8 th of March: women first?

Two days ago: WOMEN’S DAY. But what is it? What does it mean now in 2019?

What does it mean today to be a FEMINIST?

I guess the best reply is in a sign that has been shown in a march:

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This is the point: to be a true feminist means recognizing that a women is a person, with own value and not because she is someone’s mother or daughter or sister or wife. This is the essence of everything.

Because the definition of a women is that a women is a person!

with same rights as a men!

Same dreams of career, self growth, goals as a man.

A women does not dream just a family and children! And some do not want children or family and it is ok as well, or want a family but work and career too.

This is what should be understood by everyone! We deserve freedom to chose our own life and if we want a career and a family as well, it should be possible! No one should sacrifice their own life and future and studies! Ambitions, dreams must not be killed by anyone. And in this freedom we all deserve worldwide, there is also the freedom of chosing who to marry. Freedom for our destiny, freedom of indipendency, economically and not only economically. The possibility to live alone even if we haven’t found the right partner, or the possibility of living together with someone before getting married to get to know each other and see compatibility.

And stop to child marriage!

As adults women deserve same rights and freedom as men. Same!

And discriminations must stop!

As well as growing women playing with dolls and boys with cars. Dance for girls and football for boys! This is rubbish!

Each person should be free to play and do what they do like!

There are still too many prejudices and discriminations.

But above all worldwide women should be free and in charge of their own life!

And one last word for an orrific inhuman practice: infibulation. Worldwide we must stop this orrific violence against girls. Inhuman and prohibited but still done.

If you go on Wikipedia you can get enough info if you do not know what is it this abomination.

WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT AND THE DUTY TO STAND FOR WHAT IS RIGHT, no matter what.

And we all must fight for a real and truly EQUAL WORLD.

True equalilty and no gender discrimination.

And another last note about the LGBT community. Each person deserves respect, and must be recognized in same dignity.

The struggle is for all countries where people must fake their own identity and love because otherwise they would be prosecuted and even killed. Shame!

We are in 2019. And all people must be accepted and not judged.

WE ARE EQUAL IN RIGHTS AND DIGNITY AND RESPECT we deserve.

And whoever considers himself superior because of religion or sex, or sexual orientation or country of origin, or birth place or status or color of the skin is simply not right and not human.

HUMANITY is recognizing we are brothers, all at the same level of dignity and respect that we must receive. No one is superior, no one is right and the others are wrong. Each person has their own way in this life, their own pathway. Different pathways, but no one should ever judge! There is no right or perfect religion, there is no right or wrong sexual orientation, there is no right or wrong color of the skin …

Discriminations must stop! Now!

And the 8th of March is to remind us all that we really all deserve true equality, not just women, but all.

Let’s make this planet a better place by stop judging and starting understanding, stop preaching and start listening and then maybe advice or speak but remembering that things like religion or sexual orientations are private matters, and no one should ever been judged or discriminated for that.

And stop seeing women in the house and men at work! The house is for both! Both cooking, both cleaning, both growing kids. These prejudices about roles are ancient!

So the 8th of March is for all of this, and not just for one day, we must stand up for what is right every single day starting from our own life, in every gesture or thing we do.

Women WE DESERVE RESPECT AND SAME RIGHTS AS MEN! SAME!

All the best to all of you, in all your personal or social struggles.

WE ARE IN CHARGE OF CHANGING THIS WORLD NOW. WE ARE WRITING THE HISTORY NOW!

 

Take care

See you soon

Barbara

 

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Dress your skin

Hi everyone!

As I wrote you in the last post, here in Italy the political elections campaign is quite tough. We have elections on the 4th of March. ( I am member of the PD party).

The risk is also from the far right, which is in a huge coalition group, defending the “white race”. Such an absurdity when we all should remind ourselves that only one is the exisiting race: the human race!

So I would like you to shine, whatever is your skin color or shade of color!

Because this website is about fashion, so do your own fashion! Be yourself! You are amazing! All colors are beautiful God’s creation. And it is not an addition of pigmentation in the skin that should make us be looked in a bad way.

To be honest with you some days I wish I were born in a dark skin. I am really suffering all these discrimiations and hate spread in these days against immigrants who have a dark skin color. (still people praising a crazy nazi who shot six innocents a couple of weeks ago) just for the color of their skin. Now he is in jail but still people are not all condemning him but justifiying saying it is because there are too many immigrants … crazy speeches)

I have posted on Facebook a picture of myself when I was not even 18, I am sharing with you here as well.

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I was in a language studying trip. Education is the basis to understand world differencies but also similarites that make us anyway all brothers and sisters. There are more things that unite us than separate us. Humanity is mankind. Why discrimination? We are all human beings with same dignity and value.

Did Martin Luther King die for nothing?

A couple of days ago we had the nephew of Nelson Mandela in my home town, Florence. We built a cell-like space. To remind us where Mandela lived for 18 years. In a small cell because of his color of the skin and his battle for human rights.

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We have been the only city in Italy to give Nelson Mandela honour citizenship and also we gave his name to one of our most important buildings where we make concerts and events.

I would like you worldwide to spread this message that is Mandela’s and Martin Luther King’s: stop the hate, but not with more hate, but with love and education.

Only light can send away darkness. These are Martin Luther King words I agree about 1000%.

We need to avoid the risk here in Italy that the far right coalition wins.

Also they want to withdraw from Europe, to isolate … madness.

And nobody can stop people from moving to one country to another, especially when these people are just looking for a better future and are escaping from sure death. We need to remember our humanity. People want to send them away, but away where?

As a union, in Europe we are finding and we need to find solutions here in Europe and also in Africa where they escape from. So, far right parties do not have to win.

Till not long time ago, Salvini (the Lega party leader) was blaming South Italy people, and saying that people from Naples smell badly. Now he is doing the same with immigrants: discriminating.

Italy is just one country and people are forgetting his hate for the South of our country. Now he has shifted his intolerance and hate towards the “strangers”. Totally unacceptable.

I do hope people will use their heart and mind when voting on the 4th of March.

We need it, to move on, as we did with this legislation and this just finished government. We managed to go out from the economical crysis we had fell into. And now we are growing again, we are moving forward and we do not need someone to bring us back to past times with Berlusconi, to be forgotten.

Thanks for reading me once more.

March approaching quickly and lots of tensions around. We need to stop this spread fear and hate aroud.

Colors are the beauty of life!

A big hug to everyone, because no one ever should feel discriminated especially for the color of the skin.

Thanks again for reading me

you all guys take good care of yourself

See you soon

Barbara