In lieu of International Women's Day (which is appointed to be tomorrow), I thought I would talk straight with you- girl to girl.
The other night, I watched the fight between McGregor and Diaz. Well, leading up to that, there were multiple other fights lined up, including a big one between two female fighters- Holly Holms and Miesha Tate. They were talking on air about what each of the fighters were earning that night and the difference between the men and women was astonishing.
$500,000 for the female fighters.
$1,000,000 for the male fighters.
Granted, McGregor and Diaz were the highlight of the evening, but after doing some research (plus using my common sense), it appears as though female fighters still get paid way less than male fighters. Can someone explain this to me please?
I shouldn't be surprised, and yet I am. It astounds me. It shocks me that we still have this issue here in the states. There's still this problem where men are treated far more superior than women, and as a result, get paid more.
I'm no man hater. As a feminist, I don't like to think of this as some way to go all female foo fighter on the guys. I like them, of course. I just think that there needs to be equality between both men and women and that this nonsense where females get paid less needs to stop. Feminism isn't man hating: it's the belief that men and women should have equal rights. We've been talking about it since the beginning of time, yet how are we still having issues?
As I grow older, I'm becoming more and more passionate about these things as they directly pertain to me. As I start going into the workplace, as I delve into the adult world, I'm becoming more educated and inspired to stand up for my rights and defend the beliefs that women should get paid the same as men.
Anyhow, today was all about Ted with me. OutfitTED and wearing Ted to Toe. It was especially nice because the day was moody and gray and it was fun to bring in pops of color. I always ask Ted: Are you a camera? Because every time I look at you, I smile...
What I wore: silk ethereal poesy Ted Baker scarf/cape (I love my job!), rhinestone Lia Sophia necklace, purple Ted Baker crop top (I love my job!), mint tulle skirt, ethereal poesy Ted Baker bag (I love my job!), and plum and silver Long Tall Sally pumps.