I actually feel bad for women. I look at team sports and see the empty seats surrounding them, and then the guys play the same game and pack the place. Unless it is women’s volleyball, especially with those cute shorts or bikinis. As soon as the men’s team takes the stage though, the mood changes from cute and light hearted, to aggressive and competitive. The men are obviously more enjoyable to watch because of their higher energy, but does that make the women bad?
In the business world we always have the argument that women get paid less for doing the same job. Sometimes this is completely true! There are jerks and you shouldn’t expect a shortage anytime soon, but often times, women have to take off work and miss promotions for family reasons. Men are subject to these same rules, but it is just more common for the mother to take the family as a priority over work.
The whole thing is dancing around the “anything you can do, I can do better” song. It reminds me of my child hood when my little brother would compete with me. I knew I could do better, but he was determined to have a try at it. The only reason I would ever compete with him was because I knew I would win.
Why can’t women be themselves and do the things that they are good at doing? I don’t mean washing dishes and ironing, lots of women are really terrible at that. I can’t think of anything that a woman does, other than birth, which sets me in awe. I wish I could think of more, but I think all the glory that is a woman, has been lost in their fruitless competition with men. There is nothing wrong with being a woman, embrace it and repave that hidden road.