I think that this is one of the most special eras in which to be a woman. Probably because the idea of being a woman has extended itself far beyond the traditional stereotypes to being relatively respected. Even though being able to vote and work were significant milestones achieved by women, I still feel that now, more than ever before, our opinions and contributions aren’t being carelessly swept under the rug – after all living in the time of social media means everyone has a say.
Within the last year, since the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations laid bare the dark side to a glamorous world, a ripple effect has been created. I suppose it is because it was the blunt reality that sexism and gender inequality still exist at every social and economic level. It reinstated the fact that women everywhere, no matter who they are, are the underdogs, the ones who have to endure the fight a little longer and under more excruciating circumstances.
For a brief moment, despite all that women have achieved I found myself thinking ‘well we haven’t come that far’. But in fact, we have, after all because it takes much strength, social and political integrity to share our truths, no matter how difficult they are, and hope that they will be processed fairly…..