In it, she not only addresses some of the old and tired stereotypes of feminists and feminism but also the damage that continued gender inequality does to all people. But one of her most powerful messages, and it's truth sucked the air from my lungs, is that no country- NONE- can claim they have achieved gender equality:
I think it is right I am paid the same as my male counterparts.
I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body.
I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that will affect my life.
I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.
But sadly, I can say that there is no one country in the world where all women can expect to receive these rights.
No country in the world can yet say that they have achieved gender equality.
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