June 15, 2019
The badass woman is a mythical creature that would be the perfect mix of braveness and strength if not for her silly weak spot clitoris button which, once pushed, terrorizes and paralyzes her instantly.
Women across Switzerland have taken to the streets to protest against what they say is the country’s unacceptably slow pace to equality.
Friday’s protest comes 28 years after similar action saw half a million women take to the streets in 1991.
Swiss women have long campaigned to accelerate the pace of gender equality.
They joined millions of other women in Europe after World War One ended in 1918 in demanding the right to vote – but did not get it until 1971.
At the time of the 1991 strike there were no women in the Swiss government, and there was no statutory maternity leave.
Appenzell, the last Swiss canton to refuse women the right to vote, had just been ordered to change its policy by Switzerland’s Supreme Court.
Some things have changed: there have since been eight female government ministers and the right to maternity leave is now enshrined in law.
However, women in Switzerland still earn on average 20% less than men, they are under-represented in management positions, and childcare remains not only expensive, but in short supply.
Last month, a survey by the International Labour Organisation put Switzerland bottom of the list in pay rates between men and women in senior roles.
The “gender pay gap” topic is a kind of living dead topic that keeps coming back no matter how many times you put your sword through its heart.
Look. Let’s keep this short.
We live inside a system of Jewish Capitalism where profit is put above all else. If employers could really just pay women less than men and get the same work that men would do, everyone would hire women instead of men to maximize profit.
Of course, women are biologically incapable of doing the same work as men, they make different life choices, they don’t have the capacity or the desire to put in what it takes to reach the top, their personalities lower workplace productivity, they can get pregnant and decide to never go back to work, they have mood swings on a regular basis, and so on and so forth.
Journalist Beatrice Born, who was six months pregnant with her first child when she joined the strike back in 1991, will be striking again on Friday.
Beatrice Born: “We felt amazingly powerful that day. Because so many women took part. I thought, after this, nothing can stand in our way.”
Paola Ferro, one of the organisers of the 1991 strike, will be back on the streets on Friday, too.
Paola Ferro: “My reasons are the same as they were in 1991 – gender justice.”
Nicole, 24: “I’m taking part for all the women who aren’t able, or maybe aren’t brave enough to do what they want in life.”
Yes, Nicole, not all women are as brave as you. You are indeed very brave for going with the crowd after receiving support from all of the Western governments and media.
Truly an exemplary woman.
A new strike was first suggested last year in response to parliament’s decision to introduce more scrutiny on equal pay.
The government’s move only related to companies with more than 100 employees, a measure that women trade union leaders dismissed as virtually meaningless.
Since then, women across the country have been mobilising, using social media to take advantage of the power of the hashtag.
The hashtag is indeed very powerful.
#Frauenstreik – women’s strike in German – has been trending for days, along with #GrèvedesFemmes in French.
Events were staged in many of the main cities on Friday, including Bern, Basel, Zurich, Sion, and Lausanne, where women filled the station concourse to sing a feminist hymn.
— Joelle Fabre (@JoelleFabre1) June 14, 2019
In Geneva, street signs named after men were replaced with women’s names.
Social media has emerged in recent years as one of the most powerful techniques for quickly raising awareness of a particular issue and mobilising people for protests and demonstrations.
Nadine, a Swiss law student not even born when the first strike took place in her country, will be among those taking part.
“I think it’s a good thing,” says the student, who comes from the traditionally conservative canton of Glarus.
“People will get informed about the many disadvantages women still face: we don’t get equal pay, men still get prioritised with certain jobs,” she adds.
Nadine: “Girls are given fewer chances to go to university or higher education because they are the ones who will have children:”
Aida, a 25-year-old yoga teacher, will be striking too.
“It’s way easier for us to go on to the streets and demand things than it was for women 100 years ago.”
Many men will be actively supporting the strike, though they have been told to stay in the background, looking after children, and preparing food for the strikers.
“If we do not support each other now, who will in the future?” asks 24-year-old Clemens.
Clemens: “I am a man, but most of all I am human and I want equal rights in the real world for all fellow humans.”
Looks like a female to male transsexual from outer space.
“He” has that Mark Zuckerberg need to remind people that he’s human.
It’s an interesting kind of equality that these women want. Men are supposed to not do the same as women and to perform traditionally womanly tasks.
It’s almost as if by “equality” they mean “our turn.”
Who can even take them seriously anymore?
They think they’re some kind of brave Twitter hashtag (invented by a man) warriors but we can instantly win any confrontation with them without physical violence just by grabbing them by the pussy.
…and they call themselves strong, independent and brave.
They’re all just little girls acting silly.