What does it mean to change a culture?
Is it even possible?
With a movement that is powerful,
Can we be unstoppable?
To fight and fight and fight some more
May only get us so far.
We need men along for the ride
Supporting us as we are.
To change the stereotypes we have
These are things we must do:
Spread the word about gender equality
And empower ourselves to continue.
The following memes here are provided
By the talented Mikka McCracken.
They show things to consider
And provide ways for action.
Yes it takes time to build a culture
And rebuilding is even harder.
But using our gifts and talents and passion
With solidarity, we can go farther.
This double standard must not be ignored
But what are ways we can change this?
Let’s transform our language about these things
And encourage women for leadership.
Changing an idea is Easy. Changing attitudes is hard. Changing beliefs is harder. Changing values is hardest.
The hardest is changing values
Which form when we are young.
Let’s cut off discrimination and stereotypes
BEFORE they have begun.
Tools to Deconstruct Gender Stereotypes:
1. Call It Out.
2. Identify the Stereotype and Attitude
3. Use the Research
4. Pay Attention to Intersectionality
5. Use Humor
6. Promote Diversity of Varied Voices to Overcome Stereotypes
If we take these tools and use them daily
What change we could do
Lead with our actions every day
Let us make this culture new.
Keep dreaming. Keep speaking. Keep believing.