#WCW: What started as desperation turned into a movement

#WCW: What started as desperation turned into a movement

Carol Ofori shares what it means to her to be a woman in journalism...

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We came across this archived video from 1973 that shows female journalists and writers from the 1970s in the US coming into their own with Ms. Magazine.

Now we have come far when it comes to speaking up for ourselves and being able to spread our views and opinions.

We do still live in a world where people expect women to be quiet, let the man lead, and sadly where men’s points of view are taken as hierarchal.

So, to see those women in the 1970s choose to take a stand and make people hear their voices, is quite inspiring. 

It also reminds us to use the foundation that they have created to use our own voices in life. 

After all, we have our own journo who continues to stand up and command the attention of the room - daytime queen, Carol Ofori. 

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This reminds us of our very own South African female leaders who took a stand in the 60s and 70s, women like Helen Joseph, Lilian Ngoyi, and Phyllis Naidoo, to name a few.

Women such as these pushed past all the limiting thinking and stood for something.

So today as we celebrate these women who paved a way for us, we also wanted to remind you of something.

That you hold the key to your voice, and you hold the key to your life. One does not go without the other.

If something is important to you, then speak up about it.

And don’t get it twisted, you don’t have to continue the pattern of discrimination to speak up, you merely have to make sure that when you go to bed at night, you feel fulfilled and proud of the day you just had… 

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