what the men will say but how us women will criticize and belittle her because she’s ‘just not believable enough’. To my sisters out their that are still struggling to find their voice and speak their truth/ it’s time! We need to put a end to sexual abuse, domestic abuse, child abuse: all abuse and it starts with us speaking up!