Fem-i-nism, noun: the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.
I am a feminist. I believe that women should have the same rights as men in this society and in every aspect of life. I raise other women up to believe in the power of their dreams and empower others to do the same. To me, being a feminist means taking charge of my life as a woman, and having the confidence to put forth energy to be the most successful “me” I can be. Being a feminist is more than just wanting equal rights, it’s believing you deserve equal rights and doing something about it.
Sunday March 8, 2015 is International Women’s Day, the day to celebrate the vast economic, political and social movements of the women before us, the women of today, and the women of the future.
The 2015 theme is “Make It Happen” and also uses the color purple as a symbol of justice and dignity. You can celebrate with me and millions of other women by following the organization on twitter @womensday and by using hashtags like #MakeItHappen, #IWD2015 and #PaintItPurple to spread awareness. According to the International Women’s Day website you can partake in the celebration by retweeting and sharing content on social networking sites, donating to a women’s charity of your choice or even wearing purple for the day.
So tell your mother, your older sister, your great grandmother, your old college roommate–whover–that this day is real. That this is the day to celebrate all that we have accomplished as women. Make them aware and make them proud to wear purple for just one Sunday. Whatever you chose to do, let it be a reminder for all the obstacles women have overcome and continue to overcome for the push for equal rights economically, politically and socially.