Have you ever heard something similarly ridiculous being said to your face or behind your back? I bet we all did, no?
Oh, she’s wearing so much make up, must be really shallow.
Look at this bookworm, she should sort out that skin of hers.
You are paying so much attention to your clothes, you know it’s not that important, there are kids who have nothing to eat.
Are you gonna wear that???
Your friend is more beautiful than you.
Your friend is better at maths than you.
Your lipstick might give a wrong impression to the boys.
He hit her? She must have asked for it, you know how annoying she can be.
Our society is full of crippling opinions, where girls are being put in a boxes and told that as a girl you cannot put certain make up on, have interest in fashion and still want to get a PHD. You are being told that your clothes are distracting the boys. Being constantly compared to your friends and judged on your looks, your smartness and your choices
But it’s time for a change and lot’s have changed since Beyonce confirmed that girls run this world, feminism is not a dirty word anymore and even the House of Dior put it on their T-shirt this season (like the one in the above picture and I want one of these so so bad). In light of recent events in the world there is a major breakthrough: the gender pay gap (men in senior positions still earn 20% more than women in the same senior position) is being closed and the western world is talking about the future being female. We are dusting off the old approach where we were divided and conquered by the society (constantly telling us to compete against each other, that our friend is going to steal our boyfriend) and coming together to support each other to stand up for each other to empower each other.
And if your relationships with your friends are not inspiring and empowering, maybe it’s worth thinking if you are with the right crowd, cause you know, you are as good as the 5 closest people around you.
Lets continue to support, to inspire each other and to move forward so we have a better tomorrow and no one will ever say that we cannot be somebody. There should be women’s march every month!
Lots of love!
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