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International Women’s Day #EachforEqual

International Women's Day - I will challenge gender stereotypes and bias

It’s International Women’s Day, and the theme for this year is #EachforEqual.  THE IWD website has this to say about this year’s theme:

“An equal world is an enabled world.

Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.

We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.

Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.

Let’s all be #EachforEqual.”

I think it’s worth pointing out that being equal is not about being the same.  There is tremendous diversity in our world, and equality is about recognizing that all individuals have value, regardless of their gender identity or other identities.  Equality is not about doing the opposite of stereotypes, it’s about rejecting stereotypes as valid constructs in the first place.

Equality is about equal opportunities.  What we choose to do with those opportunities is up to each of us individually, but the opportunities available to us should not depend on our gender.

There are far too many stereotypes in the world.  It’s time to be #EachforEqual.

 

13 thoughts on “International Women’s Day #EachforEqual”

  1. We are all born and we all die, I can’t see any difference in that. We are equal.
    But some humans …. don’t see it that way. At least we can evolve, that is something to look forward too and to add our little actions too. Together people can make a change.

  2. I liked the points you made. I take huge pride in doing housework…can’t help myself.
    That has nothing to do with me being female. I just love cleaning, ironing and baking.
    But I am also glad of the freedoms I have as a woman that for centuries women did not have.
    I love being able to manage my own time, money and make decisions.
    I also love wearing dresses and having my hair long. But that’s just me. It’s nice to have the freedom to wear what we feel comfortable in. I spend most of my time in trousers and steel toe caps and have my hair tied back. It feels great to wear the opposite when I can.

  3. Greetings! I love your work and how thought evoking it is. You’ve tackled big ideas and concepts with your writing!I’m in love with your work and a huge fan😊 I was wondering if you could checkout my new piece on stereotypes that create hostile sexism and sexist humour. And I would really appreciate it if you could comment some feedback to improve the writing style. Looking forward to hearing from you. – Kiran

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