“Our lives begin to end the moment we become silent about the things that matter.”
~Martin Luther King Jr.
Recent events (i.e. Trump’s Inauguration, the Women’s March, and seeing lots of wonderful blog posts about these occurrences) have pushed me to write about a topic I have been wanting to talk about on my blog for a while. Feminism. Feminism is a positive movement and advocacy for women’s rights and was established on the belief women are and should be treated as potential intellectual and social equals to men. I am a feminist and have been one for a while, so the past few days have been a mix of emotion for me.
A reminder from Dior that it is just as important for men to be feminists as it is for girls.
A drawing by me, a week before the Inauguration, questioning if the words written by our Founding Fathers were true anymore.
The inauguration of a racist, sexist, xenophobic man was saddening, but the events that followed were uplifting and gave lots of people, including me, hope for the future of the world. Even though I was not able to participate in one, seeing all the pictures from the Women’s Marches around the world and other peaceful protests made me so happy on the inside. I caught a glimpse of the one in my city and it really made me feel proud that I am a girl. I loved seeing the moms with their toddlers in matching “Girl Power” t-shirts. The pink hats and signs lobbying for equality and human rights will soon be iconic and remembered.
Just a few pictures of the Women’s March in Washington D.C.
I honestly believe this was one of the best displays of the First Amendment at its core and what a democracy is. The march, among other things has shown that we the people will not go down without a fight and when oppressed will not hesitate to stand up for something we so strongly believe in. I feel as if a weight has been lifted after tons of pounds were dropped on the world around me. Although it was a small weight and the Earth is still heavily burdened, we can fix this. Day by day, we can work to create a more equal world for women and everyone else. In the words of Rosie the Riveter, “We can do it!”
Fight for what is right!
*Disclaimer: All pictures were found through Google Images