Is the madness currently unfolding in the Ukraine really just a spat over a gas bill? Well, probably not, but the price of gas does play a role. The President of the Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych was duty bound to sign a trade pact that would have brought the European Union and Ukraine closer to open trade and opened the doors to inclusion in the EU, and then Russia decided the whole deal was bullshit and threatened to stop subsidizing the flow of natural gas to the Ukraine.
Oh, Yanukovych hates former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko – she of the most glorious hair ever and friend to the European Union. Yulia wants to move into the future, Yanukovych prefers the past.
Unrest in the Crimea is nothing new. Looking over photos and watching video footage, I was struck by something: where are all the women? The young, strong, powerful, independent you go grrrrlz? Where you at, ladies? Look at these two photos. There does not seem to be any women at all.
Oh, in the early days of protests, there were young women out in force. Look at the cute little feminist making her stand.
And then shit got nasty. And they are no where to be seen. Isn’t that curious?
There are middle aged women out and about.
And old women.
There are wives and girlfriends kissing their male companions, but they seem more concerned about their personal lives. Which is fine. It’s probably a really smart thing to do, given the circumstances. The fish needs a bicycle!
Where are all the lady protesters now? It’s only the young men of the Ukraine who care about their country and future?
Where are all the women protecting the city? It’s only men who pick up shields and guns and do the dirty, nasty business of taking a stand?
Only men prepared to face danger and the possibility of real harm?
Where are all the women? Are you hiding? Scared to come out?
These photos aren’t just cherry-picked. It’s not like I scrolled through hundreds of photos looking for ones that depict only men. It’s rare to find a woman who isn’t either mourning, with a male companion or running away. And even more rare to see a young woman. They are mostly middle-aged.
The world goes to hell and the truth becomes blinding, doesn’t it? Beyonce takes to the stage and howls her feminist delusion that “girls run the world”.
Really, bitch? Really?!?!
Not in the Ukraine.
Women would do very well to remember that.
Lots of love,