Buenas noches todos! How is everyone? I’m doing alright as usual. Today is my Opinion Wednesdays and today I would like to talk about the comment that T.I made while being interviewed and being asked his thoughts regarding the presidential election. And this is the comment that he made:
“I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally – they make very permanent, cemented decisions – and then later, it’s kind of like it didn’t happen,” he said, before adding that it would be just awful if a woman president set off a nuke and later changed her mind about it.
“The world ain’t ready yet,” he added. “I think you might be able to get the Loch Ness Monster elected before you could [get a woman]. It’s not right, but I’m just saying.”
I think his comment is ridiculous. Just a few months ago I wrote on the topic of the inequality some women and girls go through just because they are female and I touched on this very same topic regarding women in the workplace. So we women are so emotional that men and everyone have to fear for their lives basically? Are you kidding me? Oh, and when we are not emotional then we are considered not feminine enough and too aggressive. Either way we cannot win, no matter how you look at it.
However, I am definitely not a T.I fan although I just barely know who he is but I thought he might somehow not make such statements considering being a minority and how a lot of people view the black community. Although, race and gender are somewhat different topics but they still do fall under the discrimination flag because of what people assume without viable proof other than the few people they have come across in their lives. Now, considering a few years back before Barack Obama became president what if someone said ‘We are not ready for a black president because black men are not educated enough’; Or if someone said ‘We are not ready for a black president because black men are too violent’. Would you not be offended as well? Considering this is the stereotype a lot of people have of black men and this is generalised to all black men. Well, it is pretty much the same thing stereotyping and then generalising the whole population of women to be emotional when every woman is different.
Also, do not get me started on the many former American and Non American (men) Presidents of this world who have nuked this world to thy kingdom come! Do you know how many missiles, nukes and atomic bombs have gone off in this world when men were (and still are) ruling this world? A hell of a lot of bombs and nukes have ravaged this planet and those are the ones that were recorded.
He is afraid that a woman due to becoming emotional might ‘accidentally’ nuke a country and regret it later. Are you kidding me? In my 25 years of life I have never really made a decision based on only my emotion. Sure my emotion had a very small part to play in my decisions but I also make decisions that are very logical. I do not make any decisions until after I have thought about it and discussed it with people I trust after several days and sometimes weeks. So do not clump all women as an emotional explosion just waiting to happen. How dare you! Also how many years has Hilary Clinton been in the office of the White House? If she was not good enough she would not still be there after so many years.
Besides, how many men in the past have nuked other countries for ridiculous reasons and their own selfish greed and desires? Don’t be ignorant.Why do you think there was a World War I and II and civil wars etc. in the past? It’s because of men! So please do not get it twisted! I believe that if there was at least one woman in office there might even be less wars and falling out between countries. Ever thought of that? It seriously angers me and rubs me the wrong way when I hear people spouting such garbage without knowing anything.
If you are interested to see where I got my information please have a look here.