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What do we talk about when we talk about equality
Nov, 2018

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"What do we talk about when we talk about equality"

They say that you learn things as you repeat them, we, therefore, repeat on our subject: equality. Yes, Sir. Yes, Madam, now that you are reading this, try to remember the moments when you felt you weren't treated with respect, either, people weren't listening to you, they didn't name you, they didn't take you into account. It could be a situation when you thought that equality wasn't required. This is what often happens to women, especially and in general to everyone. We think it is normal, that it has always been that way, that it is something that won't change. But, indeed, we can change it!

You will ask, how? I will answer: by doing a few of the following things: by participating in feminist associations that are mixed or not, by starting to use inclusive language, by joining demonstrations, by reading and getting information about equality. There are equality departments in schools, show some interest in them and ask what they teach your daughters, sons, nieces and nephews about more egalitarian relationships.

We, the people who talk so much about a better society, have small daily actions at our reach that can help achieve it. Stop sharing jokes where women are hyper sexualised or where we are the object of the joke because we are fat, black, mothers-in-law, mothers, disabled, etc. At home, men don't help or collaborate with domestic chores, someone who comes to visit helps. Men should share chores like another member. And at work, we ask for equal salaries for equal responsibilities. Those are ways to achieve real and effective equality.

The patriarchal system gets shaken up seeing us make those little changes, we won't stop making them, let's see if we can suffocate it so that we can all breathe equally.

"...We, the people who talk so much about a better society, have small daily actions at our reach that can help achieve it. ..."

 

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