I am so impressed with the accomplishments women have made over the past several years. We deserve every right and privilege that men have. I thought it was a shame that black women have to struggle even harder to achieve the same rights as a white woman. Women are women regardless of race. Whatever it is a woman fights for should be the same all across the board. We all want the same out of life. I believe there would be less male dominance and violence against women if we all banned together and tried to break the mold. Women have so much to offer. We are much more than a man’s property. We are mothers, daughters, educators, etc. I must say, I am so very proud of whom I am. This class has made me feel great about being a woman. The everyday struggle alone keeps me grounded and allows me to appreciate me. I complained a whole lot more before I took this class. I felt I needed help and I was getting the short end of the stick. But, simply for the fact that I can do anything independently makes me feel wonderful. Chapter 13 didn’t have a lot of information to discuss; however, the entire book really put a lot in perspective for me and what all women have achieved. My eyes and ears are wide open, and I don’t feel as if I have to keep quiet as much as I used to. Just seeing on paper what I thought was only my real world made me much more confident. It’s not just me. I am not ashamed to say that I am a typical woman. I am only ashamed of how I represented the typical woman.
I will not put down or criticize every man as a whole. As in Reading 103 (Real Men Join the Movement), I feel the title speaks for itself. Men feel that they are not real men in various situations. This feeling encourages their dominant behavior. Only if they realized that men can agree with the women’s movement and what they want to accomplish. In my opinion this does make them REAL. Not dominance, not violence, not degrading women.