What Women Put Up With … and Why

I don’t often think about the things I just put up with because they happen so frequently and seem like a waste of energy to correct.  This “blindness” is cultural, a social bias, and my social norm.  I mostly do it because I’m a woman and a woman who demands respect often wins the battle and looses the war on day-to-day issues.  I have a strong belief in fairness and equity.  But considering who we just elected as President, I don’t believe the power structure would tolerate, much less support, me.  So, do we shout about the big issues and tolerate the little practices?  I don’t know, but I’m going to try to pay more attention.  Below are a few places that might catch your attention and prompt you to ask similar questions.

What Women Put Up With That Men Don’t by Alicia Bassuk on Oprah.com

Women and Getting Married Less and Less by Amanda Chatel on Bolde.com

The Thing All Women Do That You Don’t Know About by Gretchen Kelly on HuffingtonPost.com