Tough Talks: ‘The Isim’s’ | By Harrison

Tough Talks

Welcome to the first of a new mini series I’m going to be doing over here on the blog. Tough Talks. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while but I’ve been slightly worried about it. Tough Talks is going to be a 3-part series, where I talk and touch upon some of the most talked about things in the media today. This is an opportunity for me to show you guys the other side of me, to prove that I’m not all about morning routines and monthly favourites and that actually, there are real things going on in the world that are pissing me off, or that I just want to share my opinion on. My reason for being slightly worried about doing this post is due to conflicting opinions. This is the type of thing that sparks tough conversation & debate, but hey, debate is good. So without further ado, welcome to Tough Talks: The Isim’s.

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Feminism & Sexism. Two topics which seem to have gained more and more of a platform in mainstream media and two subject matters that seem to be getting under my skin. I chose to discuss this as I was watching GMB earlier on this week and a comment was made that sparked me to tweet the above tweet.

“Men are simple creatures”… I quote word for word. I would very much like to point out, if a man went on national TV, on a platform as huge as GMB and made said statement, they would be hung, drawn & quartered. This sparked a reaction in me that made me think, is sexism a two way street?

If you google the definition of sexism, you’ll find this: ” prejudice, stereotyping or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex“. So already, the definition on google is pointing out that sexism is mostly directed towards women. I feel I have to disagree.

I truly believe, in this day in age with feminist’s being given a larger platform, feminism has lost it’s true meaning and has turned into women, being sexist against men. Made famous by Beyonce, the quote states: “Feminist: A person who believes in the social, political & economic equality of the sexes“. However, I just don’t feel that’s the case. Firstly, I would like to point out I am all for equality of all kinds, I fully embrace female power and no glass ceiling, however I feel there has just been too many women out there, preaching and ‘men-hating’ and it needs to stop.

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With feminism, bordering sexism, I fear that a divide is coming. Men will soon react. At the end of the day, we’re all human and for a certain group of females, who call themselves feminists, to tar all men with the same brush is simply unfair. I would like to point out, the 5 most powerful people in this country, are female. Please show me where women cannot succeed due to their gender?

I truly believe that there are places, in this world that still class women as second class citizens and don’t allow them the same opportunities as men. However, here in the UK, where the main stream media have given such a platform to said ‘feminists’, it’s just not the case.

Is there such thing as a man-inist? A male version of feminist? Again, I’m all for women’s rights, but I also take offence when being tar’d with the same brush and being given a title, that just a small group of men actually fall into. There is now a very thin line between feminism & sexism.

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed the very first Tough Talks post. I’ll see you back here on Wednesday for another, usual themed post, but stay tuned for next Monday where the second part of Tough Talks will be up!

Please leave a comment below, with your opinions on today’s topic & let me know what you think of anything discussed in today’s post.

I hope nobody takes offence to anything mentioned here today. I would like to point out, these are all my own opinions and everyone is entitled.

| Harrison |

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