So much has changed for the better in my life time –But i wonder if attitudes have really changed?
I posted the following on Facebook and only three people responded
Seems that “I DONT WANT TO KNOW” still prevails?
“Watching the idiot box this morning I saw stickers on Queensland ambulances “NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE” thought of commenting on FB about my experiences (and I know others have had the same) then decided not to – then saw Amber Heard in court – —
My abuse started when I was very young (from the person who is supposed to love you when no one else does——-flashbacks to when I was in my cot) and continued in two marriages – the comments I almost always received if I mentioned it was
“YOU MUST HAVE DESERVED IT” or “I DON’T WANT TO KNOW”
When I had my face stitched in hospital on one occassion the RN said “my husband doesn’t hit me” – the implication was “YOU MUST HAVE DESERVED IT”
Amber Heardd does not present as someone who has been abused!“
I also find that some medical practitioners still treat me as if i am to blame for my anxiety disorder.
The younger generation have no idea of the cultural attitude to women, gays or people that were not white
despite movies and tv shows that try to portray these attitudes.
Married women were not supposed to work and women received 75% of a man’s wage.
My first job was working with computers that were the size of wardrobes in refrigerated rooms:
I had to give up this job when I married because married women were not allowed to hold government jobs.
I was recently asked for my date of birth –which I gave
And said “I AM FLOWER POWER GENERATION“
The young lady replied
“NO –LUCKY YOU”
My generation were responsible for social change:
(that is all that I said –the rest is for the blog)
campaigning for animal rights:
caring for the ecology.
When I was growing up:
as well as having no rights nor status:
women were not expected to enjoy sex.
A woman was expected to stay a virgin until she was married:
A man was expected to be promiscuous:
Never understood how that worked:
When I was in high school we were discussing sex at lunch time and I said that there were double standards.
Several girls said “That is the way it is meant to be” —
What does that mean??? — (In actuality, it meant that it was a cultural norm.)
Once married the chances of a women climaxing was rather slim as (most) men of my age group are proficient at “wham bam thankyou mam!”
(This is a broad generalization so I apologise to men of my age group)
AND THEN CAME THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION.
Gays could stop pretending that they were heterosexual. 😀
And women could enjoy sex.
Many things have changed for the better in my life time:
Children have rights:
People who don’t have white skin have rights:
But sadly our culture still thinks humans are the only species that matters:
Enjoy your day
and respect other life forms