International World Thinking Day! What does it mean to you to empower girls and women?
As a mom to a little girl, I know I need to teach and empower her with the knowledge and skills to be the woman she wants to be. An engineer, a teacher, a stay-at-home mom, an architect or anything her heart desires. There is no right way to be a girl or woman and in this world, with equalization being more prominent, I feel we as people need to change. We need to empower our society .
I believe we should demand respect while also being respectful. In business, the male/female roles really piss me off. There is seniority and that’s it. If you are qualified and can get the job done THAT’S WHAT MATTERS. This is for all aspects of life. Don’t let yourself be bullied, but don’t be mean while doing it. There is right and wrong, if you are doing what is right then you have the power to be a great person.
I believe we should follow our hearts/dreams. If my daughter wants to play football and shoot guns, good for her. If I had a son and he wanted to take dance class and be an art teacher or a baker, good for him. What matters is that you do what you love.
I believe marriage and family life should be a mutual decision. You are 2 separate people making the decision to become one family. As long you discuss and agree on things, your roles are what you chose. Both work, one work; bread winner, stay-at-home parent, etc. These are the choices you have to make as a family.
Looking through some quotes and this one caught my attention.
“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” —G.D. Anderson
I believe that the world needs to change their perspective on roles. Women are strong, men are strong. Women are timid, men are timid. We are who we are and it’s okay to be different. We shouldn’t have to follow a certain “expectation” that we have to live up to, we should be empowered to be the person we want to be.