For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
― Virginia Woolf
My Thoughts: This is a tragic yet empowering quote. For most of us millennial women it’s hard to imagine a world where we aren’t allowed freedom of speech. It’s hard to imagine living in a world where women are supposed to have one goal in life: get their M.R.S. and start producing offspring. If you’ve been following this site, you know that part of the reason Allthethingsido.com started was because I got sick of “ghostwriting” for my male boss. It was frustrating that someone else’s name was on my work, especially in the year 2015 when you have female CEOs, CFOs and even a female presidential candidate. The fact that the only way women could be published, read or even taken seriously was to either use a male pen name or simply sign “anonymous” is horrifying. It is so important that we don’t waste the gifts so many women before us fought for. Still today so many women “go with the flow”, they stop talking when men interrupt them, they concede their rights to avoid being “difficult” or “bitchy.”
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The history of women in this country is one filled with victory, pain, loss and extraordinary strength. It should be celebrated and respected.
Every time silence yourself for the sake of being “ladylike” you are virtually slapping the women who worked for those rights in the face.
Because we are so used to living in a country where we have rights, not only is it easy to forget that this wasn’t always the way American women had it but that there are still many women around the world who don’t have the rights and liberties we take for granted.
There is still a long way for us to go sadly and that starts with each one of us just speaking up and standing up.
Own your voice. Stand by your opinions and share your thoughts. Express yourself. Get your Katy Perry on and Roar!
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