#6 WOMEN for WOMEN (21 inspiring quotes), CELEBRATING INTERNATION WOMEN’S DAY, 2021, with 21 matter series

I have always adored (and I mean adored by: jot it down in my journal) quotes ever since I was in school.

Mind you, back then the majority of them were related to my soul search…buttttt there was some life-inspiring ones (pulling my better version) thrown into the mix.

Over the years my collection has grown, and now some of my very favorites center around kindness and sisterhood: aka, women supporting women.

REAL ME + INSPIRATIONAL BACKING= STRONG WOMAN

Sometimes, all you need is a good quote to kick some inspiration into your day.

Who doesn’t want to feel inspired?

Here are my top 21 women supporting women quotes that inspire me, give me goosebumps and make me wanna go gather a tribe of women, cheer each other on, lift each other and I hope they have this effect on you too!

“Do not wait for leaders, do it alone person to person.”

Mother Teresa

“Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.”-Susan B. Anthony

“My mother told me to be a lady, and for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.”
-Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” -Maya Angelou

“You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll Rise.”
-Maya Angelou

“I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy to be told that she has leadership skill.”
-Sheryl Sandberg

“At 70 years old, if I could give my younger self one piece of advice it would be to use the word “fuck off” much more frequently.”
-Hellen Mirren

“My favorite thing about girl power is that over time it turns into women power.” -Cleo Wade

“The point is not for women simply to take power out of man’s hand, since that won’t change anything about the world. It’s a question precisely of destroying that notion of power.” -Simone De Beauvoir

“Before the moon I am, what a woman is, a woman of power, a woman’s power, deeper than the roots of trees, deeper than the roots of islands, older than the Making, older than the moon.” —Ursula K. Le Guin

“But there’s wisdom in women, of more than they have known,
And thoughts go blowing through them, are wiser than their own.”
-Rupert Brooke

“Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyway.” -Glennon Doyle. Melton

“I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. … We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.”
-Malala Yousafzai

“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”
-Melinda Gates

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”
-Michelle Obama

“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe you must become its soul.”
-Coretta Scott King

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”
-Oprah Winfrey

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” -Nora Ephron

“There is a stubbornness about me that can never bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”
-Jane Austen

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” -J.K.Rowling

“The success of every woman should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” -Serena Williams

INSPIRATION IS A BAR, NOT A LIMIT, WHICH NEEDS TO BE RAISED.

#17 BORN EQUAL, CELEBRATING INTERNATION WOMEN’S DAY, 2021, with 21 matter series

GENDER PARITY

Gender parity is equality between all people, regardless of their:

✨GENDER (the patriarchal binary approach to gender )
✨SEXUALITY (the degree to which they conform with gender norms)

WHAT DOES THE STATISTICS say?

UNICEF data depicts:

⚡Nearly 1 in 4 girls between the ages of 15 and 19 are neither employed nor in education or training – compared to 1 in 10 boys.

⚡Some 1 in 20 girls between the ages of 15 and 19 – around 13 million – have experienced forced sex.

⚡Some 650 million girls and women around the world have been married as children.

⚡Over 200 million have undergone female genital mutilation.

UN TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY

Gender Action Plan 2018-2021

The Gender Action Plan (GAP) 2018-2021 is UNICEF’s roadmap for promoting gender quality throughout its work, in alignment with the organization’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021) and support of its contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

DISCRIMINATION, BLESSING IN DISGUISE

Discrimination made women:

✨Enthusiastic, in discovering their actual strength.
✨Courageous, enough to corner the oppressors.
✨Righteous, in justifying their existence.

WHAT’S BACKING DISCRIMINATION?

Despite the immense hardships, we are not achieving the desired outcomes.

I. WRONG PERCEPTION- ‘Anti-men movement’

Mostly, it’s been presumed that ‘women’s rights are gained at the expense of men’s-IT’S WRONG

A recent WHO report comparing 41 European countries found that men’s health was poorer in more gender-unequal societies.

In more gender-equal societies men are half as likely to be depressed, less likely to commit suicide, have around a 40% smaller risk of dying a violent death.

II. UNDUE EXPECTATIONS- ‘Legal backing is sufficient’

People often believe that our society doesn’t have problems with these issues, as long as women have legal rights.

The legal establishment of these rights is not enough until there is:

⚡Societal prejudice
⚡Invalid expectations
⚡Demoralizing attitude

“Nothing will work unless you do” – Maya Angelou

III. CONVENIENCE- ‘Patriarchy’

Gender equality is somehow a social, cultural aspect.

Gender is a function of power relations between men and women where men are considered superior to women.

Instead of encouraging children to fight social inequality, society teaches a woman to make choices for herself –

“Where your emotions won’t distract you from your so-called duties.”

SOMETHING FROM DEEP INSIDE ME

Despite of being born equal, the discrimination women face on daily basis, can never be expressed in words. I can only say- it makes you feel helpless.

A woman would know the ground of discrimination anyhow, even know the solution somehow, but still fail to work out the desired conclusion.

We keep on saying, physical appearance doesn’t matter, but in this issue, when only physical appearance is the actual difference, does it so matter to cost a free soul?

I have gathered some of my scattered experiences, what however hit me after listening to countless gender discrimination examples and tried to jot it down in a kind of poetry, (if it seems so…) for those who think, a woman less than a man.

TODAY I ACCEPT- I’M DIFFERENT

If you call me a duty,
Then stop gawking at my beauty.

If you call me an affliction,
Then stop craving my affection.

Despite me being to you a complication,
You run your generation on my creation.

I’m a blessing, but not the one for you.
I’m a woman
and
I AM DIFFERENT