Darth Darth Binks
I thought that the day was held to commemorate when women were officially allowed to vote in the USA. But nooooooooooooooooooooooo! People use this day especially to remind us all about the nearly nonexistent (if it exists at all) wage gap, that is claimed to be $0.77 given to women for every male $1.00. And then women of color need special attention on this day, as well. And let's not forget that women are sexually abused, or that women don't make up 20% of US congress.
Isn't there an entire month dedicated to these problems? And didn't I have to sit through boring health classes when Blackburn visited my school to tell me that women have it tough?
And why do some people only come out on this day to complain about these things? Are they not important enough for them to talk about on other days?
People are turning "Women's Equality Day" into "Damn Privileged Men Day" and it's getting annoying. I know full well that women getting abused by men is a big problem that needs to be fixed, but don't use this day to promote that stuff, or rather, don't use this day only to complain.
But some people are using this day to promote things that aren't even about gender equality. Bernie Sanders, Presidential candidate, started off by saying that "Women represent nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers" and that "A living wage should not only be fair, it should be equitable." He said something about having pay equity for women, which it still related, but then finished with saying to "raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour." Come on, man. Again, this day is to remember August 26, 1920, when women's suffrage was made legal, not to push your political agenda.
And the last thing, and possibly the most hilarious thing, that I will rant about today is: In 2020, the ten dollar bill of the US will no longer have President Alexander Hamilton's face shown, but an important female figure of the US. For God's sake, people, what do you have against good ol' Hammy? Why not replace Jackson? He was only responsible for Manifest Destiny. Or what about Ben Franklin? He's not even a president! And the thing is, I don't even know many important female figures of the US. There's Eleanor Roosevelt and Sacagawea, who is a Native American, and that's about it. I know that some first ladies sometimes had to help their husbands out, but is that good enough to be placed on the ten?
Okay that's it. I won't say more. I can't say more, otherwise I'll get hated no even more.