International Woman’s Day, the fight for equality

International Woman’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on the 8th of March every year.
Since 1911. 
It has been a long 103 years,
that women had to fight for their rights. 
But the world is still unequal. 

Scary isn’t it? 

When will women stop being viewed as weak?
As incapable of authoritative posts. 
Come on, who disciplines the kids at home and brings them up? The mother. 
So don’t even try to tell me women don’t know how to exercise authority when need be. 
Even women emotions can be useful at the workplace. 
Women understand the needs of other women much better, thats for one. 
Two, I’m sure women can set up great social enterprises with their motherly natures and big hearts.

When will women be more than their flesh?
Was watching 300 this morning and my heart broke when the queen had to offer her body to the traitor in order to get a favour to save her king.
We hear stories all the time, how women in the line of sales or the entertainment industry, have to sleep with men to climb up the ladder.
We watch documentaries, read articles of prostitutes telling us about their typical day 
and I hate that. 
Women shouldn’t have to be put in that kind of situation. 
We shouldn’t have to be submissive to the greed of men, their whims and fancies, their lustful desires.

When will women be treated with respect and honour, as of men have for centuries?
One of the reasons why I am glad to be on board with Jump The Cut is because,
they are putting together a predominantly female team. 
Very few companies have a female voice, and I’m glad JTC wants to be different. 

I’m just sick of GUYS thinking I’m a “stupid, dumb fuck” just because I’m female and because I gave way to them cause I like/love them. 
Like there is nil basic respect and many guys have insufferable egos. 
If you think you’re that good, *claps* the door is right there, go eff yourself. 

But of course, before we ask others to treat us with respect and honour, 
we females must first treat ourselves with respect and honour.
Know that we deserve great things, don’t short-change yourself.
Know that a good guy will respect your time, your opinions, your ideals;
honour not just your body but your whole self as well.

Also, please please chase your dreams and ambitions.
Many girls are labelled as bimbos who only blog/shop/instagram/cafe hop. 
But I think when women have dreams, and fight for them; 
that’s when guys know we are serious with our stuff. 
And they’d respect you 
because well you’d prolly have achieved a lot more than they ever had. 

I hate it when someone tells me “Just find a rich man and get married.”
So, all you think I am capable of, is to be his hand accessory and live off him? 
My mum has taught me since a young age, to be an independent woman. 
To earn my own keep.
I mean, people leave right?
What if you get a divorce? You’d have nothing to your name, 
Plus, I didn’t study so much just to be a taitai and rot my time away yknow. 
I should be worth more than my ability to bear children and raise kids. 

This is also why,
I’ve never been the type to ask guys to buy me things. 
Idk I seldom get my parents to buy me things either. 
I’d just save up and buy them on my own. 
I don’t like the feeling of having to beg and I’d much rather rely on myself, 
then wait on someone to buy me something. 

This year’s IWD theme is “Inspiring Change”,
and I just hope to stir some feelings. 

“The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.” - Susan B. Anthony

“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.” - Clare Boothe Luce

“The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world see us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world.” - Arlene Rankin

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