Hey babes! Welcome back! Today is international women’s day, and since I am one, I decided that I could put together a little post to talk about some things that are on my mind.
I’ve been tweeting about International Woman’s Day (my twitter) so I decided it would be appropriate to write a little post on here as well!
Real queens fix each other’s crowns – unknown
Happy International Women’s Day my loves! I hope you’re having a blast!
To the men reading this, go spoil your girl today! Whether that’s your girlfriend, your sister, your mom or your best friend, women do alot to take care of you in many ways so show them some appreciation.
And for all the ladies reading this, go treat yourself today, splurge on that expensive makeup product you’ve been eyeing for two weeks, buy yourself some flowers and ice scream and have a hot bath because you work hard and you deserve a break.
Also, and almost more importantly, spoil other girls today as well. I’m not sure why but in today’s world women tend to constantly compare themselves to other women but as a sex we need to work on that together. Instead of seeing a girl’s photo on insta and jumping to find the negatives to discuss with your friends, try to spread more positivity. Instead of looking for the negatives, look at the positives and let that person know. If you see a girl post a picture where her highlight is popping, be like “hey girl, your highlight is popping”. If you see a girl with a cute outfit, let her know that her outfit is cute. Same thing applies to men. We all try to look trendy and have our makeup on point, so if someone is doing it right, give them recognition.
Here is an ugly statistic: Nine out of ten women in North America have something that they are insecure about. Something they hate about their bodies. Something they wish they didn’t have. Just imagine how much it would make someone’s day if you complimented them on something that in their eyes was so ugly that they wish it did not exist. That is why I compliment people alot, because I understand the struggle of trying to be “perfect”. Which is why you should also compliment people. Let’s start brining each other up. Spread positivity, and you’ll be surprised how much your life will change!
If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all – unkown
Something else I wanted to talk about was GIRL POWER.
First of all, I want to put a disclamer so you don’t get the wrong impression: I am a feminist, I live by that message, I believe that women are very powerful creatures that can accomplish anything their put their mind to. HOWEVER, I know that has a negative connotation so before you jump to the comments and make bold statements, you should educate yourself, so let me do that for you in the next 20 seconds of reading:
Feminism does NOT equal anti-men. Feminism does NOT mean I don’t shave my armpits. Feminist does NOT mean that I’m a lesbian.
Those are all uneducated assumptions.
A feminist is a supporter of equality for BOTH men and women, across all aspects of life.
The definition on Google says “The advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes”.
Or like Beyonce said it best “Feminist: A person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes”
Now that the disclamer is out of the way, let me continue.
Today is a reminder that although women are often considered “the second sex” and our opinions are disregarded, and we get paid less than men and we are less likely to get a promotion, we are still very powerful. And regardless of the fact that the odds are often not in our favour, with hard work, motivation and good work ethics you can beat the statistics and become something great.
The simple message of life applies to this situation as well. What message, you ask? The one you were taught when you were a kid: The opinion that people have on you, does not reflect your worth. When that duchebag in middle school told you that you’re stupid, you grew up and realized that he’s just a bully and that his opinion doesn’t matter all that much because he doesn’t know you and doesn’t know what you’re capable of. Similarly, now that society is constantly telling you that you should be skinnier, and more educated and that your work isn’t worth the same monetary value as the work of your male counterpart, does not mean that it’s true. It just means that society is a bully that likes to push people down as it’s the only way that they will seem like they rank higher on the scale.
Biologically, the differences between males and females are almost non existent. I know this might come as a surprise because your biological sex opens or closes doors in our life, constantly (in terms of occupation opportunities and such), but you are just as capable. And as unfortunate as it is, you will just have to work harder to make yourself seen, because as much as I hope to wake up tomorrow in an equal world, the chances of that happening are very minimal, so I just look for ways to work around it.
In simple terms, what I’m trying to say is that you are alot more poweful and capable than society wants you to think you are. So just stick to yourself, stick to your values and most importantly stick your life vision and I promise you, I P R O M I S E you, with hard work and dedication you will make things happen.
In conclusion, You’re all beautiful in your own way, both women, men and everyone in between, regardless of the social media standard. And you’re also just as capable, regardless of how your life is looking right now. No matter what, with hard work you can accomplish ANYTHING you put your mind to, so don’t forget that. If you have been looking for a sign, this is it. Life is short, so spread happiness and positivity!
This post is kind of all over the place, and I apologize for that, I just wanted to let out all my thoughts. I hope you found this helpful or inspiring, or if nothing else, entertaining. If you liked this, leave me some positivity in the comments to let me know. If you didn’t like it then feel free to not say anything. Thanks so much for reading!
Until next time,
PS. Part of this was inspired by a YouTube video that I watched yesterday, so I want to link it here because maybe it will inspire you as well.
PS2. We need to create a “Men’s Day”. Can’t call myself a feminist, a supporter of equality if I only act on things that directly impact my life.