I really love this saying because it’s true. It’s only the women throughout history who have bucked the trends set by men, stepped out of their roles established by men or in some way stood out from their every day lives who have made their mark in history. Were it not for these women who weren’t “well-behaved” I dare say that women today would not have the right to vote, would not be allowed to work outside the home, or do pretty much anything we want on our own.
It really baffles me, then, when a politician such as Michele Bachmann seems to have major issues with the development and building of a National Women’s History Museum on the National Mall in Washington D.C. This is how she feels about the project:
“This museum that will be built on the National Mall, on federal land, will enshrine the radical feminist movement that stands against the pro-life movement, the pro-family movement and the pro-traditional marriage movement,” said Republican Michele Bachmann of Minnesota.
You know, Mrs Bachmann, if it weren’t for the radical feminists, YOU would not have a position in the United States’ House of Representatives. But I guess it’s more convenient for you to attack what is different from you; to attack views different from your own instead of embracing all of our differences and stand firm in the knowledge that these women who were not well-behaved are the reason you are in the position you are in.
I guess you’d rather be in a marriage where you have to obey your husband and do whatever he says, no matter how demeaning it may be to you. Well, ma’am, you go right ahead and leave the rest of us to our lives that have been enriched because of those radical feminist women who refused to behave.