I decided to spend more time with other women and here’s why

“I’m happily single. Thanks”.

Myself in my best mood — surround of powerful, brave and wonderful women during the WSSocal 2018.

Note: I’m not saying women shouldn’t chose family over career. I believe they are free to do whatever they would like to. I’m just pointing out that it’s more common to see a woman giving up her career for her family than men — when they should both be involved in the process of building a family. That being said, let’s go back to the issue I want to address here.

“I remembered when she told me: ‘well, it happened to me too and other women in the firm. If we had to do it, why wouldn’t you?’. Her comment made me even more frustrated. She made it seem like it was part of the protocol to which every woman had to attend.”

The “me too” in the lawyer’s story inspire conformity. It’s complacent.

The comment leaves with less hope, but not hopeless.

Art created by 11th Principle: Consent! — a platform that value the transformative experience of sensual and consensual touch, play, and interaction.

I will choose to spend more time with other women whenever I can.

I believe that together we are stronger and more creative — and that include women and men.

“If men decided that there would be consequences for sexual assault and harassment, if men decided that public misogyny meant professional repercussions, if men made it clear that other men who harass and assault women would lose the support of their industry, it would end tomorrow. So, teach your sons to do better”. Extract of Save Your Apologies: Here’s What Women Need From Men Right Now.

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Ana C!ara Otoni

Ana C!ara Otoni

Journalist. Sustainability, Social Justice & Gender Equality. Becoming Odara daily. Passionate about life, sexuality & wine. Mugs lover.