Some people say that we no longer need feminism because the world has changed and women are now respected and treated as equals. Women can work, hold similar jobs to men, vote, wear trousers, and even short skirts – what else could they want? Well, quite a bit, actually.
Unfortunately, things still aren’t on an even keel. Many women are still made to feel less than in the workplace, having their ideas overlooked and sometimes even stolen just because of their sex. Women are even sexually harassed, sometimes in the workplace, and sometimes in the street. They are then interrogated to find out whether this ‘really’ happened or not, and more often than not, the guilty party gets away with it.
Women are still very much second guessed, belittled, and patronized just for being women. If you want to support women, then you should stand for women’s issues too. It doesn’t matter what your sex is, you can become an ally.
Learn As Much As You Can
Learn as much as you can about women’s issues by doing your own research and reading as much as you can. The Guilty Feminist podcast is a great start.
Stand Up For Women
If you see something suspect, use your voice. Don’t let a friend cat call or harass a woman. If you see a woman uncomfortable in any setting, stand up for them.
Support Women’s Endeavours
Make sure you support women led endeavours – the world is still portrayed through the ‘male gaze’. Even heading to the theatre to see a production about/by women will help. The infographic below can teach you more.
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