Women’s Rights

Headline reads: “Nearly a third of Japanese women sexually harassed at work.”

This is very sad news (see link below), but also a wake up call to all women that this is not ok and not to be tolerated no matter where you’re from in the world. Japan has a rich culture but in every culture, there is a dark side. For Japan, it is the culture of shame that breeds silence, especially among women. I know many activists and advocates are tirelessly working on women’s rights and gender equality not just in Japan but all over the world, but I believe true change starts with us women by simply knowing our worth and our right to be treated with dignity and respect. When that right is compromised, it is important to raise our voices, thereby allowing our actions to empower other women who may not otherwise fight back as well as raise awareness on this very present issue. I believe that our collective efforts as women will indubitably contribute to reversing sexism and gender inequality that is unfortunately all too present in so many parts of the world today. No matter what culture, religion, country, demographic, etc. you’re in, as a woman, you have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, period. #womensrights 

http://www.theguardian.com/profile/justinmccurry

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