Illustration by Erin Aniker
A poem from one of our Stand Up! Ambassadors expressing what it means to be a young feminist in today's society
Modern day feminism is often misunderstood
It’s not about hating men
It’s about fighting for the good
Sometimes modern day feminism is misrepresented
It’s not about hating non-feminists
It’s about fighting for those who are still subjected
To a world of inequality
Modern day feminism is about fighting for a 0 tolerance society
Fighting for the those who cannot fight for themselves.
Fighting to stop placing people on these social media shelves
Fighting to stop for the idea of ‘my dress mean yes’
Fighting for global human rights progress
Modern day feminism is about using your voice
It’s about fighting for a choice
In the words of Millicent Fawcett
‘Courage calls to courage everywhere and it’s a voice that cannot be denied.’
It’s about taking a stand in what you believe
Demanding a change and a fight to achieve
Modern day feminism is about making the world an equal place
Not just for me. Not just for you, but for everyone
The whole human race.
- Written by Kirsty
Hello! I’m Kirsty Arnaud aged 14 from Dingwall Academy. I first heard about RASASH at the charity fair our school was holding for our YPI event and was inspired by the work the charity does. This further inspired my team and I to write a poem to express the social issues that still occur in our society today. Following the YPI journey I am lucky enough to continue my work with RASASH by writing items for their blog. Outside of school I am a member of Inverness Harriers athletics club and train and compete on a regular basis. My recent work with RASASH has redefined my understanding of feminism and I am looking forward to continuing to contribute to the RASASH campaign!
Chan eil a-h-uile duine a’tuigsinn dè tha feimineachas an-diugh a’ciallachadh.
Chan eil e mu dheidhinn a’fuathachadh fireannaich.
Tha e mu dheidhinn a’strì airson an math. Uaireannan tha feimineachas an-diugh air a bhith mì-riochdaichte.
Chan eil sinn a’strì an aghaidh neo-feimineachas.
Tha Rasash a’strì airson an fheadhainn a tha fo smachd.
Ann an saoghal lann de neo-ionannachd.
Bidh boireanaich an latha an-diugh a’strì airson sòisealtas gun fhulangas sam bith.
A’ strì airson an fheadhainn nach urrainn dhaibh fhein a’ bruidhinn.
A’ strì airson stad a chuir air na meadhanan sòisealta.
A’ strì an aghaidh an smuain gu bheil an aodach agam a’ toirt “ ceud “.
A’ strì airson còraichean daonna cruinneil.
Tha feimineachas an latha an-diugh mu dheidhinn a’ cleachdadh an guth agad.
Tha sinn a’strì airson roghainn.
Thuirt Millicent Fawcet - “ Tha misneachd a’ gairm misneachd anns a h-uile àite agus ‘s e guth nach urrainn do dhuine ach cluinntinn”.
Tha e mu dheidhinn a’seasamh suas airson na tha thu a’creidsinn.
Ag agair atharradh agus a’ strì airson piseach.
Tha feimineachas an latha an-diugh mu dheidhinn saoghal far a bheil a h-uile duine co-ionann.
Chan ann dìreach dhomhsa neo dhutsa ach dhan a h-uile duine.
Co-ionannachd cinnidh anns an t-saoghal uile gu lèir.
- Translation by Lucie
Hello, I’m Lucie Corbett aged 15 from Dingwall Academy. When I’m not in school I’m a Highland Dancer and I practice to compete regularly. I started having an interest with Rasash when we were doing the YPI course and now I am lucky enough to be involved with them. The reason I wanted to get involved with Rasash was because they address the social issues in our society today and the lack of help that is out there for men/women who have experienced sexual assault. I am looking forward to seeing what happens with Rasash and to carry on helping them out! :)
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