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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 11:59 AM
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5. Lack of Power....be it political,
financial, judicial, educational, or at home. To overcome the patriarchial culture that says women are #2 and need to do as they are told. Of course, this is rooted into religions everywhere as well.

We have no power to deem our actions correct. The Feminine is considered Weak. The worst insult to a male is to be called a 'girl.'

As an aside, I recently met a woman who is an attorney and also has an MBA. I made the stupid mistake of assuming she had feminist leanings. We were talking on the phone and I ranted about the glass ceiling and difficulties for women in Corporations. At the end of the conversation as we were hanging up, she said: 'Don't go too feminist on me. I hate listening to the whining.'

If we chat again, I will remind her of that whining about wanting to get married for the first time at age 55. She wants some to lean on now. Go figure. Is this what happens to women who have attended all girl high schools and colleges as she did? I can just see it...her desperation for a 'man' leads to finding some leech who sucks her dry.

There are days when I just want to die and be reincarnated onto a unisex planet somewhere where 5" stilettos don't exist...or mascara.



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