Yesterday (March 8th) was International Women's Day. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year's theme; equality. (Wikipedia)
Let us all actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements. Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive.
For those of us that cross gender boundaries, we understand better than many the sting of inequality and degrading stereotype. Let each and every one of us stand with our female sisters and speak for equality.
Although progress has been made, LBTIQ+ women still face a disproportionate amount of gender-based violence, legal discrimination, and social inequality. For me, International Women’s Day is about the inclusivity of the diversity of women – whether lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer; women of color; women from a diverse social and economic backgrounds, religions and families; women with a range of physical abilities; and gender non-conforming people.
Let us all remember that transgender women have been, and continue to be, targeted for violence and discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression around the world. Martin Luther King stated this:
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
My chosen gender is female and on this International Women’s Day I stand shoulder to shoulder with all women. Specifically, I want to do my part to represent my chosen gender with dignity and respect. Let us all do our part for equality.
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