By Mayshad Mag
Mayshad Magazine is an advocacy platform for empowerment which mainly focuses on empowering women, raising awareness and exploring a contemporary lifestyle.
We have come a long way since the last century, but it still doesn’t seem to be enough.
Women around the world are still being oppressed by men who believe women are less qualified and less intelligent than men.
Being a young woman in today’s competitive society is not easy. Even though women have gone to great lengths to erase the stigma by working hard, getting to high-level occupations dominated by men and supporting their families. They are yet to be treated like men or get the same respect as men.
Gender equality means every gender is equivalent to each other no matter whether a person is male, female, gender fluid or anything else. You are not a supporter of gender equality if you look down on any gender.
One of the biggest forms of gender inequality regarding the female gender is the gap in wages between men and women. Men and women work the same jobs, in the same conditions but when it comes to the paycheck, to different figures are written for the same labor.
The other form of oppression of women around the world have to endure is domestic violence. A large number of women are victims of their vulnerability against men. Sometimes they are only treated as objects that are toyed around for work and men’s satisfaction. Sadly, domestic violence is often overlooked, excused, or even denied.
Associating women only by their beauty and physical appearance is also viewed as a form of gender oppression since it leads to many other major social problems such as rape or other forms of sexual harassment.
We’ve seen many movements come to life to defend the right to gender equality for women as the Heforshe campaign because unless both men and women come together to fight these divergences, oppression will continue to exist. Also, organizations like the American Association of University Women, the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Organization for Women are doing their part in educating and advocating for equal rights for women. And here at Mayshad, we strive to do our best to empower women and give them the necessary tools.
As Nelson Mandela said, “Freedom cannot be achieved unless women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression”.