By Allison Johnson
Assistant Web Content Manager
March 8th is International Women’s Day. This is a day to celebrate women’s achievements. Whether it’s political or social, I’m all for it. I feel like women are empowered more than ever right now. Decades and centuries ago, women fell victim or felt inferior for many reasons. Now, women’s voices are more influential than ever.
To me, International Women’s day is about liberation. It’s being the best woman that you can be and fighting for a just world. If you want to be the best mom ever, do it. if you want to be the best female CEO to ever walk to planet, do it. Hell, if you want to be both, you can do it. That is what women have been advocating for. A choice, and a chance to do what men have been doing. The older I get the more I believe women can do anything, and I also believe women are finally much more supportive of our new wave of femininity. Many of us women believe the shift of femininity has been positive. I root for women’s break throughs every day because it’s happening that often. Although, it has come to light men might need a change in the direction of masculinity, and we can help.
I feel like women can play a huge role in the healing of men. I highly recommend checking out Michael Ian Black’s NPR interview. Black was right when he said women have redefined femininity, and men are struggling to find a new era of masculinity. Black described his unclarity of masculinity as, “And I feel like for me, sort of embracing my own version of masculinity has been similar. And it’s taken me a really long time to just feel comfortable being me.” To my fellow women, here it is. We have set the precedent to change a perception of our genders. We are powerful, and this just goes to show that men are listening to us.
I’m glad women and men can be on the same page of wanting a new sense of femininity and masculinity. This is equality.
Featured image by Madison Tyson.