International Women’s Day took place this year on March 8th. Women from all around the world took the time to embrace the amazing contributions that women have made to the world that surrounds them.
Whether it be women making scientific discoveries, women fighting for education all around the world, women paving the way for future entrepreneurs, or women making an impact on the people in their home communities, women of all ranks were being recognized for their contributions to society.
While this day seemed to bring about a sense of community among the women of the world, it is extremely important that this community remain strong every other day of the year.
Recently, Kim Kardashian West posted a nude picture of herself on her Twitter and Instagram. Needless to say, the internet went crazy over this post. We saw men tearing her self-expression down, and we even saw women tearing her down.
While some of the people who were making claims against her were urging her to encourage young girls to focus on further their education instead of relying on their looks, others praised her for her approach on promoting body positivity. What was not covered was how important both encouraging young girls to focus on educating their minds, and to feel comfortable in their bodies truly is. Both tasks are as important as the other, and continue to be reasons as to why the world should take time to embrace the educated and empowered minds of women from all over, regardless of how they choose to express it.
Females are strong, and so unbelievably influential, deserving to be recognized for just that every single day.