Gradually, I realised that food was an effective tool for discrimination. Despite being the queen of the kitchen, it was the man who exercised the control. Food was cooked for men- whatever they loved.
If you wonder why we didn’t complain, let me tell you it’s not that simple. Many of these offenders were powerful and influential.
Recognizing the achievements of one woman does not undermine what other women have achieved before her; rather, inclusivity lies in celebrating every woman.
Women's health care needs are routinely silenced; we need to speak up more, and expect care and compassion for our physical, mental, and sexual health.
From those who supported me to the ones who tried to suppress me, here's why I am grateful and thankful to all the women in my life.
All genders will internalize these messages, as they have done for generations. They will become the benchmark for expectations by men, and standards to live up to for women.
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