Good morning everyone! Hope you had your coffee or tea and are ready for a great day! I came across something on Twitter yesterday and I knew right away that I needed to write about it today. Be warned, you might take offense but it wouldn’t be the first time lol.
So I came across this debate on how to speak in front of women. Apparently there was a Pro Football player who during an interview said to the female reporter, “Excuse me but I have to go take a s**t.” There was some feedback on both sides about whether or not this was appropriate. Then a high profile ESPN reporter took offense that some people would say he shouldn’t have said that because women are equal and can handle anything that player would have said in front of a man. I responded to her that, at least for me, its not a matter of equality but one of respect for a lady. She totally missed the point and kept responding that its about equality but its not….
I come from a family that raised me to have respect for women. Not to cuss in front of them, hold the door open, etc. When did this become a bad thing? Just because I hold the door open for you doesn’t mean I don’t think your equal, it means I have class and am a gentleman. Today I understand these values have diminished, but has it really gotten to the point where some women such as this ESPN reporter feel that its about inequality? I mean I understand that women and minorities still struggle to be equal with white men in the workplace and it needs to be corrected but just because I believe saying “excuse me while I take a s**t is wrong to a lady in an interview doesn’t diminish my respect for her, it increases it! All be told I feel the comment was inappropriate to say PERIOD, but saying that to a lady just seems worse….
Look, I get times have changed; maybe that’s the problem. We need to get back to a place where men are men and ladies are ladies. It doesn’t mean I think women have less rights or are less able to handle situations than men, it just means I have respect enough to do those things (or not). Women have been taught that to have equal rights they need to be more like men. FALSE. Women are special in ways that men could never be and feminist groups have stripped that from them. Do we need equality in the workplace? YES. Does that mean that women need to be stripped of what makes them so special? NO. Women should expect these things and to be treated equal AND like a lady should. When did that become so wrong…..