"Oh, you’re a feminist? So you hate men?" Sorry, men; hating is a waste of positive energy that I choose instead to use for good. The fact remains that we don’t burn our bras and braid our armpit hair. We want equality. Women make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. Women only make up 20% of the United States Senate and12% of Governors in the United States. Women only make up 12 of the CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies. Men are seven times more likely to be quoted in the news about reproductive health.
Only 33 countries (196 total in the world) have ever had a female president. Women working 41 to 44 hours per week earn 84.6% of what men working similar hours earn. Women are 10 times more likely to be a victim of violence by an intimate partner than men. At the current rate of increase, it will take 475 years (until 2466) before women are as equally represented at the top of the career ladder as they are at the bottom. In Fortune 500 companies, women make up only 2.6% of corporate officers, even though they make up 61% of all employees. Less than 3% of artists in the MET’s modern art section are women, yet 83% of the nudes are of women. Open your eyes. This is not about hating men or believing women are superior; this is about the RADICAL notion that women should be treate EQUALLY.