“Feminism is not about making women stronger. Women are already stronger. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” – G. D. Anderson
I started with this quote because I consider it really important for every feminist in this world. Women are the strongest beings that ever existed on this planet: we bear children, we give life, love and affection, we endured so many sufferings during the time and we never gave up, we’re the future of humanity that was always neglected, misunderstood and totally ignored. We are the ones that, at the end of the day, no matter how hard it was, we still can smile.
We are currently living dark times. It’s so sad that in the 21st century we still have to fight for women’s rights. The matriarchy is trying to convince us that women are having their rights and it’s no need to fight for something that we already own. But that’s the biggest lie that I’ve ever heard.
When sexual harassment, unequal payment, abuses, discrimination, misogyny and hate will stop, then we can say that we’ve got our rights! But until that wonderful moment all we have to do is: stand up and fight! We’re not going to win anything if we’re gonna stay silent about an abuse or discrimination that happened to us, or to someone that we know.
Now, more than ever, we have to tell stories. True stories, real experiences that will help others understand, empathize and involve. We need the victims to be courageous, open up and talk about what happened. It doesn’t matter when it happened, if it happened yesterday or 10 years ago, people must see that it happened.
Many times I’ve heard women saying that they truly believe they’re having equal rights and enough women in leadership position. A study made by the “TIME’S UP NOW” movement is showing the sad truth: “1/3 of women think women are well represented in leadership roles. The reality is, only 1 in 10 senior leaders are women.”
This has to stop! Abuses, harassment, inequality, discriminations and every bad thing that’s happening to women everyday. We have to protect ourselves and be kinder with each other. We have to advocate for our rights and never let anyone to break them and, if it happens, we should’t go in our rooms lock ourselves in there and in ourselves too and cry, we have to wipe away our tears, stand up and say: Me too!
In her beautiful speech at the Golden Globes, Oprah said few amazing words that are representing the essence of our times, “For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men, but their time is up!”
#TIMESUP on silence.
#TIMESUP on waiting.
#TIMESUP on discrimination.
#TIMESUP on harassment
#TIMESUP on abuse
You can read more about Time’s Up movement by accessing their website timesupnow.com where you can also take part of this wonderful movement that advocates for women’s rights by supporting their cause with a donation or a purchase from their store.