Feminist is an Equalist

Feminist is a cliche’ nowadays. Dare me say “I’m a feminist..” and ooh boy the gags you get are far too familiar.  Riased eyebrow ,silly smark and a cheeky yet sarcastic giggle.

But why? :  Because I’m female it’s wrong to be ambitous and have a go getter attitude to life? Be tough and as unappologetically bold as my male counterpart? Have drive and work on my grind?

Feminism is simply the quest for the equality of the sexes, yet it provokes strong reactions

‘Gender doesn’t limit my scope’
~qoute by Joyce

I do believe that their isn’t a superior gender. But fortunate or unfortunately we’ve celebrated a dominant gender so to speak. The ‘xy’ chromosome. (Male) But we are now  breaking the ice and saying “I AIN’T YOUR MAMA!! (Jlo). It’s perfectly okay to be outspoken as a female and still have a gentle feminine touch. We are all the same… just that one was biologically born a man/woman.

Times have changed and traditional roles are being redefined. Long are the days when it was forbiden to have a lady in the army or a shocker to find a lady engrossed in the 9-5 work schedule.

And so it begs the question, why can’t we demand and negociate an aqual pay cheque? given we perform the same tasks. Give Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar!

Emma Watson during the HeforShe campaign for UN Women Goodwill said ;
{I have spoken about feminism the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.

For the record, feminism by definition is: “The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.”}

And for the record empowering the girl child doesn’t jepordise the male existence. There will always be a man’s place in society. And hey look on the bright side …  a strong-willed intelligent lady is such a turn on and an important asset in soo many ways. Having women being empowered and doing the most gives the next generation a positive outlook as to what being a strong woman really is all about. Younger girls shall grow looking up to charaters such as these. They will learn that they don’t have to only play with dolls and play dress up. They’ll learn that they can do what whatever their heart so desires and can be whatever they wish to be with no compromise or limits. Not forgetting that youger boys too will be made to understand that a woman’s place isn’t neccesarilly in the kitchen…(pun intended) and so it should be.

If I speak my mind it means I have an opinion not that I’m being rude. Whenever a boy shows confidence and stands up for what he believes in he is praised and called ambitious ; when a girl does it she’s belittled and told to learn some mannars! Smh a pity!

However what I do know for certain is that when you look around and you are the only one wearing a skirt in the boardroom that’s a plus to you… because you won’t be easily forgotten. No need to pass around that business card!! The odds are in your favour and work to your advantage.
It’s an empowering feeling to say the least.
Be You. Stand Tall. And Speak Up. #girlpowerrocks


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