Born to do this

 

I know this sounds crazy.. but I am so passionate about women’s rights and issues that every night I dream about it. In my dreams I contact a higher power, we sit in a class room, office setting. We go over how women’s bodies are dismantled into parts; that we are judged by each individual part of our bodies..and how we do this to ourselves.. how we therefore give into our own objectification. In my dreams this higher power tells me why I cannot access the press.. the media.. the reason is that they want to keep women chained down and trapped in this way of objectifying themselves because they make money.. industry makes money off the objectification of women.

In my dreams, I dream of Joan of Arc.. she tells me how even back in her day she was used by the patriarchy to win battles..favors for her King.. she followed their rules and stayed a virgin.. yet still by keeping her alive and giving her credit were it was due; they knew it would empower women.. they couldn’t allow that..because entire religions and Government platforms are built on the body parts of women. So she was murdered by her own people for wearing pants. I dream of Marilyn Monroe.. she tells me in my dreams how she was groomed to sell women’s sexuality back to them. How she was used by a male industry ..never paid her worth, never given credit for how brilliant she actually was. The fullness of Marilyn wasn’t ever honored..instead she was treated like a prostitute .. she was pimped by the industry and by the Government of her time.. the fullness of her beauty .. her inner beauty not allowed to shine.. least it should truly empower other women..

These are but a few women that I dream of.. But these women are seeped into my subconscious and into the subconsciousness of all women.. and other women like them.. we are taught this pattern. We are taught that the fullness of our beauty.. our hearts and souls are not as important as our body parts.. we are chopped and butchered by society into ( Lips, hips and tits ) we are taught that smart women intimidate men..and men are taught that smart women intimidate them.. we are taught to dumb ourselves down least we should be seen as less attractive, should she be just as ambitious as a man, least she should lead like a man .. Like Joan of Arc did.. then she was murdered for daring to do an even better job, that the men of her time could not do.. because she wore the archetype of the female warrior like she was born to do it..she owned her own soul! And we see that when Marilyn demanded her worth and spoke out with her own true voice about being denied her own rights to her worth.. that she supposedly committed suicide at the prime of her life?

Even to this day I am reading in the papers how women are vilified for asking their worth..to this day a woman’s sexual worth is based on her virginity or purity.. while a man’s worth isn’t ever based on his sexual history.. but by the lack of it.. the double standards hold us all prisoner.. we look at how the church has put chains around our sexual organs.. how guilt and shame turned into a magic money machine; yet this machine is also used by the media to pit women and men against each other.. teaching men through music and art that they are entitled to just take from women what they want..entitled to make more money.. to just go and grab at and for what they need..be it a woman or a raise.. be it opportunity or date rape..because he has been taught entitlement and she has been taught to shut up.. look pretty, to know her place is were the male power dictates it to be.. least she should be punished .. become unattractive from the inside out ” You have such a pretty face, it’s too bad your such bossy bitch ”

So will I ever be given a media voice or a platform  to speak on this ..so that people can become educated to the dysfunctional patterns in our society? Not if the patriarchy can help it.. they want to keep women down..it’s the unpaid women’s work that is the needle and thread that secretly holds a male power based society together and makes them rich.. Men make the money..they invest the money were they see fit.. like in male sports, like hockey and soccer .. they don’t put male money into female sports..and they put their money into male power based adverts..that keep the patterns going..that keep opportunity and power in male hands.. but meanwhile a woman is cooking, sewing, sweating and toiling doing traditional manly chores, working in a traditional male based business or trade.. making less money.. not getting the promotion because she has a womb ..

They want to keep this message unheard and silent.. like they want to keep all women unheard .. silent in their ( Place )

  • Lala Musings

    Men suck.

    • Gracie Ackerman

      I have lots of male friends that are just friends and a little boy that is a math wiz .. I like and love many men, as friends, family and few have been my lovers. It’s not men that suck it’s the patriarchy.. there are many men that are feminist..although they don’t label themselves as such.. they want to see women become equals..that makes them feminist. I really enjoy male energy and male based thinking..it’s refreshing to know exactly were you stand with men..I enjoy their strait up talk.

      • Lala Musings

        Well, I wasn’t really being serious ;-) I too have a son I adore. Nevertheless, you can’t have a patriarchy without male domination. It is, after all, the definition of patriarchy:

        A form of social organization in which the father is the supremeauthority in the family, clan, or tribe and descent is reckoned in themale line, with the children belonging to the father’s clan or tribe.

        • Gracie Ackerman

          yes that is a dictionary version of the definition of the patriarchy..but only men who follow or believe that they are rulers of women suck.. and many of them don’t know that they have been brainwashed by society into this role of thinking and being.. my blog is to educate them

          • Lala Musings

            You’ve tasked yourself with quite the responsibility. It is very hard to convince the people who hold the power, even brainwashed ones, to give it up. I admire your tenacity. :-)

          • Gracie Ackerman

            That’s for sure.. George Stroumboulopoulos said it is for the next generation to accomplish.. he may be right. I may not see this moving forward at great speed during my lifetime but my work may inspire the next generation. Or I may receive credit for it when I am dead.. just like many trail blazers do.. but this is the work of the heart and a soul..and that is why eventually it will break the glass ceiling .. just may not be in my lifetime.. after reading today what the Globe and Mail posted about Jian Ghomeshi and the CBC’s ( I want to write C-BS )seeming cover up of overt sexism by him..to protect ” Talent ” I suspect this is going to take a few more generations.. but if my grand daughters and yours can one day make equal pay and not be sexually harassed while doing it, it’s way worth it! And if we can change things in the first world.. the second and third world cultures will eventually follow.. it’s a passion!

          • Lala Musings

            Feminism has made many, many strides in the last 100 years and each proceeding generation carries the torch from the last. Still, misogyny is, as far as I’m concerned, the world’s main religion, especially outside the West, so there is still much to do. You’re fighting the good fight :-)

          • Gracie Ackerman

            thank you :)

          • Lala Musings

            I wrote about that sludge Jian Ghomeshi myself. Enjoy: http://lalamusings-lala.blogspot.ca/2014/11/the-fall-of-poser-ape-man.html

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