Wednesday, September 5, 2012

For the love of all that's holy, can we please stop lumping women and children together? Women and children, women and children, women and children. What? Aren't women enough on their own? Aren't we just as valid without being bungee-corded to a child?

Men get to be men.

Women get to be "women and children." I can hear the whining now, "But Ms. Irreverent, if it has to do with children, it has to do with women. Children come from women. Children's rights and issues are directly related to women's rights and issues."

Children's rights and issues affect children and their parents. Women's issues and rights affect women. Men's issues and rights affect men. Yes, there is a whole Venn diagram of intersection within this, but there are also places where there is NO intersection.

Please stop intersecting the entirety of women's issues and children's issues.

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