This Woman Explains Why She Does NOT Support The Women’s March
Stephanie Dolce’s Bold & Raw writing has captured the souls of millions worldwide. In a recent blog post, the femenist explains why she does not support the women’s march in America.
Credit: Stephanie Dolce
This WOMAN does not support it. They call it a women’s march but it’s only for women who share the same thoughts and beliefs as they do. That means they are the women who believe X,Y and Z. Oh and hate Trump even though he hasn’t done one thing yet. Way to be open. Way to be accepting. Way to NOT represent all women. I am all for equal pay with men, but marching and chanting isn’t going to do a damn thing. In fact, it’s going to do just the opposite. Trump won, get over it and also give him a chance. The Country needs UNITY not more DIVISION and all this does it keep us from getting together.
Let me share with you these thoughts they aren’t mine, BUT they are exactly how I feel.
(Thank you to Brandi Goings Atkinson for the piece you wrote- and for doing the relevant research. And if after you read them, just know that I will NOT be getting into any conversation with you on them. I just want you to THINK about it from a different point of view.
I am not a “disgrace to women” because I don’t support the women’s march. I do not feel I am a “second class citizen” because I am a woman. I do not feel my voice is “not heard” because I am a woman. I do not feel I am not provided opportunities in this life or in America because I am a woman. I do not feel that I “don’t have control of my body or choices” because I am a woman. I do not feel like I am ” not respected or undermined” because I am a woman. I AM a woman. I can make my own choices. I can speak and be heard. I can VOTE. I can work if I want. I control my body. I can defend myself. I can defend my family. There is nothing stopping me to do anything in this world but MYSELF. I do not blame my circumstances or problems on anything other than my own choices or even that sometimes in life, we don’t always get what we want. I take responsibility for myself. I am a mother, a daughter, a wife, a sister, a friend. I am not held back in life but only by the walls I choose to not go over which is a personal choice. Quit blaming. Take responsibility. If you want to speak, do so. But do not expect for me, a woman, to take you seriously wearing a pink va-jay-jay hat on your head and screaming profanities and bashing men. If you have beliefs, and speak to me in a kind matter, I will listen. But do not expect for me to change my beliefs to suit yours. Respect goes both ways. If you want to impress me, especially in regards to women, then speak on the real injustices and tragedies that affect women in foreign countries that do not that the opportunity or means to have their voices heard. Saudi Arabia, women can’t drive, no rights and must always be covered. China and India, infanticide of baby girls. Afghanistan, unequal education rights. Democratic Republic of Congo, where rapes are brutal and women are left to die, or HIV infected and left to care for children alone. Mali, where women can not escape the torture of genital mutilation. Pakistan, in tribal areas where women are gang raped to pay for men’s crime. Guatemala, the impoverished female underclass of Guatemala faces domestic violence, rape and the second-highest rate of HIV/AIDS after sub-Saharan Africa. An epidemic of gruesome unsolved murders has left hundreds of women dead, some of their bodies left with hate messages. And that’s just a few examples. So when women get together in AMERICA and whine they don’t have equal rights and march in their clean clothes, after eating a hearty breakfast, it’s like a vacation away that they have paid for to get there.
Now to those who keep going around social media telling me that you are protecting my rights by the march:
Where were you protecting our rights when that poor helpless woman was raped behind a dumpster and the rapist served only 3 months?
Where were you protecting our right when the US Women’s Team was fighting for EQUAL PAY?
Where were you protecting our rights when women soldiers fought to be in the front lines?
You were NO WHERE- You had so many opportunities to stand for women in the past 8 years, and did nothing.
So stop giving me the speech that you are “protecting my rights.”
You can’t protect women’s rights when it’s only convenient for you- you protect rights at EVERY moment you get- NO MATTER who is President. That’s the true definition of being a feminist.
Written by Stephanie Dolce for Blogher.