At its core, feminism is the simple conviction that women are equal to men in every regard, and should be treated as such.
A Life of Not-So Secret Secrets
I’ve reached a point in my life where I want to spill the tea on so many things, not because I’m a gossip, but because I see how keeping quiet about the difficult truth is actually hurting others. There are so many things you are told not to talk about because it will hurt your employability or just generally society will consider you a pariah. I never fit in, not anywhere, not really. I grew up in a misogynistic, religious town and read graphic news stories about women and children being murdered by men repeatedly in the same hometown. Some of the kids even went to my school. One story made it all the way to Oprah, but not all of them. Not all women and children were murdered, most were hit and bruised and cussed out. Many others were told how fat and ugly and worthless they were. They were the same people I saw at church every Sunday. Unsurprisingly, there was also a drug and alcohol problem in my town. I saw friends and family negatively impacted by it. You may be reading this and saying, “So what? It’s the same story in my hometown. Deal with it.” I don’t think dealing with it is the solution. I would much rather have children grow up in a world where the people causing all of the harm were the ones getting therapy and not the ones being abused. That would be a nice change of pace.
An Empath’s Pros and Cons of Being Called a GILF
There is a joy in being referred to as a GILF As a grandmother, twice over, I feel a sense of pride in the backhanded compliment.
Our. Misunderstood. Female-Self.
I watch from my office window this foggy morning, my coffee cup resting on a ring of paint on the frame as an April snow swirls in thick bursts in the backyard.
Ecofeminism: alternatives in defense of life and the environment
The economic and social impacts of the covid-19 pandemic are overwhelming and have revealed the fragility of the system in which we live. In a scenario of the destruction of ecosystems and natural disasters that require an urgent response, ecofeminism is presented as an alternative that defends life and the environment. On the foundations of ecofeminist thought and the role of women in the fight for environmental conservation and sustainable life, the daily spoke with the referents of the ecofeminist collective Dafnias Ana Filippini and Mariana Achugar.
Women Like Me
The week my life changed was unremarkable. There was no earth-shattering event. No explosions on the news screens. It was a day that dawned bright and sunny. But for me, it was a day that changed my very identity. It was the day I found out I was exactly four weeks pregnant – and didn't even know it.
Today we live in a world where we see only a handful of women in the top most political positions, can anybody tell me why? It continued to lack women in position of power from corporate boardrooms to the courts and political leadership. If men can be both employed and be a father then women can also be both employed and a mother. Still many men out there cannot see a women being successful, Why?
It’s OK To Be Rude
The first time I was harassed, I was barely thirteen. Standing outside the grocery store where my dad was helping my grandma choose some things to bring back to her apartment, I waited with our new puppy on the sidewalk. It was busy and hot, the sun battering the pavement and the exhaust from cars clouding in the air. A man older than my father approached, petting our new puppy without asking. He then launched into a speech about how pretty I was, followed by an onslaught of questions begging to know my address, my phone number, my age and whether my parents were around. I told him I was just thirteen. He laughed, but was not dissuaded. I noticed how his eyes lingered in uncomfortable places for longer than I wanted them to. As he leaned close to me, I caught a whiff of alcohol from his faded t-shirt. Eventually, I ran inside.
I Was Always Proud That I Wasn't A "Typical" Girl
I was always a little different from other girls in my class. While most of the girls liked to talk about clothes and fashion, I wanted to talk about books and the latest gadgets. I was always a voracious reader so wanted to discuss amazing things described in them(this was the pre-internet era when we relied on books for all our knowledge). But most of the girls couldn't share my interests.
What's Not to Love About Being A Woman?
“What’s not to love about being a woman?” How about the unwanted attention we get from just wearing clothes that “show off too much skin”? Or the never ending judgement from a society that seems like it has a little too much to say about how women should present themselves. Or how about the fact that many women feel unsafe walking by themselves (any time of day) but especially at night. Or when men think they need to explain every little thing to us just because we’re women and “we wouldn’t know these types of things”.
The Modern Woman's Struggle
Being a woman is hard work, with all the societal beauty standards and pressure to look a certain way it can be overwhelmingly hard to keep up with the next trend for women; there are all kinds of issues that women have to deal with in today’s day and age. You have men thinking they can tell you what to do with your body like we don’t know how to run our own lives, women have been running houses for years so I think we can manage our own bodies. It’s not just the men either, you have women who are ready and willing to tear another woman down rather than come together and try to make the world a bit more female-friendly. The struggles that a woman has to go through may not seem all that bad to some people but for the woman who is going through it it can feel like the weight of the world is on her shoulders. I want to talk about a few of these struggles and how they have been affected over the last few years, because yes, these issues have been touched on in one way or another and they need to be shown for how they have affected women.
Be an inspirational woman
Lack of sense of security in love, worry about gains and losses how to do? I have a lot to say about this.
One day as a passion driven working mom
Do you want to know what it’s like to live a day in the life of a caring, passion driven, working mother that is also pursuing a writing career and why it matters?