"In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders." - Sheryl Sandberg.
Why are we not supposed to go and play sports? Why do we need to be perfect only in the kitchen and not for the office? Why are we raped and insulted when we wear short clothing? Why can’t we stand tall like a man? Why is it an insult when we earn more than our husbands? - These are questions we ask us every day.
These are just some of the things women across the world hear every time they try and rise above stereotypes and achieve something new and outstanding.
A woman is not just someone who wears makeup, serves food and takes care of babies, or someone who does not have enough intelligence to acquire technical skills or play sports.A woman is much more than that.
We see a woman and often compliment her looks, but there is much more behind a beautiful face and a gorgeous body. There is a strong, and unique woman with her own story. She is Irreplaceable. She is not just a woman. She is a human being.
We have come a long way from the time when women were supposed to talk, walk, and act according to what they were being told by the men in our society. But things have changed since.
Things have changed from, ‘Blue is for boys, and pink is for girls’ to "Why shouldn't men wear pink, too?"Women now stand up for equal rights and equal opportunities. They build careers in male dominated professions and have emerged as leaders, paving the way for a lot more women to follow.
At Kyra & Vir, we believe in equality, be it men or women. So we asked a couple of people what are the stereotypes they would like to break and below are the answers. Take a look and think about what comes to your mind when you think about gender-related stereotypes.
What do you think? Is there any stereotype you would like to break? Tell us.
Happy International Women's Day to all you amazing women! Or to say it with Beyonce's words, "Who run the world?" GIRLS!