What is women empowerment?

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Jordan Goode (Student 2024)
Jordan Goode

Dear The Creator of What is Women Empowerment,

I am Amazed by your collage,for the poem “What makes a woman,” because I can catch all of the different races of women who has to face such discrimination for being a women in society. I also like the words you incorporated in the collage such as “ life under a microscope” and “economic” inequality. I feel as if in todays as well as in the past society women have been constantly told to act a certain way to form the “ideal” of what a woman “should” be but if anything women are their own independent and strong beings who need to be recognized for all that they do for this world.One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “What makes a woman prim and proper…Women can have a mind and a brain ” I think this is an interestingly formated poem because I can see how you incorporated the voice of the people who were aiming to control women or tried to create a stereotype for them but then towards the end there is a shift at tone to show that women are human beings and shouldnt be treated like objects. I totally agree with you when you say “ to show the complexity of women instead of the water down version” because I feel as if this mindset shapes a lot of what society consists of and it shouldn't definitely change since this can not only affect women mentally but also physically too. Have you seen this video? https://www.unglobalcompact.org/take-action/action/womens-principles I thought you might be interested in this because it touches base on this topic and it even talks about the ratio of men to women in business settings. Women's standing in business settings with higher up roles is way lower then a mans setting this may be due to the discrimination that women face throughout their lives. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I'm glad that you were willing to open up about such a sensitive topic. This is definitely a discussion that is so widely known across the world but is also heavily overlooked so bringing recognition to that is a beautiful thing.

Charlie Murden (Student 2024)
Charlie Murden

Dear Nadya:

I am empowered by your poem, “What Makes a Woman,” because it contrasts the expectations and perspectives of women from how society as a whole looks at them to how they really should be seen by the world. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Like a perfect little robot.” I think this is intriguing because society, particularly men, expect women to just be sweet and calm housewives, and don’t think that they should be going out into the world and doing anything that they want or choose to do. Another sentence that stood out to me was: “Maybe women are human beings.” This stood out for me because I agree that women are human beings. Women are just the same as any other man or person in the world, and are capable of doing the same things as anyone else is. Being a woman does not change anything or make anyone incapable of being a human and doing things. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it is important that there are people out there who value and appreciate women, and see them for everything that they are powerful enough to do and are capable of doing.