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The power in HER.

Monday, March 12, 2018

She has a power to move the mountains,  she has a power to be the heroine of her life, the power to lead others and the power to create, to create love, to create life. I want my daughter to know it and I want her to live it. This is why I try to walk the walk and talk the talk on importance of human rights, human right of women to be treated by society as equal human beings to men.

It is absolutely incredible to me that in today's day and age we have to walk the streets to ask the governments for legal protection from domestic violence and abuse to ask to stop discrimination on workplace just because our bodies are different or because we are the gender who have the possibility and the choice to bring children to life which should be protected and rewarded by the society and not discriminated against.


 International Women's Day is a global celebration of women's social, political, and cultural achievements from the past and present, while pushing for progress for future generations and gender equality.

"When SHE raises, we all raise."


Feminist is not an angry women with mustache who hates man as those who are dismissing feminism would like you to think. A feminist IS a good human being, male or female who understands the importance of equality of women and men in society, home and workplace and aims to achieve it by modeling this equality in own everyday life and by standing up and speaking up to fight for this equality. 


Feminist want's equality among genders and protection of women's rights until all human beings are educated enough to know how important it is for women to have the opportunity to strive, equally as men do today and until human kind progresses to the point of respecting all human beings equally. 

It absolutely baffles me how many developed countries are facing the problem of low birth rates, yet they are not addressing women's rights enough to allow women to plan their pregnancies and earn enough to feed their children. 

Here are some opportunities to improve women's rights:

  • For each 100 managers worldwide there are only 34 women
  • Women currently earn $74 for every $100 men make
  • 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime
  • Less than 30% of the world's researchers are women
  • Women hold only 4.8% of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies
  • 1 in 5 women on U.S. college campuses have experienced sexual assault
  • Around the world only 32 % of all national parliamentarians are female
  • Women around the world aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, car accidents, war and malaria
  • American women serving in Iraq or Afghanistan are more likely to be raped by a comrade then killed by an enemy
  • Female genital mutilation (FGM) affects more than 200 million girls and women alive today in 30 countries
  • 4 out of 5 victims of human trafficking are girls
  • 62 million girls are denied an education all over the world
  • African-American women earn 64 cents and Latina women earn 56 cents for every dollar earned by a Caucasian man
  • In culture and sports women's salaries and more then quadruple less then their men's counterparts 
  • Only 23% of politicians are women 
  • $10 trillion is the estimated value of unpaid work performed by women every year across the world  - twice as much the men do
  • Less then 13% of agricultural land holders are women


I haven't been so impressed in a long time as I was when I felt and seen the power, the positive vibe, the sisterhood energy March 8th among enormous number of loud and proud spanish women, girls, kids and men marching the streets of Barcelona in celebration of Women's day and in fight for equal rights and opportunities men have in today's society.

I am beyond proud and happy my daughter is born in Spain and gets to grow up in community of women who speak up and extend their hand to other women every day, no matter what. Especially I am proud of this new generation of girls who very clearly dismiss the discrimination and are entering the work force and daily life expecting of their partners to respect and match their work ethic in the offices and their efforts at home.


So far in my life I have experienced some discrimination due to my gender. When I was little I was told playing sports for women doesn't do any good, it earned me a scholarship to great business school, leadership skills, healthy lifestyle and lots of connections worldwide. 

When I started interviewing for work I was asked on a job interview if I am married and if I plan to have kids and if so, when, I reported the company asking me this question to authorities for discrimination. 

I haven't experiences sexual harassment at work but many of my girlfriends did, to the point that they had to quit the job. I also have a very dear friend who was drugged and raped at the job related meeting and still has to deal with this horrible trauma for a very long time along with her partner, family and friends. 

For all of those who are dismissing feminism and ongoing fight for women's rights and equality among genders just because they haven't felt it on their own skin or because they see it as trendy new age movement I have one thing to say....You don't have to actively participate in this fight and you don't have to sympathize, but as a decent human being, just based on cold hard facts of every day struggle and inequality women face worldwide you can be kind enough to empathize for those who are hurting daily just based on the gender they are born with.

If you want to participate in debate for women's right and help improve it you can check out: International Women's Day website, Me to movement, Women's network for change etc.

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2 fabulous comments

  1. Bravo Kat! Loved your post.


  2. Nice post, things explained in details. Thank You.


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