Maria Shriver wants everyone in the United States to recognize that we are in a new era – an era where women command half of the workforce and comprise over 63% of breadwinners and co-breadwinners combined. Supposedly, with this new era we now live in is “A Woman’s Nation”. This is a problem for me; I very much like men. As much as I am proud to be a woman, I do not consider myself superior to men and I do not want to live in a world revolving around one gender.
Women have been complaining about inequality for years, but yet it’s okay for things to be unequal if they are in the favor of women? I call on us, a generation of NeW women, to reject “A Woman’s Nation” and instead celebrate both sexes.
What can we do? NeW at ASU hosted a Gentlemen’s Showcase last spring to recognize and appreciate the gentlemen at ASU, because being a gentleman inspires women to be ladies. That is the kind of world I want to live in. Erik Naylor, one of ASU’s top gentlemen commented:
I love what he said about a true lady knowing her identity. To me, this means recognizing what I want as a woman and who I want to be, rather than what and who I should be.
Joel Swanstrom, another one of ASU’s outstanding men remarked:
Even more impressive is what Joel said next:
Women have created this culture of discontentment in which we are coerced by radical feminists to believe that we must continually push past whatever is keeping us from reaching ever higher levels of success; we must be something more, something better. “A Woman’s Nation” tells us it is not good enough to comprise nearly 50% of the workforce, that we must strive for more. “A Woman’s Nation” is one which revolves around the challenges faced by women and works to ease the stress of being a woman. Why, instead of it being “A Man’s World” or “A Woman’s Nation,” can we not support one-another and coexist?