If you were online today, then you probably saw lots of messages, Tweets and Facebook updates regarding International Women’s Day. Today people all over the world celebrated women’s achievements, creating awareness for a more inclusive, gender equal world.
While I agree with celebrating on March 8th, I also believe that women should be celebrated daily. We can’t forget about it the next day or stop taking action to help drive positive change for females. Women’s achievements whether social, economic, cultural and political should be celebrated and as parents, we have a significant role education our children on gender equality.
Kids are definitely influenced by gender stereotypes and watching television shows with strong female characters, portraying smart, capable, independent women can open the door to having some valuable conversations about gender roles.
One of our favourite shows lately is A series of Unfortunate Events, and I love that one of the main characters is a very clever girl who is a problem solver. A perfect example of a capable, independent girl. On March 17, Julie Andrews will also be making her Netflix debut in Julie’s Greenroom. Brought to life by the Jim Henson Company, the enriching female lead show advocates for the arts and the positive impact creativity can have on every child’s life. We can’t wait to watch!
Disclosure: I am part of the Netflix Stream Team. I receive perks as a member. However, all views and opinions in this post are my own.