Saturday, 8 March 2014

International Women's Day

Here is an insightful timeline which reviews the global gender equality achievements in 2013. Those of you with vaginas, go forth and be a fabulous woman, and those of you who do not fall under this category, support the rights us gals deserve.

❝ I think the concept of virginity was created by men who thought their penises were so important it changes who a woman is ❞

❝ I interviewed a young anthropologist working with women in Mali, a country in Africa where women go around with bare breasts. They’re always feeding their babies. And when she told them that in our culture men are fascinated with breasts there was an instant of shock. The women burst out laughing. They laughed so hard, they fell on the floor. They said, “You mean, men act like babies?” ❞
- Carolyn Latteier, Breasts, the women’s perspective on an American obsession

❝ We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, “You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful otherwise you’ll threaten the man.” Because I am female I am expected to make my life choices keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or accomplishments but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. Feminist: The person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes. ❞ - Flawless, Beyonce


  1. very true! love how the day is being celebrated more too xx

  2. Ha! I love this post! You keep being fabulous and amazing too boo! Let's celebrate our womanness on the regular because we're just so damn worth it :)

  3. I love your compilation ! Yes may we be like them! Great women you selected. Isn't it interesting that you find a lot of these women possessing strength in different ways coming from different cultures? I think its beautiful that we can recognize some of these differences and similarities as strength!


  4. love this breakfast at tifannys scene you#ve choosen for this post! . happy late womens day! xx


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