September 2 2016
Feminism and identity politics is the biggest challenge in 2016 in my opinion. Feminism is becoming more and more widespread thanks to international stars and authors who have made it their priority to make women and girls feel like they can be whoever they want to be. However in my community I notice how young men are sensitive to this topic. They think that women should just ignore the media images, the stereotypes and just be whatever they want to be and that what is sexist is trying to empower one group in particular. It is hard for me when boys and men tell me to ignore gender roles because it is not that easy. Feminism is a way to broaden what society thinks is acceptable for a woman to do. We are empowered (more like permitted to) have monetary freedom, permitting us to have our own lives, and not be reliant on a man to accommodate us.
Feminism is, in my mind necessary to protect women from discrimination however, it still has a long way to go. Feminism proposes that social structures must change however that people, especially ladies, may continue as before. International Women's Day was on March 8. There were a great deal of moving quotes made by strong, successful women everywhere around the world. One of my top choices was "I am a feminist because I believe in social change, equality and making society and the world a better place." by Chantal Partamian. I am a feminist because girls are taught in public school that once they lose their virginity that they will lose a part of themselves. 1 in 4 young women are sexually assaulted and yet a lot of people are still concerned with "What she was wearing?". In 2013, there were over 700 bills proposed to regulate a women's body. Women only hold 5 percent of leadership roles in the media. This is in the United States, one of the world's most developed countries. Boys all around me are shamed for showing their emotions and they think that the worst thing that could happen is to be compared to a girl. Because being a woman is weak? I believe that the world should be safe for girls everywhere. In Saudi Arabia, women still can't vote or drive. I believe in gender equality and we are not there yet. In my school, we were asked to make a leadership project about something that is meaningful to us. I chose mental health but I can tell you that at least 35% of the girls in my class chose a project related to gender inequality. In my school, young ladies frequently volunteer to be group leaders, and are not hesitant to express their opinions before young men or male instructors. The young men are making a decent attempt to comprehend and acknowledge the idea that young ladies can be just as strong and dominant as young men in relationships. We are developing. The more we become more acquainted with each other and our values, the more we will regard the other sexual orientation's position in our social lives. Will such a day when individuals begin looking at others not by what sex they have a place to, yet what sort of individual they are? I trust so. I trust we will all have the capacity to develop enough so we can disregard the names that were slapped on our bodies during childbirth, and take a gander at the human covered up underneath it. It will require significant investment and exertion, yet in the event that we really need to end up the people that are going to lead this world into a better future, this is a mountain we need to climb.