- Nov 3, 2016
Things have changed a lot since I was a kid. Wow and when I see that in words it makes it sound like I’m a 70 when I’m only 32. But it’s the truth. I don’t remember this emphasis on feminism when I was growing up. And yet I never doubted my sense of femininity or feminine empowerment. I had so many great role models in the 90s.. even our Saturday cartoons had strong female characters.Pepper Ann, Angelica from rugrats, Helga from Hey Arnold. We had Buffy, Charmed, Xena, Topanga from Boy meets world....and none of it was preachy at all. Seriously, it was so normal. It was taken for granted that girls were just as good as boys and that was it. I never doubted it. I was teased in school like every kid at different times but not for being a girl. My mom always taught me that if I was hit, hit back. That my voice mattered. That I could do anything. All this stuff about how girls aren’t treated fairly or boys have it easier never made it into my thinking, not even among my peers. 🤷🏻♀️. When I got older and a guy said something I didn’t like I told him to shove it up his ass and that was that. Now it’s like everything is such a big deal and it’s like I feel I was living under a rock or something. I feel so many things in tv today purposely try for a feminist angle and just come across as so political and cheesy and slanted.