Women’s Rights are Human Rights

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By Todd D. Giardina, PH. D

I am a feminist, in the social movement sense of the word. Additionally, I use elements of the feminist theoretical style in my psychotherapy practice.

I was so moved by the actions of women in America (and around the globe) this last weekend. Strong messages. Powerful scenes. No violence. (Let’s put politics aside – the message I am endorsing here is female strength, body ownership, equal recognition and seats at the table. Women’s rights are human rights. Regardless of geography, ethnicity, religion, orientation or affiliation – all of us are, know, or love women.)

To see women embracing their power, their numbers, their voices in such a way is really a macro level of what I (hope) to accomplish with my patients on an individual basis. No, I did not march. No, I am not active in politics. But, I aim to inspire women to assert their strength in life and relationships through our conversations in the therapy setting.

So, I remind myself (and you, the reader) that we can all find a way to be a voice for change – through our actions and commentary on the individual and the global scale.

Further reading: https://medium.com/@dinachka82/about-your-poem-1f26a7585a6f#.wxde623m7