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中西方女生在2017年妇女节这一天的心声

lindsay


在2017年的今天,我们女性可以自己为“女性”这个词下定义。相信每个人对于自己的性别角色都有自己独特的理解和看法,很高兴大家对此都越来越开放,也希望人们在这方面能越来越包容。我对自己的女性角色也是如此,希望所有女性在选择自己的角色上都能享有充分的自由。
 

gaby


Gabi Nong 我记得刚毕业因为没找到工作,在父亲面前嚎啕大哭,他安慰完我后说:“看你是个姑娘家担心你一点,你要是男的,我才不管呢。” 亲爸!我深深地觉得,当今社会已经给了女性很多自由和权力,但是社会还没有把女性放在与男性同等地位上。所以2017年的女性,我们还是在争取更多平等的道路上前行,需要在工作中表现更优秀,在生活中更不受旧观念的影响,对于结婚、生孩子、做家务,我们都有拒绝和接受的权利。
 

elle


在2017年,女性一词原先严格限定的边界在改变。在世界各地,越来越多的人逐渐意识到“性别”不能条条框框地来定义。成为真正的自己而不是挣扎着迎合社会对女性的传统定义和期盼,这种寻求自由的声音实在太重要了。

在获得完全的性别平等前,我们还有很多路要走。历史上,妇女问题经常被忽视,但是现在它们重新活得聚光灯的关注。我来自美国,在那里“女性”一词已经削弱了它的负面色彩。现在越来越多的人都为自己推崇性别平等而感到自豪,不管是男性还是女性,这对今天的女性来说是非常特别的礼物。

karen


Karen Zhu 我的家庭中母亲扮演比较强势的角色,她对家庭工作和朋友永远充满热情,今年60岁成功地实现职业转型。我前后任职的两家非常棒的公司,其中IBM全球CEO为女性,GE大中华区CEO为女性,并且现在GE政策规定在招聘时研发类职位一定至少有一位女性候选人。所以在成长的经历中,我看到的是,女性和男性本身就是站在平等的位置上,拥有平等的话语权利以及发展机会。不可否认世界上仍然存在女性处于不平等位置的现状,但是我个人比较喜欢的两部西方女性作品《紫色》和《灿烂千阳》从来告诉我,提高女性在整体水平上的地位,可以从女性团体内寻求自救,建立具有紧密联系的“姐妹情谊”(“sisterhood”)。所以在2017年,我希望在工作之余参加一些女性主义的公益组织活动,虽弱水三千,愿尽一瓢之力。
 

sophie


Sophie 从2013年研究生毕业来到现在的大学工作,4年的时间独自在外打拼的我成长了很多。2017年,我希望自己能成为更豁达、更充实、更美丽的女性。工作中,雷厉风行、独当一面,工作外,读书旅行、健康生活。活出自己的精彩,性别不过是个符号。
 

ida

Ida: 在2017年的今天,当女人是一件特别幸福的事情。与父母、祖父母比起来,我在生活上拥有的选择比他们多得多。当然并不是说平等已经彻底实现,但从小到大,身边的女性的确都是我的好榜样。
 

lulu


Lulu 想起前几年看的Facebook首席运营官桑德伯格写的《Lean In》这本书,她在书中很详细地剖析了男女不平等的根源,并且分享了自己是如何克服不自信与恐惧,勇敢地追求梦想。在全球,在身边,女性榜样真的挺多的。也希望在她们的影响下,我们能早日实现世界和平与公平。虽然已经是21世纪的今天了,但社会上还有很多让女性处于弱势的方面,幸运的是自己并没有真正经历过。2017年,希望自己能继续享受幸福女人生活!

 

sylvia


Sylvia 我最近在看欣然的《中国好女人》这本书,里面说的是几十年前中国女人的社会地位和状态,真的可怜。我觉得现在的话在2017年,可能中国有很多地方的女人地位依然很低,因此我希望社会可以不要给女人太多条条框框,女人可以想不结婚就不结婚,想不要小孩就不要小孩,想闯事业就去闯事业,不用以男人的标准来要求自己,社会也予以尊重,这是我期望的。
 

 

Benku8 Women Respond - What does it mean to be a female in 2017?
 

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Lindsay: I think that being a female in 2017 means you can decide what you want it to mean. I believe that everyone has their own unique relationship with his or her gender. It makes me happy that people are becoming more open to that. I hope that we all become more accepting in general. I hold my own relationship with my womanhood very closely. Its my hope that everyone gets to have that freedom and that choice of the relationship she wants to have with her womanhood.
 

gaby


Gabi: When I graduated from university, I wasn't able to find a job. I burst into tears in front of my dad, and he comforted me by saying, “I'm a bit concerned for you because you're a girl. If you were a boy, you'd be on your own.” That's my dad! Even though I sincerely feel that modern-day society has given women a lot of rights and freedoms, females still aren't viewed as being equal to males. In 2017, we women are still striving for greater equality. We need to perform even better at our jobs, and we can't allow our lives to be affected by outdated concepts. We have the right to refuse or accept the options of marriage, childbearing, and housework.

elle

Elle: In 2017, the definition of womanhood is shedding its rigid parameters. People everywhere are waking up to the fact that gender comes in countless forms. The importance of freedom to be one’s authentic self — instead of struggling to follow traditional convention and expectation — cannot be overstated.

Much remains to be done to achieve full equality of the sexes worldwide. While women’s issues have been historically ignored and downplayed, they’re now finding their spotlight. Where I’m from in the US, the word “feminist” is shedding its negative stereotype. More and more people of all gender identities are proud to promote the equality of the sexes. That’s one of the most special gifts that comes with being a woman today.
 

karen


Karen: My mother occupied a strong role in my household. She's always been full of passion towards her work at home and her friends. Now, at the age of 60, she's successively carried out her own career transition. The CEOs of IBM's global division and GE's Chinese branch—both companies I've worked at before—are both women. In fact, according to GE policy, at least one female candidate needs to be considered for any R&D position.

As I've grown up, I've noticed that males and females occupy equal positions; they possess equal say in matters, and they have equal opportunities for development. While it can't be denied that the status quo in many places around the world is still one of inequality for women, The Color Purple and A Thousand Splendid Suns, two feminist Western books that are personal favorites of mine, have always told me that the elevation of females as a whole can be carried out by establishing a tightly-connected sense of sisterhood within and among groups of women. This year, I hope to take part in a few feminist public-service activities in my spare time. I may be one person, but my actions will make ripples.
 

sophie


Sophie: I grew a lot during the four years I spent working alone and away from home after finishing graduate school in 2013 until I found my current university teaching job. In 2017, I hope to become a more open-minded, candid, substantial, and beautiful woman. I want to be more resolute and personally responsible in my work; outside my work, I want to read, travel, and live a healthy life. Life is what you make it; gender is merely a symbol.

ida

Ida: I think 2017 is a really exciting time to be a woman. Compared with my parents and grandparents I have so many choices about what I can do with my life. That doesn't mean there isn't work left to do when it comes to equality, but I am truly inspired by so many of the women I've grown up around.
 

lulu


Lulu: This reminds me of Lean In, the book written by Facebook's Chief Operations Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, a few years back. In her book, Sandberg dissected the roots of gender inequality in detail; she also shared how she conquered her own fear and lack of confidence to courageously pursue her goals. There are plenty of female role models all around, whether you're looking around the world or right next to you. I hope that their influence can help us to achieve global peace and equality as soon as possible. It may already be the twenty-first century, but modern society still puts women at a disadvantage in many different ways. I'm fortunate to not have truly experienced this myself. This year, I hope that I can continue to enjoy my life as a fortunate woman!

sylvia


Sylvia: Recently, I've been reading a book called The Good Women of China. Part of it discusses the social conditions of Chinese women several decades ago, which really makes my heart ache. Now in 2017, I feel that women in many parts of China still occupy a lower social stratum, and I hope that society can stop imposing so many stereotypes and expectations on women. They shouldn't have to marry or have children if they don't want to, and if they want to focus on their careers, they should be able to. You don't have to set expectations for yourself according to men's standard, and society respects you. That's what I'm hoping for.

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