Old Conventions: White Male Patriarchy

As an assumed-looking white male I have always had other voices in my blood, and they usually tend to be older and much wiser, and I do learn from and abide by them.  Being human and having made my share of mistakes in life, in examining my life in a critical context I realized that when people of conscience do nothing when they are individually called, the earth dies just a little bit more every time.’

We are each but mere fibers in this web of life where we are all inextricably connected in one way or another, and whether one chooses to believe it or not, what happens to one community affects all communities.  When one segment of society its marginalized for so long, it is the community itself that eventually pays the exacting price.  

 As a veteran in taking the Oath of Enlistment I swore to “support and defend” the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, “foreign and domestic.”  The last time I looked, the Bill of Rights of all citizens were NOT so inclusive.  There is no time limit of that previous oath.  I will not sit on the sidelines, and I did not sign up to watch this kind of behavior from any person or state of the union regardless of how “Deep South” they may be in their politics.  While the United States purports to spread democracy abroad, there are factions today whom also actively suppress women and minorities at home on a continual basis.

 I believe of the countries in the world about 24 have a woman as either head of state or government.  About 22 percent of all legislative positions worldwide are held by women, and I have read that around 20 percent of governments have a female representative for the UN.  It is my believe that a truer equality that has been lagging behind ever since women’s suffrage took the front pages in the 20th. century.  Although life presents an opportunity for progress at the weirdest times, it would send a powerful message to all countries directly or indirectly perpetuating gender inequality if one of the visible positions in the world is held by a women.

 Like the civil Rights movement, Equality and women’s rights is not an issue that will ever go away, as it is the number one issue in many nations and so it should be here in our nation.  And not only should kit be the number one issue , the message should resonate far and wide to make sure that its presets should be considered by one and all as the standard model for doing business with the United States

Feminine and women’s rights are trying to be muffled out by burgeoning sexual exploitation industry to the point where women are being denied access to their own sexuality.  It is almost as if the sexual media themselves have said to all women ‘No, you cannot have your identity back.’  Sexual exploitation is a serious violation of fundamental human rights.  

This is sickening, to deny half the race, their human engrained and imprisoned potential.  It is a mockery to life itself, as we MEN have had well over two-thousand years to try and get it right, we have failed miserably.  We must now learn to unpack our sexual and “racial knapsacks” as we turn and look to the future of more “Real Change” as we continue through the door to the 21st. century., as the world will need active global citizens who are engaged in the world, knowledgeable  about its diversity and passionate about change.  Ending sexist conventions of the past will information and ideas that inspire and motivate communities to act.  

About batai52

Brother, father, photographer, filmmaker, writer, artist, veteran, Iroquois/Scottish, aquarian and lover of Martinis "so dry you have to blow the dust off." There are many I admire: Maya Angelou, Ezra Pound, Morris Dees, Cornel West and Alan Alda (Hawkeye Pierce M*SH) for his art and activism. A true activist. Me? Just a ripple on a wave, a feminist in training (FIT) ;-) and working on my own human condition. Onward . . . . .
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