The day of the 8th march marks the strength of women to put on the table the inequalities that are still manifesting in the 21st century, to fight and continue till our voices are heard, valued, and equated with those of men.
Have you ever thought that many aspects of women’s equality are fairly simple to quantify in the economy, but how do we measure how safe women are in their own homes, streets or parties? The list goes on and on.
What does #breakthebias mean to me?
For International Women’s Day this month, my plea to all parents is to allow their daughters to thrive. Breaking the bias must start at home.
It all comes back to what shaped her thoughts in her formative years, allowing her to grow up without bias.
To #breakthebias for our daughters, we must speak into their future boldly and with purpose. We need to be their cheerleaders and support them so as to ensure that they are constantly aware of their abilities and strengths and build on them.
Educating our sons and daughters about real equality is necessary for things to change. Dismiss, once and for all, the princesses who passively wait to be rescued by their prince charming. Understand that girls can and should be whatever they want. Defend freedom above everything else.
An Empowered Woman
An empowered woman does not mean that all women are free. And no woman is free until all women are, no matter how much you tell yourself you are. We don’t just want to raise awareness; we want to liberate the entire class of women from patriarchal oppression.
Society is made up of individuals. Before we are a society, we are individuals. Therefore, if I change the way I think and act in the world, the world will change. That’s up to me. Of my ideas, of my behaviour. I alone make the difference.
Why is it important to combat gender stereotypes?
Stereotypes of gender roles are conventional constructions. Although they are deeply rooted in our society and our daily lives, it is essential to combat them to put an end to discrimination.
“Stereotypes are a bit like air: they are imperceptible but always present.”
You first need to figure out how and when these stereotypes start, and how they affect your later feelings about yourself and other people. Years have passed, but even today, when people read about astronauts, architects, engineers, or pilots, they are likely to think about a man. It’s kind of like a reflex because that’s what society has come to accept.
“The solution lies in Education”
Schools can organize workshops for girls with working female role models. The female volunteers offer their time to go into schools and explain their jobs to the youngsters: what they are passionate about in their work and what obstacles they encountered during their career development.
In short, the aim is to showcase female role models that can become a source of inspiration for Women of the future
Women’s Day feels like patriarchal patronizing these days. It has to be about honouring the struggle, the power of centuries of women who have fought to be free of gender’s shackles, and the imposed hierarchy that comes with it.
Women’s Day has devolved into a marketing gimmick, and we’re losing sight of what’s important, and they’ll give you 50% off because, at the end of the day, a day without capitalism is not a day.
To Sum Up
I think the progress we’ve made in recent years has been fantastic, but we still have a lot of work to do. As women, we must do everything we can to support one another and keep moving forward. We are always more powerful when we work together.
We are all Human
Of course, women can change the world! But they have to do it with men! A human being is the one who can transform it. I have always believed in equal rights and opportunities for women, but I have never considered myself a fundamentalist feminist. I don’t believe in fundamentalism of any kind. Whatever they say, women and men are completely different, and some of us have some things that others don’t have, but I think that women generally are more open to the world and to change.
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For international women’s day and to break the bias I would like to plea to all parents is to allow their daughters to thrive just as much as you do your sons.