Girls are fragile creatures (bull), we bare the children (true..) and most importantly, we are obviously the weaker sex (fuck off).
I always think that I sound like some crazy man-hating feminist when I start to write any of these articles, but then I realized, oh wait, I shave my legs……(no offence meant by this comment-jokes are meant to incite laughter, not rage).
I recently watched a sketch comedy short about how this guy felt duped by the whole, women and children require saving first. His comedy was rather harsh so I felt like he was just a big arsehole and was prepared to fume at his ignorance, when I considered his point for a moment.
If we strive for equality, then why are men’s lives valued less than a woman’s? Sure women have children and are revered for housing the miracle of life, but isn’t that a two way street? Aren’t men needed in that process too (at least their man-juice anyway..)
The whole women and children requirement isn’t actually a legal obligation, it’s just something that society has always believed. The idea stems from Hollywood who often portrays dramatic rescue scenes with women and children being sent off to safety while the strapping young male hero sacrifices his life for the greater good.
Hollywood, why must you do this to us? Mainstream movies depict women as emotion wrecks who can’t save themselves and yet men get put in danger more often in order to save said women.
In order to equalize the playing field, men’s lives need to be at the same value as a woman’s, and women need to be portrayed saving their own damn butts. Because, contrary to what Hollywood says, female characters can shoot em’ up as well as the boys; we aren’t afraid to break a nail.