It’s a crazy world out there. It’s the 21st century, the Suffragettes battled for women’s rights over a century ago, but we are apparently living in a world where we are being told that women ‘must earn less than men because they are weaker, smaller and less intelligent,’ (step forward Polish MEP Korwin-Mikke).
Across the Pond, a less-than-feminist President will only continue to fund planned parenthood groups if it STOPS providing abortions.
As I say, it’s a crazy world.
Last week was International Women’s Day – and aside from the outpourings of love and mutual respect from millions of women to each other – many took to the streets to show they will NOT be silenced by the men in power.
Legions, who probably never before considered themselves political, have become activists.
Image: Phil Oh
Even Dior’s new creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri took her cue from the TEDx talk (and subsequent book of essays) from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and sent models down her SS17 runway wearing t-shirts emblazoned with ‘We Should All be Feminists.’
And without getting all ‘Right on, sister,’ about it (although seriously, RIGHT ON SISTERS) – it’s easy to make a statement without even having to open your mouth.
Although, I wouldn’t suggest you do that. Make as much noise about things that matter to you as you possibly can.
We are nothing if not together.
Check out my favourite ways to make a statement below.