A Pressing Need
Forget the negative press feminists have always faced. We are always deemed as angry, single and lonely women with 10 cats who hate men and are working very hard to challenge the position of men in today's society. When in fact, we are just a bunch of bomb-ass intelligent women and girls who are breaking boundaries and pushing for the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.
An Empowered Woman
Later in the evening, she sits on a chair in her kitchen facing the window, looking at the tree swaying just as a bird sits on top of it. It moves and shakes from the core of its roots, as if jolted by an earthquake, but she notices, it's still standing tall, with a bark so strong that no matter how rough the weather is, no matter how many birds sit on it, it will stay where it is. ‘I am this tree’, she tells herself.
They Call Women Goddesses In My Country
They want their women as goddesses, demure, soft and play-doh like, cold, with all their fire extinguished, on an altar, where they can see what’s between their legs and rape them behind closed doors, inside temple walls, all the while calling them goddesses and queens and whatnot.
Women Empowerment is NOT Over
I am only 18, I've not faced so much discrimination, but from the stories I've read, I know what I might face in the nearby future. Walking into offices and getting judged immediately I get there because of being a woman. My opinions getting overlooked because I am a woman. But I'm not willing to face any of that, not when I have the strength of a lioness flowing through me.