So, there's the debate in the Philippines about the Reproductive Health Bill. There's also the debate here in the USA about "legitimate rape" and abortion. Then, you also see countries like Iran that ban women from entering college.
What exactly do men think? Do men really think that women are second-class citizens? That's stupid. The last time I checked, we aren't in the 1920s anymore. The last time I checked, women's rights weren't an issue anymore.
But then I guess I have been living under a rock. I guess I have been too much of an idealist. Because seriously, it seems that we still do not think in equal terms when it comes to women.
You see male politicians trying to define what actually counts as rape. You see male politicians defining what is good or not good for a woman's uterus, when they themselves don't have one. You see male politicians going all the way to plagiarizing other people's opinions (as if opinions written in blogs are free game and up for grabs without proper attributions). You see male clerics trying to maintain a male-dominated society by restricting access to universities for females.
Men in this planet should be ashamed of themselves. What if Aristophanes was right? What if women restrict sexual pleasure to these men and revolt? Would that be a solution?
The thing is, these men won't exist if not for the women who gave birth to them. They should remember that. They should remember that when deciding what they think is good for women and what they think isn't. I am sick of reading about these men who think they know everything there is to know about women's bodies, up to the point of legislating things, when they themselves have no idea what it is like to be raped, what it is like to be forcibly taken and have a throbbing penis stuck into their vaginas.
Think about that.