If you are an avid Instagram user, you must have noticed that over the past couple of days, women online have been posting their black and white pictures with the hashtag #challengeaccepted.
Like us, if you are also curious about the hashtag, then here is what you need to know. The hashtag is actually a part of the global campaign #womensupportingwomen. Here women are expressing their support to one other and promoting female empowerment by posting black & white pictures.
As always, many well-known celebrities also jumped on the bandwagon to show their support to other women by posting their black and white selfies.
While uploading the black and white pictures on social media is fine, but we wonder why not indulge in some real acts to support and uplift each other?
Here’s a list of 10 small acts that we believe can help in real women empowerment than posting your pictures online.
1. If your maid asks for a salary raise, don’t shame her. If you can afford it, give her. Her struggle is real.
2. If your female colleague is struggling to meet the timelines because she is a new mom, support her. Don’t bitch about her and call her incompetent.
3. If your daughter-in-law is tired of housework, then tell your son to take over. Because household chores know no gender.
4. Teach your son to respect a strong and independent woman.
5. If you find your neighbor or friend being a victim of abuse, take a stand for her. Don’t tell her to stay in an abusive marriage for her kids.
6. Raise your daughter to be strong and independent. Stand with her when she takes a stand against society for her dreams and dignity.
7. Don’t differentiate between men and women, when you are hiring. If you hire a woman, don’t peg her at a lesser salary than her male counterparts.
8. Don’t let your parents push your sister to give up on education because they think it is time for her to get married.
9. Don’t be jealous of other woman’s happiness. Everyone is struggling; it’s just you can’t see her struggle.
10. Don’t call another woman bitch if she is assertive and strong.
At IFORHER, we believe there are many small acts that we can do to ensure that we support each other rather than pulling each other down. Do let us know in the comments section what more could be added to the list. And, we will add them here too.