As a woman, I appreciate what women of the past have done for me and other women. I appreciate my rights to vote, own property, choose where I work and what I do with my body.
However, what I appreciate most is what we always have had- a right to our opinion. So, to the women asking for equal rights but bashing other women these past couple of days: Let me be clear, those who do not agree with everything you stand for, are not less of a woman. You see, we also have rights and some of us chose not to agree with everything you stand for. It is our right.
If you were marching for women’s rights and equality then I would ask that you treat all women equally.
- Some women choose to be, stay- at- home moms. That is their right. That does not mean they are dependent on their husbands.
- Some women choose to be pro-life. That is their right. Demonizing these women for protecting the rights of babies is hypocritical. The point of the pro-choice movement is that every woman gets to choose. If some women choose to be pro-life, then that is their choice.
- Stop calling women who don’t agree with all your views “Trump supporters”, Crazy Conservatives” and “right wing.” Many anti-trump women simply do not agree with everything you stand for.
- Stop saying you are insulted when a man calls you a bitch, but then call women bitches for not agreeing with you.
In addition, to some of the women that call yourselves feminists:
I find it disgusting to see you bashing men and calling for the killing of men and babies. I find it disgusting that you call for the extinction of white men. However, it is your right and you have freedom of speech. Nevertheless, you do not speak for me and I do not agree with you.
I will not call myself a feminist because I refuse to have a label that involves the above. Of course, this may not be true of all feminists, but how does society distinguish the male haters from those simply seeking equality?
I am one of those women who believes in rights for everyone — especially children. I have a long history of advocating for women and children and I am a survivor of child sexual abuse. I do not hate men and I do not blame men. I do not bash men or call women who do not support my views horrible names. I refuse to be a victim and I will not blame my hardships on anyone. I do not need to march because I do not feel I have less rights based on my gender. I create my future, and I make my choices I am capable of fighting for and obtaining my own equality. However, that is just me. Don’t attack me for it.
Women need to stick together and not be hypocritical. Women need to stick together and not bash each other and women need to stop bullying other women. I find it very sad that the very women who are at the forefront of the women’s rights movement are the ones bullying other women.
And for Ashley Judd, your words regarding Trumps daughter show that you are part of the problem. Shame on you!