Women need to be given more credit.
Women are usually neglected when it comes to mentioning them in history. When you’re going through history books or doing some research, you’ll barely see a female’s name mentioned somewhere in there. Even if one is lucky enough to be mentioned in history, they are usually addressed as someone’s wife, daughter, or mother. It really takes a lot in someone to mention a woman by her own full name. It isn’t like women haven’t done great things in the past, you will just never hear their names because they are never given enough credit. They are swept under the rug and if that doesn’t give you the sense that inequality exists in every field of life, I don’t know what will. We have gotten so used to this behavior that we don’t realize how ridiculous it actually is.
The Twitter user @manwhohasitall sarcastically asked the Twitterverse to help them out naming some males to add to their friend’s list of great historical figures. Women replied to the tweet with an equal amount of sarcasm, and it started a thread of women sarcastically tweeting about men the way women are talked about in history. Scroll down below and enjoy:
This was the original tweet asking for male historical figures.
We all have heard this “saying” way too many times.
Then they throw in some misogyny here and there.
You know you have set the bar really low when people praise you for doing the bare minimum.
And then mentioning a woman by saying “X male’s wife/daughter.”
And even when you do mention their name, you belittle their efforts.
People also love doubting the fact that a woman can do great things. There must be a man there somewhere.
Even though this thread is meant to be funny, it is really sad if you think about it. Women can dedicate their entire lives to doing something and still never get enough recognition and praise for it. Just because women are neglected in history does not mean they are not capable of doing great things. It is time we start talking about the great women in our pasts and give credit where it is due. Scroll down below for the rest of the tweets:
Some of them use history where it can be flexible for their own agendas.
More women working means fewer jobs for men! Oh no, what a tragedy.
Of course, women can never compete with such great men.
Can’t remember his name, but he was Jackie Kennedy’s husband.
Maybe, not sure. Have you heard of any?
“Fun fact: This person was actually a female!”
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