Couldn’t help but share this lovely message that says all I need to on this day, which has sparked protests and tokenism and genuine appreciation alike…
It is a bit long, however,
If we must celebrate a day for women,
let us celebrate freedom from stereotypes,
STOP congratulating women
for being the secret behind a successful man…
START saluting them for being successful.
the mother is sacred for all the sacrifices she makes…
TRY to reduce those sacrifices!
STOP telling women they are
TRY telling them it’s not important to be beautiful!
her roles as mother, wife, daughter, sister…
CELEBRATE her as an individual,
independent of relationships.
her necessity to multitask…
GIVE her a chance not to!
STOP these constructs which are
aimed at making her strive for an impossible balance…
LET her be inadequate…
STOP making her look at herself
through a conveniently male viewpoint.
LET her be imperfect, whimsical, irresponsible,
boorish, lazy, fierce,
opinionated, loud, flabby,
ungroomed, adventurous, unpredictable, unprepared, impractical…
Happy International Women’s Day y’all!
Finally, thank you, M! thanks for sharing this.
Your friendship is etched into my heart.