9:00 – a messy rant @ night
Gender roles have really defined the world we live In today. We continue to say that “It’s 2016, the world is changing” but has/is it really?
Thousands of years ago, whatever ancient civilization you decide to pick, you can see where this culprit lies. There will be the hard working, macho, man who is supposed to protect and take care of everything. Then, you will have the woman, “happy”, “hearty” housewife that spends her days pleasing her family and the community by showing that she is great at what she does, follow orders.
Remember that movie that played in the theaters for weeks? Remember that tv show, the one that went on for 8 years? How about the album that was on top for months? Believe it or not, these memorable parts of our childhood showed how easy it was to manipulate us. I recall watching many episodes of men, angry, that their girl friends or wives making more money. Maybe I’ve seen episodes of different shows with this same synopsis. It’s not just work wise.
All my life, I have been fed these toxic thoughts. I feel like, in reality, clothing has no gender. At the end of the day, you have clothes. We must be grateful for what we have, no matter how we are perceived by others. For spirit week’s throwback Thursday there was a guy wearing a crop top. Yet, people continue to ridicule others. They called him “gay” and I’m guessing other derogatory terms. First, gay people can wear anything. Yes, some gay people enjoy wearing the “stereotypical” gay person clothes. How gay men are “SUPPOSED” to appear feminine. How lesbians are “SUPPOSED” to appear more butch, masculine looking. Again, I recall tv shows or movies, supporting this bullying. Gay, straight, whatever, clothes is clothes. CLOTHES is CLOTHES . If you prefer being identified as a boy, go ahead, wear whatever you want. The people wearing these clothes probably don’t even care, they’re just out here, living.
This is no different than 10 years ago. Change? Nope. Kinda, people are more open and care free which is amazing! Am I hopeful, do I still believe there will be a change? Yes.
More to come.
Until next time,
L8r dudes 🙂
love you, sappy cam!