WE HAVE TO STOP SAYING THE WORD SEXISM. SORRY IM WRITING IN ALL CAPS. Honestly we HAVE to replace it with genderism. Sexism makes people think of sex and women lose. Genderism > sexism. Please say genderism! Please say genderism! Please please please say genderism!
Here are two things that I believe must change with modern marriage. However, I don’t believe that they will change any time soon. I think they are such a tradition that it will take a while before they eradicate.
- Women changing their name after marriage. I personally was excited to change my last name when I got married, but after changing my name I realize how unethical it is. Why does the girl have to? Because of “tradition”? Just hyphenate the man and women’s name or let them keep their names…
- The words “husband” and “wife.” They don’t fit into modern society in my opinion… at all.
That’s all for today.
Facebook is full of trash articles. Trash article = article that is demeaning in some way. No substance, nothing positive. Damaging. Might as well put it in the trash.
Facebook is 98% trash.
Does anyone agree?
Can women stop being exploited in internet ads on normal websites?
It shows that it’s acceptable and normal in society to violate women. Ads like these get in people’s psyches and influence them in ways they can’t even comprehend. This has to stop. People are getting very hurt.
This is depressing and has to stop.
Rolling at the Perfect Moment
^ So sick. Clearly this is affecting our society. Where is the funding to end this kind of filth? Where are the people that care?
Yep, here comes my dose of negativity on Facebook, but this isn’t political, religious, or have any kind of ism at all. What it comes down to is that I’m sick of social media. We live in what’s supposedly one of the greatest countries on earth but to me we waste our precious human existence competing with each other on the internet. Literally, we spend hours of our lives staring at other people’s lives instead of living it with them. Seems like this used to only happen in person but now we have the virtual world to keep up with on top of our actual lives. That’s like two lives to keep up with, except most of the people on my Facebook are from my past instead of actually in my life. I can see how it’s fun for the older generations who didn’t grow up with this, but I’ve been on this website since 2006 when my graduating class was about 15. We were doing it then. We are now adults. We’ve been adults. And to me it’s never actually satisfying to post a picture and receive likes. I feel like I get excited when I want to post something that’s fun or exciting or a picture where I look photogenic, but after a bunch of likes, there’s never that satisfying point. I know because I used to avoid Facebook like the plague until I got engaged and it seemed counterculture to me not post my engagement on Facebook, so I did, which turned into my wedding because “advertised” to these 800 something people that I don’t really know. And the saddest part? A lot of people feel the same way as me about Facebook being a control freak, but nothing will change. If we stopped using Facebook, it wouldn’t be around. But we keep on. We are choosing to make this a part of our lives. I’ve given up with seeing the good in social media. My life is being wasted even writing this. And all these feelings are locked up in my body and my being somewhere and nothing ever changes and it’s frustrating and who knows who they project onto. And a lot of people have these same feelings. Let’s live our lives without a 1984-esque culture following us. Let’s embrace being human and stop advertising the highlight reel to people that we don’t know. It doesn’t seem to be making people happy or getting anybody anywhere. Who wants to slowly ween off of social media with me? Let’s go.
The word “genderism” is quickly replacing the word “sexism,” but keeping the meaning of sexism.
“Sexism” is harder to discuss with many people. Just hearing the slightly taboo word “sex” in front of an “ism” is too much for many people to take seriously. You also cannot teach sexism with children like you can discuss other isms because it could be awkward to get into what the word “sex” means.
How will women ever achieve equality if the root of the word is considered taboo? It won’t happen. Replacing sexism with genderism makes more sense and will be more likely to achieve success.
Why isn’t research done to women’s identities after marriage? Most women change their last names and names are very evident in modern society. Many people “are” their names these days. Your full name is what you identify by on many primary social media sites and a person’s name influences how they’re perceived by others. A woman is bound to change her personality a little once her identity has changed, right? And most women change their last names after marriage. I know I changed a little bit once my name was changed, not by choice. Couldn’t a woman’s change in identity affect the dynamic of the marriage? Would marriages last longer if each spouse kept the identity that they met and fell in love with?
I believe that the words “husband” and “wife” do not fit in our modern society.
“Husband” sounds to me like a master or a leader.
“Wife” sounds like a woman that stays home and bakes and takes care of babies.
The history and the context of those words have very little meaning in 2015.
I actually believe that that spouses would respect each other more if they were both referred to as equal parts of the relationship, rather than one having historical context as being a master and the other as being a home maker.
I personally don’t love the word “wife” and I’ve been married for almost a year. It has nothing to do with my husband or my marriage, I just don’t like seeing myself with that title, and I know that I’m not alone. Before my husband and I were married we were “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” which sound very similar and equal. Husband and wife are unequal words.
There’s a rumor that when gay marriage becomes legal, the words husband and wife will dissappear and people will be partners. I personally sure hope that that’s true.
When can we treat genderism the same way we treat racism?
It’s not cool to degrade a woman and make her feel inhuman, just like it’s not cool to disrespect someone based on their race.
Oh and drop the word “sexism”… genderism is more effective.