Anything you can do, I can do better

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I can shoot a gun and hit the bull’s-eye just about every time. I can fix my car’s flat tire. I can go into detail about a 66’ Ford Mustang Fastback and how it debuted with moderate trim changes, which included a new grille, side ornamentation, wheel covers and gas cap. I can talk extensively about classic rock bands and how they began. Don’t get me started on AC/DC, this could easily become an article about them. Yet, I can’t get paid the same amount of money at the exact same job as a man. I’m not considered equal as a man.

Even my dad, whom I love, doesn’t treat me the same as my brother. I’ve been shooting guns for a few years now and when I went shooting over Christmas back in Louisiana, my own father said something along the lines of “Watch out here comes the amateur.” I then proceeded to be one of the only ones to hit the damn tin can with an AR. In fact, the first time I ever shot a gun I hit the “kidnapper” right between the eyes on the target.

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It’s 2015 you’d think by now we’d be past the whole sexist women should stay at home thing. Nicki Minaj once said, “When I am assertive, I’m a bitch. When a man is assertive, he’s a boss. He bossed up. No, negative connotation behind bossed up. But lots of negative connotation behind being a bitch.” I agree with her. In fact, I went on a date two weeks ago and the guy told me that he likes bossy women. My response was that I try to not be so bossy because I don’t want to be perceived as a bitch. Even I fell into that trap of calling myself a bossy bitch. I should not have said that. Just because I like things to be a certain way and want to make sure it is the way I want it to be doesn’t make me a bitch. It makes me detail orientated and a perfectionist. Ever since I saw the quote by Nicki Minaj I’ve tried to be better at not calling other women bitches and about expressing my views on feminism. I think that all women and men should be treated equally in the work place. Equal pay and equal jobs for both men and women should be a thing. Men get hired a lot easier than women. Women are scrutinized a lot more than men for their appearance. Take Hilary Clinton for example, most people bashed her looks versus her qualifications. Women news anchors are constantly being berated for their fashion choices and told they need to change their look. Whereas, men news anchors can get away with wearing the same suit almost everyday to work and just change the tie to update their look. We need to change this. It’s ridiculous that sexism still exists. It’s the 21st century for goodness sakes. We need to be more evolved as a race. Equality for all is a must.

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