Do Gloria Steinem and Madeline Albright feel the need to play ‘mean girls’ to force our young females into their way of thought? Shouldn’t we as females appreciate their individuality instead of insulting their character?
“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
“young women supporting the Sanders campaign are just in it to meet boys.”
You are some of the more recently well known torchbearers of the women’s movement and are these the lessons that you wish to pass on to the next generations? Appreciate that our youth are informed and making decisions based on their own conclusions and not based on bullshit. Using fear tactics to scare women? Hasn’t this same tactic been used by our male counterparts? Respect the decisions that these young women make for themselves and their own convictions. You have helped carve a path for the women’s movement, don’t become an obstacle to climb. These women should be applauded for their opinions. Don’t be a mob forcing your views on their beliefs like Christian mobs on Hypatia of Alexadria
Hypatia (AD 370-415), head of the Neoplatonic School of Alexandria. She was an astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher, in a time where women were considered property much less for the intellect. She stood for learning and was often counselor to the Governor Orestes. Because of her counseling she was demonized by a Christian mob to be tortured and burned.
In every society there will always be fanatical mobs, but a mob hiding behind the so called ‘rules to follow if you’re a woman’ commandment undermines our own individuality. Like Hypatia, we must gain knowledge not just for the betterment of the women’s movement, also for our own individuality. Stand firm, Oh Feminine Youth interject your thoughts and opinions, scream to show your individuality.
I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes.
“Women have to be active listeners and interrupters – but when you interrupt, you have to know what you are talking about.”
Maybe the youth are interrupting for a reason…