As a young woman, this is the first time I have been able to part of widespread feminist movement.
January 20 signifies the Women’s March Day while many of us were not old enough to be apart of the last feminist movement this is one that is occurring before our eyes.
Many of us are marching today and letting our voices be heard against the misogynist government and society that has oppressed many women. Women of all races, colors, and sexual orientation are a part of this movement. Are we marching for freedom of speech, freedom from slut shaming, rape culture, harassment and assault? Are we marching because it’s fashionable and for one day we can come together as women and put away petty differences?
This movement needs to be clear and have a strong mission and guidelines on how to overcome injustices when so much in society has not changed. Yes we need to focus on the issues on men harassing and assaulting women. However, we need to address how women need to see they can also be a part of victim blaming and not be supportive of victims coming forward. There is no perfect victim yet we are constantly scrutinizing women based on appearance, social standing, career, wealth, relationship status, and sexual past. If we are truly going to change and improve life for our daughters than it starts with how we treat one another and view other women before we ask men to change.