For 202O I have decided to broaden my horizons for writing as I feel that making a difference for the next generation is about more than just design, sustainability and creativity.
The world is surrounded by men, women and children who are slightly unsure about what feminism is really about. Some people naively think it is about “hating men”, when in reality it is quite the opposite. Contrary to popular belief, feminists do not just like the colour pink. they like lots of different colours. As a true feminist myself, all we want is to be heard and acknowledged for who we are and what we do.
Statistics prove that women around the world are subjected to gender pay gap issues, abuse and discrimination just because they are female, which is so wrong. A modern day feminist focuses on reality to change things for the better, by challenging the system, pushing boundaries and actively seeking new, improved policies. Equal rights for women should be the norm, but unfortunately this is not the case.
UN Women is a fantastic organisation dedicated to equality for women and empowering society to ensure women are valuable and respected, whatever their religious backgrounds and beliefs. There website is full of interesting articles about women who have made a difference to women’s rights and equality as well as details of campaigns that UN Women are involved in. And their Twitter feed is just as empowering if you like reading and seeing visually inspiring information.
Women should be given the same opportunities in life as men are , with the same salaries, the right to be listened and understood and the freedom of diversity, ethnicity and safety without judgement.
There is also a day dedicated to celebrate women around the world .International Women’s Day is on Sunday 8th March 2020 and this years theme is “I am Gender Equality”. You can find out more by visiting https://www.internationalwomensday.com and how you can get involved.
Being female can be stereotyped by too many people. We all are unique, we care about different things and acknowledge that society can treat us differently. Encouraging children to understand feminism is just as important as other subjects in education. Equal rights should be taught from a gender fluid perspective and children should be free to express themselves in a non political society. Making a difference for the next generation is about taking a new perspective and making it into something innovative.
If you see something in society that is wrong, would you challenge it?