International Women’s Day!!!

WHOOOP WHOOOP! SHOUTOUT TO ALL MY LOVELY LADIES OUT THERE! #08/03

All right, let’s calm down a bit. Many of you may be wondering what the ‘hype’ is all about?

Well, today I want to talk about women, ladies, girls and females. Today, I want to splurge out and type up a wonderfully crafted piece of work that basically keeps on praising women with a bunch of amazing achievements and positive phrases that complement such a gorgeously graceful gender.

Why? (since I still haven’t answered your question…) This is because on the 8th March – it was International Women’s Day.

This was the day in the year where people could simply praise all the ladies in the world for all the amazing work they have done and motivate them to carry on channelling their energy to accomplish many more things as the year slowly unravels. (NB: this should apply to everyone, everyday)

But why? Why do women receive so much recognition? What is the purpose of this day?

Sadly, in the past and even in our current society, woman suffer from constant discrimination and face many challenges from gender inequality. Not everyone perceives women as being strong, intelligent and passionate individuals in the world therefore they are vulnerable to constant oppression. To make matters worse, this doesn’t just occur at work, but also at school and at home – it’s everywhere!. Little comments like “Ladies first” or “Let the men do the work” don’t intentionally mean harm but can be perceived as derogatory, hence gender equality constantly lingers within our daily lives.

Rather than scapegoating women as people who belong to domestic services and people with little value in the social hierarchy, we should be pleased to see them as world leaders, athletes and medical professionals (to name the least). Consequently, changing attitudes are essential in removing any negative stigmas associated with women. Everyone is entitled to the right to work, to education and to live. Therefore, it constantly saddens me to see that extremist groups attempt to spoil  a sacred bond between such beautiful things e.g. education.

However, with the power of many great women such as Malala Yousafzai and Emma Watson we can make a change with campaigns such as #HeforShe (please watch if you have the time : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4MR5z8ybBU). Although the voice of the women is important, it is vital that the voice of the men is also acknowledged as well. Rather than trying to fight a war with 2 different groups, we should unite together to conquer gender inequality and end this war!

“Two heads are better than one…”

Therefore receiving more support is pretty amazing.

Malala Yousafzai got shot at in the head and nearly died for campaigning for women’s education, however, this hasn’t deterred her from achieving her aim. Instead of being afraid of what people or extremist think… Let’s make them scared about the new revolution that is beginning to prosper. Let’s make them scared about gender EQUALITY!

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