We praise women throughout the ages for their actions against the status quo. Women who stand up for what they believe in no matter what the repercussions are. My role model when I was younger was Wonder Woman, not just because she possessed superpowers but because I saw her as a woman who could do anything. She was someone strong, confident, and able to admit their mistakes in life and learn from them.
Queen Bey herself is one of the most iconic singers of our generation. Born in Houston, Texas, Beyonce has become a singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and inspiration. She is more than a triple-threat; her talents go beyond just her pretty face. Beyonce uses her voice for good, such as in her new movie “Black is King” that will be coming out soon. We look up to her not just for the amazing Lemonade album, but also for the way she uses her voice for good and is unafraid to make a statement to show what is right.
Marilyn Monroe is iconic from “The Seven Year Itch,” standing in a white dress above the subway grate as a subway passes by and she stops to savor the rush of air, ruffling her dress up and barely holding that dress down with her hands. That moment changed Marilyn’s career; she became a sex symbol of the 1950s and changed attitudes towards the taboo of sex. Marilyn was fashionable, she was a survivor, and her roles were greatly admired.
Serena & Venus Williams
The William sisters take the tennis court one match at a time. Venus a 14-time Grand Slam winner. and Serena a 23-time Grand Slam winner. They are known not only for breaking records for men and women; they are changing the game for women in sports. They are arguably the best tennis players in the world and are two terrific celebrities using their platform to fight for equal rights. We look up to them and see that they are fighting for what they believe in to make the world a better place.
USA Women’s National Soccer Team
The USA Women’s National Soccer Team is fighting for equal pay, bringing awareness to the gender-equality gap even in sports wages. They are among the most successful female sports teams in history. They brought international attention to the fact that they are on different contracts from their male counterparts. These women are bringing to light to the gender discrimination gap between the sports team. They are not giving up. It is not merely about their team, but they are showing how women are treated in the workplace.
From “You Belong With Me” to her new song “Cardigan,” Taylor Swift has become one of America’s favorite singer/songwriters. Her songs are not just for heartbroken 15-year-olds. She is vocal about the fact that she gets criticized for writing about her love life, but that there is a double standard for male artists. fights for women in the music industry. In a CBS interview, Taylor shared that “there is a different vocabulary for men and women in the music industry.” She openly talked about how labels with negative connotations have been used against women, whereas men are praised for taking similar action. Taylor is not merely the artist who writes about old boyfriends; she is an inspiration for people everywhere.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Women are often not praised for what we do. We are compared to each other. Women are Amazons, strong, powerful, and in no need for a man to tell us how to live our life. From Malala to Wonder Woman, women should be lauded for the way we handle every obstacle.