As women of the world take to the streets, we round up some of the best and most empowering signs
If ever there was a time to a woman, it’s right here, right now.
We live in a world where 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted, 8 in 10 firms pay men more, just 6 women lead FTSE 100 firms, and 2 women a week are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales alone.
Not to mention the inbuilt discrimination women face, every day, in all kinds of subtle and toxic ways; oh yes - and a known misogynist resides in the White House.
Then again: never before have we felt such solidarity in the face of gargantuan odds. Women of the world are rising up, shoulder-to-shoulder, to take a stand.
This energy took centre stage yesterday with the Women’s March 2019 (as charted in Stylist’s live blog). Thousands of women hit the streets to make their voices heard, in a #womenswave that stretched from Washington D.C. to London, Sydney and beyond.
“I ask you to remind yourself of your power every chance you get,” the artist Lauren Jauregui told crowds in LA. “Remind your mother, sister, cousin, co-worker, friend, partner, whoever: remind them of their strength and remind them of what we can do together.”
So, whenever you next feel belittled, ignored or targeted on the grounds of your gender, take heart from the fact that this huge movement of smart and brilliant women are fighting your corner. Come salute their verve…
And from team Stylist…
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