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Happy International Women’s Day!

Late post, but Happy International Women’s Day!

Us ladies are never given enough credit for what we do.

Whether it’s fighting for equal rights, breaking barriers in traditionally male-dominated fields, or simply juggling multiple roles and responsibilities with grace and resilience, women have been making tremendous contributions to society for centuries.

But let’s also not forget the attitudes they face while trying to make these contributions. Women have to navigate through pervasive gender stereotypes, societal expectations, and prejudices that continue to undermine their worth and potential. Even in today’s modern world, women are still faced with misogyny, sexism, and harassment, which can severely impact their mental and emotional wellbeing.

If they’re too joyful in the workplace, they don’t do any work. If they’re serious, they need to lighten up and be more friendly. If they keep their problems to themselves, they’re castigated and told that people should know about them so they can understand and react accordingly. If they do talk about their problems, they’re brushed off and told that everyone has problems. If they’re stressed and overwhelmed, they’re told to utilize a lifestyle that makes them comfortable and accomplish things at their own pace. If they follow a lifestyle that works for them, they’re criticized and pressured to follow a certain lifestyle that someone else pertains to and stress about certain factors that another individual stresses about. If they have great time management skills and finish their work faster than others, they have too much free time on their hands. If they spend their entire time working, they’re told they’re too slow, not finishing enough work, or not to lighten up.

Petty assumptions and judgment are there everywhere we go, it’s insane! Therefore, we must not only celebrate the successes of women but also acknowledge and address the challenges they face. It is essential to support and uplift women, to listen to their stories, and to amplify their voices. Together, we can make a difference, and create a world where every woman has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.

Credits: Christina Obligar

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