Before I begin this blog, please know that I’m already perfectly aware that I’m in the minority and that there are going to be plenty of people who think I’m an idiot. Well, GUESS WHAT?!?! I AM AN IDIOT! But, I’m an idiot with an opinion and a platform, so I’m going to use it. As Flannery O’Connor once said, “I don’t deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it.” So, fire away, ladies. I can take it.
With that out of the way, I have to profess my aversion and mild condescension to the concept of Women’s History Month. In fact, the entire concept kind of pisses me off. I think that when Morgan Freeman was asked his opinions about Black History Month, he nailed why separating a certain group is wrong.
What he’s saying here is that all of us should celebrate all of us. I don’t want a month set aside for women. I want women AND men who impact the world in extraordinary ways to be celebrated.
Let’s put this a different way:
What I hate hearing people say: Violence against women is wrong.
What I wish people said: Violence against anyone is wrong.
What I hate hearing people say: Men shouldn’t rape women.
What I wish people said: People shouldn’t rape people.
What I hate hearing people say: Men should respect women.
What I wish people said: People should respect each other.
What I hate hearing people say: I fight for women’s rights.
What I wish people said: I fight for everybody’s rights.
What I hate hearing people say: You really must hate women.
What I wish people said: You really must hate logic.
What are we, as women, doing to forward this concept? I’m pretty sure it’s not setting aside a single month to pat ourselves on the back. Doesn’t that sound silly?
So, while I admire every woman who has helped shape, change, or impact the world in which we live, I really don’t think we’re honoring them by limiting the celebration of their contributions to the month of March.
NOT on behalf of the amibeingcatty.com Team,