I fully understand that as a woman in this day and age, our basic rights have changed immensely from the past. Our society has grown in unfathomable ways. We have grown to the point where gender equality has reached its best point in history, and we are only working to bring that more and more to fruition. Although the fight isn’t over, this allows for our people to grow and learn from our mistakes to give justice where it is rightfully needed.
Sadly, there are ideals and pressures on the women in our society that may never fade away. It is a discomforting feeling that overcomes as that thought transpires me. Therefore, I gladly stand proud as a young woman. We are the revolution and we deserve to strive in every way possible. Women are the future because our past was stolen from us. We are owed what we have always imagined.
With the hype of all the women’s movements escalating in our society, it is very important to remember how we got in here in the first place. Many women feel as if they are belittled constantly. Speaking from one who knows: I feel as if I never was held to the same standards as the men around me. This is found in many different settings but above all, through the social injustice of sexual, political, and economical inequality. This scares me unimaginably. Quite unfathomable if you ask me. It isn’t just men that I’ve encountered in my life. For gods sake, it is the President of the United States.
Men in power have scared us to the point where we don’t feel safe in most settings. I feel as if I am taken advantage of because of what I am wearing or what I look like. I should be able to wear what I desire, and not be looked at as a sexual object. I want my body to be my body, and not something that is sexualized constantly.
Another example, is one that is utterly ridiculous. I want to be payed the same for a job. If I can do the job, I am also capable of receiving the same pay.
I don’t want to be questioned because I would rather keep my last name, instead of feeling like I am in the shadow of my husband.
I want women presidents to be elected just as often as male presidents.
These are all vastly different approaches to this women’s movement—but one common denominator underlies in this predicament.
I don’t want to be silenced anymore. I want to be treated the same way—because deep down we all have the burning passion to just be equal. Rightfully so, I will keep fighting until I and other women that inspire me get that achieved in all senses. I want to be just as much as a human. I don’t want to be constantly pressured into many of the societal pressures that have been instilled in our heads for decades.
I am just as powerful, and I will prove that to the entire world. Not only because that fire lingers deep in my bones, but because the fire is burning brighter every single day.
I thank every single man and women that has helped us achieve such greatness in the past;yet we must forge on into our future and remember that this circumstance has not been solved. The fight is still on and this powerful society will ensure our survival. I will not give up, and I gladly ask you to do the same. We must achieve the same basic rights that we deserve.
WE ARE THE REVOLUTION.