Alright. So, this is my first myTake and I'm gonna have it something I feel strongly about. I'm talking about the way a female is treated compared to a male.
It may seem as if it's pretty equal, but it's not. Not at all. Originally, the man was supposed to be the strong, protective one. The woman was supposed to stay at home while the man was working, making him food, washing dishes, all that stuff. They were considered weak and fragile. They were told they needed the protection of a male. That they are submissive and caring, while the man was dominant and cold.
Then, women started realizing that they are worth more. Imagine being a woman back then (try it guys, picturing time). You're a little lady, taught by your mother that you will forever be submissive to the man you were married off to at a young age by your father. He will 'protect' you as you live with him. He will force you to do his clothes, clean his mess, and hide away when his guys are over. You can't leave the house, as you'd have no reason to. He'd be making the money. Sure, maybe that sounds nice to you. But to others, it's terrible. It'd be like a cage.
Nowadays, women can work and be independent. But what of the leaders? Because of the stereotypes, people believe only a man can dominate. Women may try out for an election, but will fail.
Let's branch away from that though. Maybe the woman wants to be in a business. A girl grows up told that their only wish will be for herself to wear a beautiful dress at prom and for a man to sweep her off her feet. She won't have time to dream of the business she wants to go to, because all her life, others will be shoving those thoughts of prom into her head all the time. Men can go to be a doctor easily. A woman can't. There will be others asking questions and telling her she really wants to be a nurse. Sometimes, they even need a signature. Or marriages. The man asks the question and chooses when to ask it. Maybe it seems like the whole thing is equal. But that's because everyone has grown up with this happening.
Have you ever heard of buzzfeed? They have some videos on YouTube about stuff like this. There's a video called 'If Men Were Women'. It seems pretty funny, but gets really powerful at the end. I won't spoil it, you can watch it yourself.
There's another video series called the flip side. It's more comedy based, but it just goes to show how blind we truly are. There's one last video I'll suggest. You can easily find it online. It's by a French director, so it's only English subtitles. It's called Oppressed Majority. It starts with a house-husband as he's walking back.
But what's your opinion? I have a lot more to say, but can't with my phone.