Check out this little e-card going around on Facebook and tell me what you think. [I’ll wait.]
Being that this is my blog, I’ll go first, ‘kay?
Equality and respect for women has been quite the hot topic of conversation lately. Women in the workplace is an ongoing online debate… female reproduction has become political fodder… and even the United Nations has announced a plan to combat violence against women. We ladies have made huge strides over the past century and, with hard work and determination, we can continue to blaze a trail for the future of our daughters and granddaughters.
But ladies… we will never, ever, ever get where we need to be if we continue to spread stupid, male-bashing “jokes” like the one above. It’s one thing to perpetuate stereotypes among the sexes (however sophomoric), but to laugh over violence against men when we’re fighting so hard to stop abuse of women? That’s a dangerous double standard.
Read the above card again and reverse the role of male and female. Tell me, does that feel right to you?