Women Power

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Daneida Ramirez , Writer

For many centuries women have been targeted, been called “weak” or “sensitive” and including any insult that degrades women. But from what I and many other women know that this statement they put on us is very inaccurate. We deal with the many struggles in society such as, cat calling, harassment, walking in fear at night, having told what to do with our bodies, ect. In no way should this be allowed and not go without any consequences. Women are just as equal as men and it shouldn’t even be a debate, women deserve as much as respect as men receive. 

Sarah Everard, was the name of the woman who disappeared in South London. She was walking back home after leaving a friend’s house and had all the necessary things to protect herself, yet she didn’t make it back home. Her killer was a police officer named Wayne Couzens. It is even more infuriating knowing a man who’s job is to protect, did this murder. It comes to prove that not even women can rely on police officer’s to be there for help because they too are after us. 

Women shouldn’t even fear to walk at night worrying something will happen to them. Or even have other people tell us what we can and can’t do with our own bodies. Women have tried everything to avoid situations like these, but it isn’t the women that need to change, it’s the men who do. What can you do to help? Raise your voice, spread awareness, donate if possible, protect the women you know, educate yourself on situations such as these. 

Resources – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-20/sarah-everard-death-one-week-on/13261376

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