To me, feminism is about equality. It’s about a seat at the table, a voice, recognition. It’s about inclusion. It’s about transcending differences. To me, being a feminist means supporting each other – man or woman – not tearing them down. Being a feminist is about making room for everyone, not about being on top. Being a feminist shouldn’t be an embarrassment. It shouldn’t be an accusation. It shouldn’t only be for women. To me, the foundations of feminism are very real; women are treated as lesser to men in many ways all around the world, sometimes in places that feel so far removed from us, and sometimes right under our noses. To me, feminism is something we should all strive for – whether man or woman. How wouldn’t we all benefit from equality, opportunity and love? Let’s keep going until we don’t need to talk about it anymore. I know I will. #HappyInternationalWomensDay
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Quote of the day
(Image: Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial)
Everybody should feel free to be who they are. Nobody should have to hide who they are. I think some of us are becoming apathetic, tired, frustrated or overwhelmed with the inundation of talk about equality and rights: sexuality, gender, race, religion. Of course, we should be happy with the progress we’ve already made, but honestly, we are still far from an equal, accepting and tolerating society, and we cannot pretend otherwise. We need to keep talking, acting, and evolving. With every little choice, word and action, we define the world; they spark, influence and spread to all those we touch, physically and online. We have the power to create a society where we are all free and loved. It will always start with us but it doesn’t have to end with us. Remember: What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.