Friday, October 9, 2015
Call Us Women....Not Girls! Feminist Campaign For Respect
Respect includes that basic acknowledgement.
Why is this language so important?
By calling any adult a 'child' you are, in effect, saying they do not have the ability to take responsibility for their own actions. You are not giving them the same respect you would another adult.
Empowerment means claiming the ability to take responsibility for your own actions. For the sake of real empowerment, reject being called a child.
Sisters, we can be just as guilty. We do it to ourselves. We also call men 'boys' at times. This too, removes the expectation from them that they must be responsibility for their actions. Stop calling men 'boys' and force them to assume responsibility for their actions as adults. As men.
Stop calling Women 'girls', because it is essential that All Women rise to lead in this world, and that means Empowerment is key. Referring to us with the condescending term 'girls' only illustrates your refusal to take what Women do and say seriously.
Call Us Women...Not Girls
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