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Galentine’s day : friendship and sisterhood 👩‍❤️‍👩

You’ve probably already read our article on Galentine’s Day. So you already know Galentine’s Day. This day, on February 13, has become popular thanks to the “Parks & Recreation” series episode and has proven to be much more than just a girls’ party.

Today, Galentine’s Day is a real day of women’s advocacy, female solidarity, and sisterhood. ♀️✊

Forget chocolates, roses, and glitter; Galentine’s day will be feminist or not at all in this article. 💪

The importance of sisterhood in 2024

In this year 2024, sisterhood holds a crucial importance in the fight for gender equality. Now more than ever, women are coming together to support each other, empower themselves, and defend against injustices. Sisterhood is this collective strength that allows women to feel heard, respected, and encouraged in their personal and professional journeys.

Getting involved 🤔

Engaging in feminism means participating in a movement aimed at ensuring equal rights between genders. This can involve simple actions such as promoting awareness of equality, supporting women in their individual struggles, or participating in demonstrations and activist actions.

The fight continues 💪

Despite progress, many challenges remain worldwide to achieve true gender equality. Among these challenges are the constitutionalization of fundamental rights, the freedom to construct one’s gender identity, and the fight against gender-based violence and sexual violence in ALL areas of society.

Galentine’s day : fight for women’s rights

How to celebrate Galentine’s Day with a feminist angle?

Do you want to celebrate Galentine’s Day while contributing to the feminist struggle?

Here are some activity ideas :

  • Join a local feminist association and participate in awareness, advocacy, and poster campaigns. 🪧;
  • Try a hatchet throwing session with friends to unwind. 😁🪓;
  • To listen on repeat: “U.N.I.T.Y.” by Queen Latifah; “Bad Girls” by M.I.A. or “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton 🎤;
  • Organize a collective reading session of a classic feminist literature and discuss the themes addressed. We recommend This is My Body, Consent or King Kong Theory. 📚;
  • Listen to a feminist podcast during tea time. 🎶;
  • Follow feminist activist Instagram accounts to stay informed of the latest news and initiatives. 🧑‍💻 #WomenDemand #Metoo #UsAll #ManSpreading #ThisIsNotConsent;
  • Play OK NOT OK, the consent game, or Who’s She, the women-only version of Guess Who? 💬;
  • Have a movie night: watch Barbie or Promising Young Woman. 👩‍⚕️;
  • Attend the Stand Up training on combating street harassment and learn how to intervene in violent situations. 🥷
Galentine’s day : fight for women’s rights

Are men allies?

The role of men in feminism requires deep reflection on privileges and necessary actions. Being an effective ally involves actively listening, avoiding sexist behaviors, and actively supporting gender equality. So if you’re a man and you want to get involved, here’s our starter pack:

  • Actively listen to women without seeking to invalidate their experiences. 👂;
  • Avoid mansplaining, manterrupting, and bropropriating. Don’t know these terms? Look them up quickly! 😉;
  • Engage in concrete actions to promote gender equality. As we’ve seen above, you can join associations. 💪;
  • Recognize and question your own male privileges. 🤔;
  • Promote equitable distribution of domestic responsibilities and become aware of what mental load is. 🤯;
  • Financially support feminist organizations. 💸;
  • Educate other men about feminist issues.
  • Be mindful of your language and actions. 💬;
  • Challenge toxic masculinity norms. ☠️;
  • Actively participate in the fight against violence against women. ✊

What will you do on your February 13th?

On this Galentine’s Day, let’s remember the importance of friendship and solidarity among women. Together, we can build a fairer and more equal world for everyone.

So whether you choose to celebrate with your best friends or get involved in feminist actions, never forget that your voice matters and that you have the power to make a difference.

Happy Galentine’s Day to all the wonderful women who enrich our lives with their presence and strength! ✊❤️

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