All posts tagged: equal rights

A scary question

This is not a judgmental point of view about a very sensitive subject. This is a reaction based on current events. I decided I wanted to share with you a piece of my craziness. Because there are crazy things happening and sometimes my brain doesn’t know how to process them. When Trump was elected, I was stunned as most people were. I was also appalled that Trump was not the first man to be accused of severe crimes such as sexual assault and still roam free without facing any justice or criminal system. 😡😡😡 that is all. A post shared by Slay (@slaybymic) on Nov 8, 2016 at 8:59pm PST But most of all, we were scared because he won’t be the last man who doesn’t face the consequences. But things are changing thanks to civil rights protests and the voices of the people who are shouting louder and louder reminding bigotry that we are all human. On the streets, online, on the media. We don’t tolerate hate anymore. So with all of this in …

For all of us

Today we are here. Standing. All together. Many voices with only one message in common: equal rights. The funereal mood of the Inauguration gave way to ebullience among the women and men making their way to Saturday’s protest in Washington, D.C. Click the link in our bio to read Sarah Larson on travelling to the #WomensMarch. Photograph by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters. A post shared by The New Yorker (@newyorkermag) on Jan 21, 2017 at 1:09pm PST A phenomenon is taking the streets reacts to a normal/pertinent question: “Who do you think I am?!”. It’s not just about exploitation, it’s also about the complex challenges people face every day. Such as: sexism, body shaming, slut shaming, no paid maternity leave, violence, emotional abuse, no freedom of speech, no freedom of choice. The gender gap is still a reality when it comes to finance, investments, social life and even screen time in the entertainment business. Besides this we are in a period of evolution where more genders and norms are finally being shown to the world and thanks …

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 …

Equal Rights

We’ve achieved some great milestones through this year so far: Same-sex marriage in the United States has been legal nationwide since June, Ireland said yes to the same cause in a referendum and mostly there have been some revolutions amongst our society. Yes, we’re on our way to equal rights. But still, now, more than ever, we’ve got more work to do. There are many issues that should be debated actively so we can find a resolution. The concept of acceptance is a simple notion that unfortunately has caused a lot of damage over the centuries. Nowadays we must support each other because within’ acceptance lies our freedom as a society, as a community, and most of all, as a person. Being truthful about your identity shouldn’t be a luxury, it’s a universal right and above all it’s the bravest thing you can do in your lifetime. You don’t need an award for that, you don’t need a big audience to see you making’ it, you just need to feel comfortable in your own skin. …