The Future Is Female

« If this is a man’s world, who cares ? I’m still really glad to be a girl in it. » – Sophia Amoruso

I’m stepping out of my comfort zone for this article, since it’s not just a look but also a stand I’m taking (the right t-shirt at the right time). I hope you’ll appreciate the editorial change here.

As you may know, we are close to elect a new President of France, so I thought it was good time to take a stand about a subject that matters to me : gender equality.

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To a lot of people, feminism is about putting the men down, having women dress like men and act like men.

To me, feminism is about equality, not only on the pay check but also in the chances we have. Not being discriminated for a job because we can get pregnant, but being hired because we are the right person. Being chosen because you’re good and not because « we need more women », that’s where the equality is.

There are so many women to look up to, to inspire little girls to be whatever they want to be, whatever their background or education may be. It doesn’t seem like reality to a lot of young girls out there, but it is and it should be.

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Amal Clooney – Human Rights Lawyer

Feminism, still in my opinion, is also about letting women deal with their bodies the way they want to. If a woman feel comfortable when’s she’s covered or baring her belly, that’s her choice, and no one else’s. (Hello, Emma Waston’s underboobs.)

I realized that women are first to criticize other women and I have no idea how we expect to live in an equal world when we spend so much time putting down other women instead of empowering them. And you know what ? I know I do that too …

But most of all, to all my ladies out there : Whatever you do, don’t let a man be the resource of your life or own you in any way. Be yourself, you are the key to your own success.

All of this is, of course, just the tip of the iceberg of what feminism is, but it felt like encouraging all of us women, rocking the world out there !

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Chimamanda Ngozie – Author

“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

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22 commentaires sur « The Future Is Female »

  1. I loved your article! Some many valid points. As woman we do put each other down sometimes and we shouldn’t let men define us. This was read at the perfect time in my life so thank you.

  2. Great post! I love this shirt, and your overall message. Feminism is definitely about equality between men and women and the right for women to be as free as men when it comes to personal choices. So many people DO see it as a negative, or that women hate men, and that’s not it all!

    -Lauren

  3. Thanks for stepping out of your comfort zone. I think several people including females are so programmed that men are the more important genders who should be treated fairly, but women are what makes the world whole and a more beautiful place.

    1. Thank you for this, I absolutely agree and it’s our role to let women and little girls know that this is as much their world

  4. Wow, Marine, this is the first time I read your blog and you are a true inspiration. You have always empowered women around you, sometimes you didn’t even know it. When we were kids, you used to put an entire group of girls together and make us master all the dance moves of the spice girls (MJ and Jackson 5 only happened a few years later 😉 )
    I live in a place where we are even further behind in this equality, and it is hard to find the voice to change things, but it is never impossible. I hope the time is near!
    I send my love to your side of the planet, to you and everyone around you. Stay strong, stay humble <3

    1. Wooooooooooow that’s the best hing ever seriously ❤️
      I don’t know what to say except thank you.
      I’ll always have the best memories with you wherever we are on the planet.
      I admire the way you handle your life, your kid, and the balls (can we say the boobs it took now ? 😂) it took to go on the other side of the world and live your dreams.
      Love

  5. Finally someone who seems to understand the true meaning of equality. I think sometimes some people confuse ‘we’re owed a lot’ with ‘let’s change from now in’. There is no making up for the oppression women have lived with but we can only move forward from here. Great post xx

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