Hey lovelies 💕,
I always find it so important to talk about women’s rights especially today. Today it’s International Women’s Day 💜♀️. Every day is women’s day but I find today just an important day to talk about feminism and women’s rights. I love to write poetry about this topic. I love to read about it. I love to speak up about it because we have the right to speak up. I will also share at the end a poem, a picture and a cover 🎶 I made for this subject. I will not say happy International Women’s Day because how can we be happy when there are still so many women suffering in this world? How can we be happy when we are still afraid walking at night? How can we be happy when we are always afraid of something happening to us? There still needs a lot to be done to have equal rights between men and women.
There’s still no equality between men and women in this world. We have to raise our voice and talk about it. Men still earn in many places more than women. Men still consider women as objects. Men still keep catcalling women on the street. Rape, sexual abuse and violence against women exists. It still happens. It happens in The Netherlands, in Spain and anywhere else in the world. It has nothing to do with undeveloped or developed countries. This is an issue which effects the whole world 🌍. I wish we wouldn’t live in a patriarchal world. To be honest, I’m sick of it. Women can be bosses too. We don’t need men to feel satisfied or be happy in life.
I have always been a feminist and also will be a feminst forever 💜♀️🔥. Women and men deserve the same human rights. It’s that simple. Some men always think that if you are a feminist, you hate men. That isn’t the case at all. Of course, men can be a feminst too because this isn’t just about women, it’s also about men. We don’t want to have the power over men. We just want GENDER EQUALITY.
I have to admit that I still have a wall around me because of my ex. It’s been 7 years since the break up 💔. I dated some guys sometimes but just short and nothing serious. I’m afraid to get hurt again. I liked guys which just wanted me because they wanted sex from me and I don’t want that. They saw me as an object and even one time one said that they thought I was sexual attractive. I was like fuck off 👆. You see, I’m fed up with these kind of comments. I want to be seen as a women for my qualities which means being sensitive, romantic, creative, compassionate and for being intelligent and having a good heart. When I see a man or get to know one I think of these qualities of that person whereas men always focus on our physically.
To be honest, I don’t blame men for those behaviours because they can be changed. Those are not great comments of course. Those behaviours are thought from an early age. Boys and girls are grown up differently. Boys have to be strong and like men stuff like cars 🚘 and football and girls are grown up having to be like a princess 👸, being sweet and sensitive and loving all cute and pink stuff. It’s the wrong way to have grown up. The moment a child doesn’t feel like fitting in, he or she fall outside the box in our society. So, I definitely think these male-dominated behaviours of catcalling and seeing women as an object comes from an early age.
I really do think we have to raise boys and girls the same way. Tell them it’s okay to be and like who they want to like. Tell the boys it’s okay to cry. Tell the girls it’s okay to be a warrior. This will also cause less mental health problems in the future. There are more men who die by suicide then women because they feel they can’t express their emotions and don’t have the right to cry and talk about their feelings.
As you can see, there is still a lot to do with achieving real equality between men and women. I’m a feminist by heart and I find it important to raise awareness about equality always. Therefor I made a poem 📝 for this day and this poem relates to the picture where you can see me with tape on my mouth. I made this picture a few years ago for an assignment for school. It was for my minor of photography. We had to show a contrast with two pictures. I had chosen the topic of freedom. This picture is the opposite of how I’m able to live my life. This picture relates to my poem below.
𝑰 𝒂𝒎 𝒂 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏.
𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑰 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒑𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒅.
𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏’𝒕 𝒘𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕.
𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏’𝒕 𝒃𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆.
𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏’𝒕 𝒈𝒐 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒆.
𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏’𝒕 𝒅𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒆.
𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏’𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒆.
𝑰 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒚 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝑰 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒎𝒆𝒕 𝒐𝒓 𝒂 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓.
𝑰𝒇 𝑰’𝒎 𝒍𝒖𝒄𝒌𝒚 𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒎𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒚 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝑰’𝒎 20 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝒐𝒍𝒅.
𝑴𝒚 𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒍𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒚 𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒅 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒃𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒌𝒊𝒅𝒔.
𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒃𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂 𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒅 𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒐 𝒏𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒍 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆.
𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏’𝒕 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒌 𝒖𝒑.
𝑴𝒆𝒏 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒓 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒖𝒔.
𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒎𝒚 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆.
𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒏 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅.
𝑰𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒐𝒑 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆’𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒂 𝒍𝒐𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒏’𝒔 𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒔.
𝑾𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒍𝒆𝒈𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒐 𝒇𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒏’𝒔 𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅.
𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒘𝒆 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒌 𝒖𝒑, 𝒘𝒆 𝒅𝒐 𝒊𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 💪
𝑾𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓.
𝑾𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒏’𝒔 𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒉𝒖𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒏𝒐𝒃𝒐𝒅𝒚 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒐𝒓 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒖𝒔.
𝑨𝒍𝒍 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒏 𝒅𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒐𝒎.
𝑾𝒆 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒅𝒂𝒚! 𝒀𝒆𝒔 𝒘𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒏 💜💜
Besides, I also made this cover of the song La puerta violeta 💜🎶 from rozalen. It’s such a beautiful Spanish song. Rozalen is such an amazing Spanish artist! This song is about violence against women and about freedom. She sings about drawing a violet door on the wall, running in the forest and being free and safe. It’s a song dedicated for the violence against women around the world.
I shared the cover on my instagram which you can find below.
I hope you all liked the poem and the song. It’s just so important to speak up for the ones who can’t speak up. We have to do it all together 💪💖. We are all making a change every day by changing our thoughts and behaviour. We are all equal. Nobody is better. We are all human and deserve to be treated that way.
Thank you all for reading this important blog post about international women’s day, equality, human rights and feminism. I hope you all liked it and that it inspired you. Are you also a feminist? What do you think of equality? What do you think needs to change to achieve gender equality in the world? Let me know lovelies. I will speak to you all in my next blog post.
Much love 💕,