As I am writing this it is the 8th of March. This post will be going up on the 9th but I am going to continue like it is still the 8th and declare... Happy Women's Day! Yes, there is a whole day devoted to female equality and defeating the sexism and misogyny surrounding the female gender.
I did not realise until I was browsing Instagram and saw all of the wonderful posts about it! This caused me to research it and I found myself becoming engrossed in the thousands of discussions all around the internet. One of the most interesting and shocking facts I found was that in some countries women are treated as 3rd class citizens.
This was appalling and it really hit me with how lucky I am to live in a country where women are accepted. Although this is mainly true, the stereotypes and sexism which are thrown around without a second glance is still unpleasant. I found a video by Always (Always #LikeAGirl) in which people were asked to do different thing 'like a girl'.
The women, men and boys who were doing them acted overly feminine and flung their arms around. When the young girls were told to 'run like a girl' or 'hit like a girl' they went all out and tried their hardest. The moral was that even if it is not obvious, comments about girls being the weaker sex are wrong, not just because they are rude but because they are incorrect.
If you put your mind to something you can be just a strong as any man. If someone tries to put you down by saying you do something 'like a girl', it is ridiculous. I run like a girl. I hit like a girl. I dance like a girl. I write like a girl. I act like a girl. No matter what anyone says, I will always do these things. I am a girl.
And I am proud to be a girl.
I hope that everyone who is reading this know that they are amazing and should be proud to be themselves too, no matter what gender you are!
Thank you for Reading