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Why I Am A Feminist

Published October 30, 2012 by melissamaree

I Am A Feminist Because …

I am angry at the way I have been treated by men.
I am tired of being told that I should not stand up for my rights because men do not find that attractive.
I will not teach my daughters to “get used to” sexist behaviour.
I want to be me, I will not conform to standards that dictate how a woman should act, think or feel.
I cry when I see women in other countries denied their basic rights just because they are female.

I Am A Feminist Because …

I will not deny my femininity and act more “manly” because a man tells me I should.
I am not anyone’s slave.
I am not inferior.
The rising rates of violence against women offends me.
I will not be victimised.

I Am A Feminist Because …

I am tired of ignorance.
I refuse to be made to feel small, I am powerful.
I am not a dependant little mouse who needs a man to survive.
I want to feel safe.
I want to be valued for who I am, not downgraded because of my gender.
I Am A Feminist Because … If I do twice as much work as a man then I think I should get twice as much credit.
I think all people are equal.
The attitudes I see in the men around me are offensive!
I am not afraid to fight for what I deserve.
I am not ashamed of being a woman.
I Am A Feminist Because

I am tired of victim blaming.
I deserve respect.
My opinions are just as valuable as the opinions of any man.
I don’t want to be afraid anymore.
I am more than just a body.

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Higher Penalties For Those Who Assault The Elderly

Published October 28, 2012 by melissamaree

JUSTICE FOR THE ELDERLY

It is absolutely unacceptable that crimes against the elderly mean that they have cause to be fearful in their own homes or anywhere else. Crimes against those who cannot protect themselves are committed by weak people who are a danger to society and the penalties should reflect this. I was absolutely outraged this morning to read of yet another assault on an elderly person > here.

Violence is disgusting in all of its forms, what kind of world is this when a 72 year old woman is injured in her own home? We need to take a stand and make it known that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated! Preying on the vulnerable in this way is a sick, sick act that should be reacted to accordingly.

Have we become so complacent and so desensitised to hearing these kinds of stories that we have simply learnt not to react? The reactions to news report about crimes of this nature are of course expressions of disgust. It seems though that we are not reacting as strongly as we should be. Next time you see a report like this … ask yourself, if this was my Grandmother would I turn the page and keep reading? Or would I swear to seek justice no matter what the cost? Crimes against the elderly must be stopped!