I follow the rules.
I show up a little early, prepared, ready to do my part.
I work my ass off.
I do at least my share.
I clean up my own messes. Other people’s too, sometimes.
I stay until it’s done.
I pay my bills, my taxes.
I’m not taking anything that isn’t mine. I’m not asking for anything that isn’t mine.
I should be paid for my work, not for my gender. I earn exactly the same as all the others who follow the same rules, who work as hard as I do. I deserve more than those who don’t follow the rules and do the work even if they were born with a penis. I should be paid what I have earned.
I want the rules to apply to all, not just to me.
(This won’t be the last of this subject.)
Link: Strong Opinions, Loosely Held – by E. Brooks of Gray Matters