Magic Circle Lines

Image: Ruben Moskoviç  The blocks and lines express circle lines which have been broken by the rose which expresses love, caring, equality (especially gender equality).

Image: Ruben Moskoviç

The blocks and lines express circle lines which have been broken by the rose which expresses love, caring, equality (especially gender equality).

Teach girls bravery, not perfection.
— Reshma Saujani

A few days ago, I’ve watched a film which was directed by the brilliant director Hayao Miyazaki. A certain phrase attracted my attention, it was something like this:

"In this world, there is a magic circle line. There is an inside and an outside. And I’m outside…“. This phrase may be true but in this world, there isn’t a unique magic circle line. There are many magic circle lines that had been built by people over the time, hundreds of them let some people in while some people have to stay outside. You can name them as “equality“, “rights“, “feminism“, “discrimination“… when we start being aware of these circle lines, two questions appear in our heads with their evident answers:

Who constructed these circle lines? 

Humans did.

Who wants to break these circle lines?

Humans do.

These two questions conflict but the problem is that their answers are the same. These circle lines can be removed. We can erase them with solidarity, respect, sharing and equality. If we don’t start acting for the extinction of them, these circles will go on ruining and destroying us. Having a path and hopes is encouraging but not knowing where you are headed leads to failure most of the time. If we want to erase these circle lines, knowing the true definition and purpose of the things we fight for is important. One of the most known delusions is the meaning of  “feminism“.

Women’s rights are human rights. Therefore being a feminist doesn't mean to hate men. Feminism aims the equality between sexes, not superiority. 

Our parents are our teachers, they encourage us and help us become aware of the problems that the world had been and will be facing. Briefly, they give us our first education which will always guide us but some parents miss something while educating their daughters. They don’t teach them bravery, instead, perfection replaces it. Reshma Saujani’s famous TED talk about how some girls aim perfection because they have been taught to be perfect and therefore can’t speak up for themselves is quite inspiring. It made me realize that there are a lot of ways to break one of the biggest circle line which is “inequality“. The inequality of sexes, specifically. 

In epitome; teach bravery, not perfection so that we can act for erasing the circle lines in our lives one by one. After you read this short article, think about those circle lines. There are many ways to erase them…