SEXISM IN OUR CURRENT SOCIETY
FIRST STEPS TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST IT
In our current society, where the idea of women empowerment is stronger than ever, we unfortunately still witness sexism in workspaces, school environment, and even in relationships with our loved ones.
It can pass almost unnoticed by people who eventually practice it because we are so used to the idea of sexism since it has been around for so long. For the same reason, most of the time people who are affected by it respond in a passive way or sometimes don’t even respond at all.
The idea of sexism and the acts that support it are nothing new. When things have been around for that long people tend to think that it’s normal, it’s just the way it is. Because of that, it’s easier to stay quiet when something wrong happens than to stand up against it. However, something’s long lasting presence and the convenience to just comply with it doesn’t justify its existence.
In order to stand against sexism, it’s important to realize our own worth. To realize that you matter; that your contribution, feelings, and needs are important; that your wishes should have the opportunity to come true; that your thoughts and ideas should be taken seriously and respected. It’s important to respect yourself so that you have enough courage and strength to stand your ground for the things that you need, want, and believe in.