Gabriel Hudelson is a friend, fellow blogger, and resident composer at Resounding Music. Recently, he shared a letter on his personal blog; a letter which he had written, and which I intend to share with you now:
Feminism is growing up.
It used to be enough for you to claim psychological superiority – to wear the spiritual pants – to hold the esteemed position as the only thing that stood between males and barbarism.
No longer. Now, not only are you better than the guys – but you’re one of them, too.
Not only is the new femme fatale seductive and shapely (sorry, guys, I’m really trying to find semi-modest pictures here), but she is also just as strong, just as fast, just as deadly as the men.
Some of you are just discovering this, but hopefully more and more girls will grow up with this realization instead of finding later that, for so long, they believed the myth that men had something that they needed.
Hopefully this message will reach them while they’re young.
Don’t worry – guys love it when you protect them, save them, lead them, beat them up when they need it. Nothing inspires them like being led into battle by a woman.
It’s no trouble for you, of course – you’re used to doing everything else for them anyway. Besides, the world needs you. Men just can’t do what you can do.
Especially not in a dress and high heels.
The world doesn’t need that whole “gentle and quiet spirit” thing anymore. It’s passé. What do you have to be gentle and quiet about? Anything men can do, you can do better!
Which makes me wonder – what do we need men for, anyway?
They’re so violent.
A Man (I’m sorry about that)
P.S. You may still have my seat on the lifeboat, if you want it.
Did you read that? All of it? Good. Now, read it again. And take a look at the original post, which includes an assortment of pictures that drive the point home even deeper.
“The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity.” ~ Margaret D. Nadauld