In those confusing times, arises a bigger need for competent, confident, and empathetic leaders. Covid-19, inequality, lack of diversity, lack of tolerance, those are aggressive times full of fear that feeds on people’s insecurities. In those times leaders must face tougher than usually decisions. They are being called to re-evaluate their positions, practicality of their core competencies and skills.
Women all over the world are rebelling. They are being active, they claim their power back, they found their voice and they started using it. They re-group, they re-think they lead.
In the “old days”, women were burned, drowned, lynched, stoned or acid-burned for any defiant public outbursts or even having unruly thoughts. We have made history as rebels. It was necessary to give us some revolutionary, shameful nicknames, so that everyone knew that once we decided to open our mouth and spit venom on the current social religious, cultural or political status quo we will be labelled and stigmatized. We are called feminists. It is only now that this word starts to be perceived as something positive.
Be quiet, serve the husband, children, family, society, be modest, do not make scenes, do not make a fuss, control your emotions, spread your legs, clench your teeth, but in such way that you do not show that something does not suit you, because it always must suit you. Well no more. It stopped suiting us.
Young Women stand up against patriarchy in Thailand – September 2020
“Women are not taking the back seat. They are the front line.” Chumaporn Taengkliang, a co-founder of Women for Freedom and Democracy…