” Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simon de Beauvoir
This is an article about to reinterpret the modern feminism.
To me, true feminisim is not about to sitting around and moaning about the lack of opportunity in womens’ life, but actively encouraging other women to get most of theirs. When I decided to take my time to focus on feminism issue it seems to mean that if you are a woman, who believes that man and woman are equal, then you are a feminist. But after many sleepless night, I do not necessarily think that this is true. Feminism is a movement, it is not just to be a word used to say any woman with a good attitude in a privileged society.
This is why I think International Women’s Day is so important. It is a significant reminder that feminism should not be a selfish enterprise. To sit and revel events which happens in the society is not what movements are for. There are millions of women living in the world, who does not have most rights that we have and took for granted, have the power to change the world if we really put our minds to it.
The first- wave feminist movement in the turn of the last century throughout the world, fought for the vote was a selfless campaign by a strident group about de jure (officially mandated) inequalities. They tirelesly worked hard for our future, not just for the present. So, when our grandmothers stand up and fought for our rights, they presummed the women called themselves as feminist in 2014 would be doing the same thing – helping other women .
Let me hit you with some facts… The majority of people living in poverty around the world are women. Women earn only 10% of the world’s income and own less than 1% of the world’s property. Over 800 women die from pregnancy – related illness, mostly in developing countries. And violence against women is responsible for more deaths, and disability in women 15-44 aged globally than cancer, malaria, car accidents. We need International Women’s Day to remind us that a feminist’s work is not done yet.
With our support, women across the world will gain the confidence to build their own business and attain true independence. IWD is not just a one day. It is a catalyst for the change. There are many ways to get involved whether its fundraising, or donating unwanted goods to Oxfam shops – I know I will be.
So, next time you call yourself a feminist, have a think about the last thing you actively did and improved the lives of other women. Get involved, united actions will play a key role not just women, for everyone.
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