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But what stood out for me the most was that only 30 per cent of her audience were male.
How can we affect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?
I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me.
But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word.
These rights I consider to be human rights but I am one of the lucky ones.
My life is a sheer privilege because my parents didn’t love me less because I was born a daughter. My mentors didn’t assume I would go less far because I might give birth to a child one day.
When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.” When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.
These influencers were the gender equality ambassadors that made who I am today.
They may not know it, but they are the inadvertent feminists who are. And if you still hate the word—it is not the word that is important but the idea and the ambition behind it.
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 they have achieved gender equality.