So it’s 2022. The US VP is female. Women can vote and own businesses and publish books and study and teach at universities.
The women of the past would certainly view progress looking at our current day and age.
But that doesn’t exactly mean we live in a post-patriarchal world, where sexism and gender bias are filed away as old news.
Concluding that women are treated equally now that we’re *afforded* opportunities that were once much more difficult to attain - that’s a slippery slope.
Because women still experience varying degrees of sexism daily, and the more subtle these passes become, the more difficult it is to challenge them.
Let’s keep in mind that the opportunities women have that our ancestors once fought for - they weren’t given freely.
We can vote and write and study because women raised their voices and demonstrated - time and time again - that they should be seen AND heard.
In doing so, they were publicly mocked.
They were labeled crazy.
They were told to get back in the kitchen.
We can continue to forge the path these fearless women began bulldozing and challenge gender inequality
- By being aware of the subtleties, including the different ways men and women are treated, promoted, and paid
- By drawing firm boundaries to protect our space, time, and mental health
- By showing up even when they’ve made no seat for us
- By lifting our voices even when we are told we’re more palatable silent
For our mothers, our daughters, our sisters, ourselves
Now is the time to remember…
- You can be soft, sensitive, and nurturing.
- You can also be strong, sturdy, and unyielding.
Happy Women’s History Month. May it remind you to Embrace Your Roar