AEE 1133: Blazing a Trail for Women’s Day

Have you heard people talk about women’s rights?

Have you heard about Women’s Day and you want to be part of the conversation?

Women’s rights are really coming to the forefront, especially lately.

Many women reflect on the life that they have right now, which may not have been possible years ago.

It’s a great time to be alive and to be a woman, because there are so many opportunities.

Today we’re talking about these rights, about Women’s Day, and about being able to create your own path–and then talk about it and teach about it in English.

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The Evolution of Women’s Rights

Today we’re talking a bit loosely about Women’s Day and what women have been able to do over the years.

Women’s rights are such a broad topic and it’s something that we should talk about.

Women are far more independent today than they used to be–and this is a big thing in this country and culture.

Traveling alone and moving to a new town on your own, and doing all of these things solo are a big thing for women in recent times.

It’s really great to look at the evolution of women’s rights and how this plays into the culture.

It’s also helpful to see how far women have come with their independence and ability to do things on their own.

Terms To Speak To Our Rights and Frame of Mind

There are some really important terms to familiarize yourself with in this capacity.

You want to know how to talk about your rights and independence in native English conversations.

These apply to women’s rights as we talk about Women’s Day–but they also apply to all of us in our everyday lives as well.

These are the terms that you can use in conversation to talk about this idea of independence and finding your own way.

  • Self sufficient: You may have others to rely upon but you prefer to take things on by yourself. You can handle things on your own and in your own way. You may be fiercely independent, sometimes by choice and sometimes by makeup. You are quite sufficient on your own merit and you do your own thing.
  • Self reliant: You may not have anybody around you to rely upon. You rely upon yourself to live and to take care of everything. This means that you are independent and you take the initiative to take care of things in your own life.
  • Stand on your own two feet: This is the same type of phrase. It means that you can handle things in your life on your own. It means that you can get your own things done and you can stand alone and make it all work.
  • Blazing a trail: This dates back to the original feminists in the 60’s and 70’s’. This was about creating their own path and finding their own freedom. The steps that they took and the path that they created helped to create opportunities for women in modern days. It means doing things a little bit different than the norm, but recognizing that this is okay and it can work.

All of these phrases apply to Women’s Day and to women in today’s culture.

Try using these to show that you understand the concept of independence and doing things in your own way.

This can be a great thing to live and to talk about in deeper conversation with native English speakers.

It’s All About Finding Balance

In any situation, you may not have that sense of community to rely upon.

There used to be a village, but that may not be the case.

Many women don’t want to ask for help because they prefer to do things on their own and in their own way.

Asking for help is not a bad thing, and it’s actually something that we need to do sometimes.

It’s about finding balance and working between self reliance and a sense of community.

You need to find the balance that is right for you, because you really need both to survive and thrive.

Using These Lessons To Teach Our Kids

We want to teach kids to find some independence too because it matters greatly.

You want to let them know to ask for help when necessary, but you also want to let them know that doing things on their own is important too.

You want to find that balance with kids as well–teaching them to find their own way.

As a parent it’s about teaching what works best for you, this means don’t do what is expected of you.

It means that you are blazing your own trail and doing what works best for you–living by example and showing the world that you can do things in your own way and make it work!

Takeaway

Women’s Day is the perfect opportunity to talk about finding independence and blazing your own trail in English.

This is about finding a balance between independence and asking for help sometimes.

There are so many more opportunities available to women than there used to be.

This is such a great thing to celebrate, and also to reflect upon that balance that women and everyone needs to find.

Being independent is great, but asking for help is also imperative sometimes too.

This is a great topic for conversation, and can help you to work towards meaningful connections!

If you have any questions, please leave them below in the comments section.

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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