The Future is Female

“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.

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A reminder from Dior that it is just as important for men to be feminists as it is for girls.

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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.

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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!”

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Fight for what is right! 

💜Love, Olivia

*Disclaimer: All pictures were found through Google Images

81 thoughts on “The Future is Female

    • Yes, and that is the case for many, yet there are lots of others who have and I feel myself that it is best to stand together and fight for those who have been treated unequally or discriminated against. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion though, so what I feel and believe will always be different for others.

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    • It’s important to not only think of ourselves and maybe what we are used to seeing where we live, but to also keep in mind that in other countries women are stripped of their rights and some are denied access to an education. Global feminism is also important 🙂

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      • Exactly. We have to look at the bigger picture and understand that everywhere is not the same as us. What we stand up for and do in our country can resonate and we can help those in other countries. Like she said, global feminism is very important 😊

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  1. This is so true, and absolutely necessary to voice our opinions for what is right in this time of society right now; women’s rights are human’s rights! Loved your drawing; it’s truly powerful 🙂 .

    Aqsa ❤

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