Friday, 7 March 2014

International Women's Day 2014

From the days of Suffragetes, to burning bras, women have stood up and fought for equality and their rights. We have come a long way from the days of 'Votes for Women' and 'No Women in the Workplace' but has sexism really died down? Today thousands of women all around the world are subjected to violence, physical or mental abuse, and fear. Inequality still exists, both in the devloping and developed world. In the UK, the pay gap between men and women is widening, and dergoratory behaviour is still exhibited in the work place and out and about. In other parts of the world rape, lack of education and a life of servitude are still apparent in many women's lives, with the likes of the 2012 Delhi Gang Rape and Malala Yousafzai's fight for education being a constant reminder of women's rights.

Feminism is no longer about the burning bras and 'Cat and Mouse Act' that it used to be, it's about limiting the every day sexism that thousands of girls and women are experiencing, be it from a boyfriend, collegue, or stranger. It is about fighting for equality and the self-assurance that comes from knowing you have had the same opportunities as men. The little things we do as individuals can create the ripple needed for change. So I urge you to take a stance, be it on Page 3, Equal Pay or even just helping young girls to achieve their full potential. Cause together we can make a difference.


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  2. Wonderful post. ;-)
    Lovely greets Nessa


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