- Created on Friday, 07 April 2017 23:00
Feminism is responsible for the advancement of a lot of the rights that women take for granted today. How would you feel if, as a woman, you couldn't vote, or didn't have equal rights as a man get an education, to divorce, or to own property?
Or if you had to leave your home or place of work and go someplace by yourself every time you got your period?
This last indignity is not even a long-gone relic of the seventeenth or eighteenth century.
Even though it is against the law, this type of social ostracization is still commonly practiced in many parts of more traditional (some might say 'less developed') countries like Nepal and India.
But in the socially forward west the idea is laughable. Isn't it?
Italy wants to pass a law that would force companies to pay female employees to go the hell home when they are on their periods.
They're calling it "menstrual leave" and women who feel like they can't handle the stress of their 'monthlies' can announce to their boss and all of their co-workers that they are riding the cotton pony by taking up to three paid days off every month.
Talk about blood money.
I guess there is a certain continuity to it. In the archaic past menstruating women were shunned. Eventually menstruation became merely embarrassing. Then feminism came along and it was celebrated.
Now we have come full circle and the post feminist agenda wants to pay women who are menstruating to go away.
Would this really empower women? If this 'benefit' were available would you take advantage of it?
What I want to know is how many paid days off a month do I get for my recurring priapism?