Being a woman is so hard; it’s true. I should know, I’m a woman. You are expected to be everything to everyone at all times: wife, mother, woman, strong, smart, poised, empathetic, compassionate, beautiful, brash…the list goes on.
This has been the case from the time when God blessed Sarah as the mother of all nations until today. But of course, being a man is also hard, at least I think so; I don’t know because I’m not a man. But I do know that I want men to be strong, smart, poised, empathetic, tough, compassionate, resilient…the list goes on and in many ways reflects the same qualities expected of women.
Apparently it’s especially hard to be a woman in politics, at least a woman the left likes…the right deserves to be treated unfairly.
The latest catalyst for complaints of sexism in the left-wing mainstream media is the alleged brutal treatment of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that forced her to resign.
#Prime Minister @jacindaardern I’m not surprised to quit today, and I don’t blame her. Her treatment has been shameful and embarrassing for the past few months. All the bullies, misogynists, aggrieved people. She deserves better. A great leader. Thank you PM! pic.twitter.com/7b1AhjBXrW
— Sam Neill (@TwoPaddocks) January 19, 2023
i’m just a girl
This week, New Zealand’s prime minister and the world’s most popular left-wing trendy “It Girl” Jacinda Ardern announced her decision to resign this year due to burnout, or so she said.
like her Say:
“You can’t and shouldn’t do the job unless you have a full tank, plus some reserves for those unplanned and unexpected challenges.”
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I agree with her 100%; we have too many leaders from all walks of life who stick to the mantel when they are not fully committed to their cause. But to give her some credit, she could have stayed; after all, our president was running on an empty tank and seemed to be holding out just fine.
Many backed the former DJ-turned-political superstar, citing increased threats to her life as one of the reasons for her resignation.
As for threats, one might make an educated guess that they are related to New Zealand’s extremely authoritarian COVID policy And Ardern’s tendency to behave like a totalitarian dictator. (This is not an excuse, but just an explanation.)
Sandra Pepera, Director, Gender, Women and Democracy Group, National Institute for Democracy, Say On her resignation and the treatment of women in politics:
“When women come forward and demand a place in politics and public life, the backlash ensues. It’s a global phenomenon. It’s pretty much everywhere.”
That’s an interesting statement; let’s discuss the concept of a “declaration space”.
Jacinda Ardern advocated abortion up to birth and voted for infanticide. We’re so glad she’s gone!
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) January 19, 2023
I’ve been a woman my whole life, almost 40 years. It wasn’t always easy, especially since I spent 20 years in the US Army.
I dealt with a ton of sexism, only two of my commanders were male, and many of them wanted me to be prettier and run the calendar for them. But I never thought I’d get “space” at the dinner table or on a leadership stage because of my chromosomes, and that’s part of the problem facing the feminist movement today.
Whether you are a man or a woman, your place at the negotiating table in a particular industry should not be considered a default. Still, it should be earned based on your performance and tenacity.
For example, Ardern was hailed as the world’s youngest female head of government when she was elected prime minister in 2017. She later became the second person to give birth while in office.
Why should we care about these trivial facts? What does it mean to be young, to be gendered, or to be perfectly normal in the biology of childbirth in relation to leadership?
Did not offer the same publicity to Giorgia Meloni elected The next Prime Minister of Italy. But that’s because she’s not a cool hip progressive.
Putin: “We will continue to be your only source of truth. It is not true unless you hear it from us.”
Oh sorry, Putin never said that. New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern said.
— Dr. Eli David (@DrEliDavid) January 19, 2023
haters gonna hate
There is no question that there is a double standard in the way the world treats women and men. However, I think the media’s double standard towards women on the left and women on the right is even more disgusting.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?Not long ago, the mean girl in The View Say Then-Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s face looked like a “crazy Halloween mask.”
Kellyanne Conway’s abuse for her makeup, face, and clothes, and the jokes about her having sex in the Oval Office, are just as brutal, if not worse, than Hillary Clinton’s . irritated Rare women’s solidarity symbol from Chelsea Clinton.
And of course, there was the White House Correspondents Dinner, where then-press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sat A “comedy” routine built entirely around making fun of her face.
But it’s all just a joke, right?There is nothing like poor Vice President Kamala Harris having to endure because of the constant criticism of her job performance rooted in what the mainstream media and pundits on the left often claim is sexism or racismwhichever was the prevailing excuse at the time.
Can I live with this? No, I think it’s childish, disgusting and unfair. But I also think women can underperform at work and should be effectively criticized based on how they perform.
Which brings me to the real reason for PM Ardern’s resignation.
– Gillian McKeith (@GillianMcKeith) January 20, 2023
Axios article about Ms Ardern’s resignation linked to violence threats claim:
“These threats against women in public office can have a real impact on whether women seek and want to stay in government — let alone whether they succeed.”
I think it’s true, but I think it’s the women’s fault, not the ones making the threats. Since when did we allow weak-willed intellectual Neanderthals to scare us away from pursuing our dreams and goals?
I think that’s what we do now.Ms Ardern may resign because while she remains beloved by the global elite, her voters are tired of her hard-left policies because proven Opinion polls have brought her government down a notch.
It’s easier to take the cowardly way out and allow the media to claim that people are being too mean to you than to take responsibility for your mistakes.In fact, she apologized for getting caught last month when an opposition member asked her if she had any policy popular microphone Calling him “such an arrogant bastard” all the time.
I’m sure that doesn’t help her in the polls.
Why are people acting as if Jacinda Ardern’s departure is beautiful and admirable.
She stepped down because it was impossible for her to win. —she failed.
She was a coward and resigned before the ballot box was held accountable
— Sophie Cochrane (@sophielouisecc) January 20, 2023
As a woman who has overcome adversity and has been receiving massive amounts of hatred from strangers, I have the following advice for young ladies and little girls like my daughter: Like your gender.
There will always be people who want you to be some form of what they think women should be, and those versions are always on the opposite spectrum. You can use it as a crutch to hold yourself back and fall victim to this injustice.
Or you can put on your big girl panties and do the damn thing. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to see other women in the positions you want to be in to see your place in it.
Gender only matters if you decide it matters. Be a true trailblazer and earn your “space” in the world, or be a quitter.
Totally up to you ladies.
Reading it on paper was almost worse than hearing her say it out loud.
Goodbye, all the best. pic.twitter.com/4WDxe5xQLY
— Lawrence Fox (@LozzaFox) January 19, 2023
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