My body is nobody’s business

Sexuality is a part of every human being. Doesn’t matter age, sex or race. We all have a private side that includes desire, joy, lust and other wonderful things. For many reasons (that are part of past history) the female body has been part of different types of approaches and many people seem to have an opinion about it. Society implies an ideal body type, like a “one size fits all” (which is b******* btw) and there’s always this stressful pressure to look a certain way or to feel a certain way just because it’s “the right thing to do”.

There’s a LOT of misconception about what a woman is. But thankfully these past few years have been revolutionary in a way that we’re starting a conversation about women’s rights and we’re raising our voices to end rape culture, sexual assault, domestic violence, sexual harassment. If in the past, we had the women’s suffrage, then the feminist movement, 2015 was a turning point. We’ve started changing the minds of our leaders, men and women, to show concern about reproductive rights, maternity leave, equal pay and continue to evolve in all other struggles.

Because being female it’s not about “having it all”. We’re born with the same rights as any human creature and honestly, I hope 2016 will be a fresh new year to stop apologizing for our manners, our choices or even, our bodies. We are no one’s property. We don’t have to prove anything to anyone. Finally the female role is taking important steps, helping and inspiring young women to affirm themselves, to make an issue on any misogynistic act, to have the power of knowledge to change the world. We don’t stand anymore for the social stigma of slut-shaming, we don’t deserve to live in fear. We are not less than anyone.

Causes you can support:

  • MY BODY MY RIGHTS: My Body My Rights is Amnesty’s global campaign to stop the control and criminalization of sexuality and reproduction.
  • A FAIR DEAL FOR WOMEN: For the first time 13 women’s organizations, led by the Women’s Resource Centre, have come together to create a campaign asking politicians to do something about the gap between men and women.
  • HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: Human Rights Watch is working toward the realization of women’s empowerment and gender equality—protecting the rights and improving the lives of women and girls on the ground.
  • HEFORSHE: HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all.
  • WE THE PEOPLE: Help make the UN Global Goals famous. Add your voice.