Political Perspectives.., Social Inequality

Society’s State of Emergency.

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Social injustices are evident at every level of society, the media is designated as “entertainment” so we are only seeing what is prescribed for society, which the dominant culture demands.  24 hour coverage of crime including but not limited to, burglaries, rapes, homocides, traffic homocides, biased political crimes, racial crimes, sex crimes, terrorism, etc.  Members of our society are suffering, alone and desperate.  The values that this country was built on are still core to our culture, but what has to be formally recognized is that “one size DOES NOT fit all”.  Our societal issues stem from the government’s greed for personal and political gain at the expense of millions of members of our society.  Children under the age of 18 are suffering the most, homeless, in unstable homes, suffering from food insecurities, victims of their circumstance and the 1% is making the decisions that ensure many individuals never succeed.

Today just visiting my usual new sites, Turkey has avoided a military coup, Dallas officers from the tragedy of racial unrest being laid to rest, Pulse nightclub where a terror attack occurred in June was broken into, Hilary Clinton email scandal, the presidential campaign, all which clearly highlight issues on many levels of society.  But the common thread is crimes against humanity. I am a Bernie Sanders supporter, and I was highly disappointed when he endorsed Hilary Clinton.  Watching the support, and connection to his values related to the lower and working classes of society, the daily struggles endured to just survive, the Wall Street corruption that only ensure due the downward mobility of millions of Amercians.  All of this resonated with the larger population because the majority of us are experiencing financial hardship. However, I believe that we are similar to ants, in that we can outnumber our opponents to implement positive change- no longer being “bullied” & no longer the victims to 1%.  We the people can collectively unite to make our voices heard. I was amazed when I read Jill Stein presumed Green Party President had a surge in donations within 24 hours of Bernie endorsing Hilary.  I have been following Jill Stein’s campaign.  The values of the Green Party parellel those of Mr. Sanders, except on the drone issue.  The part that was impressive is the fact the members the were supporting Bernie decided they would not support Hilary even after the endorsement, as I am intend on doing the same. We need a third party to represent the values of the underrepresented majority of our population.

Our Constitution  affords us the right to come together collectively for change in the governing of our laws and regulations.  Government only serves to improve the circumstance for those of the elite class.  Politicians no longer represent the best interest of the majority of the population, they are the dominant culture that enforces their control by limiting the potential of anyone underneath them (Institutionalized Discrimination).  The government is controlled by corporations and lobbyist’s influence further perpetuate the unfortunate circumstances of many.  The third party can represent us, can fight for the best interest of humanity.  Jill Stein extended a invitation to Bernie Sander to head the ticket for the Green Party, which I thought would be a wonderful move, however he has declined.  And while I support him, his values and beliefs, I must support the candidate who will be on the ticket, that represents my values, morals and beliefs.  I am not choosing between the lesser of two evils.

Being the eternal optimist, I would like to see Jill participating in future debates, reminding members of society there are more than two options, and we should not be limited by the prescribed dichotomy of systems by which the dominant culture demands.  If we unite collectively for the war on inequality – we can win and institute positive change for the masses, not just the selective few.  There are more of US than THEM. We can step off the treadmill of production and stand together for equal rights in recognition, promotion, salary and respect, etc. We no longer have to conform to the identities they have created for us, we all have potential in society and that should not be impeded by the elite class. #equalityforthemajority #jillstein2016  #EPluribusUnum

Random thoughts for the morning.

Uncategorized, Women in the media..

Contemporary Feminism.. is the movement of nudity?

Full Definition of feminism

  1. the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes

  2. organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests

I read articles on a variety of topics from political, environmental and entertainment, which means I have an opinion on most things.  Although I try to approach each topic with compassion and understand the context of our situations.

Recently, feminism has always been a hot topic in society, but of late with gender wage gap, equality, racial discrimination, acts of violence and empowerment of women is right on the pulse of our rebellion against the traditional gender ideals.  I think the problem with the age of women’s sexual revolution is the approach.  I can remember an event at the beach with my family, it was when the thong bathing suit became very popular.  I was watching my dad’s reaction to this, since it had been a very long time since our last beach adventure.  My house was pretty liberal but traditional in the sense of values and morals, we talked about many taboos because they wanted us to be prepared when confronted with a said situation.  I remember this being an awkward time in my own development, so I idolized any girl that was more developed than I , but I was curious about the the portrayal of women when we reveal to much.  Maybe that is more my more traditional side.  I can remember my dad telling me during this difficult time in my own development, that the girls give it away and leave nothing to the imagination.  I remember my feelings of conflict inside me, because I could not wait to be more than I was and the other side felt judgmental towards those girls, feeding the stigma.  The stigma that said these girls were less, less than you and me because they chose to empower themselves through their sexuality.  So instead of allowing the stigma to influence my attitudes and behaviors, I decided what is right for me, and thats it.  The basis of my interaction with people depends on how we get along, if we share common ideas, and always remember the golden rule “treat others as you wish to be treated”.  Fast forward 15 years….Technology has bestowed the “internet” to us.  And it has been incorporated into our daily lives.  And with good comes bad..and vice versa, the point is how do we conduct ourselves with such power?  We know have an outlet that is not so censored.  We end up with scandals, media manipulation of the news, Twitter feeds, Facebook, and naked selfies.  I cannot tell anyone what they should do, but I would hope they would remember that young fans are easily impressionable.  But, please don’t think that the ladies that choose to do naked selfies, is about women’s empowerment or Feminism, it is about feeding their egos because they lack the feeling of self acceptance.  They are unable to find comfort in their own skin, and I do feel a bit sad for them.  I wish they were surrounded by pure/unconditional love and support.  Feminism is about equality for all, all genders, all races, all ages, and everyone single person deserves to be treated with respect.  Maybe I am old fashioned in my belief that I can be naughty and sexy behind closed doors of my private space with my partner.  Unfortunately while they may believe they are empowering young women around the world; however they are just saying that natural beauty is so yesterday, and the only way to be accepted or taken seriously is to use our bodies.  How legit does that sound to you?  Female celebrities are embarking on a journey we have not been on before; the conversation of of closing the gender pay gap in the Entertainment Industry, but what about all the other women who are working in other industries that are suffering the gender discrimination in pay.  Administrative Assistants, the backbone of most industries get paid not enough for cost of living.  And these same companies are capitalizing the fact that the admins need these jobs, so they are stretched thin with little compensation or recognition.  But that’s another tangent.  The way this conversation played out is similar to the feminist movement, women’s rights, black women had endured years of working with little to no pay, but when the white women felt like they wanted to go to work, it became a big deal.  Many individuals in our global society suffer every day, struggle to support families, in financial ruin, underpaid, under appreciated, a fight each day for sanity.  And the least that can happen, is for individuals with celebrity power to sue it in a good way.  Represent the good things in life, not how showing off your body s a way to fight patriarchal society.  Because if you haven’t noticed we are in process of evolution, and while its not perfect, we should try to make it the best for every individual that lives.

Yes, as a woman I feel that I am empowered not just by my sexuality but also my character, compassion and continual development of self.  In my power and inequality class last year, there was a huge debate about how Beyonce is considered the voice of feminism.  Many individuals disagreed because feminism isn’t about sexualizing our bodies to obtain power.  It is about equality for all; men, women and children of all race, gender, ethnicities and all socioeconomic backgrounds. But the internet is inundated with images of women with little to no clothes, with statements about empowerment and feelings of sexuality.  A woman can be sexy without baring it all, that’s my opinion.  I will go back to my more traditional ideas on when a woman should behave badly with their partner.  These are just my opinions, and I do not expect anyone to agree or disagree.

But all this backlash from people about these images, I have to wonder if it is not creating a new modern inequality among women.  Most of us are not built like Kardashian girls, super models, nor can we afford to look like them. So there is another divide being created between us.  The affluent and everyone else.  And with the help of the Information Technology there is little to no privacy.  Anyone can post a thought, feeling, etc.  But companies like Twitter will pay celebrates for tweets to grow their own profits.  It is a mutually beneficial relationship.  And the rest of us have student debt, families, and trying to provide a stable loving environment for offspring(s).  So there is a clear and distinct line between classes.

We should all be on the same side.  Equality for all.  It is a tough journey, but I truly believe we can do it together.  We have to stand together as one community of this nation to fight for human rights and we all deserve to be treated equally.   Equality based on fairness, open to all –not based on including but not limited to race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, personal and religious beliefs – EVERYONE.