Most of us have become so apathetic to the horrors that happen on a daily basis in our world that we don’t really bother anymore. We feel that by trending a hashtag or clicking selfies for a cause, we will change things – but that doesn’t really happen.
I don’t mean to be such a pessimist; 2014 was quite a good year for women. For example, there was Emma Watson‘s heart touching speech for the UN’s #HeForShe campaign and Malala Yousafzai, winning the Nobel Peace prize. But as those amazing things happened, there was also a man who thought slapping Gauahar Khan was perfectly okay (I mean she obviously committed a crime for wearing a ‘short dress,’ didn’t she?).
Then there was also the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag that trended worldwide and also received support from Michelle Obama herself, but did you read any reports of the Nigerian schoolgirls actually coming back? Yeah, nor did we. That’s why when Marv (from Team MissMalini) shared this video made by The Guardian with us, we all knew that we had to share it. Have a look yourself:
Don’t worry Phoebe Greenwood, we might not eat kale on a regular basis, but trust me – we’re all feminists and that term can never be ‘over‘ until these issues are eradicated.