If one wonders why our patriarchal society is so hard to break, this Southern woman's comment about CEO's abandoning Trump says it all.
She believes Girly Men take moral stances?
A Southern woman was upset that CEOs dumped Trump over his statements following the Charlottesville massacre. This host did not take kindly to her comments.
MSNBC's Mariana Atencio went around Memphis Tennessee and asked several Southerners for their thoughts on the CEO's leaving Donald Trump's councils because of his Charlottesville comments. The comment from one resident was striking.
"This country has seen a decline in real men," the woman said. "And I think that is what we have. We have a bunch of girly men is what I call them. Let me go with the flow. Let me do whatever is going to get me a little attention right now. That's what I think of them. I don't think a lot about them."
It was refreshing listening to a millennial who got it. The millennial explained what the country needed to do to move forward.
"I think the first step is admitting there is a problem," the millennial said. "And not chalking it up to people being overly sensitive. Our history is still pretty entrenched in all the racism, especially in this area."
There is no doubt that Stephanie Ruhle would respond and she did.
"Mariana, you did that soundbite just for me," Ruhle said with an attitude. "This country's real men are turning into girly men? You know what? This girly girl, she's got time for girly men. Man, that one killed me."
Until every American acknowledge their worth and believe that every single human being is equal, change will be slow. It is essential that every American understand that no one supersedes another. Every American must be bold and assert their worth.
Also published on Medium.