False. You know what one of the most dangerous professions is? Nursing. Women have been soldiers, pirates and coal miners. They’ve had to disguise themselves as men because men don’t want to let them in the boy’s club. You know what jobs men avoid like the plague? Taking care of other people. Many of you would rather get black lung disease than take care of children. Men get plenty of respect for the jobs you do. Yes, there are men who do the work they do to protect women and children. But SO DO WOMEN. We deserve the same level of pay and respect. Period. This is not about disrespecting men. This is about respecting women equally. Also, men should be able to take jobs that involve caring for others without being shamed or made to feel as though they’re doing “women’s work.”


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