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Rizzo
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Generally, I tend to be quite optimistic when thinking of my position in this world, as a woman. But occasionally, I'm hit over the head with how far behind men we are, in so many areas... politics, business, sports... In Canada, we elect 1 woman to parliament for every 5 men. Whenever my partner watches sports on TV, I'm reminded that women have pitifully few opportunities to play professional sports, and that women's sports aren't usually considered interesting enought to be broadcast. (Sorry for ranting)

How do you deal with the frustration? Usually I ignore it by focusing on myself ("I'm going to live MY life MY way, and no one's gonna stop me") or by brushing it off in jokes ("yeah, that'll be the day"). I hate it when feminists victimize themselves, but every now and then, I almost believe that there's something wrong with us.


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Celtic Daisy
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Seriously, it rarely bothers me. The things that most get on my nerves are generalizations. I hate those.

I think of myself much the way you do...this is how I'm gonna do it. I'm more worried about myself in general and how i'm going to be able to accomplish things in my life. I don't see myself as being that "far behind" males because i've surrounded myself with what i think are worthy role models.(IE. Bif Naked, Bettie Page...there are others that don't quite fit into that catagory)

If i really wanted to rant about it and felt that i had issues i had to deal with, i'd prolly come here and discuss them or post in village people.

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'My advice is to get them off right after your shoes and before your trousers...that's the sock gap. Miss it and suddenly you're a naked man in socks. No self-respecting woman will let a naked man in socks do the squelchy with her'-Jeff Murdock
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~Erin~


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