Whether you identify as a woman or were born as one, there are a few things we women can agree on: coffee is our best friend, periods can be back to hell, and our purses are too small to be practical. There’s a lot more where that came from and, thankfully, we have the wonderful invention of memes to unite us all in the struggles and joys of women.
One page has been sharing that type of content for the past 6 years, and it’s called “Girls Meet The Internet.” His 98.7K followers have loved his oh-so-relatable memes and posts, and we’re proud to bring you some of our favorites today, dear Pandas.
Make sure you upvote your favorite and leave a comment below, and if you’re craving a little more, then Bored Panda have another article for you that can do just that trick. So let’s dive right into it!
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The first rule of the Girl Code is that we stick together no matter what. Whether we’ve been friends since kindergarten or just met in the bathroom, we’ve got each other, especially when it comes to safety and feminine hygiene. Life is too complex for us to be at each other’s throats.
Instead, let’s laugh at the ironic, unforgiving, and fun life perfectly depicted in this article shared by “Girls Meet The Internet.” The Instagram account has been entertaining its 98.7K followers since July 2017, and it doesn’t seem to show any signs of stopping.
As you scroll through this list, I thought it would be interesting to delve a little into the notion of feminism—the belief in the social, economic, and political equality of the sexes. As stated in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, feminism is manifested throughout the world and is represented by various institutions committed to activities on behalf of women’s rights and interests.
Although many people today misunderstand its purpose, few look to the history that started it all. Throughout most of Western history, women were confined to the domestic sphere, while public life was reserved for men. Even at the end of the 20th century, women could not vote or hold elective positions in Europe and in most of the United States.
Women are prevented from doing business without a male representative. A married woman cannot control her own child without her husband’s permission. Moreover, women have little or no access to education and are barred from most professions. In some parts of the world, such restrictions on women continue to this day.
Feminism is not a modern thing. In late 14th and early 15th century France, the first feminist philosopher, Christine de Pisan, challenged prevailing attitudes towards women with a bold call for female education. The defense of women had become a literary subgenre in the late 16th century, when Il merito delle donne (1600; The Worth of Women), a feminist broadside by another Venetian author, Moderata Fonte, was published posthumously.
As further explained in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, defenders of the status quo painted women as shallow and inherently immoral, while emerging feminists produced a long list of women’s courage and achievements and proclaimed that women would be intellectually equal to men if they were given equal access. to education.
Equality is the key word in the equation (although there are some aspects that are misunderstood by this notion as well), with an emphasis on oppression. At the core of it all, feminist theory argues that women should enjoy the same rights as men, including the right to speech, religion, bodily autonomy, and political expression.
Simply put, feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. And even if the misinterpretation of it makes men as the main enemy, that is not the case, because feminism is equality for all. But Joshua Evans raises an interesting question: “Can true equality be achieved if half the population cannot help, or does feminism lose its way if it is dominated by male voices?”
Studies show that in a more gender-equal society, men are half as likely to be depressed, less likely to commit suicide, have around a 40% lower risk of violent death, and even suffer from chronic back pain. In the same society, social problems such as sexual assault and domestic violence against men can be treated more seriously.
Feminism has also allowed men to have long maternity leave and become full-time parents, combating ‘breadwinner’ stereotypes. Here are some examples of what feminism can and continues to do for men. And it’s up to men to support it in any way they can.
There is still a long way to go to realize the ideals of feminism, but I believe that soon we will flourish as a society that embraces each other, respects each other, and is there for each other. . In the meantime, here are some universal rules of the Girl Code.
If a woman needs a tampon and you have a tampon – help her. If you notice that a woman is too drunk to see straight, get her water and help if necessary to keep her safe. If you see someone harassing or unwantedly touching a girl, help her out. If a woman cries, make sure everything is right. Finally, passing judgment on others is not fair, we girls must stick together.
As you continue to scroll through this list, be sure to pick your favorites. Leave your thoughts in the comments below, and I’ll see you at the next one!