There has been a lot of talk about sexual harassment to women over the last few days due to a status takeover on FB of “Me Too”. Reading the experiences of my friends and family and even strangers has really opened my eyes, it’s very shocking and instead of feeling sad I feel ANGRY.
Obviously I am a huge advocate for Equality and this “Me Too” movement is another example of how much work we have ahead of us in making this change. Every single day in my workplace I am made to feel less competent as a Woman, I even dress myself down to feel more like a man, you know – less makeup, less effort. I keep a neutral state of mind to ensure I do not let men see emotions in case they don’t understand and just see me as incompetent.
There have been numerous times when males have joked about another colleague going on maternity leave and giving up her career etc etc. I admit that I have joined them in these conversations and I feel terrible about it, this means that women like myself are part of the problem.
This all changes today. Thankfully this “Me Too” movement somehow changed my entire mindset on my day to day life.
Go on..Tell me your stories?
Recently my partner went overseas for work and decided to stopover in London for a week. He started looking at house prices and calculating living expenses just to see how it differs from Australia.
We had spoken about moving overseas for a few years to work and see how the other half live though it never felt so real, like we would actually do it. I’m currently in a great position at work and the thought of leaving makes me feel ill.
The move could benefit us in our careers in so many ways, though it could also set us back…you know the general pros and cons la la la.
Have you moved overseas before? Did you love it or hate it? Should I just say what the heck lets go?!
Tell me your thoughts!
We all know that you cannot bring up the word “Feminist” in front of a Male, you will feel the tension straight away and notice that the present Male will slowly step away from you like your a psycho.
It makes me wonder why this is? In my opinion, a Feminist is someone who takes part in ways to promote and better Gender Equality. However recently I do notice that Women are uneducated and use the word “Feminist” negatively toward men to almost demote Males in order to prove Females are better. Feminism should be about making positive changes in Gender Equality and educating both Genders on how we can continue making small changes in order to have a more equal future. Us Women need to remember that we will never be the “same” as men, our bodies are different.
This is why I am an equalist, I believe in equal rights and equal opportunities. I do not want to demote Men or make them feel bad for the current issues we are facing. I do however want to continue educating them and ensure that they are empathising with us Women and our situation, instead of them not understanding and ignoring it.
I want to continue this conversation so please share your thoughts, I feel very passionate about this topic and am always open to other opinions.
My story begins here –
The words I publish in this blog are for no reason other than to hopefully inspire and motivate women on a daily basis. I am not a
feminist though I am a believer in equality and I feel that both those words mean different things.
I hope to send out positive vibes and use this page to write my thoughts and views on everyday topics and life for women in general. I do hope you enjoy and please do get in touch with your thoughts as this is not a one sided conversation.
Enjoy this beautiful day ❤