In a neverending quest to better understand myself and my beliefs,
Often, I sit back and think of where these feelings of inadequacy come from, where they began and how they are promulgated within our society - and I can usually come up with a few ideas of where they stem from. One, of many, being that they are coming from a place of culture and socialization. It's built into our society that women have to take a certain type of treatment and that we should long for it; sometimes, we don't realise that this is stemming from a system that has been built around patriarchy and privilege.
Recently, when I stumbled upon this funny video, I realised more than ever that culture -- pop culture specifically, helps reinforce gender norms that can be very damaging to women and our gender understanding as a whole. Here is a fun look at what would happen if famous movie romances had a bit of a feminist twist to them; where they wouldn't glorify and promote unhealthy expectations of relationships and identity.