« 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.
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 !
“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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