Change is inevitable. Everything changes over time. People change over time. Just look at the progress we have made; 200 years ago slavery was widely accepted and gender equality was a far away dream.
Humanity has come a long way in terms of human rights and equality but there is still a long way to go. One of the hindrances in positive change is societies ‘norms’ and expectations of the people who live in it. Somewhere along the way people lost their voices. They lost their motivation and they lost positive role models to look up to, to admire and to follow.
But, there has been a change in the people who influence us now, just look at Time’s Top 100 influential people where increasingly there are more celebrities added each year, where some celebrities influence are ranking higher than world leaders.
The younger generations are looking at celebrities and writers and music artists as icons and that is why we need positive influential celebrities. We need ones who are not afraid to show the world that they believe in a cause and tell us why they believe in it. We need ones who are willing to campaign and fight for a better world and explain why and how we can help build it.
Over the years there has been an increase in celebrities who have voiced their support for Feminism, for Humanism and for Egalitarianism. With their actions and words they have inspired young people to find their voices, to act on their beliefs and once again bring positive role models back into people’s lives giving them motivation and confidence to speak and be listened to.
Over the next two weeks The Feministas will be talking about famous feminists that have inspired them to pick up a pen and tell the world that they have opinions too, opinions that discuss and challenge the social ‘norms’ that the world has fallen into. That generation ME (as we have been dubbed) have voices that need to be heard and listened to. To show others of our generation that it is okay to have your own opinion and to inspire others to reach within themselves and find their inner voices and share it with the world.
In line with our theme of celebrity feminists that inspire us I will tell you why I personally believe in the importance of celebrity feminists for me. The world needs celebrity feminists to teach the world that feminism isn’t a dirty word, that being a feminist does not mean you are a man hater, to show the world that being a feminist simply means someone who campaigns for and is an advocate for equality of the sexes.
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