A Faded Love
Victory is not about overcoming fear and sadness and loneliness,It’s learning the part it plays in your life.It’s letting it happen and seeing it for what it is, calling it out,And by revealing it, you rob it of power.Victory is not being destroyed when an emotion comes your way.Victory is to feel the whole spectrum of feelings and not be overtaken.
The Fight for Equal Pay
One of the most subtle but life-altering realities for women in the United States today is the gender pay gap. Women have been fighting for years against misogynist, patriarchal workplaces that undervalue their abilities and skills, and of all the ways that women are discriminated against, this is one that can very tangibly change the way they live their lives. Lower income means less freedom in the way they spend their money and likely leads to increased levels of stress. According to Anxiety.org, 30 percent of women reported higher levels of stress due to financial reasons, whereas only 17 percent of men said so (Sharf). The head researcher stated that women may feel more stress about money because they feel obligated to take care of the home and children, which is another result of patriarchy. So not only does patriarchy pay women less, it puts us in a position to worry about how we’re paid less. This is the reality that women face going to work every day.