It was hard for me to decide to write a post to celebrate the International Women’s Day today…
My mind goes back to everything I’ve been reading lately… and it didn’t make me feel happy…
I read some news from my country (Italy) about femicide… and I cried…
I thought about my life as a woman, my past, what I had to bear, fear of walking alone during the night… Fear of being closed in an office with a man shouting at me… Sitting on the bus and suddenly had to stand up and move because of a man rubbing his intimate parts on me… and unfortunately many other things that I won’t write here. So yes that doesn’t make me happy!
I think about how many girls were mutilated today, violated, and killed… Not Happy!
My thought went to all the girls and women that today were beaten by their husbands or by their father or brothers… Not happy!
I think about all the women having to sell themselves to survive! I’m not happy!
I think about all the girls that cannot study because they are girls. I’m not happy!
I think about how many women today are discriminated for being women. Paid less for having a vagina! How many women today lost their job because became pregnant! How many women today cried in the bathroom feeling humiliated by a man! I’m not happy!
I think about all the women that had to hear “you were wearing a skirt you deserved it”
I’m not happy!
I’M NOT HAPPY!
BUT I’M STILL PROUD OF BEING A WOMAN AND I HOPE ONE DAY I’LL BE ALSO HAPPY…
Let’s teach our boys to respect women.
Let’s defend women
WOMEN, PLEASE START SUPPORTING WOMEN… UNITED WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!