Sunday, 22 June 2008
It has been four days now and this thought does not leave my head.
It was announced that 4 british soldiers died in Afghanistan.
Sad as i am for the loss of life, one tends to be indifferent to the casualties of a war that never did prove its case.
Still i do not want to dwell on that.
I want, though, talk about an e-mail sent to BBC News24 and the appalling bad taste of the commentators to even reed it out loud.
It stated, in general words, that it was ridiculous for the MoD (ministry of defence) to send women to the battle front.
This was, to me, one of the most sexist comments i ever had the misfortune of hearing and to make it even worst with the total support of a public channel that people around the world, regardless of nationality, watch.
This was sexism, machismo,and the whole of the minimization of a gender for a ridiculous notion that women are weaker than men.
Regrettably, this has not been noticed at all by anyone of right.
Now, i wont say that femininity is not a good thing...
I love everything that is feminine in a woman.
But i despise people that use their gender as a leverage.
I abhor people that use their sex as a handicap.
I PAY MY RESPECTS TO THIS FANTASTIC LADY.
Not because she is dead, nor because she was pretty or courageous or because she followed through.
But what she has done was to burn her bra.
SHE WAS A 21ST CENTURY SUFFRAGETTE!
Not a spiteful one.Just one that believed in the motto:
DEEDS, NOT WORDS.
Corporal...i salute you!