This speech can be used in any event related to Equality or Gender roles or feminism. You can modify the speech according to your circumstances.
Speech on Gender Roles
“As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” ― Virginia Woolf
Aristotle affirms in a misogynistic manner in his preeminent work, “Timaeus”, that from the dust of mischievous, aberrant men are coined the flawed architects of this generation – the ‘female is a deformed male’ (Aristotle, Book III), probably because he lends his semen to women which merely works as a recycle bin in creation of this sullen world. The word feminism was coined in France in late 1800 says McCann& Kim,2003, “Femme” is French for woman, and ‘ism’ being French for “political position” , feminism channels for gender equality and women empowerment. A desultory peek over the annals of history would lead us to conclusion that the idea of man centric society has always been a point of dispute.
woman are not only created to fit into glass slippers but rather be the manufacturers along with men. Moreover, ender-based oppression like assimilation of sexes in their traditional gender roles and societal expectations, for instance, how a man is destined to be and to perform more aptly in high managerial posts. Further iterated the need to fill the loop holes of feminist movements and how gender is a social institution, which by some sort written rules divides the economic, social, political privileges into the 10:0.1.
Feminine can also be a feminist. “Women Do Theory” clearly states that “Within feminist theory is a commitment to change oppressive structures and to connect abstract ideas with concrete problems for political actions.”
“Feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression”
We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man” She is so right when she says this.
Adichie says in “Danger of a single story” she mentions, “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”
Deeply rooted in this patriarchal society are the roots of toxic masculinity. “But by far the worst thing we do to males — by making them feel they have to be hard — is that we leave them with very fragile egos. The harder a man feels compelled to be, the weaker his ego is.”
Simone De Beauvoir in her journey to kindle activism has profoundly been known to state that, “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” Nature versus nurture has always been under debate by psychologists and it needs to be hashed out this debate in a very light tone, aiding it with her personal experiences. Having critiqued the clichéd title role affiliated to genders, we need to go on to implicitly state that it is so puzzling when populaces point to evidence of biological impact on conduct and identity. Sociology should be the differentiating factor rather than biology. “What are female tears, anyway? Are they more fragile and delicate than male tears? Do they wear pink?”