When you're a teenager and trying to fit in 'feminism' is almost like a dirty word, so if you're radical you label yourself a 'humanist' because while you don't really understand what feminism means, judging by the reaction of your peers it's not 'cool' and it certainly isn't sexy. Now at 21 years of age I couldn't find one female friend or family member who doesn't label themselves as a feminist, and most of the women in my life have been on the receiving end of some kind of sexual violence at one point or another.
So stop telling white men they are privileged just because of his skin colour or because of his anatomical structures. The more you tell someone to check their privilege, the more you risk not seeking the support of others for the feminist cause.
The star of this grotesque circus is wealthy older man Donald Trump; who believes that being a famous, rich, white, racist, sexist qualifies him to be voted in as the 45th President of the United States during the election this November, while masterfully showcasing all that is wrong in the land of the free at the moment.
For the record I'm not remotely interested in taking anyone's statue down. It's just high time we got some new ones. So that school kids in Hackney, Liverpool and Manchester can look up to people who look a bit more like them; people who achieved great things and are finally recognised as having done so.
'...In the middle of beating her up, he picked up the pan of hot oil and poured it on her head, and that woman ... that Jat woman ... didn't let out a single scream, not a squeak.' That was a story I heard in my childhood, as the women gossiped and I, still young and childlike, shadowed my mother, nestling against her and absorbing, imbibing...
We need a society that can praise all these different women, with their many different ways of empowering themselves. Some may get naked to feel confident and empowered, but others may emphasise their career success, their financial gain or their academic achievements. Or they may do all of the above; after all, women are not one-dimensional beings, just like men.
With brand new statistics from YouGov revealing that 85% of young women have experienced street harassment, the conversation about dealing with everyday sexism in public spaces has never been more urgent.
Before she could read, my child had a strong sense of gender based on the same stereotypes we encountered on the high street, from clothing and toys, to cards and pull-ups. Whatever stereotypes our society is guilty of, they are reinforced exponentially by a consumer culture that puts all its faith in gender marketing.
My ideal is an environment of social equality, where men and women are raised without different assigned roles or expectations. The world is moving on from this, and we must catch up with it. I hope one day to raise children, and if my son wanted to be a ballet dancer and my daughter a CFO, they have the social equality to pursue these dreams without bias- and without a mention of 'pink' and 'blue' jobs.
It might not be a question that's ever occurred to you, especially if you're not the one that shoulders the burden, but whilst we're all focused on equality in leadership positions or the gender pay gap (both hugely important issues), we may be losing sight of a root cause of the problem.
March 8 is International Women's Day, a day calling for "parity" or a level playing field between men and women. But really, how can there be true parity when young women and girls across the world are still being butchered on the say so of their male masters?
Today, marks the 103rd year we've celebrated International Woman's Day. Though much has changed since then, we're still millions of miles away from reaching where we need to be.
Have you ever been trolled for vaguely feminist views on Twitter? If you haven't then, regardless of whether you're male or female, all you have to do to see what it feels like is use a hashtag such as #everydaysexism in one of your tweets and the trolls will come to you.
Their courage certainly gives me hope, and it should also give hope to those women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. This International Women's Day, please know that Refuge is here to help you, and that it is possible to live a life free from violence and fear.
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